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Victor Rivers (born Victor Rivas in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba) is a Cuban-American actor, athlete, activist, and author. One of his prominent film roles was that of Joaquin Murrieta, brother of Antonio Banderas's character in The Mask of Zorro. Other film work includes Blood In/Blood Out, The Distinguished Gentleman alongside Eddie Murphy, and Fled opposite Stephen Baldwin and Laurence Fishburne.

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Batman Beyond

Justice League

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Rivers emigrated to America from Cuba at the age of two. He attended Florida State University on a football scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from its School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, He was an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins football team from 1978-1979.

In his youth, both Rivers and his mother were victims of his abusive father. Though he is often typecast as thugs or hitmen, Rivers is now a prominent author, activist, and public speaker against child abuse and domestic violence.

According to the producers' commentary for the Justice League episode "Starcrossed, Part III", he was uncomfortable doing voice work for the showdown between Hro Talak and Hawkgirl (because of his strong personal feelings against domestic violence).

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