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7 Facts About Yul Vazquez: Star of TNT Limited Series, I Am The Night.

Shrijan Published On Wed Feb 12 2020   Modified On Fri Apr 10 2020
7 Facts About Yul Vazquez: Star of TNT Limited Series, I Am The Night.

Yul Vazquez is a Cuban-born American actor and musician. Apart from being one of the major players on the screen since 1984, Vazquez was also the lead guitarist for the bands Urgent and Diving For Pearls

The 54-year-old's wealth of acting performances range from dramatic like the ones in the movies Traffic, American Gangster, and Captain Phillips to comedic in movies like Runaway Bride, Bad Boys II, and The Ex.

His television acting credits also boast a similar distinction with comedic roles like Seinfeld and Se* and the City to dramatic like The Sopranos and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Here are seven facts about Yul Vazquez.

7. One of the Central Cast Members of I am the Night

I am the Night is a limited series based on the memoir of Fauna Hodel, the granddaughter of the prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder, George Hodel.

The TNT limited series stars Vazquez as Billis, an NYPD detective.

Other cast members include Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Connie Nielsen, Leland Orser, Jay Paulson, and Golden Brooks, among others. 

6. Married since 2002 to Actress Linda Larkin 

Vazquez has been married to actress Linda Larkin- of Aladdin fame- since May 18, 2002. 

Yul Vazquez with wife Linda Larkin
Source: Zimbio

They have made the conscious decision to not have any children together, and their decision is unlikely to change.  

5. Was the Lead Guitarist for Two Rock Bands, Urgent, and Diving For Pearls

Vazquez seems superhuman in how he balances his full-time acting career with a lead-guitarist stint in not one but two successful rock bands, namely Urgent and Diving for Pearls.

While the bands themselves would not see the bright lights of the mainstream, it did exhibit the many talents of Yul Vazquez. 

4. Tony Award-nominated Stage Actor of The Motherf**ker With The Hat

Tony received widespread acclaim for his portrayal of Cousin Julio in the Broadway play, The Motherf**ker With The Hat. He starred opposite comedy legend Chris Rock and stole the show with his eccentric performance.

Among other accolades, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and a Drama Desk Awards.

3. Played "Bob The Intimidating G*y Guy" in Seinfeld

Among his litany of roles, a shining spot was his role as Bob- the "intimidating g*y guy" in three episodes of the popular sitcom, Seinfeld.

He has also appeared in an episode of The Sopranos, Person of Interest, Se*, and the City, and FBI; and made recurring appearances in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife, and Narcos: Mexico.

2. Shared the Screen with Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips

Vazquez had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the screen with acting royalty, Tom Hanks- something aspiring actors dream of.

Indeed, Vazquez played Captain Frank Castellano in the 2013 biographical drama, Captain Phillips, starring Hanks.

Yul Vazquez played  Captain Frank Castellano in Captain Phillips
Yul Vazquez played  Captain Frank Castellano in Captain Phillips
Source: IMDb

His other body of work includes roles in such diverse titles as Traffic, American Gangster, Runaway Bride, Bad Boys II, The A-Team, and The Ex, to name a few. 

1. Reported Net Worth of $1 Million 

According to various sources, Yul Vazquez's estimated net worth as of February 2020 is around $1 million. 

Not only is he an accomplished actor, but Vazquez is also a talented musician and the lead guitarist for two rock bands.

He stars in the TNT limited drama series, I am the Night