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Raul Julia

Biography

Puerto Rican professional most widely known for his jobs in the film Kiss from the Spider Girl so that as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family members. In 1990, he starred alongside Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent and in 1994, he starred with Jean-Claude Truck Damme in Road Fighter. He originally designed on learning to be a attorney before selecting to pursue a profession in acting. Being a stage professional, he received Tony Prize nominations for his jobs in the has Two Gentlemen of Verona, Where’s Charley?, Nine as well as the Threepenny Opera. He was the oldest of four brothers. His mom was a mezzo-soprano opera vocalist. He was wedded to his second wife, Merel Poloway, from 1976 until his loss of life in 1994. He previously two sons called Raul Sigmund and Benjamín Rafael Julia. He starred alongside Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd in the 1991 illusion humor film The Addams Family members and in the film’s 1993 sequel Addams Family members Values.

Quick Facts


Full Name Raúl Juliá
Date Of Birth March 9, 1940
Died October 24, 1994, Manhasset, Town of North Hempstead, New York, United States
Place Of Birth San Juan, PR
Height 1.88 m
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality Puerto Rican
Spouse Merel Poloway, Magda Vasallo
Children Raul Sigmund Julia, Benjamín Rafael Juliá
Parents Raúl Juliá, Olga Arcelay
Siblings Olga Maria Julia, Carlos Rafael Juliá, Maria Eugenia Julia
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Movies The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Street Fighter, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Presumed Innocent, Moon over Parador, The Rookie, Tequila Sunrise, The Burning Season, One from the Heart, The Gumball Rally, Eyes of Laura Mars, The Panic in Needle Park, Frankenstein Unbound, Down Came a Blackbird, Compromising Positions, The Morning After, Romero, Tango Bar, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, The Organization, The Escape Artist, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World, Mack the Knife, Tempest, Florida Straits, Death Scream, Havana, Stiletto, The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, La Gran Fiesta, The plague, The House of Magical Sounds, Trading Hearts, King Lear, Life of Sin, The Penitent, The Woman Who Cried Murder, Strong Medicine
TV Shows Mussolini: The Untold Story
Star Sign Pisces

