Alexis Cruz is an American actor best known for his roles as Rafael in Touched by an Angel, as Skaara in Stargate and Stargate SG-1, and as Martin Allende in the legal drama Shark.
Cruz achieved international fame after starring in the feature film Stargate, in which he played the young Egyptian rebel leader, Skaara. He reprised the role as a recurring character in the film's popular cable series spin-off, Stargate SG-1.
Cruz's additional television series credits include a regular role in the children's program Sesame Street, recurring roles in the series Touched By an Angel, as the angel Raphael; The District; American Family and Dangerous Minds; and guest-starring roles in NYPD Blue, ER, Providence, Arli$$ and The Cosby Show.
He also starred in the CBS mini-series Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo and the television movies The Old Man and the Sea; Grand Avenue; Almost a Woman; Power: The Eddie Matos Story, in which he played the title role; Riot; Gryphon, which was part of PBS's Wonderworks series; Detention: The Siege at Johnson High, for which he was nominated for an ALMA Award for Best Actor; and the cable action/horror production Slayer.
Among his additional feature film credits are Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, Bug, The Brave, The Pick-Up Artist, Rooftops, the film The Last Time with Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser, and the independent feature Tortilla Heaven with George Lopez and Miguel Sandoval.
His theatre credits include touring nationally in Latinologues.
He is a graduate of New York's High School of Performing Arts. After two years of studying acting and directing at the Boston University School of Fine Arts Conservatory, Cruz moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Cruz was born and raised in New York and currently lives in Los Angeles.