The entertainment industry mourns the loss of Kamar de Los Reyes, a multifaceted talent known for his diverse roles in soap operas, video games, and television series. At the age of 56, the actor, who portrayed Antonio Vega on the soap opera “One Life to Live” and lent his voice to Raul Menendez in the “Call of Duty: Black Ops” video game franchise, passed away after a brief battle with cancer.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Born in Puerto Rico, Kamar de Los Reyes spent his formative years in Las Vegas. His journey in the world of entertainment began with a passion for theater, where he embraced various roles that showcased his acting prowess. Although he made appearances in notable films such as “Nixon,” “Salt,” and “The Cell,” it was in the realm of television that his career truly flourished.
Soap Opera Legacy and Beyond
De Los Reyes left an indelible mark on the soap opera world with his portrayal of Antonio Vega in “One Life to Live.” His on-screen charisma and compelling performances endeared him to viewers, making him a household name. Beyond the soap opera realm, he ventured into voice acting, notably voicing the character Raul Menendez in the popular “Call of Duty: Black Ops” video game series.
Television Triumphs and Recent Endeavors
The actor’s television journey continued to evolve, with noteworthy appearances on various networks. His recurring roles on FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” ABC’s “The Rookie,” and the CW’s “All American” showcased his versatility. At the time of his passing, Kamar de Los Reyes was actively involved in the filming of “All American” and had exciting roles lined up in upcoming projects like Hulu’s “Washington Black” and Marvel’s “Daredevil” series.
Personal Life and Legacy
Behind the scenes, Kamar de Los Reyes shared a special connection with Sherri Saum, his former co-star from “One Life to Live,” whom he married. Confirming his passing, Saum’s publicist released a statement to USA TODAY, while a representative for de Los Reyes also verified the news. The actor is survived by his wife Sherri Saum and their sons Caylen (26) and twins Michael and John (9).
Remembering a Storied Career
Kamar de Los Reyes’s journey in the entertainment industry was marked by a rich tapestry of roles that showcased his talent and versatility. From the dramatic landscapes of soap operas to the intense world of video game voice acting and the dynamic realm of television, he left an enduring legacy.
As the industry bids farewell to a remarkable talent, fans and colleagues alike remember Kamar de Los Reyes not only for his on-screen brilliance but also for the warmth and authenticity he brought to every role. In celebrating his storied career, we honor a versatile artist whose contributions have left an indelible impact on the world of entertainment.