  • Facts
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#Fact
1Father of two sons with Poloway, Raul and Benjamin.
2In an interview, he once stated that being recognized as Gomez Addams by children always brought a smile to his face. His family later said that this meant a lot to him during the final months of his life.
3Was originally supposed to play Don Diego De la Vega in The Mask of Zorro (1998), but died before he could take the role.
4Originally cast for the role of Bucho in Desperado (1995), but he got sick during filming and had to be replaced. He passed away shortly after.
5He is the only man to win the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe posthumously.
6He is one of a few artists to be given a state funeral in his native Puerto Rico.
7Member of the Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity in Puerto Rico
8His father was the pioneer who brought pizza to Puerto Rico when he added it to the menu of his already popular fried chicken.
9He was a passionate supporter of The Hunger Project, a foundation devoted to the elimination of world hunger. For 17 years, he served as the Project's spokesman.
10Godfather of writer Mylo Carbia.
11Earned a B.A. in drama from University of Puerto Rico.
12Buried at Buxeda Cemetery (Cemeterio Buxeda) in Cupey, Puerto Rico.
13Died while in a coma just days before his last theatrical movie, Street Fighter (1994), was finished. The film is dedicated to his memory.
14Was nominated for four Best Actor (Musical) Tony Awards: in 1972, for "Two Gentlemen of Verona", in 1975 for a revival of "Where's Charley?", in 1977, for playing Macheath in a revival of "The Threepenny Opera", and in 1982 for "Nine". He never won.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Down Came a Blackbird1995TV MovieTomas Ramirez
Street Fighter: The Movie1995Video GameM. Bison
Street Fighter1994Bison
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story1994TV MovieChico Mendes
Addams Family Values1993Gomez Addams
The Plague1992Cottard
The Addams Family1991Gomez Addams
Havana1990/IArturo Duran (uncredited)
The Rookie1990Strom
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound1990Victor Frankenstein
Presumed Innocent1990Alejandro 'Sandy' Stern
Mack the Knife1989MacHeath
Romero1989Archbishop Oscar Romero
Tequila Sunrise1988Carlos / Escalante
Moon Over Parador1988Roberto Strausmann
The Penitent1988Ramon Guerola
Trading Hearts1988Vinnie Iacona
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World1988TV MovieAristotle Onassis
Tango Bar1987Ricardo
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory1987TV MovieGen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
The Morning After1986Joaquin Manero
La gran fiesta1986Adolfo
Florida Straits1986TV MovieCarlos Jayne
Mussolini: The Untold Story1985TV Mini-SeriesCount Galeazzo Ciano
Compromising Positions1985David Suarez
Kiss of the Spider Woman1985Valentin Arregui
The New Show1984TV SeriesVarious / Scarface
American Playhouse1983TV SeriesAram Fingal Rick Blaine
Tempest1982Kalibanos
The Escape Artist1982Stu Quiñones
Strong Medicine1981
One from the Heart1981Ray
A Life of Sin1979Paulo
Othello1979VideoOthello
Eyes of Laura Mars1978Michael Reisler (as R.J.)
The Gumball Rally1976'Franco'
Death Scream1975TV MovieDetective Nick Rodriguez
Aces Up1974TV MovieRaul
Great Performances1974TV SeriesEdmund
The Bob Newhart Show1974TV SeriesDr. Greg Robinson
Sesame Street1971-1972TV SeriesRafael
The Organization1971Juan Mendoza
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me1971Juan Carlos Rosenbloom
The Panic in Needle Park1971Marco
McCloud1970TV SeriesFather Augusto Nieves
Stiletto1969Party Guest (uncredited)
N.Y.P.D.1968TV SeriesPetrolman
Love of Life1951TV SeriesMiguel Garcia (1969)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Addams Family Values1993performer: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - uncredited
The Addams Family1991performer: "Mamushka"
Mack the Knife1989performer: "The Cannon Song", "Love Song", "Polly's Song"
Tempest1982performer: "New York, New York"
One from the Heart1981performer: "It's Raining Cuban Cigars" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death in Granada1996dedicatee
Street Fighter1994in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2016TV MovieHimself
The Making of 'Street Fighter'1994Documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Score
The Making of 'The Addams Family'1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Gomez Addams
The 45th Annual Tony Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Regional Theatre Award
The Joan Rivers Show1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Clint, 'The Rookie' & Me1990TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama & Presenter
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Special Award to the N.Y. State Council on the Arts
Reading Rainbow1984TV SeriesHimself
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The Making of 'One from the Heart'1982Documentary shortHimself
Kiss Me, Petruchio1981TV Movie documentaryPetruchio
The 29th Annual Tony Awards1975TV SpecialHimself
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le Fossoyeur de Films2015TV Mini-Series documentary
Death Battle2013TV SeriesM. Bison
The Pinball Arcade2012Video GameGomez Addams (segment "The Addams Family")
Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman2008Video documentaryHimself
The Original Amateur Hour2005Video documentaryHimself
The Dream Studio2004Video documentary shortHimself
Liquid Assets2003TV Series documentaryGeneral M. Bison
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHimself
MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos2002Video documentaryGomez Addams (segment "Addams Groove")
The Papp Project2001DocumentaryHimself
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
Havana: Featurette1990Video documentary shortArturo Duran

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998Lifetime Achievement AwardLos Angeles Latino International Film FestivalPosthumously.
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Burning Season (1994)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialThe Burning Season (1994)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesThe Burning Season (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or MiniseriesThe Burning Season (1994)
1985NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorKiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorStreet Fighter (1994)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesDown Came a Blackbird (1995)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Addams Family (1991)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissThe Addams Family (1991)· Anjelica Huston
1991Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorThe Addams Family (1991)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureMoon Over Parador (1988)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaKiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureTempest (1982)


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#Quote
1There are 38,000 people dying of hunger each day and most are children. And, being a celebrity, I communicate about it as much as I can.
2I knew there was something special about the theatre for me. Something beyond the regular reality, something that I could get into and transcend and become something other than myself.
3What's behind me is not important!


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