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Trujillo, Raoul 1955–

TRUJILLO, Raoul 1955

PERSONAL

Born May 8, 1955, in New Mexico; married. Education: Studied dance at the Toronto Dance Theatre and the Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab.

Addresses: Agent Gary Goddard and Associates, 10 St. Mary St., Suite 305, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1P9, Canada. Contact www.raoultrujilloinfo.com.

Career: Actor, director, producer, dancer, and choreographer. Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, apprentice dancer, 197879; Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab, New York City, dancer, sound designer, and lighting designer, 1980; Nikolais Dance Theatre, solo performer and master teacher, 198086 (some sources cite 198187); American Indian Dance Theatre, director (with others) and choreographer, beginning c. 1987; Aboriginal Dance Project, Banff, Alberta, Canada, choreographer and master teacher, beginning c. 1995; participant in an aboriginal storytellers television writing workshop affiliated with the Ross Charles Award, Aboriginal Arts Program at Banff Centre and Cancom (Canadian Satellite Communications, Inc.), 2001, conducted at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada; Red Sky Productions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, choreographer and master teacher.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding performer, c. 1993, for the documentary Dancing; Ross Charles Award, Aboriginal Arts Program at Banff Centre and Cancom (Canadian Satellite Communications, Inc.), 2001; grant recipient (with Jani Lauzon), National Dance Project, New England Foundation for the Arts.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Divided Loyalties, Glen Warren Productions, 1989.

Drak, Scanners II: The New Order, Triton Pictures, 1991.

Hatchet, White Light, Columbia/TriStar, 1991.

Kiotseaton, Black Robe (also known as Robe noire ), Samuel Goldwyn, 1991.

Matthew (his lover), The Adjuster, Alliance Entertainment, 1991.

Passion man, "Vue d'ailleurs"/"Seen from Elsewhere" segment, Montreal vu par... (also known as Montreal Sextet and Six variations sur un theme ), National Film Board of Canada, 1991.

Eugene, Clearcut, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1992.

Regis Santerre, L'automne sauvage, Velvet Camera, 1992.

Big Tooth, Shadow of the Wolf (also known as Agaguk ), Triumph Releasing Corporation, 1993.

Jojo, The Swordsman, SC Entertainment International, 1993.

Minter, Paris, France, Alliance Entertainment, 1993.

Khabul Khan (first warrior), Highlander III: The Sorcerer (also known as Highlander: The Final Dimension, Highlander: The Magician, Highlander III, and Highlander 3: The Final Conflict ), Dimension Films, 1994.

Song of Hiawatha, Hallmark Home Entertainment, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sam Whitehorse, Destiny Ridge, CanWest Global Television, 19931995.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Host and narrator, Dancing (documentary), PBS, 1993.

Suarez, The Invaders, The WB, 1995.

Woody, House of Frankenstein, NBC, 1997.

Tecumseh, War of 1812, 1999.

Narrator, Freedom: A History of Us (documentary), PBS, 2002.

Alejo, The Blue Butterfly (also known as Mariposa azul ), 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Emil Bear Heart, The Broken Cord, Lifetime, 1992.

Diane's boyfriend, Gross Misconduct, CBC, 1993.

Floyd, Medicine River, CBC, 1993.

Simon Amituq, Trial at Fortitude Bay, CBC, 1994.

Running Dog (English speaking Kiowa), Black Fox, CBS, 1995.

Frank (some sources cite Jimmy Coyote), Sisters and Other Strangers, CBS, 1997.

Horton, Waking Up Horton (also known as The Adventures of Young Brave ), Showtime, 2000.

Bill Lebret, Betrayed, CBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Tough Guys Don't Whine," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1989.

Rojo, "Art for Art's Sake," Counterstrike (also known as Force de frappe ), USA Network, 1990.

"A Day in the Country," Katts and Dog, CTV and The Family Channel, c. 1990.

