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Wilson Cruz Net Worth

Wilson Cruz Net Worth is
$2 Million

Wilson Cruz Biography

Wilson Echevarria was born on 27th December 1973, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Afro-Puerto Rican ancestry, and is an actor, best known for playing Rickie Vásquez in the television series “My So-Called Life” (1994 – 1995) and for being a recurring character in the series “Noah’s Ark” (2005 – 2006). As proud gay person, he is a consistent advocate for the LGBT community, especially blacks. Cruz has been active in the entertainment industry since 1994.

How much is the net worth of Wilson Cruz? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $2 million, as of the data given in late 2017. Film and television are the major sources of Cruz net worth.

Wilson Cruz Net Worth $2 Million

To begin with, Wilson Cruz was raised in Brooklyn by Puerto Rican parents, the oldest of three brothers. His parents encouraged him to try acting, so when he matriculated from San Bernardino Eisenhower High School, he attended California State University, where he majored in theatre and English, but dropped out of the university to devote himself to acting. At age 19, Cruz told his mother that he is gay. She was shocked initially, but finally accepted the news, but his father him from the house, and Cruz lived in his car and in friends’ houses for a few months, although years later he reconciled with his father.

Cruz moved to Hollywood to seek work as an actor, with the intention of being open about his sexuality from the beginning of his career. In 1994, he was chosen as Enrique ‘Rickie’ Vásquez, a gay adolescent with problems, in the series “My So-Called Life” – in an episode reflecting reality, Rickie tells the truth to his parents, who throw him out of the house. For his good performance, Cruz received the Young Artist Award in the category of the Best Performance of a Group of Young People in a Television Series in 1995. Cruz then portrayed Joaquin, the FBI director and hidden gay man in Oliver Stone’s film “Nixon” (1995), and also won a small role in the television movie “On Seventh Avenue” (1996). The same year, he appeared with David Arquette in the film “Johns” about the daily struggles of prostitutes.

Since 1997, Wilson Cruz has also appeared in various Broadway musicals, in 1997 featuring in the musical “Rent”. From 2007 to 2009, he starred alongside Evan Martinez in the television series “Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World”, and in the autumn of 2014, Cruz appeared in the drama “Red Band Society”.

Cruz advocates for the LGBT community (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals), and is especially dedicated to young blacks, volunteering as the online host of Youth Zone on Gay.com for LGBT youth. He was the Grand Marshal of the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 1998 and the 2005 Gay Pride Parade in Chicago. In 2008 he was the keynote speaker at the Lavender Graduation and the Rainbow Banquet that honoured the LGBT students at the University of Illinois.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Wilson Cruz keeps his private affairs exactly that, continuing to live in Los Angeles. His hobbies include playing the saxophone, clarinet and the flute.

