Ricky Cruz began his career in entertainment in 1997 doing stand up comedy in Tallahassee, Fl. entertaining crowds of college students at local bars and clubs. In November of that year he moved back home to Miami, Fl. and began performing at the Miami Improv. His talent was recognized by the clubs management and he soon became a regular opener for nationally touring acts.
In 1998 he was spotted by producers for the USA network and was cast as the host of a Bi-Lingual television news magazine Generation ñ. He went on to host other shows for the network such as The super 70's café and was the entertainment reporter for the local news program The Times. Also that year he was featured in an ad campaign for the Miami Herald where he played the character Max Classified Ricky Cruz continued working on his craft of stand-up comedy and in 1999 was a featured comedian on The Galavision comedy showcase Que Locos.
In 2000 he appeared on HBO on a showcase for young Latino Comics, which still airs today. Performing Stand-up Comedy has given Ricky an opportunity to travel the country. A majority of his professional career was spent living in Los Angeles where he regularly performed at the world famous Laugh factory and Comedy Store. In 2006 you can see him in the films Shoot Down and Storm of the Century both showcase his ability to work as a character actor. In Storm of Century he was cast as a young Ernest Hemingway. In March of 2006 he begins principle photography on the feature film Fast Food. Ricky was also a featured comedian at the South Beach Comedy Festival an event organized by Comedy Central and the William Morris Agency.
Also see on NBC's Last Comic Standing, AMC channel's weekly television series Date Night and later this year on Nickelodeon's "Mom's Night Out". Weather he is acting or doing stand up comedy Ricky Cruz's goal is to leave a mark with every audience he meets.