Alexis Cruz

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Alexis Cruz
Born (1974-09-29) September 29, 1974 (age 42)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)

Alexis Cruz (born September 29, 1974) is an American actor, known for his performances as Rafael in Touched by an Angel and as Skaara in Stargate and Stargate SG-1.


Cruz was born in The Bronx, New York of Puerto Rican descent. His mother, Julia, was a songwriter.[1] He currently resides in Los Angeles. He started his actor´s career when he was 9. However, when he was 13, and was auditioning for a role, the director explained to him that he was a bad actor, so Cruz decided to enter The School of Performing Arts that same year.[2] He went to Boston University, majoring in Independent Technical Theatre.

Cruz appeared as assistant D.A. Martin Allende in the legal drama Shark, with co-stars James Woods and Jeri Ryan. In the 1998 film Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Cruz played the role of Herman Santiago, one of the original members of the rock and roll group The Teenagers. Along with Erick Avari, he is the only other actor to appear in both the original Stargate movie and the spin-off series Stargate SG-1.



Year Film Role Notes
1987 The Pick-up Artist Charlie
1989 Rooftops Squeak
1990 Gryphon Ricky
1994 Stargate Skaara
1997 The Brave Weyman
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Herman Santiago
1999 Learning to Swim Guillermo
2000 That Summer in LA Smiley
2002 Bug Sung
2003 DarkWolf Miguel
2004 Spectres Sean
2004 Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story Ralph Lazo Short film
2007 Tortilla Heaven Marco
2009 Drag Me to Hell Farm Worker
2014 Altergeist Mike


Year Television Show Role Notes
1984 The Cosby Show Enrique Terron 1 episode
1990 The Old Man and the Sea Manolo Miniseries
1991 Sesame Street Alex 1 episode
1994–2003 Touched by an Angel Rafael 16 episodes
1995 Streets of Laredo Joey Garza Miniseries
1995 Price of Love Alberto TV movie
1996 Grand Avenue Raymond TV movie
1997 Stargate SG-1 Skaara/Klorel 6 episodes
1997 Riot Carlos TV movie
1997 Detention: The Siege at Johnson High Frankie Rodriguez TV movie
2001 Almost a Woman Nestor TV movie
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Phillip Riley 1 episode
2006 Slayer Alex TV movie
2006–2007 Shark Martin Allende 11 episodes
2012 Eagleheart Scatman's little brother 1 episode
2013 Castle Lyle Gomez 1 episode


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alexis Cruz Biography (1974-)". 1974-09-29. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  2. ^ An Interview with Alexis Cruz (Martin, Shark) By Rachel Thomas, Guide.

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