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Anthony Ruivivar

Anthony Ruivivar
Ruivivar at the 2013 SDCC
Born (1970-11-04) November 4, 1970
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Years active 1990-present
Spouse(s) Yvonne Jung (1998-present) 2 children

Anthony Michael Ruivivar (born November 4, 1970 (1970-11-04)) is an American actor known for his portrayal of FDNY paramedic Carlos Nieto in the TV series Third Watch, Batman/Bruce Wayne in Beware the Batman, and other law enforcement roles in different TV series.


  • Background 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
    • TV series 3.1
    • Video Games 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Ruivivar was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a musician father.[1] 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 (2002-08-28) August 28, 2002 and daughter Levi was born on (2006-05-03) May 3, 2006 .

Ruivivar's father is of Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish descent, and his mother is of German and Scottish descent.[2] Given his physical appearance, Ruivivar usually portrays Hawaiian, Filipino, or Latino characters. Ruivivar also speaks Spanish, and he used it in Third Watch.[3] 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. Carlos started as a cocky rookie, often clashing with his superiors. Sometimes, he would display a presumptuous and uncaring attitude towards his patients, and other times he would act as a comic relief. He was the only paramedic to stay as a major character for the six seasons of the show.

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, 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 is currently appearing in a recurring role as Alex Longshadow in Banshee and Batman/Bruce Wayne in Beware the Batman.


Year Film Role Notes
1994 White Fang 2 Peter
1996 Race the Sun Eduardo Braz
1997 Starship Troopers Shujumi
1998 High Art Xander
1999 Simply Irresistible Ramos
2004 Poster Boy Daniel
2008 Tropic Thunder Platoon Sergeant
2009 A Perfect Getaway Chronic
2011 The Adjustment Bureau McCrady
2012 Junction Tai
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Flight School Administrator

TV series

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Law & Order Raymond Cartena 1 episode: "Mad dog" S7E18
1999–2005 Third Watch FDNY paramedic Carlos Nieto Main character during the entire run of the show
2007 Traveler Agent Guillermo Borjes 8 episodes
Chuck Tommy 2 episodes
Numb3rs Agent Cordero 1 episode
Criminal Minds Lt. Ricardo Davis 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Detective Ruben Bejarano 1 episode
2009 Lie to Me FBI Agent Dardis 1 episode
2010 The Whole Truth Alejo Salazar Main character
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Miguel Ramos 1 episode: "Afterbirth"
2012 Burn Notice Rafael Montero 1 episode: "Mixed Messages"
The Mentalist Victor Phipps 1 episode: "Black Cherry"
2013 Beware the Batman Bruce Wayne/Batman Main character
Southland Officer Lucero Recurring character
Banshee Alex Longshadow Recurring character
Revolution General Carver
Castle Barrett Hawke 1 episode: "A Murder Is Forever"
2014 Avengers Assemble Nighthawk Season two
Hawaii Five-0 Marco Reyes 4 episodes
Nashville Rolling Stone Reporter Season 3, episode 7
2015 Quantico Agent Jimenez 1 episode: "Run"
American Horror Story: Hotel Richard Ramirez 1 episode: "Devil's Night"

Video Games

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Marvel Heroes Star-Lord


  1. ^ Anthony Michael Ruivivar Biography (1970-)
  2. ^ Biography for Anthony Ruiviar
  3. ^ "History of the World".  

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