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Rivers, Victor 1956-

Rivers, Victor 1956-

PERSONAL

Some sources cite original name as Victor Rivas; born 1956, in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba; immigrated to the United States, 1950s; father, a computer programmer; mother's name, Olga; married Miriam "Mim" Eichler (a writer), 1988; children: Eli. Education: Florida State University, B.S.; studied drama and comedy.

Addresses:

Agent—Geddes Agency, 8430 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, West Hollywood, CA 90069; (voice) Abrams Artists, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069; (literary) Joe Regal, Regal Literary, Inc., 52 Warfield St., Montclair, NJ 07043.

Career:

Actor, activist, and public speaker. Miami Dolphins, professional football player, 1978-79. National Network to End Domestic Violence, national spokesperson, beginning 1999; public speaker on domestic violence issues; also appeared in public service announcements.

Member:

Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Jimmy, Fear City (also known as Border and Ripper), Aquarius Releasing, 1984.

Klaus, Last Resort (also known as She Knew No Other Way), Concorde Pictures, 1986.

Third heavy, 8 Million Ways to Die, TriStar, 1986.

Emellio Mendoza, Cat Chaser, Vestron Pictures, 1989.

Josy, I ragazzi del 42 plotone (also known as Brothers in War), Fulvia Film, 1989.

First young Cuban, Havana, Universal, 1990.

Angel, Fires Within (also known as Little Havana), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1991.

Dr. Yantos, Black Magic Woman, 1991.

Oreste, One Good Cop (also known as One Man's Justice), Buena Vista, 1991.

Armando, The Distinguished Gentleman, Buena Vista, 1992.

Buck, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Teresa Banks and the Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer and Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Magic Mike, Bound by Honor (also known as Blood In, Blood Out and Blood In, Blood OutBound by Honor), Buena Vista, 1993.

Hector Delgado, A Million to Juan (also known as A Million to One), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994.

Cuban plumber, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995.

Sheriff Vic, Steal Big Steal Little, Twentieth Century-Fox/Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Rico Santiago, Fled, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Captain Ferrar, Amistad, DreamWorks, 1997.

Joaquin Murrieta, The Mask of Zorro (also known as Mark of Zorro), TriStar, 1998.

Herberto Ortega (some sources cite role as Humberto Ortega), La Cucaracha, Atmosphere Films, 1999.

Romeo Concepcion, In Too Deep, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999.

Javier Avila, What's Cooking?, Trimark Pictures, 2000.

Bronson, Gedo (also known as Fatal Blade), Amsell Entertainment/Fries Film Group, 2001.

Rick, Bill's Gun Shop, Polychrome Pictures, 2001.

Paramilitary member, Hulk (also known as The Hulk and Hulken), Universal, 2003.

Styles Fontane, Jack Satin, P-One Productions/Venice Air, 2005.

El Indio, The Lost City, Magnolia Pictures, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Four Corners (also known as Homestead), CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Voice, The West (documentary), PBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Carlos, The Chain, HBO, 1996.

Emile Landry, Two for Texas, TNT, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dr. Sanchez, "Little Miss Perfect," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1987.

Himself, Breaking the Silence: Journeys of Hope, PBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Steele Trying," Remington Steele, NBC, 1985.

Luis, "Borrasca," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1988.

Mendez, "Badge of Dishonor," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1988.

"Carolann," B. L. Stryker, ABC, 1989.

Gorecki, "Prescription for Murder," Hardball, NBC, 1990.

Stanley Morse, "Goodnight, Central City," The Flash, CBS, 1991.

Tonio de Perez, "Cries of Silence," Hunter, NBC, 1991.

Carlos Falco, "High Treason: Parts 1 & 2," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (also known as Brisco County, Jr.), Fox, 1994.

Altovar, "Distant Voices," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1995.

Stefan, "Virgin, Mother, Crone," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

Colonel Jesus Barnardo, "Collateral Damage," Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as SOF, Inc., S.O.F., Inc., and S.O.F. Special Ops Force), syndicated, 1997.

Miguel, "Tiger, Tiger," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Henry Caesar, "Split Decision," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1999.

Voice of invulnerable man, "Mind Games," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future) The WB, 1999.

Voice of master assassin, "A Touch of Curare," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future) The WB, 1999.

Voices of assassin leader and Dylan Hillman, "Final Cut," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future) The WB, 2000.

Voice of guard, "Unmasked," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future) The WB, 2001.

Detective Gil Carrillo, "Bunk," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Sergeant Amis, "Day 2: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.," 24 (also known as Twenty Four and 24 Hours), Fox, 2003.

Voice of Hro Talak, "Starcrossed: Parts 1-3," Justice League (animated; also known as JL, JLA, Justice League of America, and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Raymond Sites, "Dirty Bomb," Numb3rs (also known as Numbers and Num3ers), CBS, 2005.

Appeared in other programs, including American Family (also known as American Family: Journey of Dreams and Arki vaivaa), PBS; Arli$$ (also known as Arliss), HBO; Crisis Center, NBC; and The Dream Team, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Arriaga, L.A. Takedown (also known as Crimewave, L.A. Crimewave, and Made in L.A.), NBC, 1989.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Paul, The Balcony Scene, and Augie, Forty Deuce, both American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA; as Sal and Luis, Goose amid the Revolt, Odyssey Theatre; as Victor, The Informer, Zephyr Theatre; as an inmate, Marat/Sade (also known as The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade), Theatre Exchange; as Tajomaru, Rashomon, Long Beach Theatre, Long Beach, CA; and as Tad LaMarr, Vibes, Cast Theatre.

WRITINGS

Nonfiction:

A Private Family Matter: A Memoir, Atria Books, 2005.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Victor Rivers,http://www.victorrivers.com, February 8, 2007.

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