Yul Vazquez is a Cuban American actor and a musician who is well-known for the portrayal of the role of Padre Hidalgo in the 2010 American Filipino drama movie, ‘Amigo’. Another one of his most notable roles came in the year 2007 when he portrayed the role of Detective Alfonso Abruzzo in the American biographical crime movie, ‘American Gangster.

He was nominated alongside the cast members of the show by the Screen Actors Guild Award for the Best Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. In addition to this, he has also voiced the role of Armando Mendez in the 2006 adventure action video game, ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and the role of The People of Liberty City in the 2009 video game, ‘Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony’. Besides his acting career, he is also a former lead guitarist of the short-lived American melodic rock band, ‘Urgent’ and the American melodic rock band, ‘Diving for Pearls’.

Quick Info
Full NameYul Vazquez
Date of Birth March 18,1965
Birth PlaceCuba
OccupationActor, Voice Actor, Film Actor, Guitarist, Film Producer
Age56 years old
Height5 feet and 11 inches (1.80m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Linda Larkin
Net worth$600,000 to $2 million
Weight78kgs (171lbs)

Early Life and Bio

Yul Vazquez was born on 18 March 1965 in Cuba to parents whose name has not yet been disclosed by the professional actor. Likewise, there is no information available regarding his family background and sibling details. However, it is known that he was named after the popular Russian American actor, singer, and director, Yuliy Borisovich Briner by his parents. Besides this, he is currently 56 years old with the zodiac sign of Pisces.


Yul Vazquez
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Nationality and Physical Stats

Yul Vazquez holds an American nationality and belongs to the Hispanic ethnicity. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding his religious background and religious views at the moment. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.80m/180cms) tall and weighs around 78kgs (171lbs). In addition to this, he has a slim body physique with a pair of brown-colored eyes and black-colored hair.


Yul Vazquez gave his debut performance in the entertainment industry in the year 1992 when he played the role of Flaco in the French American musical drama movie, ‘The Mambo Kings’.

Following this role, he went on to play the role of Tomas in the 1993 vampire movie, ‘Night Owl’, the role of Chillie in the 1994 American crime movie, ‘Fresh’ and the role of Gustino in the 1995 American political action thriller movie, ‘Nick of Time’. In the year 1999, he played the role of a brooding artist in the movie, ‘Man of the Century and the role of Dead Head Gill Chavez in the American romantic comedy movie, ‘Runaway Bride’ and in the year 2000, he appeared with the role of Trigillo / Obregon Assassin in the American crime drama movie, ‘Traffic’.

For the portrayal of this role, he was awarded the Screen Actors Guild award along with the cast of the show. Likewise, he has appeared in numerous movies like ‘The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina’ (2002), ‘Bad Boys 2’ (2003), ‘War of the Worlds’ (2005), ‘Things That Hang from Trees’ (2006), ‘Jesus Cooks Me Breakfast’ (2007), ‘Che: Part One and ‘Che: Part 2’ (2008), ‘The Missing Person’ (2009) and ‘Beware the Gonzo’ (2010). In between the years 2011 and 2017, he has appeared in movies like ‘Salvation Boulevard’, ‘Father / Son’, ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Time Out of Mind’, ‘Anesthesia’, ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’, ‘Beast or Raven’ and ‘Last Flag Flying’.

Moreover, he has also appeared in movies like the American crime comedy movie, ‘Gringo’ where he played the role of Angel Valverde, and the 2018 American drama fiction movie, ‘O.G.’ where he played the role of Baxter. His most recent work came in the year 2020 when he played the role of Bennett in the American anthology horror movie, ‘Books of Blood’. The movie was directed by Brannon Braga and starred Britt Robertson, Andy McQueen, Freda Foh Shen, and many more.


Yul Vazquez
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TV Shows

Yul Vazquez gave his debut performance on television when he played the role of Danny Darwin for an episode of the American horror anthology television series, ‘Tales from the Crypt’. Likewise, he has appeared for an episode each in series like the 1998 American family drama television series, ‘Trinity’, the 2001 American romantic comedy-drama television series, ‘Sex and the City, the 2002 American crime drama television series, ‘The Sopranos’, the American science fiction television series, ‘Fringe’, the 2014 American science fiction crime drama television series, ‘Person of Interest’, the 2017 American political drama television series, ‘Madam Secretary’ and the 2018 American crime drama television series, ‘FBI’.

Moreover, he has also had recurring roles in series like ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’ (2000-2002), ‘Big Apple’ (2001), ‘Magic City’ (2012-2013), ‘Treme’ (2012-2013), ‘The Lottery’ (2014), ‘Bloodline’ (2016-2017), ‘The Looming Tower’ (2018) and ‘Russian Doll’ (2019). His most recent work came in the year 2020 when he portrayed the role of Yunis Sablo in the American psychological thriller-horror crime drama television series, ‘The Outsider’. The show was directed by Martin Zandvliet and starred Emile Hirsch, Min Tanaka, Shioli Kutsuna, Rory Cochrane, and many more.

Awards and Achievements

Yul Vazquez was nominated by the Gawad Urian Awards for the Best Supporting Actor for his work in ‘Amigo’ in the year 2011. Likewise, he was nominated by the Screen Actors Guild Awards for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture alongside the cast members of ‘American Gangster’ in the year 2008.

Personal Life: Relationships

Yul Vazquez is currently married to his wife whose name is Linda Larkin. She is an actor by profession and is popular for voicing the character of Princess Jasmine in ‘Aladdin’. The couple tied knots on 18 May 2002 but they have not been blessed with any children to date.


Yul Vazquez
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What is Yul Vazquez’s Net Worth?

Yul Vazquez earns mostly from his professional acting career and as of the year 2021, he has an estimated net worth from anywhere around $600,000 to $2 million.

Social Media Presence

Yul Vazquez is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@yuluminati) has over 7.8 thousand followers and his official Twitter account (@YulVazquez) has over 6.3 thousand followers. In addition to this, he also owns his own website (www.yulvazquez.com) where fans can visit and view his creative work on the official site maintained by the actor.


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