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Ruivivar at the 2013 SDCC
November 4, 1970 |
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Yvonne Jung (1998-present) 2 children|
Anthony Michael Ruivivar (born November 4, 1970American actor known for his portrayal of FDNY paramedic Carlos Nieto in the TV series Third Watch, Batman/Bruce Wayne in Beware the Batman, and other law enforcement roles in different TV series.) is an
Ruivivar was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a musician father. In January 1998 he married actress Yvonne Jung, who would later appear in seasons 5 and 6 (2003–2005) of Third Watch as FDNY EMS Paramedic Holly Levine. In the show, Ruivivar and Jung's characters became a couple and got married in the series finale. In real life they have 2 children; son Kainoa was born on August 28, 2002 and daughter Levi was born on May 3, 2006 .
Ruivivar's father is of Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish descent and his mother is of German and Scottish descent. Given his physical appearance, Ruivivar usually portrays Hawaiian, Filipino, or Latino characters. Ruivivar also speaks Spanish, and he used it in Third Watch. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University.
Ruivivar's breakthrough role came in 1999 as Carlos Nieto, a paramedic in the action/drama series Third Watch (1999–2005), which centers around the life of Police Officers, Paramedics, and Firemen of a fictional Precinct and Fire Station in New York City. In the show, Carlos was a Hawaiian born Filipino-American who was abandoned by his family and spent his youth in various foster homes. Carlos started as a cocky rookie, often clashing with his superior. Sometimes, he would display a presumptuous and uncaring attitude towards his patients, and other times he would act as a comic relief. He was the only paramedic to stay as a major character for the 6 seasons of the show.
After Third Watch, Ruivivar remained in the drama genre, usually playing a police officer, detective or FBI agent, in various TV series such as Traveler, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (all 2007), and Lie to Me (2009).
|1994||White Fang 2||Peter|
|1996||Race the Sun||Eduardo Braz|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Platoon Sergeant|
|2009||A Perfect Getaway||Chronic|
|2011||The Adjustment Bureau||McCrady|
|1997||Law & Order||Raymond Cartena||1 episode: "Mad dog" S7E18|
|1999–2005||Third Watch||FDNY paramedic Carlos Nieto||Main character during the entire run of the show|
|2007||Traveler||Agent Guillermo Borjes||8 episodes|
|Numb3rs||Agent Cordero||1 episode|
|Criminal Minds||Lt. Ricardo Davis||1 episode|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Detective Ruben Bejarano||1 episode|
|2009||Lie to Me||FBI Agent Dardis||1 episode|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Alejo Salazar||Main character|
|2011||American Horror Story: Murder House||Miguel Ramos||1 episode: "Afterbirth"|
|2012||Burn Notice||Rafael Montero||1 episode: "Mixed Messages"|
|The Mentalist||Victor Phipps||1 episode: "Black Cherry"|
|2013||Beware the Batman||Bruce Wayne/Batman||Main character|
|Southland||Officer Lucero||Recurring character|
|Banshee||Alex Longshadow||Recurring character|
|Castle||Barrett Hawke||1 episode: "A Murder Is Forever"|
|2014||Avengers Assemble||Nighthawk||Season two|
|Hawaii Five-0||Marco Reyes||4 episodes|
|Nashville||Rolling Stone Reporter||Season 3, episode 7|