|Ruivivar plays the character of Carlos Nieto|
|Birthname||Anthony Michael Ruivivar|
|Born:||November 4, 1970|
|Birthplace:||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Notable roles:||Alejo Salazar from The Whole Truth |
Bruce Wayne/Batman from Beware the Batman
|Spouse(s):||Yvonne Jung (1998–present)|
|Appeared on:||Third Watch|
|Appears as:||Carlos Nieto|
|Episodes appeared in:||132|
He also portrays as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Beware the Batman, and other law enforcement roles in different TV series.
Early life Edit
Ruivivar was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a musician father. In January 1998 he married actress Yvonne Jung, who would later appear in seasons 5 and 6 (2003–2005) of Third Watch as FDNY EMS Paramedic Holly Levine. In the show, Ruivivar and Jung's characters became a couple and got married in the series finale. In real life they have 2 children; son Kainoa was born on August 28, 2002 (age 15) and daughter Levi was born on May 3, 2006 (age 11).
Ruivivar's father is of Filipino, Chinese, and his mother is of German and Scottish descent. Given his physical appearance, Ruivivar usually portrays Hawaiian, Filipino, or Latino characters. Ruivivar also speaks some Spanish, and he used it in Third Watch. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University.
Ruivivar's early appearances include the films Race the Sun (1996) and a minor character in Starship Troopers (1997). Ruivivar's breakthrough role came in 1999 as Carlos Nieto, a paramedic in the action/drama series Third Watch (1999–2005), which centers around the life of police officers, paramedics, and firemen of a fictional precinct and fire station in New York City. In the show, Carlos was a Hawaiian-born Filipino-American who was abandoned by his family and spent his youth in various foster homes.
After Third Watch, Ruivivar remained in the drama genre, usually playing a police officer, detective or FBI agent in various TV series, such as Traveler, Quantico, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (all 2007), and Lie to Me (2009).
In 2010, he had a main role in ABC's The Whole Truth as Alejo Salazar. He recently appearing in a recurring role as Alex Longshadow in Banshee and Batman/Bruce Wayne in Beware the Batman.
- Anthony Ruivivar on Wikipedia