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Anthony Ruivivar

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Anthony Ruivivar
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Ruivivar at the 2013 SDCC
Born (1970-11-04) November 4, 1970 (age 51)
Years active1990–present
Yvonne Jung
(m. 1998)

Anthony Michael Ruivivar (born November 4, 1970 (1970-11-04)) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of paramedic Carlos Nieto in Third Watch, as the voice of Bruce Wayne / Batman in Beware the Batman, and as Chief Alex Longshadow in the Cinemax original series Banshee. He often plays characters working in law enforcement.

Early life and education

Ruivivar was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a musician father[1] of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish descent, while his mother is of German and Scottish descent.[2]


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Ruivivar's early appearances include the films Race the Sun (1996) and a minor character in Starship Troopers (1997). Ruivivar's breakthrough role came in 1999 as Carlos Nieto, a paramedic in the action/drama series Third Watch (1999–2005), which centers around the life of police officers, paramedics, and firemen of a fictional precinct and fire station in New York City. In the show, Carlos was a Hawaiian-born Filipino-American who was abandoned by his family and spent his youth in various foster homes.

After Third Watch, Ruivivar remained in the drama genre, usually playing a police officer, detective or FBI agent in shows such as Traveler, Quantico, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (all 2007) and Lie to Me (2009).

In 2010, he had a main role in ABC's The Whole Truth as Alejo Salazar. He also had recurring roles as Alex Longshadow in Banshee and Bruce Wayne / Batman in Beware the Batman.

Personal life

In January 1998 he married actress Yvonne Jung, who would later appear in seasons 5 and 6 (2003–05) of Third Watch as FDNY EMS Paramedic Holly Levine. In the show, Ruivivar and Jung's characters became a couple and got married in the series finale. They have 3 children; two sons, Kainoa and Kale, and a daughter, Levi, who is a member of the US Junior Women's Gymnastics national team.[3][4]

He is fluent in Spanish and has incorporated this in Third Watch.[5] He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University.



Year Film Role Notes
1994 White Fang 2 Peter
1996 Race the Sun Eduardo Braz
1997 Starship Troopers Shujumi
1998 High Art Xander
1999 Simply Irresistible Ramos
2004 Poster Boy Daniel
2008 Tropic Thunder Platoon Sergeant
2009 A Perfect Getaway Chronic
2011 The Adjustment Bureau McCrady
2012 Junction Tai
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Flight School Administrator


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Law & Order Raymond Cartena Episode: "Mad Dog"
1997 All My Children Enrique "Ricky" 2 episodes
1999–2005 Third Watch Carlos Nieto 131 episodes
2005 Medical Investigation Episode: "Half Life"
2006 Close to Home Detective Vega Episode: "Escape"
2007 Numbers Agent Cordero Episode: "Finders Keepers"
2007 Criminal Minds Lt. Ricardo Vega Episode: "Ashes and Dust"
2007 Traveler Agent Guillermo Borjes 8 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Det. Ruben Bejarano Episode: "Who and What"
2007 Chuck Tommy Delgado 2 episodes
2009 Lie to Me FBI Agent Dardis Episode: "A Perfect Score"
2010–11 The Whole Truth Alejo Salazar 13 episodes
2011 The Good Wife Captain Moyer Episode: "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Miguel Ramos Episode: "Afterbirth"
2012 Burn Notice Rafael Montero Episode: "Mixed Messages"
2012 Major Crimes D.D.A. Ozzy Michaels 3 episodes
2012 The Mentalist Victor Phipps Episode: "Black Cherry"
2013 Southland Officer Hank Lucero 7 episodes
2013 Castle Barrett Hawke Episode: "A Murder Is Forever"
2013–14 Revolution General Bill Carver 4 episodes
2013–14 Beware the Batman Bruce Wayne / Batman, Thomas Wayne (voices) 26 episodes
2013–15 Banshee Alex Longshadow 17 episodes
2014 Beauty & the Beast Agent Henry Knox 4 episodes
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Marco Reyes 4 episodes
2014 Nashville Brett Rivers Episode: "I'm Coming Home to You"
2014–15 Avengers Assemble Nighthawk (voice) 7 episodes
2015 Quantico Agent Jimenez Episode: "Run"
2015–16 American Horror Story: Hotel Richard Ramirez 2 episodes
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles Mark Ruiz Episode: "Unspoken"
2015–16 Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Adam Hernandez 5 episodes
2016 Scream Sheriff Miguel Acosta 12 episodes
2016–17 Frequency Captain Stan Moreno 9 episodes
2017 Blue Bloods Det. Tommy Jordan Episode: "The Thin Blue Line"
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Kevin Harris 8 episodes
2021 Turner & Hooch James Mendez Main Role
2021-Present NCIS: Hawaiʻi Daniel Tennant 3 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role
2015 Marvel Heroes Star-Lord


  1. ^ Anthony Michael Ruivivar Biography,; accessed August 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Anthony Ruivivar biodata,; accessed August 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Levi Jung-Ruivivar,; accessed March 20, 2021.
  4. ^ Anthony Ruivivar's Instagram,; accessed March 20, 2021.
  5. ^ "History of the World". Third Watch. Season 1. Episode 8. November 21, 1999.
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