Basic Information About Joaquim de Almeida
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Date of birth||1957-03-15 (66 years old)|
|Place of birth||São Sebastião da Pedreira|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||His distinctive, raspy voice|
Frequently plays menacing villans, mostly South Americans or other Hispanics
Thick Portuguese accent
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.715 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Joaquim de Almeida win?
Joaquim de Almeida awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Imagen Award - Best Actor - Television||Nominee||Queen of the South||2018|
Joaquim de Almeida roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|The Hitman's Bodyguard||Jean Foucher|
|The Mask of Zorro||General Santa Anna (scenes deleted)|
|Downsizing||Conference Director Dr. Pereira|
|Clear and Present Danger||Felix Cortez|
|Behind Enemy Lines||Piquet (as Joaquim De Almeida)|
|Only You||Giovanni (as Joaquim De Almeida)|
|Our Brand Is Crisis||Castillo|
|Breaking & Exiting||Hank|
|The Burning Plain||Nick Martinez|
|Queen of the South||Don Epifanio Vargas 24 episodes, 2016-2018|
|Once Upon a Time||King Xavier 1 episode, 2013|
|The West Wing||Carlos Carrio 1 episode, 2004|
|Archer||Román Calzado 1 episode, 2012|
|CSI: Miami||Joseph Trevi 1 episode, 2007|
|Parenthood||Matthew Biscali 2 episodes, 2010|
|Bones||Raphael Valenza 1 episode, 2013|
|Missing||Antoine Lussier 1 episode, 2012|
|24||Ramon Salazar 12 episodes, 2003-2004|
|The Batman||Bane 1 episode, 2004|
|The Mentalist||Gabriel Porchetto 1 episode, 2012|
|Revolution||Luis Nunez 1 episode, 2014|
|La Femme Nikita||Joaquim Armel 1 episode, 1998|
|Miami Vice||Roberto 'Nico' Arroyo 1 episode, 1985|
|Crusoe||Santos Santana 3 episodes, 2008-2009|
|Training Day||Menjivar 2 episodes, 2017|
Joaquim de Almeida's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|The Soldier (1982)||$17,500|
|Clear and Present Danger (1994)||$200,000|
|Only You (1994)||$43,654|
|La Cucaracha (1998)||$15,000|
|One Man's Hero (1999)||€500,000|
|Behind Enemy Lines (2001)||$300,000|
|Óscar. Una pasión surrealista (2008)||€500,000|
|Fast Five (2011)||$750,000|
|Santa Bárbara (2015)||€30,000 (4 day shoot)|
Joaquim de Almeida: The Portuguese Actor with a $10 Million Net Worth
Joaquim de Almeida, the famous Portuguese actor, has a net worth of $10 million. He is known for his versatile performances in both television and film industries. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, in March 1957, Joaquim de Almeida started his career in theater and has now gained over 130 acting credits to his name. He has also received worldwide recognition for his exceptional work.
What is Joaquim de Almeida known for?
Joaquim de Almeida is best recognized for his outstanding performance as Ramon Salazar on the TV series, 24, from 2003 to 2004. He has received several awards and nominations for his portrayal of different characters on the big screen and TV. His most notable performances include “The Honorary Consul, Good Morning Babylon, Desperado, Only You, Behind Enemy Lines, The Celestine Prophecy,” and much more. Besides these, he has also appeared on numerous TV shows, such as “Miami Vice,” La Femme Nikita,” “The West Wing,” and many more.
Early life and education
Joaquim de Almeida’s father belonged to Portugal’s aristocracy and had historic connections with Portuguese royals. From his family history, we can assume he spent his childhood in luxury. However, he never let his high-class status overshadow his hard work and dedication towards acting. He attended graduate school with a degree in acting from Lisbon’s National Conservatory. He then moved to the United States to progress his career.
After a few rejections and persistent re-auditioning, Joaquim moved to New York. Initially, he swept the floors and worked as a waiter in restaurants. After keeping lows for almost two years, he emerged in an off-Broadway play called “The Indian wants The Bronx.” His portrayal in that play presented an opportunity to audition for films. His memorable film debut came in the Alain Tanner-directed “Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l’an 200.”
Joaquim de Almeida trained as a classical stage actor with the highly-acclaimed stage actor Richard Weber and soon adopted the producer side of roles too. He also started producing Portuguese film projects; his producing credits include Nelo and Idália, Uma Aventura, and Gelo. In his production company, Alfama Films, he has produced several French and Portuguese films. One of his popular films titled Beauty and the Beast was France’s official entry into the Academy Awards.
His reputation precedes him. With over one hundred international appearances in different films and TV shows, his audience loves his on-screen mature poise, elegance, timing, and subtle charm. For his vast talent and dedication towards the film industry, he has won three Portuguese Golden Globe awards (1998, 2001, and 2005) for Best Actor justly. Adding on is his role in the successful and internationally feature film Fast Five. Over time, he has become one of Portugal’s most iconic figures, leading several actors and actresses in an industry where conventional success is largely elusive.
Nowadays, Joaquim de Almeida is celebrated globally for hosting several prestigious events worldwide. He’s one of the most successful Portuguese actors, producing several films for international acclaim and providing opportunities for other future actors of Portugal to put their abilities into practice. Hell-bent on success and doing exceptional work, he does not seem to slow down.”
Joaquim de Almeida’s talent and drive have brought him iconic-status in his home country, Portugal and worldwide. With a $10 million net worth and over 130 acting credits, he established himself as a significant figure within the world of acting. We can expect this dedicated actor to feature in more significant plays, TV shows, and movies in the future.
Interesting Facts about Joaquim de Almeida
- Besides Portuguese, speaks five languages fluently: English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.
- Frequently works with Maria de Medeiros.
- Became a U.S. citizen on October 28, 2005.
- Son of João Baptista de Almeida and wife Maria Sara Alves Portugal (b. Belmonte, Inguias, Carvalhal Formoso, 1921, d. March 22, 2007). They were both graduated in Pharmacy and Technical Directors of J.A.B.A. Laboratories. Has five older siblings: Jorge André, Isabel Maria, Ana Maria, José António and João. His paternal grandfather José António Baptista de Almeida (b. Lagos, 1887, d. Lisbon, 1950), was also a pharmaceutical (diplomed by the Pharmacy School of Lisbon in 1909) and the founder of J.A.B.A. Laboratories.
- Has two children: his son Lourenço Gonçalves Baptista de Almeida from Cecília Gonçalves born January 25, 1993, and his daughter Ana de Tavares Risques Baptista de Almeida from Maria do Carmo Gaivão de Tavares Risques Pereira whom he lived with, born August 29, 2002.
- Married firstly in Austria to a Hungarian classical pianist, secondly in New York to an American dancer and thirdly to a Portuguese designer.
- Knight of the Order of Prince Henry (10 June 1992).