Enrique Ricardo Murciano is an American actor best known for portraying “Danny Taylor” in the television series “Without a Trace.” His passion for performing inspired him to drop out of law school and move to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in acting. His first TV appearances included parts in the series “Suddenly Susan” and “The Pretender,” and his first significant TV role was for the series “Spyder Games.” Later, he appeared in a number of other films and TV shows. He made his acting debut in the 1997 action movie “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” which starred Sandra Bullock. He got to know Jerry Bruckheimer while the 2001 American military movie “Black Hawk Down” was being made, and that helped him get the coveted part of “Danny Taylor” in the TV series “Without a Trace,” which began airing in 2002 and won him great acclaim. He went on to produce a number of other notable works, such as the movies “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,” “Water & Power,” and “Rough Night,” as well as TV shows like “Power” and “Bloodline.” He served as executive producer of the TV movie “A Separate Peace” and the movie “Máncora,” the latter of which had him in a leading role.
Early Childhood & Life
He was born on July 9, 1973, in Miami, Florida, in the United States. After his mother, a radio station employee, and his musician father separated when he was 10 years old, he spent the rest of his childhood living with her. He has Cuban ancestry.
Christopher Columbus High School was his previous educational institution, and he then enrolled at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Moving on, he enrolled in the Boston-area “New England School of Law” to study law but eventually dropped out to pursue an acting career. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles.
He is a motorcycle and automobile enthusiast.
Career of Enrique Murciano
He made his big-screen debut in the American action-thriller film “Speed 2: Cruise Control” from 1997, which also starred Willem Dafoe, Jason Patric, and Sandra Bullock. Enrique remembered his little appearance in the movie and said, “I may have had one sentence, but the back of my ear became renowned.
He made his television debut in 1999 when he played one-episode roles in the shows “Suddenly Susan” and “The Pretender.”
He played a DEA agent in the critically acclaimed and numerous “Academy Award” winning 2000 American criminal drama “Traffic,” which also starred Michael Douglas and Don Cheadle and went on to become a significant box office success.
In 36 of the 65 episodes of the American television series “Spyder Games,” which aired on “MTV” from June 18, 2001, to September 20, 2001, he was given the starring part of “Francisco Torres.” He appeared as “SGT Lorenzo Ruiz” in the popular American military movie “Black Hawk Down,” which was released on December 28 in the US, that same year.
Jerry Bruckheimer, an American film and television producer, was introduced to him while they were filming “Black Hawk Down.” The American police procedural TV drama “Without a Trace” offered him the role of “Danny Taylor,” Special Agent—Missing Persons Unit, “FBI,” as a result.
He experienced a true breakthrough when he was cast as “Danny Taylor” in the film “Without a Trace,” which brought him widespread acclaim and popularity. He played the part throughout the show’s seven seasons, which CBS broadcast from September 26, 2002, to May 19, 2009. He received two nominations for “ALMA Awards,” one for each of the years 2008 and 2009.
He made his executive producing debut with the 2004 television movie “A Separate Peace.”
The American comedy “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,” which debuted on March 24, 2005, was the second noteworthy film of Enrique’s career. It was directed by John Pasquin and made over $101 million in box office receipts worldwide. Along with Sandra Bullock and Regina King, he played “Jeff Foreman” in the film. His second movie with Bullock was this one.
He reached number seven on “People” magazine’s annual list of “The Sexiest Men Alive” in 2006.
He served as the film’s executive producer and starred as “Iigo” in the Peruvian-Spanish drama “Máncora,” which was an official selection at several film festivals in 2008, including the “Sundance Film Festival,” where it made its debut on January 20 of that year.
Enrique appeared in the will.i.am-produced music video “Yes We Can” from the American band “The Black Eyed Peas,” which was released in 2008. He also appeared in the star-studded film “Presidential Pledge” by the celebrity pair Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, which went viral on YouTube in 2009.
He appeared in a total of five episodes of the well-known American procedural crime drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” between 2009 and 2012 as “Detective Carlos Moreno.”
His first appearance was in episode 20 of the eighth season of the series, titled “Two-Faced.” His other appearances were in the final episode of the eighth season, titled “Pyramid,” and in the thirteenth episode of the ninth season, titled “A Desperate Man.” After moving on to other projects, he ended up with the recurring role of “CIA” agent “Ray “C-I-Ray” Cruz” in the “CBS” “police procedural TV
Enrique played “Dr.” in the American supernatural TV series “666 Park Avenue.” In three of its episodes from 2012, Scott Evans appears.
He played one of the eponymous characters, “Water,” in the 2013 American crime-drama movie “Water & Power,” which also starred Nicholas Gonzalez as “Power.” The movie was shown at the National Conference of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) in June of that year, as well as at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in October. On May 2, 2014, it made its theatrical debut in the US.
Enrique played “Kemp,” a member of “Malcolm’s” squad, in the 2014 American science-fiction movie “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” The movie became the seventh highest-grossing movie of that year and the highest-grossing installment in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise after earning a staggering $710.6 million at the box office.
He appeared in 10 episodes of the American crime drama-thriller TV series “Power” on “Starz” between 2014 and 2016 in the recurring role of “Felipe Lobos.”
Meanwhile, in 2015, he was cast in the lead role of “Marco Diaz” in the Netflix original thriller-drama web series “Bloodline.” He appeared in a total of 26 episodes over the course of the show’s first two seasons, from 2015 to 2017. In the season two finale, his character passed away.
He appeared in six episodes of the American TV drama “Hap and Leonard” between 2016 and 2017 as “Raoul.”
He played the role of “Detective Ruiz” in the 2017 American comedy “Rough Night,” which achieved notable financial success. The same year, he appeared in the Will Smith-led American urban fantasy “Bright,” the TV movie “The Saint,” and five episodes of the American crime thriller “The Blacklist.”
Individual Life of Enrique Murciano
Before breaking up with Molly Sims in 2003, he claimed to have dated her for roughly a year. Additionally, he is thought to have dated Lily Cole between 2008 and 2011.
He enjoys experimenting with cuisine and is known for playing the ukulele.
Enrique Murciano Net Worth
Enrique Murciano has a net worth of $5 million and works as an actor and producer in the United States. In July 1973, Enrique Ricardo Murciano was born in Miami, Florida. His most famous part is Danny Taylor from the television show Without a Trace. He studied at New England School of Law and Tulane University. In order to further his acting profession, Enrique relocated to Los Angeles, California. In 1997, he made his acting debut as Alejandro in the film Speed 2: Cruise Control. In 1999, he made his television debut in the episodes of Suddenly Susan and The Pretender. He played Francisco Torres in the television series Spyder Games in 2001. He played FBI agent Danny Taylor in the CBS drama series Without a Trace from 2002 until 2009. In both the 2011–2012 season of NCIS and the 2009–2012 season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Murciano played a recurring character. Black Hawk Down, Case 42, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, The Lost City, How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, Mancora, Water & Power, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are just a few of the films in which he has starred. For two ALMA Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, he has received nominations. In 2006, he was ranked as the seventh sexiest man alive by People magazine.