Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna

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Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna Wiki Biography

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna was born on 16 July 1948, in Panama City, Panama, to Anoland Díaz, a Cuban musician and actress, and Colombian athlete and percussionist Rubén Darío Blades, Sr.. He is a Panamanian actor, singer, songwriter, activist and politician, best known for his hit “Pedro Navaja”, and for playing Daniel Salazar in the television series “Fear the Walking Dead”.

So just how wealthy is Rubén Blades? Sources state that Blades’ wealth reaches $15 million, as of early 2017. His fortune has been earned through his career in music, film and television, and through his involvement in politics which all began in the early 1970s.

Born into an artistic family, Blades developed a great interest in music during his teenage years, becoming the lead singer of a band called the Saints, formed by his older brother. He later sang with Los Salvajes del Ritmo and served first as a guest singer and then as a songwriter with the professional Latin music conjunto, Bush y sus Magníficos. While studying law at the University of Panama, he continued to be involved in music, making his first trip to the USA in 1974, where he performed and recorded an album entitled “From Panama to New York” with Pete Rodriguez. He then returned to Panama to finish his education, before returning to the States and settling in New York, where he began working in the mailroom of the Latin-oriented record label Fania Records.Not long after, he began working with the salsa band of Ray Barretto, and later with Willie Colón, a salsa musician, with whom he release a number of albums, achieving enormous success with the 1978 “Siembra”, which became one of the most popular salsa albums ever. It sold over three million copies, with the single “Pedro Navaja” becoming the biggest selling single in the history of salsa, selling over 25 million copies. Blades’ net worth was considerably boosted.

In the early ’80s, Ruben formed his own band called Los Seis del Solar, releasing several albums, including the Grammy Award-winning “Escenas” and “Antecedente”. His wealth grew commensurately, but then he took a break, and in the mid-’80s he obtained his MA from Harward Law School.

The ’90s saw the singer releasing several albums with his band, including the Grammy Award-winning “La Rosa de los Vientos” and “Tiempos”, further expanding his net worth. He went on to release another successful album in 2002, entitled “Mundo”, followed by the 2009 “Cantares del Subdesarrollo”. His most recent album, “Tangos”, came out in 2014, earning Blades another Grammy Award.

Aside from his remarkable music career, Blades has also been involved in the film and television industry. After making his film debut in the 1982 “The Last Fight” playing the lead part of a singer-turned-boxer, he went on to become a co-writer of the independent film “Crossover Dreams”, in which he also starred as a salsa singer striving for mainstream success. He then landed several other film roles during the ’80s, including “Critical Condition” and “Fatal Beauty”.

The ’90s saw him in films like “The Two Jakes”, “Predator 2” and “The Dewil’s Own”. He also gained some stage experience during this time, making his Broadway debut in the musical “The Capeman”, sharing the title role with Marc Anthony. All added to his fortune.

As for the small screen, he played Dr. Max Cabranes in the TV series “Gideon’s Crossing” from 2000 to 2011, and also appeared in films such as “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”, “Safe House” and “The Counselor”. His most recent film part was in the 2016 “Hands of Stone”.

As of 2015, he has been playing Daniel Salazar in the series “Fear the Walking Dead”. He has also written soundtracks for many of the mentioned films, so Blades’ involvement in the film and television industry has significantly improved his net worth.

Aside from showbiz, Blades has been involved in Panamanian politics too, running for the Panamanian presidency as founder and head of the Papa Egoro party in 1994, and becoming minister of tourism in 2004. His political career has been another source of his wealth.

In his private life, Blades married Lisa Lebenzon in 1986, but the couple eventually divorced. He later married American actress and singer Luba Mason in 2006, with whom he has remained ever since.

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Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna Quick Info

Full NameRubén Blades
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 16, 1948
Place Of BirthPanama City, Panama
ProfessionSinger
EducationHarvard Law School, Harvard University, University of Panama
NationalityPanamanian
SpouseLuba Mason
ChildrenJoseph Verne
ParentsAnoland Diaz, Ruben Dario Blades, Sr.
SiblingsRoberto Blades
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Medoro.Madera.Oficial
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/rubenblades
MySpacehttps://myspace.com/rubenbladescom
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001952/
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AwardsLatin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album, Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album, Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Latin Grammy Award for Be…
NominationsLatin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Independ…
MoviesHands of Stone, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Milagro Beanfield War, Predator 2, Safe House, Cradle Will Rock, The Devil’s Own, The Two Jakes, All the Pretty Horses, Crossover Dreams, Assassination Tango, Mo’ Better Blues, Disorganized Crime, Secuestro Express, Imagining Argentina, Critical Condit…
TV ShowsGideon’s Crossing, Fear the Walking Dead

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna Trademarks

  1. Songs as: “Maestra Vida”, “Pedro Navaja”, “Desiciones”, “Desapariciones”, “Tiburón”, etc.
  2. On stage, he wears a hat On interviews wears a bonnet
  3. Songs about social criticism and daily life
  4. His maracas painted like flag of Panama

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna Quotes

  • What good is it to know something, if you don’t share what you know?

