Rubén Blades is a Panamanian actor who portrays Daniel Salazar in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead.

Biography

Rubén Blades was born in Panama City, Panama, the son of Cuban musician and actress Anoland Díaz (real surname Bellido de Luna), and Colombian Rubén Darío Blades, Sr., a gifted athlete, percussionist and later a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in Washington, DC. In Blades' early days, he was a vocalist in Los Salvajes del Ritmo and also a songwriter and guest singer with a professional Latin music conjunto, Bush y sus Magníficos.

Other Works

  • Safe House
  • Predator 2
  • The Devil's Own
  • Gideon's Crossing
  • Color of Night
  • The Two Jakes
  • Cradle Will Rock
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Hands of Stone
  • The Milagro Beanfield War

Trivia

  • Ran for President of Panama as founder and head of the Papa Egoro party in 1994. He came in third behind the two leading Panamanian parties. However, he won a respectable 18% of the vote. His party gained enough seats in the Panamanian Legislature to ensure its continuance and a place in national politics, until it was dissolved in 1999.
  • He won his first Grammy for the album, "Encenas", and has won 4 more in Latin categories, a Latin Grammy, and one in World Music for the album "Mundo.".
  • Was Minister of Tourism in Panama from 2004 until 2009.
  • In Predator 2 (1990), he played a character with the last name Archuleta who is killed by the bad guy, and in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), his character avenges the death of a partner with the last name Archuleta.

