March 9, 1940
October 24, 1994
6 ft 1½ in | 187 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
Raúl Rafael Carlos Juliá Arcelay was born in Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 9, 1940, was a Puerto Rican actor.
Young Raul Julia first started performing in local plays and nightclubs.
He made his big screen debut in drama film The Panic in Needle Park (1971) in role as Marco.
He got his television debut in educational children's series Sesame Street (1971-1972) in role as Rafael, The Repairman.
Raul's breakthrough performance came as Ray in musical romantic drama film One from the Heart (1982).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Cuban Thing" (1968) in role as Chan, at Henry Miller's Theatre.
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He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his roles in films:
Tempest (1982) adventure comedy drama romance as Kalibanos
Moon over Parador (1988) romantic comedy as Roberto Strausmann
He played Gomez Addams in supernatural black comedy movies:
The Addams Family (1991), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor
Addams Family Values (1993)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Valentin Arregui in drama movie Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).
He was nominated posthumously for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as General M. Bison in action film Street Fighter (1994).
He won posthumously the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Miniseries or TV Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Francisco "Chico" Mendes in biographical drama film The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994).
One From the Heart (1982) musical romantic drama as Ray
The Morning After (1986) neo noir mystery thriller as Joaquin Manero
Tequila Sunrise (1988) romantic crime as Commandante Xavier Escalante / Carlos
Romero (1989) biographical drama as Archbishop Oscar Romero
Presumed Innocent (1990) legal thriller as Alejandro "Sandy" Stern
The Rookie (1990) buddy cop action as Ulrich Sigmund Strom
Frankenstein Unbound (1990) science fiction horror as Dr. Victor Frankenstein
The Plague (1992) drama as Cottard
He played Count Galeazzo Ciano in biographical drama miniseries Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985).
Graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan.
Studied at Fordham University.
Graduated from University of Puerto Rico, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Had younger sisters: Maria Eugenia Juliá, Olga Maria Juliá and four younger brothers.
Had Puerto Rican and African-Dominican Republic ancestry.
He was nominated for the Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his roles in musicals:
Where's Charley? (1974-1975) as Charley Wykeham, at Circle in the Square Theatre
The Threepenny Opera (1976-1977) as Captain Macheath, at Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Nine (1982-1984) as Guido Contini, at 46th Street Theatre
He won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Proteus in a musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona" (1972), at St. James Theatre.
He was supporter of foundation, The Hunger Project.
Raul died on October 24, 1994, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, United States, at the age of 54.
He was married to:
Magda Vasallo (1965-1969)
Merel Poloway (1976-1994) they had two sons, Raul and Benjamin.