In 1994, Ruivivar was cast in the Walt Disney feature “White Fang 2“. This was followed by his portrayal of Eduardo Braz on “Race the Sun“, and as Shujumi in the 1997 movie “Starship Troopers“. The next year, he appeared on the independent film “High Art“, starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell.
Ruivivar got his break in 1999, when he was cast as Carlos Nieto in the TV series “Third Watch“. He was a main cast member for all six seasons of the police drama, earning him enough fame for more projects. The actor was next seen on “Simply Irresistible“, then as Daniel on the film “Poster Boy“. While making movies, he also continued to appear on television. He was seen on “Traveler” as Agent Guillermo Borjes, on “Chuck” as Tommy, and on “Numb3rs” as Agent Cordero.
Ruivivar had a small role in the hit comedy “Tropic Thunder“, which starred veteran funnymen Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey, Jr. This was followed by an appearance on “Lie to Me“, starring Tim Roth, and on “A Perfect Getaway“. In 2010, he was cast on the ABC legal drama “The Whole Truth“, in addition to landing a role in “The Adjustment Bureau“.
He has been married to Yvonne Jung since January 1998 and they have two children.
- 2016: Frequency (TV Series) – Stan Moreno
- 2015-2016: Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (TV Series) – Adam Hernandez
- 2016: Scream: The TV Series (TV Series) – Sheriff Miguel Acosta
- 2011-2016: American Horror Story (TV Series) – Richard Ramirez / Miguel Ramos
- 2015: Lost Cat Corona – Guillermo
- 2015: NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) – Mark Ruiz
- 2015: Tyler and Borelli (TV Series) – Unknown
- 2015: Quantico (TV Series) – Agent Jimenez
- 2014-2015: Avengers Assemble (TV Series) – Nighthawk
- 2015: Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant – Flight School Administrator
- 2015: The Test of Time (Short) – Mike
- 2013-2015: Banshee (TV Series) – Alex Longshadow
- 2014: Nashville (TV Series) – Brett Rivers
- 2014: Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) – Marco Reyes
- 2013-2014: Beware the Batman (TV Series) – Batman / Bruce Wayne / Thomas Wayne
- 2014: Beauty and the Beast (TV Series) – Agent Henry Knox
- 2013-2014: Revolution (TV Series) – General Bill Carver
- 2013: Castle (TV Series) – Barrett Hawke
- 2013: Southland (TV Series) – Officer Hank Lucero
- 2012: The Mentalist (TV Series) – Victor Phipps
- 2012: Major Crimes (TV Series) – D.D.A. Ozzy Michaels
- 2012: Hostage – Tai
- 2012: Burn Notice (TV Series) – Rafael Montero
- 2011: Big Mike (TV Movie) – Armando Romero
- 2011: Silent Witness (TV Movie) – Michael Ramos
- 2011: The Good Wife (TV Series) – Captain Moyer
- 2011: The Adjustment Bureau – McCrady
- 2010-2011: The Whole Truth (TV Series) – Alejo Salazar
- 2009: Play Dead (Video) – Jesus
- 2009: A Perfect Getaway – Chronic
- 2009: Lie to Me (TV Series) – FBI Agent Dardis
- 2008: Tropic Thunder – Platoon Sergeant Shot in Head – Hot LZ
- 2007: Chuck (TV Series) – Tommy
- 2007: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) – Det. Ruben Bejarano
- 2007: Traveler (TV Series) – Agent Guillermo Borjes
- 2007: Criminal Minds (TV Series) – Lt. Ricardo Vega
- 2007: Numb3rs (TV Series) – Agent Cordero
- 2006: Close to Home (TV Series) – Detective Vega
- 2099-2005: Third Watch (TV Series) – Carlos Nieto
- 2005: Medical Investigation (TV Series) – Carlos Nieto
- 2004: Poster Boy – Daniel
- 2004: Express (Short) – John
- 2000: Swimming – Kalani
- 2099: Speed of Life – Arturo / Satan
- 2099: Simply Irresistible – Ramos
- 2098: Harvest – Roberto Fuentes
- 2098: High Art – Xander
- 2097: All My Children (TV Series) – Enrique ‘Ricky’
- 2097: Starship Troopers – Shujimi
- 2097: Law & Order (TV Series) – Raymond Cartena
- 2096: Race the Sun – Eduardo Braz
- 2094: White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf – Peter (as Anthony Michael Ruivivar)
- 2090: Maverick Square (TV Movie) – Unknown
- He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
- Father, Tony Ruivivar, is founder of the well-known Hawaiian musical group Society of Seven.
- First acting role was in a high-school production of Up the Down Staircase.
- Attended Boston University at the same time as his wife, Yvonne, a fellow Hawaii native and theater student. However, the two did not know each other well in college and did not become a couple until after both had graduated.
- Prepared for his role as paramedic Carlos Nieto on Third Watch by shadowing New York City paramedics as they responded to real medical emergencies.
- Directed and cowrote the play Safe, which was performed by the Imua! Theater Company in 2003. The cast featured Third Watch costars Coby Bell, Jason Wiles and Anthony’s wife, Yvonne (who joined Third Watch in 2003).
- Father, with Yvonne Jung, of son Kainoa Ruivivar, born on 28 August 2002, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce.
- His father is of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish descent, and his mother is German and Scottish.
- Father, with Yvonne Jung, of daughter Levi Ruivivar, born at 8:08 a.m. on 3 May 2006. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and was 20 inches long.