Nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award for his riveting portrayal of Hector Tonz in ABC's critically acclaimed 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. Cabral has also made guest-starring turns on ABC's Body of Proof and HBO's Luck. He was recently 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, Cabral recently completed work on the independent feature Khali the Killer and is in the process of staging 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, California.
Cabral was recently awarded Homeboy Industries "Homeboy Hero Award," given to the former gang member and "graduate" of 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 lives in Los Angeles.