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Cast (Fear The Walking Dead)
Main Cast Alycia Debnam-Carey (1-5) • Austin Amelio (5) • Cliff Curtis (1-3) • Colman Domingo (2-5) • Danay Garcia (3-5) • Daniel Sharman (3) • Dayton Callie (3) • Elizabeth Rodriguez (1) • Frank Dillane (1-4) • Garret Dillahunt (4-5) • Kim Dickens (1-4) • Jenna Elfman (4-5) • Lennie James (4-5) • Lisandra Tena (3) • Lorenzo Henrie (1-2) • Maggie Grace (4-5) • Mercedes Mason (1-3) • Michelle Ang (2) • Rubén Blades (1-3) • Sam Underwood (3)
Also Starring Aaron Stanford (4) • Alejandro Edda (2) • Alexa Nisenson (4-5) • Andres Londono (2) • Aria Lyric Leabu (2) • Arturo Del Puerto (2) • Ashley Zukerman (2) • Brendan Meyer (2) • Brenda Strong (2-3) • Catherine Dent (2) • Colman Domingo (1) • Danay Garcia (2) • Dan Donohue (2) • Daniel Zovatto (2) • Daryl Mitchell (4-5) • David Grant Wright (2) • David Warshofsky (2) • Dayton Callie (2) • Dougray Scott (2) • Edwina Findley (3) • Elizabeth Rodriguez (2) • Emma Caulfield (3) • Evan Gamble (4) • Israel Broussard (2) • Jake Austin Walker (2) • James Le Gros (3) • Jamie McShane (1) • Jason Manuel Olazabal (3) • Jeremiah Clayton (2) • Jesse Borrego (3) • Jesse McCartney (2) • Jorge-Luis Pallo (2) • Justin Rain (3) • Kalani Queypo (3) • Karen Bethzabe (2-3) • Keith Powers (1) • Kelly Blatz (2) • Kenny Wormald (2) • Kevin Zegers (4) • Leon Thomas III (1) • Lexi Johnson (2) • Linda Gehringer (3) • Lindsay Pulsipher (3) • Lincoln A. Castellanos (1) • Lynn Chen (1) • Maestro Harrell (1) • Mark Kelly (2) • Marlene Forté (2) • Maverick Clayton (2) • Michael Greyeyes (3) • Michael William Freeman (3) • Miguel Pérez (3) • Mo Collins (4-5) • Noel Fisher (3) • Patricia Reyes Spíndola (1-2) • Paul Calderon (2) • Rae Gray (3) • Ramses Jimenez (2-3) • Raul Casso (2) • Ray McKinnon (3) • Rhoda Griffis (4) • Ricardo Chacon (3) • Ross McCall (3) • Rubén Blades (3) • Ruben Carbajal (2) • Sandrine Holt (1) • Schuyler Fisk (2) • Scott Lawrence (1) • Sebastian Sozzi (4) • Shawn Hatosy (1) • Stephen Henderson (4) • Tonya Pinkins (4) • Veronica Diaz-Carranza (2)
Co-Stars Adolfo Madera (2) • Alex Perazza (2) • Alexa Nisenson (4) • Alfonso Jarquin (2) • Alfredo Herrera (2) • Alison Araya (1) • Amanda Flores (2) • Andrea Savo (1) • Andrew Patrick Ralston (1) • Angelyna Martinez (1) • Aquiles Medellín (2) • Artine Brown (1) • B. J. Clinkscales (1) • Blanca Hernàndez (2) • Bobby Naderi (1) • Brennan Keel Cook (3) • Brian Duffy (3) • Cairo Bermúdez (2) • Carlos E. Campos (1) • Carlos Segura (2) • Charles Harrelson (4) • Chris Furci (1) • Christian Tessier (1) • Christopher Pearce (1) • Cici Lau (1) • Claire Torrance (1) • Cuauhtli Jiménez (2) • Cynthia Rose Hall (1) • Darcy Laurie (1) • David Fernandez Jr. (2) • Denitza García (2) • Diana Lein (2) • Dominic Bogart (3) • Donald Agnelli (1) • Edgar Wuotto (2) • Emmanuel Vega (2) • Emy Aneke (1) • Ese Atawo (1) • Fernando Rojasbarr (2) • Floyd Foster Jr. (1) • Francisco Estrada (2) • Gabriela Zimmerman (1) • Gary Kraus (2) • Gavrielle Harris (1) • Graham Sibley (3) • Gustavo Pastrana (2) • Heidi García (2) • Howie Lai (1) • Hugo Armstrong (3) • Jack Donner (1) • Jackson Beals (4) • Jackson Robert Scott (3) • Jake B. Miller (3) • James Logan (2) • Jared Abrahamson (1) • Jaren Moore (1) • Jason Liebrecht (4) • Jim Lau (1) • John Eric Bentley (4) • John Stewart (1) • Jonathan Goldstein (2) • José Sefami (2) • Jorge Bustamante (2) • Josh Wingate (2) • Julio Pedrero (2) • Julio Umana (2) • Kassandra Iribe (2) • Katia López (2) • Kenneth Wayne Bradley (4) • Kevan Ohtsji (1) • Khaira Ledeyo (1) • Lak Rana (1) • Lexi Johnson (1) • Luis Javier (1) • Lyn Alicia Henderson (2) • María Antonieta Zapien Romero (2) • Maru Alfaro (3) • Matt Lasky (3) • Matthew James (4) • Marcia Moulton (1) • Marshall Fox (3) • Maxwell Yip (1) • Megan Danso (1) • Micah Fitzgerald (1) • Moisses Arath Leyva (2) • Nasir Villanueva (4) • Nathan Sutton (3) • Noah Beggs (1) • Panou (1) • Phoenix O'Reilly (1) • Rachel Mary Dudley (4) • Ramón Medína (2) • Regen Wilson (2) • Renato Marin Alcalde (2) • Rey Borge (1) • Rob Mello (4) • Rocky McMurray (3) • Sarah Benoit (3) • Sarah McCreanor (2) • Sebastián Cano (2) • Shane Dean (1) • Sharon Ferguson (1) • Soleil Patterson (4) • Steven Allerick (1) • Stormy Ent (1) • Tammie Baird (4) • Tammy Nera (1) • Toby Levins (1) • Tommy G. Kendrick (4) • Tony Marin (1) • Tyler Sanders (3) • Victor Escalante (2) • William Stewart (1)