Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Anthony Ruivivar received a B.F.A from Boston University and has appeared in numerous films.
Ruivivar describes his role as rookie paramedic Carlos as, "an ethnically three-dimensional character you don't often see on TV with a lot of room to explore." He says that he sees some similarities in their personalities, "Carlos and I are both shy at first until we assess the situation."
Ruivivar's feature film credits include the critically praised "High Art" as well as "In & Out," "Starship Troopers," "Simply Irresistible" with Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Race The Sun" with Halle Berry and "White Fang II," directed by Ken Olin. He'll next be seen on the big screen in the upcoming independent features "Saturn" and "Swimming."
He had a recurring role on daytime's "All My Children" and guest-starred on NBC's "Law & Order." He keeps hold of roots in New York Theater by being a member of both the Imua! Theater company and The Lab, formerly known as the Circle Rep. Theater.
In his free time, Ruivivar, whose father is a musician, enjoys writing and playing music. True to his Hawaiian upbringing, he loves boogie-boarding and surfing.
Ruivivar lives in New York City with his wife. His birthday is November 4.