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Richard Cabral          

Emmy-Nominated Actor Known for "American Crime," Storyteller & Recovery Advocate

Richard Cabral is best known for his riveting portrayal of “Hector Tonz” in ABC’s commercially and critically acclaimed anthology "American Crime." He earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the series, which was created by Academy Award®-winner John Ridley. His previous television credits include FOX’s "Lethal Weapon" reboot, NBC’s "Chicago Fire" and his first job on TNT’s "Southland."

He can currently be seen as one of the leads of the hit FX series "Mayans M.C." which is the spin-off of hugely successful series "Sons of Anarchy." Richard was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for his portrayal of “Johnny ‘Coco’ Cruz” in season 1.

Cabral recently appeared in STX’s thriller Peppermint alongside Jennifer Garner and starred with Gabrielle Union in the hit Universal feature Breaking In. He also produced and starred as the title character in Millennium’s Khali the Killer. Other notable film credits include Paramount’s horror film Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and David Ayer’s critically acclaimed drama End of Watch with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. He also starred opposite Martha Higareda in the Hulu/Blumhouse feature Culture Shock as part of their Into The Dark anthology series.

Born into a Mexican family involved in gangs since the 1970s, Cabral found himself living a life of incarceration until he met Father Greg of Homeboy Industries, who changed Cabral’s life by introducing him to art and acting. In addition to acting, poetry and performing his critically acclaimed one-man show Fighting Shadows, Cabral spends his free time doing charity work with Homeboy and giving motivational speeches at juvenile detention centers and high schools around the country.

Cabral can currently be seen in the Peacock series "TWISTED METAL" and the SciFi Thriller series "RZR."


'American Crime' Star Richard Cabral Reveals His Past of Crack Addiction, Life in Gang
American Crime star Richard Cabral shared how he went from former drug addict and gang member to finding redemption at East Los Angeles' Homeboy Industries on his way to stardom...
Richard Cabral on Leaving His Gang Life Behind and Starring in a Hollywood Film
Growing up in East Los Angeles with a single mom wasn't easy. By the time Richard Cabral was 13 years old he was in a gang...

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