Kamar de los Reyes

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Kamar de los Reyes
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Born (1967-11-08) November 8, 1967 (age 47)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Spouse(s) Sherri Saum (2007 (2007)—present; 2 children)
Website Official website
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Kamar de los Reyes (born November 8, 1967) is a Puerto Rican American actor in theater, television, and film. He is best known for his portrayal of Antonio Vega on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, and as Raul Menendez, the primary antagonist of the 2012 video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II.


Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cuban percussionist Walfredo Reyes, Sr. and a Puerto Rican mother, Matilde Pages, Kamar de los Reyes grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is brother to the percussionist of the band Chicago, Walfredo Reyes, Jr., and to former Yanni percussionist, Daniel de los Reyes. He married actress Sherri Saum in 2007 and they have twin boys.


De los Reyes starred as a Chicano boxer named Pedro 'Roadman' Quinn, in 1994's acclaimed theatrical production of Blade to the Heat.[1]

The most arresting figure, however, is Mr. de los Reyes. More than any words he utters, the actor's haunted eyes, sunken cheeks and shaved head convey the extent of Pedro's torment. In repose, he's almost spectral. In the ring, he's like a short circuit, and his silent scream of triumph is a guaranteed spine-tingler.

— David Richards, theater reviewer for The New York Times[1]

De los Reyes appeared alongside Patrick Stewart as a "dashing, if thick-tongued" Ferdinand in a 1995 production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest.[2] In 1997, de los Reyes was named on People Magazine's "Fabulous 50" list.[3] In 2001, he starred in a television film, The Way She Moves, starring Annabeth Gish and fellow soap opera star Daniel Cosgrove. He also starred in the controversial film Love and Suicide and in Toni Braxton's video for her song "Spanish Guitar". He has made numerous guest appearances on shows such as Law & Order and CSI: Miami. In 1995, de los Reyes starred with James Woods, Ed Harris and Sir Anthony Hopkins in Oliver Stone's controversial biopic, Nixon, playing convicted Watergate burglar, Eugenio Martínez.

In April 2007, de los Reyes had surgery on his arm which he injured while doing the role of Antonio Vega on One Life to Live. Robert Montano took over the role of Antonio Vega for him as he recovered.

In 2012, he performed the voice acting and the motion-captured body acting of the main antagonist, Raul Menendez, in the video game titled Call of Duty: Black Ops II.[4] The game's publisher Activision reports an estimated US$1 billion gross in its first fifteen days of availability, which the company states is superior to the seventeen day cinema record held by 2009's Avatar.[5]

In 2014, he featured on a mixtape called 'El Capitano' by J Dilla (Josh Lamptey) which received an excellent reception.



  1. ^ a b Richards, David (November 4, 1994). "The Boxing Ring As a Parable On Manhood". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. 
  2. ^ Brantley, Ben (July 12, 1995). "THEATER REVIEW; Enough Wrath And Fear to Thrust Philosophy Offstage". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. 
  3. ^ "Kamar De Los Reyes". People Magazine 47 (18): 156. May 12, 1997. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ Carrasquillo, Adrian (November 13, 2012). "Call of Duty Black Ops 2′s Raul Menendez is the star villain, played by Kamar de los Reyes". Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Grosses $1 Billion In 15 Days" (Press release). Santa Monica, California: Activision. December 5, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 

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