Cuban-American actor Yul Vazquez plays Delegate Herrera in RUNNERRUNNER – IN THEATERS OCTOBER 4
Cuban American actor
Justin Timberlake & Ben Affleck
Yul Vazquez is a Cuban born-Miami raised actor who arrived to the United States when he was just two years old.
Vazquez will play Delegate Herrera in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film RUNNER RUNNER, opposite Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.
He can currently be seen on the Starz drama “Magic City” opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Set in 1960s Miami, the show centers on the upscale Miramar Playa Hotel amongst the political and organized crime drama of the time. Yul portrays ‘Victor Lazaro,’ general manager of the Miramar Playa. Additionally he recurs in three other television shows, as ‘Pedro’ in FX’s LOUIE, as ‘Christian’ in CBS’ THE GOOD WIFE and as ‘Detective Anthony Nikolich’ on HBO’s TREME.
Vázquez starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated “The Motherf**cker with the Hat” opposite Chris Rock. For his portrayal of the eccentric ‘Cousin Julio,’ he received nominations for a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award.
He has had numerous roles on some of television’s most popular shows. From his re-occurring character ‘Bob,’ the “angry gay Puerto Rican,” on “Seinfeld,” to one of Samantha’s love interests on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” to ‘Rueben the Cuban’ on HBO’s “The Sopranos”. Other television include”Law & Order: SVU”(NBC) and “Fringe’ (Fox).
Runner Runner opens in theaters October 4.
Runner Runner follows the life of Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), who believes he’s been swindled and travels to Costa Rica to confront an online gambling tycoon by the name of Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.