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna Important Facts

  • Holds degrees in Law from the University of Panama and International Law from Harvard University.
  • Blades uses the English pronunciation (rhymes with “glades”), as Ruben’s grandfather Reuben Blades was English, a native of St. Lucia.
  • The son of a bongo player turned police detective and a mother who taught piano, Blades grew up with music but studied law at the University of Panama. In 1974, at 26, he landed in New York City with just $100 in his pocket and a dream to make it as a singer.
  • His grandfather, Reuben Blades, was born on the British island of St. Lucia.
  • Was Minister of Tourism in Panama from 2004 until 2009.
  • In Predator 2 (1990), he played a character with the last name Archuleta who is killed by the bad guy, and in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), his character avenges the death of a partner with the last name Archuleta.
  • He won his first Grammy for the album, “Encenas”, and has won 4 more in Latin categories, a Latin Grammy, and one in World Music for the album “Mundo.”.
  • Ran for President of Panama as founder and head of the Papa Egoro party in 1994. He came in third behind the two leading Panamanian parties. However, he won a respectable 18% of the vote. His party gained enough seats in the Panamanian Legislature to ensure its continuance and a place in national politics, until it was dissolved in 1999.

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Fear the Walking Dead2015-2016TV SeriesDaniel SalazarActor
Hands of Stone2016Carlos EletaActor
The Counselor2013JefeActor
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada2012President CallesActor
Safe House2012Carlos VillarActor
La siguiente estación2011ShortBenitoActor
Spoken Word2009Cruz-Sr.Actor
Secuestro express2005Carla’s FatherActor
Spin2003ErnestoActor
Imagining Argentina2003Silvio AyalaActor
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003Jorge FBIActor
The Maldonado Miracle2003TV MovieCruzActor
Assassination Tango2002MiguelActor
Resurrection Blvd.2002TV SeriesMartinActor
Gideon’s Crossing2000-2001TV SeriesDr. Max CabranesActor
All the Pretty Horses2000Don Hector de la Rocha y VillarrealActor
Cradle Will Rock1999Diego RiveraActor
Chinese Box1997JimActor
The Devil’s Own1997Edwin DiazActor
The X-Files1997TV SeriesConrad LozanoActor
Al compas de un sentimiento1996SingerActor
Grampa1996DoctorActor
Eres mi Canción1996Video shortSingerActor
Scorpion Spring1995Border Patrolman Sam ZaragosaActor
Color of Night1994MartinezActor
A Million to Juan1994BartenderActor
Life with Mikey1993Angie’s Dad (uncredited)Actor
Miracle on Interstate 8801993TV MoviePastor BerumanActor
The Super1991Marlon (as Ruben Blades)Actor
Crazy from the Heart1991TV MovieErnesto OntiverosActor
One Man’s War1991TV MoviePerroneActor
The Josephine Baker Story1991TV MovieCount Giuseppe Pepito AbatinoActor
Heart of the Deal1990Actor
Predator 21990Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)Actor
The Two Jakes1990Mickey NiceActor
Mo’ Better Blues1990PeteyActor
The Lemon Sisters1989C.WActor
Cinemax Sessions1989TV SeriesActor
Disorganized Crime1989Carlos BarriosActor
Dead Man Out1989TV MovieBenActor
Homeboy1988DoctorActor
The Milagro Beanfield War1988Sheriff Bernabe MontoyaActor
Fatal Beauty1987Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)Actor
Critical Condition1987LouisActor
Crossover Dreams1985Rudy VelozActor
The Last Fight1983Andy ‘Kid’ ClaveActor
Ligia Elena1983Short performer: “Ligia Elena” / writer: “Ligia Elena”Soundtrack
Hands of Stone2016“Plástico” , “Ligia Elena” , “Símbolo” , “Tiburón” / performer: “Champions”Soundtrack
Ride Along 22016writer: “Watch Out For This Bumaye” – as Ruben BladesSoundtrack
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Los 802013TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012Soundtrack
Benvenuti al nord2012writer: “Plastico”Soundtrack
Sugar2008/Iperformer: “Que Bonita Luna”Soundtrack
Banda sonoraTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2007 writer – 1 episode, 2007Soundtrack
Memòries de la tele2007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
El cantante2006writer: “El Cantante”Soundtrack
Spin2003writer: “Improv” – as Ruben BladesSoundtrack
Operación triunfo2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Casa de los babys2003performer: “Un Son Para Ti”Soundtrack
Empire2002performer: “Plastico” / writer: “Plastico”Soundtrack
Dance with Me1998performer: “Patria” / writer: “Patria”Soundtrack
Unplugged1994TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Barcelona1994writer: “Ligia Elena”Soundtrack
Stefano Quantestorie1993performer: “Pedro Navaja” / writer: “Pedro Navaja”Soundtrack
