Joaquim de Almeida

Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuɐˈkĩ ðɨ aɫˈmɐjðɐ]; born 15 March 1957) is a Portuguese-American actor. He began his acting doing some theater. During the 1980s, he started his film career appearing on the 1982 action film The Soldier, and later achieved recognition for playing Andrea Bonanno in the 1987 Italian film Good Morning, Babylon. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Félix Cortez in the 1994 thriller Clear and Present Danger and Bucho in the 1995 action thriller Desperado. Several years later, he became popular for playing Ramon Salazar on the Fox thriller drama series 24, between 2003 and 2004, and Hernan Reyes in 2011 street racing film Fast Five.


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