Anthony Ruivivar

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Anthony Ruivivar
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Ruivivar at the 2013 SDCC
Born (1970-11-04) November 4, 1970 (age 48)
Years active1990–present
Yvonne Jung (m. 1998)

Anthony Michael Ruivivar (born November 4, 1970 (1970-11-04)) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of paramedic Carlos Nieto in Third Watch and as the voice of Bruce Wayne / Batman in Beware the Batman. He often plays characters working in law enforcement.


Ruivivar was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a musician father.[1] In January 1998 he married actress Yvonne Jung, who would later appear in seasons 5 and 6 (2003–05) 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. They have 2 children; a son Kainoa (born August 28, 2002) and a daughter Levi (born May 3, 2006).

Ruivivar's father is of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish descent, while his mother is of German and Scottish descent.[2] He often portrays Filipino, Hawaiian or Latino characters. He is fluent in Spanish and has incorporated this in Third Watch.[3] He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University.


Ruivivar's early appearances include the films Race the Sun (1996) and a minor character in Starship Troopers (1997). 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.

After Third Watch, Ruivivar remained in the drama genre, usually playing a police officer, detective or FBI agent in shows such as Traveler, Quantico, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (all 2007) and Lie to Me (2009).

In 2010, he had a main role in ABC's The Whole Truth as Alejo Salazar. He also had recurring roles as Alex Longshadow in Banshee and Bruce Wayne / Batman in Beware the Batman.



Year Film Role Notes
1994 White Fang 2 Peter
1996 Race the Sun Eduardo Braz
1997 Starship Troopers Shujumi
1998 High Art Xander
1999 Simply Irresistible Ramos
2004 Poster Boy Daniel
2008 Tropic Thunder Platoon Sergeant
2009 A Perfect Getaway Chronic
2011 The Adjustment Bureau McCrady
2012 Junction Tai
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Flight School Administrator


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Law & Order Raymond Cartena Episode: "Mad Dog"
1997 All My Children Enrique "Ricky" 2 episodes
1999–2005 Third Watch Carlos Nieto 131 episodes
2005 Medical Investigation Episode: "Half Life"
2006 Close to Home Detective Vega Episode: "Escape"
2007 Numbers Agent Cordero Episode: "Finders Keepers"
2007 Criminal Minds Lt. Ricardo Vega Episode: "Ashes and Dust"
2007 Traveler Agent Guillermo Borjes 8 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Det. Ruben Bejarano Episode: "Who and What"
2007 Chuck Tommy Delgado 2 episodes
2009 Lie to Me FBI Agent Dardis Episode: "A Perfect Score"
2010–11 The Whole Truth Alejo Salazar 13 episodes
2011 The Good Wife Captain Moyer Episode: "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Miguel Ramos Episode: "Afterbirth"
2012 Burn Notice Rafael Montero Episode: "Mixed Messages"
2012 Major Crimes D.D.A. Ozzy Michaels 3 episodes
2012 The Mentalist Victor Phipps Episode: "Black Cherry"
2013 Southland Officer Hank Lucero 7 episodes
2013 Castle Barrett Hawke Episode: "A Murder Is Forever"
2013–14 Revolution General Bill Carver 4 episodes
2013–14 Beware the Batman Bruce Wayne / Batman, Thomas Wayne (voices) 26 episodes
2013–15 Banshee Alex Longshadow 18 episodes
2014 Beauty & the Beast Agent Henry Knox 4 episodes
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Marco Reyes 4 episodes
2014 Nashville Brett Rivers Episode: "I'm Coming Home to You"
2014–15 Avengers Assemble Nighthawk (voice) 7 episodes
2015 Quantico Agent Jimenez Episode: "Run"
2015–16 American Horror Story: Hotel Richard Ramirez 2 episodes
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles Mark Ruiz Episode: "Unspoken"
2015–16 Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Adam Hernandez 5 episodes
2016 Scream Sheriff Miguel Acosta 12 episodes
2016–17 Frequency Captain Stan Moreno 9 episodes
2017 Blue Bloods Det. Tommy Jordan Episode: "The Thin Blue Line"
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Kevin Harris 8 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 Marvel Heroes Star-Lord


  1. ^ Anthony Michael Ruivivar Biography,; accessed August 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Anthony Ruivivar biodata,; accessed August 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "History of the World". Third Watch. Season 1. Episode 8. November 21, 1999.

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