Yul Vazquez

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Yul Vazquez
Vazquez at American Gangster NYC premiere, October 19, 2007
Born March 18
Occupation Actor, Musician
Spouse(s) Linda Larkin (m. 2002)

Yul Vázquez is a Cuban American actor, perhaps best known for his role as "Bob" in the Seinfeld episodes "The Soup Nazi", "The Sponge" and "The Puerto Rican Day". He is married to Linda Larkin.

Vazquez upcoming film projects include "Kill the Messenger" starring opposite Jeremy Renner and directed by Michael Cuesta, the Dreamworks animated feature "B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations" with Bill Murray and Seth Rogan; Anesthesia (film); and "The Cobbler," opposite Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi. He can also been seen on the small screen in Lifetime (TV network)'s new series "The Lottery" as President Thomas Westwood.

With over 40 film credits under his belt, highlights include roles in six time Oscar nominee Captain Phillips (2013), The A-Team (2010) with Liam Neeson, John Sayles's Amigo, Steven Soderbergh’s two-part epic Che (2008), The Take (2008), American Gangster, Music Within (2007), War of the Worlds (2005), Bad Boys II (2003), Traffic and Runaway Bride (1999).

He was a regular for both seasons of the Starz drama Magic City. Set in 1960s Miami, the series centers on the upscale Miramar Playa Hotel amongst the political and organized crime drama of the time. Yul portrays Victor Lazaro, general manager of the Miramar Playa. Additionally, he recurs in three other television series, as Pedro in FX’s Louie, as Christian in CBS's Good Wife and as Det. Anthony Nikolich on the HBO television series Treme.

Vázquez is a founding member of the LAByrinth Theater Company and served two terms as co-Artistic Director with Stephen Adly Guirgis and Mimi O'Donnell in New York City. Vázquez starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated Motherf**ker With The Hat opposite Chris Rock. For his portrayal of the eccentric Cousin Julio, he received nominations for a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award. Additional theater credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (The Public Theater) opposite Sam Rockwell, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence McNally’s Stendhal Syndrome, Primary Stages with Isabella Rossellini and Richard Thomas, and The Floating Island Plays (Mark Taper Forum).


Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Mambo Kings Flaco
1992 Tales from the Crypt Danny Darwin Episode: "On a Deadman's Chest"
1992 Bitter Harvest Luis Salinas TV Movie / The BBC
1994 Fresh Chillie
1995 Nick of Time Gustino
1995–1998 Seinfeld Bob The Intimidating Gay Guy Episode: "Soup Nazi" "The Sponge" "The Puerto Rican Day"
1998 Trinity Episode: "In Loco Parentis"
1999 Man of The Century Brooding Artist
1999 Runaway Bride Dead Head Gill Chavez
1999 Mondo Picasso Mondo TV Series
2000 Traffic Tigrillo / Obregon Assassin Won - Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
2001 Big Apple Office Cruz TV Series
2001 Sex and The City Phil Episode: The Agony and the Ex-tacy
2002 Running Time The Hunter Short
2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Gibson Mouse (voice)
2002 The Sopranos Reuben 'The Cuban' Episode: Christopher
2003 Keen Eddie Jonah Rosenthal
2003 Bad Boys II Detective Mateo Reyes
2005 War Of The Worlds Luis
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Video Game Armando Mendez (voice) Video Game
2006 Things That Hang From Trees Juan Lopez
2006 The Ex Paco
2007 Music Within Mike Stoltz
2007 Southern Gothic Hazel Fortune
2007 The Take Marco Ruiz
2007 Jesus Cooks Me Breakfast Jesus - As Young Man Short
2007 Anamorph George Ruiz
2007 The Box Finn Williams
2007 American Gangster Alfonso Abruzzo Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 The Marconi Brothers Sonny Venice
2008 Che: Part Two Alejandro Ramirez
2008 Che: Part One Alejandro Ramirez
2008 Fringe George Episode: The Dreamscape
2009 The Missing Person Don Edgar
2010 Seed Philips Short
2010 Beware The Gonzo Charlie Ronald
2010 The A-Team (film) General Javier Tuco
2010 Amigo Padre Hidalgo Nominated: Best Supporting Actor for the Gawad Urian Award
2010 Lies in Plain Sight Rafael Reyes
2010 Little Fockers Junior
2011 Salvation Boulevard Jorge Guzman De Vaca
2012 Father/Son Father Short
2011–2012 Louie Pedro
2012–2013 Treme Detective Anthony Nikolich
2012–2013 The Good Wife Cristian Romano
2010–2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Daniel Hardy / Luis Montero
2013 Blood Ties Fabio DeSoto
2010 F--K Yul Short, Actor/Producer
2012–2013 Magic City Victor Lazaro
2014 Adam Shaw Detective Sandoval Actor/Producer
2013 Runner, Runner Delegate Herrera
2013 Captain Phillips Captain Castellano
2013 Blood Ties Delegate Herrera
2013 Fugly! Ray
2014 Person of Interest Cyrus Wells Episode: "Root Path"
2014 Kill The Messenger Blandon
2014 Glass Chin Roberto Flash
2014 Rob The Mob Vinny Gorgeous
2014 Take Care (2014 film) Dr. Gotham Leonard Filming
2014 Anesthesia (film) Dr. Edward Barnes Completed
2014 Sweets (2014 film) Rick Post Production
2014 The Cobbler (2014 film) Max / Marsha Post Production

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