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.
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
Father of two sons with Poloway, Raul and Benjamin.
In 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.
Was originally supposed to play Don Diego De la Vega in The Mask of Zorro (1998), but died before he could take the role.
Originally 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.
He is the only man to win the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe posthumously.
He is one of a few artists to be given a state funeral in his native Puerto Rico.
Member of the Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity in Puerto Rico
His father was the pioneer who brought pizza to Puerto Rico when he added it to the menu of his already popular fried chicken.
He 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.
Earned a B.A. in drama from University of Puerto Rico.
Buried at Buxeda Cemetery (Cemeterio Buxeda) in Cupey, Puerto Rico.
Died while in a coma just days before his last theatrical movie, Street Fighter (1994), was finished. The film is dedicated to his memory.
Was 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.