Yul Vázquez is a Cuban-born American actor best known for his role as Bob in the Seinfeld episodes The Soup Nazi, The Sponge and The Puerto Rican Day.
He can also be seen in Kill the Messenger starring opposite Jeremy Renner and directed by Michael Cuesta. Other projects include the Dreamworks animated feature B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations with Bill Murray and Seth Rogan; Anesthesia; and The Cobbler, opposite Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi.
Vázquez's recent film credits include Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks; Rob the Mob, opposite Michael Pitt; Runner Runner starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake; Glass Chin with Billy Crudup; and The A Team opposite Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper.
Vázquez has amassed numerous television credits. He starred as Victor Lazaro on the Starz drama Magic City, opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan. His other roles include Christian in The Good Wife, Detective Anthony Nikolich on HBO's Treme and Pedro on FX's Louie. Over the years, he also had roles on some of television's most popular shows such as Seinfeld, Sex and the City and The Sopranos.
In 2014 he had a starring role as President Thomas Westwood, who should be the most powerful man in the world but with the fertility crisis and dipping approval ratings hanging on his back he relies heavily on his advisors in the decisions to govern the nation, in the post-apocalyptic thriller series The Lottery.
Vázquez was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of Cousin Julio in the Broadway production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat opposite Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale and Annabella Sciorra.
He is a founding member of the LAByrinth Theatre Company with additional credits including The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Stendhal Syndrome and The Floating Island Plays.
Vázquez resides in New York.