Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida, CavIH (Template:IPA-pt; born 15 March 1957) is a Portuguese actor. He has worked in Europe, Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Brazil in many film and stage productions.
He has worked in numerous films in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian and German, all languages he speaks fluently. He has also worked on TV, most notably 24, in which he played Ramon Salazar, Crusoe and he has also had a small appearance in CSI: Miami. Among the popular American films he has appeared in are Clear and Present Danger, Desperado, Behind Enemy Lines, Guerrilla and The Burning Plain. He plays sexy smoldering Michael, in the award winning indie film La Cucina. Despite his naturalization, he has continued to work regularly on Portuguese cinema and has appeared in many of his country's most successful productions, which include Maria de Medeiros' April Captains, Leonel Vieira's Um Tiro no Escuro and António-Pedro Vasconcelos' Os Imortais (alongside Emmanuelle Seigner) and Call Girl. He is also a highly requested voice actor due to his distinctive voice, having voiced the villain Bane in the 2004 animated series The Batman and video game characters in Saints Row and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. He has worked in several Shakespearean productions, such as Blood Wedding, What Would Jeanne Moreau Do and The Count of Monte Cristo. De Almeida stars in the upcoming Italo thriller Christopher Roth which is directed by Max Sender.
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