Julio Oscar Mechoso

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Julio Oscar Mechoso
Mechoso in 2009
Born(1955-05-31)May 31, 1955
Matanzas, Cuba.
DiedNovember 25, 2017(2017-11-25) (aged 62)
Years active1979–2017

Julio Oscar Mechoso (May 31, 1955 – November 25, 2017) was an American actor who played detective Ruiz in Bad Boys and appeared in such films as Blue Streak, Jurassic Park III, The Legend of Zorro, The Lost City, Little Miss Sunshine and Rules Don't Apply. He had over 120 well known films and TV roles. [1]


Mechoso was a character actor in both television and film. He appeared in dozens of films, such as Grindhouse, Bad Boys, where he played Detective Ruiz,[2] Blue Streak, Heartbreakers,[3] Jurassic Park III, the controversial Ken Park, The Lost City, The Legend of Zorro, Little Miss Sunshine,[4] Transpecos[5] and Rules Don't Apply. His television credits include Miami Vice, Coach, Damon, Seinfeld, Grey's Anatomy, Cane, The Big Bang Theory, Miami Medical, Matador, where he played Javi Sandoval,[6] and Greetings from Tucson,[7] where he played Joaquin Tiant. He frequently collaborated with Andy Garcia and Robert Rodriguez.

Mechoso died of a heart attack at his home in Burbank, California, at the age of 62.[8][9]


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  1. ^ "Julio Oscar Mechoso, 'Jurassic Park III' and 'Legend of Zorro' Actor, Dies at 62". 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ "'Heartbreakers': Where Are They Now?".
  4. ^ Veteran Actor Julio Oscar Mechoso Dies at 62
  5. ^ Transpecos review – desert thriller cranks up the heat
  6. ^ Full Cast Revealed as El Rey Network’s Matador Begins Production
  7. ^ Julio Oscar Mechoso Dies: Character Actor Was 62
  8. ^ Barnes, Mike (November 27, 2017). "Julio Oscar Mechoso, Busy Character Actor, Dies at 62". The Hollywood Reporter. ISSN 0018-3660.
  9. ^ Garvin, Glenn (November 26, 2017). "Miami-raised character actor who appeared in dozens of shows and movies dies at 62". Miami Herald.

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