Louie Cruz Beltran

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Louie Cruz Beltran (born in Bakersfield, California) is a well-known Mexican American Latin jazz musician.


Louie Cruz is the son of first generation Mexican-American parents. Among his seven brothers and two sisters is the well-known former Star Trek: Voyager actor Robert Beltran.

Beltran began his formal music education while attending Bakersfield City College in the early 1970s. He played with the Bakersfield Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Doc Woods and later worked as a percussionist on "The Writer's Album" as a member of the Cal State Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Charles Argersinger.

In 2005, Louie Cruz played Manny Gonzalez in the film Mexican Werewolf in Texas.

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