Nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award for his riveting portrayal of Hector Tontz in ABC’s commercially and critically acclaimed anthology series “American Crime,” (created by Oscar-winner John Ridley), Richard Cabral was discovered by the producers of NBC’s “Southland” while working as a baker at Homeboy Industries. He’s been taking Hollywood by storm ever since.
With memorable roles in Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor" (starring opposite Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender), the Chris Weitz film “A Better Life” (with Demian Bichir), “End of Watch” (opposite Jake Gyllenhaal), “Rampart” (with Woody Harrelson), “Devil’s Ink” (opposite Zoe Bell and RJ Mitte) and “Snitch” (opposite Dwayne Johnson), Richard has also made guest starring turns on ABC’s “Body of Proof,” and HBO’s “Luck.” He will next be seen in “Blood Father,” a Taken-style action thriller directed by Jean-Francois Richet (Mesrine) and starring Mel Gibson.
Through his company, Lineage Entertainment Group, Richard recently completed work on independent feature “Khali the Killer,” and recently put up his one-man show “Fighting Shadows,” a passionate and poignant play celebrating the power of human transformation and redemption. (Lineage also produces a live, monthly Poetry Slam to encourage healing through art in Montebello, CA.)
Richard was recently awarded Homeboy Industries “Homeboy Hero Award” given to the former gang member and “graduate” from the Homeboy program, who has most profoundly transformed his or her life. A former gang-member, he fought a life-sentence and has since dedicated himself to helping others born into similar circumstances.
Cabral, who lives in Los Angeles, can currently be seen on Fox’s “Lethal Weapon” as the recurring character, Detective Cruz.