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Raul Julia

Raul Julia
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Birth Date

March 9, 1940


October 24, 1994


Puerto Rico

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


6 ft 1½ in | 187 cm


78 kg | 172 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Raúl Rafael Carlos Juliá Arcelay was born in Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 9, 1940, was a Puerto Rican actor.

Young Raul Julia first started performing in local plays and nightclubs.

He made his big screen debut in drama film The Panic in Needle Park (1971) in role as Marco.

He got his television debut in educational children's series Sesame Street (1971-1972) in role as Rafael, The Repairman.

Raul's breakthrough performance came as Ray in musical romantic drama film One from the Heart (1982).

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Cuban Thing" (1968) in role as Chan, at Henry Miller's Theatre.

Raul Julia Height and Weight

How tall was Raul Julia and what was his weight? Raul Julia's height was 6' 1½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 187 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 172 іn pоunds or 78 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his roles in films:

Tempest (1982) adventure comedy drama romance as Kalibanos

Moon over Parador (1988) romantic comedy as Roberto Strausmann

He played Gomez Addams in supernatural black comedy movies:

The Addams Family (1991), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor

Addams Family Values (1993)

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Valentin Arregui in drama movie Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).

He was nominated posthumously for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as General M. Bison in action film Street Fighter (1994).

He won posthumously a Golden Globe for Best Actor – Miniseries or TV Film and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Francisco "Chico" Mendes in biographical drama film The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994).

One From the Heart (1982) musical romantic drama with Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr

The Morning After (1986) neo noir mystery thriller opposite Jane Fonda and Jeff Bridges

Tequila Sunrise (1988) romantic crime with Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kurt Russell

Romero (1989) biographical drama opposite Tony Plana and Harold Gould

Presumed Innocent (1990) legal thriller with Harrison Ford and Brian Dennehy

The Rookie (1990) buddy cop action opposite Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen

Frankenstein Unbound (1990) science fiction horror with John Hurt and Bridget Fonda

The Plague (1992) drama opposite William Hurt and Sandrine Bonnaire

Best TV Shows

He played Count Galeazzo Ciano in biographical drama miniseries Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985).


Graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan.

Studied at Fordham University.

Graduated from University of Puerto Rico, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Had younger sisters: Maria Eugenia Juliá, Olga Maria Juliá and four younger brothers.

Had Puerto Rican and African-Dominican Republic ancestry.

He was nominated for the Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his roles in musicals:

Where's Charley? (1974-1975) as Charley Wykeham, at Circle in the Square Theatre

The Threepenny Opera (1976-1977) as Captain Macheath, at Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Nine (1982-1984) as Guido Contini, at 46th Street Theatre

He won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Proteus in a musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona" (1972), at St. James Theatre.

He was supporter of foundation, The Hunger Project.

Raul died on October 24, 1994, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, United States, at the age of 54.


He was married to:

Magda Vasallo (1965-1969)

Merel Poloway (1976-1994) they had two sons, Raul and Benjamin.

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