Known very best for his Golden Eagle Award-winning and ALMA Award-nominated part mainly because Chakotay in the science fiction series Star Trek: Voyager, this California-born actor can be well-known for his name role inside a 1982 dark comedy film known as Feeding on Raoul. After learning theatre at California Condition College or university, Fresno, he was solid in the 1981 film Zoot Match. He founded a Los Angeles-based theatre company known as the East L.A. Basic Theatre Group. He and his nine siblings was raised in Bakersfield, California, as the kids of Mexican-American parents Aurelia and Louis Beltran. One of is own brothers, Louie Cruz Beltran, got a successful profession like a musician. He and Kate Mulgrew had been co-stars on Celebrity Trek: Voyager.