Gregory Cruz
Gregory Cruz
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Gregory Cruz is a Native American actor, having both Mexican and Apache Chiricahua heritage.


Before becoming an actor, Gregory Cruz held a variety of jobs, including telemarketing and construction. Outside of acting, Gregory Cruz studied karate and developed an interest in Pilates, studying both to the level of instructor. His background and athletic endeavors help him keep focused and committed to his first love, acting.

Gregory Cruz's lead, guest-star, co-star, and recurring roles for television include episodes of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, The Pretender, Judging Amy, MDs, The X-Files, NYPD Blue, Criminal Minds, In Plain Sight, and CSI: New York. He's performed in the shows Tecumseh and Vietnam War Story and played the serial killer Richard Ramírez in Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker.

Gregory Cruz's theater background is vast and includes main-stage productions with El Teatro Campesino, The Taper Too, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Denver Center Theatre Company. In New York, Gregory Cruz created the role of Knuckles in the theatrical production of Noah's Archives at the Ohio Theatre. Gregory Cruz was also a founding member and has done extensive work with the Friends & Artists Theater Ensemble in Los Angeles, receiving a Drama-Logue Award for his performance as Macheath in their production of The Three Penny Opera.

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