Although Anthony Ruivivar, who stars as Carlos Nieto in "Third Watch," was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he received his bachelor of fine arts degree 6,000 miles away at Boston University.
His feature film credits include the critically praised "High Art"; "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 was also seen in the independent features "Saturn" and "Swimming" and the DVD release of "Cash Crop," with James Van Der Beek.
Ruivivar had a recurring role on daytime's "All My Children" and guest starred on "Law & Order." He maintains his roots in New York theatre as a member of both the Imua! Theater company and Circle East, formerly known as the Circle Repertory Theatre.
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.