Anthony Michael Ruivivar is an actor, best known for his roles in Frequency (2016), The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and Third Watch (1999).


Ruivivar's breakthrough role came in 1999 as Carlos Nieto, a paramedic in the action/drama series Third Watch (1999–2005), which centers around the life of police officers, paramedics, and firemen of a fictional precinct and fire station in New York City. In the show, Carlos was a Hawaiian-born Filipino-American who was abandoned by his family and spent his youth in various foster homes. Carlos started as a cocky rookie, often clashing with his superiors. Sometimes, he would display a presumptuous and uncaring attitude towards his patients, and other times he would act as a comic relief. He was the only paramedic to stay as a major character for the six seasons of the show.

After Third Watch, Ruivivar remained in the drama genre, usually playing a police officer, detective or FBI agent in various TV series, such as TravelerNumb3rsCriminal MindsCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (all in 2007), and Lie to Me (2009).

In 2015, Ruivivar was cast in the role of FBI agent, Jimenez on the pilot episode of the ABC thriller series Quantico.