Raul Julia-Levy

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Raul Julia-Levy
Raul julia-levy in 2006.jpg
Born (1971-07-10) 10 July 1971 (age 47)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1991–present

Raul Julia-Levy (born 10 July 1971 or 1972)[1][2][3] is a Mexican film and television actor, and producer. He claims to be the son of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá.[4][5]

Biography[edit]

Julia-Levy has variously stated he was born in either 1968, 1971, or 1972 to Margaret Levy Baroug in Mexico City or Puerto Rico. Merel Juliá (née Polloway), the widow of Raúl Juliá, has denied the actor's paternity claims and has called Julia-Levy "an impostor" whose real name is "Salvador Alba Fuentes".[6] Julia-Levy has said that Salvador Fuentes is "a name that I used when I was younger so that I could do crazy shit."[1][2][3][7]

Career[edit]

Julia-Levy appeared in Mexican productions before landing a small part as Quintana Driver in Double Take (2001),[8] and as the bandit José in the TV movie Epoch (2001).[9] He played Detective Marin in the independent, direct-to-video films Vengeance (2004) and Clash (2006), films for which he also received credit as associate producer.

In 2011, Julia-Levy announced that he was to write, produce and narrate a documentary titled Revelations of the Mayans: 2012 and Beyond, that would provide evidence that the Mayans had contact with extraterrestrials.[10][11][12][13][14] Amidst the 2012 phenomenon Julia-Levy said that the world would not come to an end in 2012, "but the real shit is going to happen in the next 15 to 20 years."[15] The film began shooting in Mexico in March 2012 and was scheduled for release before December, but production was halted after a contract dispute between Julia-Levy and the film's executive producer Elisabeth Thieriot.[7][16][17] The case was taken to arbitration at the Independent Film & Television Alliance by Thieriot, and the arbitrator found for Theriot on her claims of breach of contract and fraud in the inducement.[18][19][20]

Animal rights activism[edit]

Julia-Levy founded Flaunt My Pet LLC,[1][21][22] and advocated between 2006 and 2010 through the website FlauntMyPet.com, a social networking website where individuals could create a profile for their pets, for animal welfare.[23][24] He expanded his involvement to include the plight of Lolita, an orca whale that has been living and performing at Seaquarium in Miami, Florida.[25][26] [27]

Private life[edit]

During the first murder trial against Phil Spector in 2007, Julia-Levy claimed to have been friends for many years and intimate for several years with Lana Clarkson, and was to appear in court as a witness for the defense.[28][29][30] Julia-Levy was withdrawn as a witness when a Sheriff's Department investigation report showed Julia-Levy had used fake names and Social Security numbers and falsely claimed to have attended Harvard University and University of Southern California.[3][31][32]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role
The Champagne Gang 2006 Carlos/associate producer
Clash 2006 Detective Marin/associate producer
Vengeance 2004 Detective Marin/associate producer
Choices 2 2004 Detective Mortel
Epoch 2001 José the Bandido
Double Take 2001 Quintana Driver/associate producer
The Guilt (TV series, in episode "Dean's Office") 1996 Nadiel Perez
Halcones de la muerte – Espias mortales 1993 Jorge de Alba
Fuga da Kayenta 1991 Vito Franco

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "rauljulialevy – Profile". Rauljulialevy.livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Morgan, Spencer (18 September 2005). "Six Degrees of Raul Julia". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Ryan, Harriet (19 July 2007). "Prosecutors say Spector defense witness is con artist and not Raul Julia's son". Court TV. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Susanna Daniel (20 April 2006). "Actor Raul Julia's Son Tells His Story". NBC-WKTV News Channel 2 – Utica. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Theron Zahn (15 May 2009). "Hollywood figures: Return Lolita to Puget Sound". KOMO News. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Jamie Frater (13 May 2014). Listverse.com's Epic Book of Mind-Boggling Lists: Unbelievable Facts and Astounding Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History, and More. Ulysses Press. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-1-61243-297-7. 
  7. ^ a b Pond, Steve (9 May 2012). "Mayan Mystery: Doc Financier Accused of Fleeing With Film Footage (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Audrey T. McCluskey (2007). Frame by Frame III: A Filmography of the African Diasporan Image, 1994-2004. Indiana University Press. pp. 215–. ISBN 0-253-34829-3. 
  9. ^ "Epoch (2000) Movie Review". BeyondHollywood.com. 30 June 2003. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Ben Child. "Mayan documentary to show 'evidence' of alien contact in ancient Mexico | Film". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "UFOs get mixed up with the Maya in 2012 hype – Technology & science – Science – LiveScience". NBC News. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Pond, Steve (17 August 2011). "Mayan Secrets to Be Revealed by Mexican Government in '2012' Doc". TheWrap. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Pond, Steve (26 September 2011). "Mayan Documentary Will Show Evidence of Alien Contact, Says Mexico (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  14. ^ Pond, Steve (26 October 2011). "Mayan Filmmaker Offers Photo as Proof of Aliens, Says Hawking Agrees (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Pond, Steve (27 March 2012). "Mayan Documentary to Warn Human Race of Impending Catastrophe (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  16. ^ Blodgett, Lucy (15 May 2012). "The Wrap Lawsuit: Elisabeth Thieriot Sues Site For Defamation And False Light Invasion Of Privacy". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  17. ^ Block, Alex Ben (14 May 2012). "Lawsuit Charges 'The Wrap' With Libel Over Documentary Story". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  18. ^ Gardner, Eriq (8 January 2013). "Arbitrator Rules Mayan Prophesy Filmmaker Breached Contract". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  19. ^ Jason McClellan (11 January 2013). "Mayan documentary filmmaker breached contract, committed fraud". Openminds.tv. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Hill, Sharon (10 January 2013). "Mayan extraterrestrial blockbuster is completely busted". Doubtful News. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "FLAUNT MY PET trademark owned by FLAUNT MY PET LLC FLAUNT MY PET LLC – Serial No.76670416". Trademarks.breanlaw.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Flaunt My Pet, LLC – California Company Profile (People Search and Company Search)". Bizapedia. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  23. ^ Vink, Michelle (17 April 2009). "LTTS Exclusive: An Interview With Raul Julia-Levy". LTTS. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  24. ^ Raul Julia Levy. "Flaunt My Pet". Causes.com. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  25. ^ Bennett, Jessica (22 January 2008). "Free Lolita! A Whale Story". Newsweek. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  26. ^ van Schagen, Sarah (14 April 2008). "Celebrities rally to free killer whale – US news – Environment – Grist Magazine". NBC News. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "Corey Feldman & Raul Julia Levy Lolita the Killer Whale". YouTube. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  28. ^ Spano, John (11 July 2007). "Surprise witness for Spector". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Phil Spector Trial: Day 32". NME. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  30. ^ Debra Cassens Weiss (19 July 2007). "Ex-Madam Can't Testify in Spector Trial". Abajournal.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  31. ^ Peter Y. Hong (21 March 2008). "Would-be witnesses in Spector's trial seem to be anything but camera-shy – Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  32. ^ William Booth and Sonya Geis (27 September 2007). "Hung Jury for Phil Spector in Latest Case of Celeb Justice". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 

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