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 (1-4) • Cliff Curtis (1-3) • Colman Domingo (2-4) • Danay Garcia (3-4) • Daniel Sharman (3) • Dayton Callie (3) • Elizabeth Rodriguez (1) • Frank Dillane (1-4) • Garret Dillahunt (4) • Kim Dickens (1-4) • Jenna Elfman (4) • Lennie James (4) • Lisandra Tena (3) • Lorenzo Henrie (1-2) • Maggie Grace (4) • Mercedes Mason (1-3) • Michelle Ang (2) • Rubén Blades (1-3) • Sam Underwood (3)
Also Starring Alejandro Edda (2) • Alexa Nisenson (4) • 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) • David Grant Wright (2) • David Warshofsky (2) • Dayton Callie (2) • Dougray Scott (2) • Elizabeth Rodriguez (2) • Emma Caulfield (3) • Evan Gamble (4) • Israel Broussard (2) • Jake Austin Walker (2) • Jamie McShane (1) • Jason Manuel Olazabal (3) • Jesse McCartney (2) • Jorge-Luis Pallo (2) • Karen Bethzabe (2-3) • Keith Powers (1) • Kelly Blatz (2) • Kenny Wormald (2) • Kevin Zegers (4) • Leon Thomas III (1) • Lexi Johnson (2) • Lindsay Pulsipher (3) • Lincoln A. Castellanos (1) • Lynn Chen (1) • Maestro Harrell (1) • Mark Kelly (2) • Marlene Forté (2) • Michael Greyeyes (3) • Michael William Freeman (3) • Noel Fisher (3) • Patricia Reyes Spíndola (1-2) • Rae Gray (3) • Paul Calderon (2) • Ramses Jimenez (2-3) • Raul Casso (2) • Rhoda Griffis (4) • Rubén Blades (3) • Ruben Carbajal (2) • Sandrine Holt (1) • Schuyler Fisk (2) • Scott Lawrence (1) • Sebastian Sozzi (4) • Shawn Hatosy (1) • Veronica Diaz-Carranza (2)
Co-Stars Alex Perazza (2) • Alexa Nisenson (4) • Alfredo Herrera (2) • Alison Araya (1) • 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) • Carlos E. Campos (1) • Carlos Segura (2) • Chris Furci (1) • Christian Tessier (1) • Christopher Pearce (1) • Cici Lau (1) • Claire Torrance (1) • Cynthia Rose Hall (1) • Darcy Laurie (1) • David Fernandez Jr. (2) • Diana Lein (2) • Donald Agnelli (1) • Edgar Wuotto (2) • Emy Aneke (1) • Ese Atawo (1) • Fernando Rojasbarr (2) • Floyd Foster Jr. (1) • Gabriela Zimmerman (1) • Gavrielle Harris (1) • Gustavo Pastrana (2) • Heidi García (2) • Howie Lai (1) • Hugo Armstrong (3) • Jack Donner (1) • Jackson Beals (4) • Jared Abrahamson (1) • Jaren Moore (1) • Jason Liebrecht (4) • Jim Lau (1) • John Stewart (1) • 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) • Matt Lasky (3) • Matthew James (4) • Marcia Moulton (1) • 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) • Ramón Medína (2) • Renato Marin Alcalde (2) • Rey Borge (1) • Rob Mello (4) • 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) • Victor Escalante (2) • William Stewart (1)