As far as role choice is concerned, Cuban-American supporting actor Enrique Murciano Jr. arrived in Hollywood at something of a low ebb -- with an appearance in one of the most embarrassing duds of the late '90s: the action thriller Speed 2: Cruise Control. Mercifully, his constituted a brief turn, and Murciano subsequently evinced a more acute predilection for solid material. He was memorable as Ruiz in Ridley Scott's Mogadishu-themed war drama Black Hawk Down (2001) and as Jeff Foreman in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), but is probably best known for his ongoing portrayal of Missing Persons Agent Danny Taylor in the crime-investigation series drama Without a Trace, opposite Anthony LaPaglia and Poppy Montgomery. Murciano also signed for a small role in Michelle Danner's 2006 indie comedy How to Go Out on a Date in Queens.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Considered a career in politics during college.
- Landed a small role in Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) on his first acting audition.
- Introduced to Jerry Bruckheimer while shooting Black Hawk Down, a meeting that led to his casting in Without a Trace in 2002.
- Since Trace wrapped up in 2009, has made guest appearances on several other CBS dramas, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS.
- Plays the ukulele, guitar and piano.
- Collects vintage cars and motorcycles.