Gladiator1992writer: “Da Me La Fama” – as R. BladesSoundtrack
Do the Right Thing1989lyrics: “Tu y Yo” / music: “Tu y Yo” / performer: “Tu y Yo”Soundtrack
Chances Are1989performer: “NUESTRO ADIOS” / writer: “NUESTRO ADIOS”Soundtrack
True Believer1989performer: “La Marea” / writer: “La Marea”Soundtrack
Oliver & Company1988performer: “Buscando Guyaba” / writer: “Buscando Guyaba”Soundtrack
The Believers1987performer: “El Nacimiento de Ramiro”Soundtrack
Miami ViceTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 1986 – 1987 writer – 2 episodes, 1986 – 1987Soundtrack
Beat Street1984performer: “Tu Cariño Carmen’s Theme” / writer: “Tu Cariño Carmen’s Theme”Soundtrack
Pedro Navaja1984“Pedro Navaja”Soundtrack
Ruben Blades, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil2014VideoComposer
Vivir pedaleando2003ShortComposer
Empire2002Composer
A Design for a Life2001ShortComposer
Eres mi Canción1996Video shortComposer
Gryphon1990TV Movie as Ruben BladesComposer
Q & A1990Composer
Ligia Elena1983ShortComposer
When the Mountains Tremble1983DocumentaryComposer
P.O.V.2012TV Series documentary composer – 1 episodeMusic Department
Éste es mi barrio1996TV Series composer – 1 episodeMusic Department
Pedro Navaja1984song “Pedro Navaja”Writer
Talking Dead2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself – GuestSelf
Yo soy la Salsa2014DocumentarySelf
Paco de Lucía: la búsqueda2014DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Ruben Blades, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil2014VideoHimselfSelf
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Invasión2014DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Miradas 22011TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Celebrity Habla 22010TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself – PerformerSelf
Voces2006TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Predator Goes to Town2005Video shortHimselfSelf
En mi país2004TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Palladium: Where Mambo Was King2002TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Encuentro2002TV Movie documentarySelf
Lo + plus2002TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Latido Latino I: señas de identidad2001DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Latido Latino II: tiempos mestizos2001DocumentaryHimselfSelf
From Son to Salsa1996DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Somos un solo pueblo1995TV Movie documentarySelf
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards1995TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Late Night with Conan O’Brien1994TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
An American Reunion: The People’s Inaugural Celebration1993TV MovieHimselfSelf
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself – Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialSelf
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself – Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSelf
Telecupón1991TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Into the Night1991TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Predator 2: International1990Video shortHimselfSelf
Pero ¿esto qué es?1989-1990TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Rockambole1989TV SeriesSelf
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself (as Ruben Blades)Self
Àngel Casas Show1985-1986TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)Self
The Return of Ruben Blades1985DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Roots of Rhythm1984TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Beats of the Heart: Salsa1979TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
30 minuts2015TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Passage to Panama: A Musical Journey2008Video documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
The Hunters and the Hunted: The Making of ‘Predator 2’2005Video documentary shortHimselfArchive Footage
Biography1999TV Series documentaryCarlos BarriosArchive Footage

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2004Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a FilmOnce Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)Won
2001ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a New Television SeriesGideon’s Crossing (2000)Won
1990CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesDead Man Out (1989)Won
2004Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a FilmOnce Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)Nominated
2001ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a New Television SeriesGideon’s Crossing (2000)Nominated
1990CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesDead Man Out (1989)Nominated