Enrique Murciano

Enrique Ricardo Murciano (born July 9, 1973) is an American actor. He is known for his role as FBI agent Danny Taylor in the CBS mystery drama series Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009.[1]

Enrique Murciano
Murciano in April 2006
Born (1973-07-09) July 9, 1973 (age 49)
Alma materTulane University
Years active1997–present

Early life and educationEdit

Born and raised in Miami, Florida,[2][failed verification] Murciano attended Christopher Columbus High School[citation needed] and then Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.[3] He originally studied at New England School of Law in Boston for a time, but ultimately decided to pursue an acting career and left. He moved to Los Angeles, and began his career, making his feature film debut in the 1997 action film Speed 2: Cruise Control, which starred Sandra Bullock.


In 2000, Murciano appeared in the crime drama Traffic. In 2001, he starred as Francesco Torres in the short-lived MTV soap opera Spyder Games. That same year, he appeared in war thriller Black Hawk Down. It was there that he met Jerry Bruckheimer, leading to him being offered a starring role as Danny Taylor in the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace. The series centered around a missing persons unit of the FBI in New York City. The show ran for seven seasons from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. This role earned him two nominations from the ALMA Award in 2008 and in 2009.[4][5]

His additional film credits include the comedy Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (his second film with Sandra Bullock), the drama How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, the drama The Lost City and the Peruvian-Spanish drama Máncora. He also appeared in the music video "Yes We Can" by will.i.am and in the video directed by Demi Moore "Presidential Pledge".

In October 2009, Murciano appeared in the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in season 10: episode 4 titled "Coup de Gráce" (French for "stroke of mercy"), as Det. Carlos Moreno from the LVPD Vice Division.

In April 2011, Murciano had a recurring role in the CBS police procedural drama NCIS, as CIA Agent Ray "CI-Ray" Cruz appearing in season 8: episode 20 titled "Two-Faced" and the eighth-season finale titled "Pyramid". In January 2012, he made his final appearance on the show in season 9: episode 13 titled "A Desperate Man".

In April 2012, Murciano returned to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation reprising his role of Det. Carlos Moreno, appearing in season 12: episode 20 titled "Altered Stakes", the twelfth-season finale titled "Homecoming", the thirteenth-season premiere titled "Karma to Burn" and season 13: episode 3 titled "Wild Flowers".

In October 2012, Murciano had a recurring role in the short-lived ABC supernatural/horror drama 666 Park Avenue, as Dr. Scott Evans, appearing in the fifth episode titled "A Crowd of Demons", the sixth episode titled "Diabolic" and the seventh episode titled "Downward Spiral".

Murciano co-starred as Kemp in the 3-D science fiction film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the 2014 sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes.[6] From 2014 to 2016, he played Felipe Lobos in the Starz series Power.

In 2015, Murciano began a role as a series regular as Det. Marco Diaz on the Netflix original series Bloodline.

In 2017, Murciano had a supporting role in the Netflix original film Bright as a gang leader named "Poison".

Personal lifeEdit

Murciano is of Cuban descent, and speaks fluent Spanish as shown in Without a Trace in season 4: episode 6 titled "Viuda Negra" (Spanish for "black widow").

In 2006, People magazine ranked him number seven in its annual list of "The Sexiest Men Alive".[7]

Good friends with Jimmy Buffett as Jimmy discussed his 2020 Album "Life On The Flip side" on the Jonathon Brandmeier Podcast #15.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control Alejandro Credited as Enrique Murciano Jr.
2000 Traffic DEA agent
2001 Black Hawk Down Ruiz
2002 Case 42 Lazlo
2003 Cafe and Tobacco Tico
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Jeff Foreman
2005 The Lost City Ricardo Fellove
2008 Máncora Iñigo Also executive producer
2009 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens Junior
2013 Water & Power Water
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Kemp
2016 Collateral Beauty Stan Uncredited
2017 Rough Night Detective Ruiz
2017 Bright Poison
2020 The Half of It Deacon Flores
2022 Father of the Bride Junior
TBA Miranda's Victim Detective Cooley Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Suddenly Susan Enrique Episode: Wedding Bell Blues
1999 The Pretender Tony Episode: "Risque Business"
2001 Spyder Games Francisco Torres Main role; 36 episodes
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise Tolaris Episode: "Fusion"
2002–2009 Without a Trace Danny Taylor Main role; 159 episodes
2004 A Separate Peace Television film; executive producer
2009, 2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Detective Carlos Moreno 5 episodes
2010 Marry Me Harry Miniseries; 2 episodes
2011 Medium Luis Amenabar Episode: "Me Without You"
2011–2012 NCIS CIA Agent Ray Cruz 3 episodes
2012 666 Park Avenue Dr. Scott Evans 3 episodes
2014–2016 Power Felipe Lobos 10 episodes
2015–2017 Bloodline Marco Diaz Main role; 26 episodes
2016–2017 Hap and Leonard Raoul 6 episodes
2017 The Blacklist Special Agent Julian Gale 5 episodes
2017 The Saint Inspector John Henry Fernack Television film
2020 Briarpatch Senator Joseph Ramirez 5 episodes
2021 Tell Me Your Secrets Peter Guillory Main role
2021 Panic Sheriff James Cortez Main role


  1. ^ Enrique Murciano: Without a Trace on CBS Archived 2009-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Enrique Murciano".
  3. ^ "Without A Trace". Television New Zealand. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "2008 NCLR ALMA AWARD - Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  5. ^ "2009 NCLR ALMA AWARDS - Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  6. ^ "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Begins Shooting, Official Plot Synopsis Revealed - ComingSoon.net". 8 May 2013.
  7. ^ "The Sexiest Men Alive 2006 - Enrique Murciano". People. November 15, 2006. Retrieved January 14, 2012.

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