Latin singer songwriter who wrote and sang many strikes, including “Pedro Navaja” and its own follow-up track, “Sorpresas.” Also an acting professional, he was solid as Daniel Salazar in the AMC series Dread the Walking Lifeless. He was a vocalist in the music group Los Salvajes del Ritmo. He offers law degrees from your University or college of Panama and from Harvard University or college. He performed the part of Carlos in the actions thriller Safe Home. His 1st wife was Lisa Lebenzon; he later on got wedded to Luba Mason. He offers collaborated with Elvis Costello.
Full Name Rubén Blades
Date Of Birth July 16, 1948
Place Of Birth Panama City, Panama
Profession World Music Singer
Education Harvard Law School, University of Panama, Harvard University
Awards Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album, Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album, Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Salsa/Merengue Album, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a New Television Series
Music Groups Fania All-Stars
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor - Supporting Role, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special
Movies Predator 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Hands of Stone, Safe House, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Devil's Own, All the Pretty Horses, Cradle Will Rock, Assassination Tango, The Two Jakes, Crossover Dreams, Mo' Better Blues, Color of Night, Secuestro Express, Imagining Argentina, Cristiada, Crazy from the Heart, Disorganized Crime, Fatal Beauty, The Counselor, The Super, The Last Fight, Critical Condition, Chinese Box, The Lemon Sisters, Scorpion Spring, A Million to Juan, Dead Man Out, The Josephine Baker Story, The Maldonado Miracle, One Man's War, Miracle on I-880, Roots of Rhythm, When the Mountains Tremble, Q&A, Spoken Word, Empire, Spin, Musica Mundial, Original Salsa Kings: Vol. 1
TV Shows Gideon's Crossing, Fear the Walking Dead
Star Sign Cancer
Holds degrees in Law from the University of Panama and International Law from Harvard University.
Blades uses the English pronunciation (rhymes with "glades"), as Ruben's grandfather Reuben Blades was English, a native of St. Lucia.
The son of a bongo player turned police detective and a mother who taught piano, Blades grew up with music but studied law at the University of Panama. In 1974, at 26, he landed in New York City with just $100 in his pocket and a dream to make it as a singer.
His grandfather, Reuben Blades, was born on the British island of St. Lucia.
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.
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.".
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.
Fear the Walking Dead
Hands of Stone
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
La siguiente estación
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
The Maldonado Miracle
Dr. Max Cabranes
All the Pretty Horses
Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal
Cradle Will Rock
The Devil's Own
Al compas de un sentimiento
Eres mi Canción
Border Patrolman Sam Zaragosa
Color of Night
A Million to Juan
Life with Mikey
Angie's Dad (uncredited)
Miracle on Interstate 880
Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
Crazy from the Heart
One Man's War
The Josephine Baker Story
Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino
Heart of the Deal
Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
The Two Jakes
Mo' Better Blues
The Lemon Sisters
Dead Man Out
The Milagro Beanfield War
Sheriff Bernabe Montoya
Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)
The Last Fight
Andy 'Kid' Clave
Short performer: "Ligia Elena" / writer: "Ligia Elena"