Enrique Murciano

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Enrique Murciano
Murciano in April 2006
Born Enrique Ricardo Murciano
(1973-07-09) July 9, 1973 (age 43)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Enrique Murciano Jr.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Enrique Ricardo Murciano (born July 9, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for playing FBI agent Danny Taylor in the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born and raised in Miami, Florida,[2] Murciano attended Christopher Columbus High School[citation needed] and then Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.[3] He originally studied at New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, for a time, but ultimately decided to pursue an acting career and left. He moved to Los Angeles, California, and began his career, making his feature film debut in the 1997 action film Speed 2: Cruise Control, which starred Sandra Bullock.


In 2000, Murciano appeared in the film Traffic. In 2001, he starred as Francesco Torres on the short-lived MTV soap opera Spyder Games. That same year, he appeared in Black Hawk Down. It was there that he met Jerry Bruckheimer, leading to him being offered a starring role as Danny Taylor in the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace. The series centered around a missing persons unit of the FBI in New York City. The show ran for seven seasons from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. This role earned him two nominations from the ALMA Award in 2008 and in 2009.[4][5]

His additional film credits include Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (his second film with Sandra Bullock), How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, The Lost City and Máncora. He also appeared in the music video "Yes We Can" by will.i.am and in the video directed by Demi Moore "Presidential Pledge".

In October 2009, Murciano appeared in the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in season 10: episode 4 titled "Coup de Gráce" (French for "stroke of mercy"), as Det. Carlos Moreno from the LVPD Vice Division.

In April 2011, Murciano had a recurring role in the CBS police procedural drama NCIS, as CIA Agent Ray "CI-Ray" Cruz appearing in season 8: episode 20 titled "Two-Faced" and the eighth-season finale titled "Pyramid". In January 2012, he made his final appearance on the show in season 9: episode 13 titled "A Desperate Man".

In April 2012, Murciano returned to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation reprising his role of Det. Carlos Moreno, appearing in season 12: episode 20 titled "Altered Stakes", the twelfth-season finale titled "Homecoming", the thirteenth-season premiere titled "Karma to Burn" and season 13: episode 3 titled "Wild Flowers".

In October 2012, Murciano had a recurring role in the short-lived ABC supernatural/horror drama 666 Park Avenue, as Dr. Todd Scott Evans, appearing in the fifth episode titled "A Crowd of Demons", the sixth episode titled "Diabolic" and the seventh episode titled "Downward Spiral".

Murciano co-starred in the 3-D science fiction film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the 2014 sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Murciano is of Cuban descent, and speaks fluent Spanish as shown in Without a Trace in season 4: episode 6 titled "Viuda Negra" (Spanish for "black widow").

In 2006, People magazine ranked him #7 in its annual list of "The Sexiest Men Alive".[7]


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control Alejandro Credited as Enrique Murciano Jr.
2000 Traffic DEA Agent
2001 Black Hawk Down Ruiz
2002 Case 42 Lazlo
2003 Cafe and Tobacco Tico
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Jeff Foreman
The Lost City Ricardo Fellove
2006 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens Junior
2008 Máncora Iñigo Also executive producer
2012 Water and Power Water
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Kemp
2016 Collateral Beauty Stan
2017 Rough Night Detective Ruiz Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Suddenly Susan Enrique 1 episode 3.12: "Wedding-Bell Blues"
The Pretender Tony 1 episode 4.04: "Risque Business"
2001 Spyder Games Francisco Torres Series regular, 36 episodes
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise Tolaris 1 episode 1.17: "Fusion"
2002–2009 Without a Trace Danny Taylor Series regular, 159 episodes
2004 A Separate Peace Executive producer only TV movie
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Det. Carlos Moreno Recurring role, 1 episode 10.04: "Coup de Gráce"
2010 Off the Map Manny Diaz Dropped
Marry Me Harry Mini-series, 2 episodes "Part 1" and "Part 2"
2011 Hail Mary Carlos Moreno TV movie
NCIS CIA Agent Ray "C-I-Ray" Cruz Recurring role, 2 episodes 8.20: "Two-Faced" and 8.24: "Pyramid"
Medium Luis Amenabar 1 episode 7.13: " Me Without You"
2012 NCIS CIA Agent Ray "C-I-Ray" Cruz Recurring role, 1 episode 9.13: "A Desperate Man"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Det. Carlos Moreno Recurring role, 4 episodes 12.20: "Altered Stakes", 12.22: "Homecoming", 13.1: "Karma to Burn" and 13.3: "Wild Flowers"
666 Park Avenue Dr. Todd Scott Evans Recurring role, 3 episodes 1.5: "A Crowd of Demons", 1.6: "Diabolic" and 1.7: "Downward Spiral"
2013 The Saint Insp. John Henry Fernack TV movie
2014-2016 Power Felipe Lobos Recurring role, 8 episodes 1.1: "Not Exactly How We Planned", 1.4: "Who Are You?", 1.8: "Best Laid Plans", 2.1: "Consequences", 2.5: "Who You Are and Who You Want to Be", 2.7: "You're Not the Man", 2.8 "Three Moves Ahead", and 2.10: "Ghost is Dead"
2015 Bloodline Marco Diaz Recurring role, 13 episodes 1.1: "Part 1", 1.2: "Part 2", 1.3: "Part 3", 1.4: "Part 4", 1.5: "Part 5", 1.6: "Part 6", 1.7: "Part 7", 1.8: "Part 8", 1.9: "Part 9", 1.10: "Part 10", 1.11: "Part 11", 1.12: "Part 12" and 1.13: "Part 13"
2016 Hap and Leonard Raoul 3 episodes


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