Josh Cruze has been in show business for over twenty years. He is an American movie actor, singer, musician, songwriter, and music producer who has worked in Theatre, Film, Television, Radio, Concert Halls, and Night-clubs. He is a decorated combat wounded former Marine who is grateful to the performing arts for helping him transform his life after experiencing the horrors of war.
He has worked with Salma Hayak, Jimmy Smits, Cheech Marin, Benicio Del Toro, Tony Plana, Miguel Ferrer, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Westly Snipes, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Hasselhoff, and Matt Dillon to name a few.
He has acted in award winning plays, films, and T.V. Shows. He was a recurring character on Fox’s hit drama series 24. He has Guest Starred and Co-Starred on CBS’s The Unit and TNT’s Monk. He was a series regular for two seasons playing Taina’s dad on Nickelodeon’s hit comedy Taina. Taina won the 2002 ALMA and IMAGEN AWARD for Best Children’s Show.
His songs have been used in independent and major studio films. Two of his songs were placed in Collateral starring Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, and Jada Pinkett Smith. He has acted, in theater programs bringing inner city children plays with a positive message.
His band Bandidos de Amor has performed in concerts, clubs, and movie premiers in major cities throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
In July 2011 he released his 4th CD “Tengo Que Vivir” which was selected to be considered for Grammy nominations in 9 categories.