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Quick Facts

Full NameWilson Cruz
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 27, 1973
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height5' 8½" (1.74 m)
ProfessionActor
EducationSan Bernardino Eisenhower High School, California State University
NationalityAmerican
SiblingsJoshua Cruz
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Wilson-Cruz-107359866034012
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/wcruz73
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/wcruz73/?hl=en
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0190497
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/wilson-cruz-mn0001867644
AwardsGLAAD Media Visibilidad Award (2008), ALMA Award for Emerging Actor in a Television Series (2000), Young Artist Award (1995)
Movies“Nixon” (1995), “On Seventh Avenue” (1996), “Johns”, “Red Band Society” (2014), “Green Flash” (2009)
TV Shows“My So-Called Life” (1994-1995), “Noah's Ark” (2005-2006), “Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World” (2007-2009), “Party of Five” (1999–2000)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded the 1997 Drama Logue Award for Performance for "Rent" in the Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2He was awarded the 1998 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Featured Actor in a Musical for "Rent" in a Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3Filmed a Public Service Announcement to raise awareness for the issue of homelessness among gay teens in which he revealed that he was kicked out of his house as a teen when he told his family that he was gay. His character on My So-Called Life (1994) went through an almost-identical storyline.
4Attached to play Angel in a television mini series based on the Broadway musical Rent, with Neil Patrick Harris as Mark Cohen, Rikki Lee Travolta as Roger Davis, and singer Shakira as Mimi, but the rights were pulled in order for Chris Columbus to make a film adaptation using much of the original Broadway cast including Wilson Jermaine Heredia in the role of Angel.
5Is of Puerto Rican ancestry.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Visibilidad AwardGLAAD Media Awards
2000ALMA AwardALMA AwardsEmerging Actor in a Drama SeriesParty of Five (1994)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesMy So-Called Life (1994)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joyride1997James
All Over Me1997Jesse
Beat the Bash1996Kevin
Johns1996Mikey
On Seventh Avenue1996TV MovieReuben Diaz
Sister, Sister1996TV SeriesBobby
Nixon1995Joaquin, Hoover's Servant
My So-Called Life1994-1995TV SeriesRickie Vasquez
After Louie2017completed
Billy's Blowjobs2017Short post-productionBilly
Mistresses2016TV SeriesDante
Heartbeat2016TV Series
Red Band Society2014-2015TV SeriesKenji Gomez-Rejon
Dinner at 402014ShortFlynn
Meth Head2013Julian
Hustling2012-2013TV SeriesDr. Gabe Bermudez
The People I've Slept With2012Gabriel
The Skinny2012/IDr. Vasquez
The Finder2012TV SeriesJonni
Single Ladies2011TV SeriesVincent
Slip Away2011ShortDavid
Grey's Anatomy2011TV SeriesKyle
Convincing Clooney2011Joaquin
Pushing Daisies2009TV SeriesSid Tango
Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World2007-2009TV SeriesEvan / Charo
He's Just Not That Into You2009Nathan
Raising the Bar2008TV SeriesRafael de la Cruz
The Ode2008Adrian
Green Flash2008VideoKyle
NCIS2007TV SeriesTodd Ryder
Coffee Date: Deleted Scenes2007Video shortKelly
Coffee Date2006Kelly
American Dad!2006TV SeriesMale Fan / Male Log Cabin Chorus / Hot Andrew
Noah's Arc2005-2006TV SeriesDr. Junito Vargas
Related2006TV SeriesRoger
Monk2006TV SeriesSmoking Technician
Bam Bam and Celeste2005Tony
The Closer2005TV SeriesMan in Bar
The West Wing2004TV SeriesJack Sosa
Party Monster2003Angel
ER2002TV SeriesJeffrey Cruz
Party of Five1999-2000TV SeriesVictor
Supernova2000/IBenj Sotomejor
Ally McBeal1997TV SeriesStephen / Stephanie Grant

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billy's Blowjobs2017Short executive producer post-production

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My So-Called Life: Angela2007Video documentary short special thanks
My So-Called Life: The Chase Family2007Video documentary short special thanks
My So-Called Life: The Friends2007Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Co-Host
Vanderpump Rules2013TV SeriesHimself - spokesperson for GLAAD
Melissa Harris-Perry2013TV SeriesHimself
The Deal2012TV SeriesHimself
2010 New Now Next Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
2009 Alma Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
In the Life2008TV Series documentaryHimself
New Now Next Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration2008TV MovieHimself
My So-Called Life: Angela2007Video documentary shortHimself - Rickie Vasquez
My So-Called Life: The Friends2007Video documentary shortHimself - Rickie Vasquez
The Brewing of Coffee Date2007Video documentary shortHimself / Kelly
The Visible Vote '08- A Presidential Forum2007TV MovieHimself
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Clik Honors: Elite 25 Awards2007Video documentaryHimself
Coffee Date: Gag Reel2007Video shortHimself / Kelly
The Out 1002006TV MovieHimself - Host
Child Star Confidential2006TV Series documentary
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema2006DocumentaryHimself
The Evolution Will Be Televised2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Totally Gayer2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Perfect Pitch2002TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adonis Factor2010DocumentaryHimself - Partygoer (uncredited)
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
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