Juan de la Cruz (actor)

Juan de la Cruz was a Danish actor and singer of Spanish descent who appeared in Hollywood films from the 1910s through the 1950s.[1]

Juan de la Cruz
Juan de la Cruz de Morety

June 4, 1881
Copenhagen, Denmark
DiedNovember 12, 1953 (aged 62)
Orange County, California, USA
EducationCopenhagen College
Spouse(s)Vera Eyton (div.)


Juan was born in Copenhagen to Alexander Philomeno de la Cruz de Morety and Marie Grishauge Jepson. He attended Copenhagen College and then studied music at the Royal Opera House.[2][3]

Originally a singer and stage actor in his native Copenhagen, de la Cruz moved to Hollywood around 1912.[4] He was reportedly of noble descent, and was referred to in books published at the time as Count de Morety.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b Kelly, Kitty (26 Jun 1915). "Flickerings from Film Land". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  2. ^ Source: Who's who in the Pacific Southwest: a compilation of authentic biographical sketches of citizens of Southern California and Arizona. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Print. & Binding House, 1913, 406 pgs.
  3. ^ "Another Picture Captive". The Oregon Daily Journal. 4 Jul 1915. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  4. ^ "Juan de la Cruz and Robert Warwick in "An Adventure in Hearts" | Photograph". Wisconsin Historical Society. 2003-12-01. Retrieved 2020-11-20.