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Richard  Cabral

Richard Cabral

Emmy Nominated Actor, American Crime

Biography

Nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award for his riveting portrayal of Hector Tontz in ABC’s commercially and critically acclaimed anthology series American Crime, (created by Oscar-winner John Ridley), Richard Cabral was discovered by the producers of NBC’s Southland while working as a Baker at Homeboy Industries. He’s been taking Hollywood by storm ever since. Read More >

Richard was recently awarded Homeboy Industries “Homeboy Hero Award” given to the former gang member and “graduate” from the Homeboy program, who has most profoundly transformed his or her life. A former gang-member, he fought a life-sentence and has since dedicated himself to helping others born into similar circumstances.  He was also named one of Variety Latino’s ’10 Latinos to Watch’ in 2016.

With memorable roles in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor (starring opposite Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender), the Chris Weitz film A Better Life (with Demian Bichir), End of Watch (opposite Jake Gyllenhaal), Rampart (with Woody Harrelson), Devil’s Ink (opposite Zoe Bell and RJ Mitte) and Snitch (opposite Dwayne Johnson), Richard has also made guest starring turns on ABC’s Body of Proof, and HBO’s Luck. He will next be seen in Blood Father, a Taken-style action thriller directed by Jean-Francois Richet (Mesrine) and starring Mel Gibson.

Through his company, Lineage Entertainment Group, Richard recently completed work on independent feature Khali The Killer, and recently put up his one-man show “Fighting Shadows,” a passionate and poignant play celebrating the power of human transformation and redemption. Lineage also produces a live, monthly Poetry Slam to encourage healing through art in Montebello, CA.

Cabral, who lives in Los Angeles, can currently be seen on Fox’s Lethal Weapon as the recurring character, Detective Cruz. Also, he is set to co-star opposite JD Pardo in Mayans MC, Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot for FX. Read Less ^

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Fighting Shadows, Richard’s Cabral’s One Man Show

This is a passionate and poignant one man show celebrating the power of human transformation and redemption. The play is filled with story, poetry, music and love. Raised by a single mother in East Los Angeles, Richard fell victim to the self-destructive cycle that he and his family were born into -- gangs and drug addiction, and a life of crime that began in his early teens. By the age of 14, Richard was incarcerated. By 20 he was accused of shooting a rival gang member and fought a 35-year-to-life sentence. Through his art as actor and storyteller and his relationship with Homeboy Industries, Richard would turn his former life of pain into a thing of beauty. Richard now helps others who still struggle with the violent lives they were born into -- to see the light as he did. This one man show is his story. Richard Cabral is a professional actor who grew up in the gang world of East Los Angeles. He was recently awarded Homeboy Industries “Homeboy Hero Award” given to the former gang member who has moved on, 'graduated" from the Homeboy program, someone who has most profoundly transformed his/her life.

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