Gabe LaRoche, "Bounty," Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, syndicated, 1996.

Drug gang leader, "Sightings," JAG, NBC, 1996.

Ricardo Pena, "Hog Calls," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1996.

Spirit guide, "Flight," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.

"Strange Bedfellows," The Rez, CBC, 1996.

Ernesto, "Silent Witness," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1997.

Chris Ferreira, "Looking for Michael," La Femme Nikita (also known as Nikita ), USA Network, 1999.

Voice of Prince Namor McKenzie/the Sub Mariner, "To Rule Atlantis," Avengers (animated), Fox Kids, 1999.

The inquisitor, "The Inquisitor," The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, CBC, SciFi Channel, and syndicated, 2000.

Jacob Santos, "Just Cause," Largo Winch, Mystery Channel, 2001.

Tezcatlipoca (a Toltec priest), "Quetzalcoatl," MythQuest, CBC and PBS, 2001.

Agent Harami, "Secret of the Sand," Adventure Inc., syndicated, 2003.

Appeared as Ramiro in "Mummy Virus," an unaired episode of Veritas: The Quest, ABC.

Stage Appearances:

Equus, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 1977.

The Shaman's Journey, Asia Society, New York City, 1987.

The king, The King and I, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, beginning 1998.

Major Tours:

Desert Spirits Are Appearing, 1987.

World Warrior III, 1987.

Performed on tours with the Nikolais Dance Theatre, U.S., Canadian, European, South American, Australian, and Asian cities, 198086 (some sources cite 198187).

Stage Director:

Choreographic Works, Performing Arts Space, Santa Fe, NM, 19791980.

The Jaguar Project, Native Earth Performing Arts, Du-Maurier Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1990.

Son of Ayash, Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1990.

The Maid of the Mist, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, 1991.

Tribe (musical), Ordway Music Theater, St. Paul, MN, 1998.

Forbidden Goddesses: An Apocalyptic and Mythological Cabaret (workshop), Native Earth Performing Arts, Buddies and Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1999.

Stage Producer:

Choreographic Works, Performing Arts Space, Santa Fe, NM, 19791980.

The Shaman's Journey, Asia Society, New York City, 1987.

Stage Choreographer:

Choreographic Works, Performing Arts Space, Santa Fe, NM, 19791980.

The Maid of the Mist, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, 1991.

The Shaman's Journey (reworking and remounting of earlier work), The Second Aboriginal Dance Program, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1997.

Stage Work; Other:

Developer, Journey (multimedia dance, music, and film production), Roots and Rhythms, Santa Fe, NM, beginning 2002.

Worked on The Thunder Beings, produced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; choreographer of "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show," Euro Disney, France.

RECORDINGS

Music Videos:

(Excerpts from Forbidden Goddesses ) "Shiva/Shakti," by Jim Wilson, c. 2001.

Video Games:

Aviator leader, Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time, Red Orb Entertainment, 1998.

WRITINGS

Stage Productions:

The Shaman's Journey, Asia Society, New York City, 1987.

The Shaman's Journey (reworking and remounting of earlier work), The Second Aboriginal Dance Program, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1997.

Tribe (musical), Ordway Music Theater, St. Paul, MN, 1998.

Forbidden Goddesses: An Apocalyptic and Mythological Cabaret (workshop), Native Earth Performing Arts, Buddies and Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1999.

Forbidden Goddesses: An Apocalyptic and Mythological Cabaret, El Puente Theatre and Cultural Center, Penasco, NM, and Paramount Theatre, Santa Fe, NM, 2001.

Journey (multimedia dance, music, and film production), Roots and Rhythms, Santa Fe, NM, beginning 2002.

Teleplays:

The Shaman's Journey, PBS, 1990.

Nonfiction:

Contributor of interview, Chinook Winds: Aboriginal Dance Project, edited by Heather Elton with Paul Seesequasis and Florence Belmore, 7th Generation Books/Banff Centre Press, 1997.

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