Richard Cabral

Richard Cabral is an actor and producer, known for End of Watch (2012), Blood Father (2016) and The Counsellor (2013). He has been married to Janiece Sarduy since October 24, 2014.

He is currently credited as Alex Cruz in Lethal Weapon.

Early Life Edit

Cabral grew up in east Los Angeles, in a second-generation Mexican family, and was active in gang activity from an early age. He stated in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that his family had been a part of the gang scene since the 1970s. When he was a child, he was separated from his family. He was incarcerated at the age of 13 for stealing a wallet. He also went on to develop an addiction to crack cocaine by the age of 15. He obtained his GED as a teenager but once again got in trouble with the law. He was sentenced to prison for violent assault with a deadly weapon; he was released at the age of 25.

Career Edit

While trying to turn his life around, his friends recommended he seek out the services of Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program based in Los Angeles. In 2009, Cabral appeared in the television show Southland. In 2010, he appeared in the music video for Bruno Mars' single "Grenade". In 2015, Cabral starred in the mini-series American Crime, in which he portrayed the character Hector Tontz. For his role, Cabral was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards.

In 2016, Cabral co-wrote with Robert Egan a one-man show called "Fighting Shadows" about his experiences as a former gang member who spent part of his life in and out of prison.

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