Kamar de los Reyes

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Kamar de los Reyes
Born (1967-11-08) November 8, 1967 (age 49)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Sherri Saum (2007 (2007)—present)
Children 2
Website Official website

Kamar de los Reyes (born November 8, 1967) is an American theater, television and film actor. 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.

Personal life[edit]

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 of 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.[1]

Career[edit]

De los Reyes starred as a Chicano boxer named Pedro 'Roadman' Quinn, in 1994's acclaimed theatrical production of Blade to the Heat.[2]

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[2]

De los Reyes appeared alongside Patrick Stewart as a "dashing, if thick-tongued" Ferdinand in a 1995 production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest.[3] In 1997, de los Reyes was named on People Magazine's "Fabulous 50" list.[4] 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 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.[5] 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.[6]

In 2013, he played the role of Los Lordes gang leader, Santana in the two-part season finale of the third season of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Corpse Had a Familiar Face Puerto Rican TV movie
Valley of the Dolls Ray Ariaz 65 episodes
1995 ER Hernandez Episodes: "Sleepless in Chicago",
"Full Moon, Saturday Night",
& "House of Cards"
1995-09 One Life to Live Antonio Vega / Antinio Vega 267 episodes
1996 New York Undercover Luis Episodes: "Bad Blood"
& "Fire Show"
Swift Justice Palo Montega Episode: "No Holds Barred"
1998 Four Corners Tomas Alvarez N/A
Blood on Her Hands Gavin Kendrick TV movie
1998-99 Promised Land Leon Flores Episodes: "Denver: Welcome Home",
"Out of Bounds",
"The Visitor",
& "All in the Family"
1999 Total Recall 2070 Jack Brant Episodes: "Paranoid"
& "Restitution"
Touched by an Angel Eddie Testaverde Episode: "Godspeed"
Early Edition Ramon Archiletta Episode: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
2000 The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself Television special
2001 The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself Television special
The Way She Moves Nicholas TV movie
2002 The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself Television special
2003 Undefeated Jose Beveagua HBO TV movie
2004 The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself Television special
SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets Himself TV movie documentary
2005 The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself Television special
Presenter for Outstanding Young Actor in a Drama Series
Law & Order Aberto Moretti Episode: "Dining Out"
2006 Wheel of Fortune Himself - Celebrity Contestant Episode: "Soap Stars 1"
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself Television special
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards Himself Television special
SoapTalk Himself Episodes: dated March 6th, 2006
& October 17th, 2006
2007 6ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade Himself TV movie
2008 Paula's Party Himself Episode: dated January 18th, 2008
2009 CSI: Miami Jason Molina Episode: "Collateral Damage"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Teru Episodes: "The Glory That Was..."
& "Alpha Dog"
2011 The Mentalist Omar Vega Episode: "Pink Tops"
Reed Between the Lines Anthony Guillory Episodes: "Let's Talk About Change",
"Let's Talk About Ms. Helen's Son, Part 2",
& "Let's Talk About Game Night"
2013 Blue Bloods Santana Episodes: "The Bitter End"
& "This Way Out"
Pretty Little Liars Dominic Russo Episode: "Into the Deep"
2014 Major Crimes Dr. Enrique Cabrera Episode: "Frozen Assets"
2015 Castle Manuel Villalobos Episode: "Private Eye Caramba!"
2016 Kingdom Detective Poole Episode: "Take Pills"
Shooter N/A Episode: "Recon by Fire"
2017 Sleepy Hollow Jobe 13 episodes
Home and Family Himself Episode: "Carla Jimenez/Kamar de los Reyes/Shirley Chung/King"
Film
Year Film Role Notes
1988 Salsa Featured Dancer credited as Kamar Reyes
1989 Ghetto Blaster Chato N/A
East L.A. Warriors Paulo credited as Kamar Reyes
1990 Coldfire Nick N/A
1991 Lethal Ninja Sonny Direct-to-video
1992 The Silencer Kickboxer N/A
1993 Street Knight Smokey N/A
Da Vinci's War Latin Dancer N/A
Fatherhood Drug Dealer #2 N/A
1995 Nixon Eugenio Martinez Watergate Burglar
1996 Daedalus Is Dead Wilson Ortiz Short film
1997 In Search of a Dream Marcos N/A
2000 Mambo Café Manny N/A
The Cell Officer Alexander N/A
2004 One Life to Live's: Daytime's Greatest Weddings Antonio Vega / Antinio Vega Video documentary, Archive footage
2005 Love & Suicide Tomas N/A
Cayo Young Ivan N/A
2010 Salt Secret Service Agent N/A
2013 Hot Guys with Guns Producer One N/A
2014 LA Apocalypse Carlos Dorado N/A
2016 Abducted: The Story of Jocelyn Shaker Javier N/A
2017 Amelia 2.0 Vaughn (Completed)
First Strike Butcher Knife N/A (Completed) Short film
Videogame
Year Title Role
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Raul Menendez (voice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sherri Saum Introduces Twin Sons John and Michael – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com". PEOPLE.com. 
  2. ^ a b Richards, David (November 4, 1994). "The Boxing Ring As a Parable On Manhood". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. 
  3. ^ Brantley, Ben (July 12, 1995). "THEATER REVIEW; Enough Wrath And Fear to Thrust Philosophy Offstage". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. 
  4. ^ "Kamar De Los Reyes". People Magazine. 47 (18): 156. May 12, 1997. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Grosses $1 Billion In 15 Days" (Press release). Santa Monica, California: Activision. December 5, 2012. 

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