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Julio Oscar Mechoso (May 31, 1955 – November 25, 2017) was a Cuban American actor.

Julio Oscar Mechoso
Mechoso in 2009
Born(1955-05-31)May 31, 1955
DiedNovember 25, 2017(2017-11-25) (aged 62)
Other namesJulio Mechoso
Years active1979–2017


Mechoso was a character actor in both television and film. He appeared in several high-profile films, such as Grindhouse, Bad Boys and the controversial Ken Park. His television credits included Miami Vice, Coach, Seinfeld, and Greetings from Tucson. He appeared in two Martin Lawrence films, Bad Boys and Blue Streak. He played a Police Detective in both.

Andy Garcia, a longtime friend, penned an emotional and powerful tribute shortly after Mechoso's death. He said:

“How can one express the extreme loss of someone so close to you, the extreme emptiness that one feels now and forever”. “A sudden loss is always unjust, but in the case of Julio Oscar Mechoso, my friend, my soul mate it is greater than that, as I have lost the truest of friends.” “Julio is a unique and extraordinary artist. I say is, because his artistry will carry on and will be present in all that will witness it", “That will never die".[1]

Mechoso died of a heart attack at his home in Burbank, California, at the age of 62.[2][3]


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  1. ^ "Little Miss Sunshine Actor Julio Oscar Mechoso Dead at 62". Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  2. ^ Barnes, Mike (November 27, 2017). "Julio Oscar Mechoso, Busy Character Actor, Dies at 62". The Hollywood Reporter. ISSN 0018-3660.
  3. ^ Garvin, Glenn (November 26, 2017). "Miami-raised character actor who appeared in dozens of shows and movies dies at 62". Miami Herald.

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