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|Born||10 July 1971|
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
|📆 Years active||1991–present|
Raul Julia-Levy (born 10 July 1971) is a Mexican film and television actor and producer. In recent years, Julia-Levy has been recognized as an international animal rights activist for his hands-on efforts in Latin America and especially Mexico, which has over 25 million stray dogs in the streets.
Julia-Levy pursued a career in entertainment, acting Mexican soap operas before moving to Hollywood, California. Once in Hollywood, he continued to land roles such as Quintana Driver in Double Take (2001), and as the bandit José in the TV movie Epoch (2001). He played Detective Marin in the independent, direct-to-video films Vengeance (2004) and Clash (2006), films for which he also received credit as associate producer.
Julia-Levy has dedicated his life to make a difference through ending animal abuse and fighting injustices for dogs who are wrongfully accused of harming people. Over the last decade, Julia-Levy has been a part of various critical law cases of animal torture.
In 2014, Julia-Levy was involved in the case of Max, a Labrador who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Yucatán. He started a fierce prosecution against the criminals and offered 60,000 pesos for their capture. In 2015, Julia-Levy went on to donate $10,000 as reward for information leading to an arrest for the poisoning and murder of over 60 dogs in Hermosillo, Mexico. Another case Julia-Levy was involved in was that of the stray dog, Pablito. The dog was severely tortured by animal abusers and Julia-Levy saved him from the streets of Mexico City. He spent $30,000 to save and extend the life of Pablito, who had cancer and many broken and deteriorating bones.
One of Julia-Levy's most prominent cases took place in 2016, where he mobilized the political structure of Coahuila, Mexico, to save an innocent dog's life. A pitbull named Max was accused of killing a three-year-old boy and after two months of intense public battle, the state government concluded that Max was innocent and had no involvement with the child's death. Criminologists from the FBI reported that Max was falsely accused with no rightful evidence.  This led to a new legislation being based in Mexico and Max became the first dog to receive pardon from the state government of Mexico. 
In 2020, a dog named El Diablo was accused of killing his 17-year old owner and sentenced to death. Julia-Levy called out the state and the national news network and proved that the dog was falsely accused, allowing him to be returned to the mother of the owner.
Along with these efforts, Julia-Levy and his ex-wife founded Paw Hills, a luxury pet hotel in Agoura Hills, California. Inside the pet hotel is the Raul Julia Foundation, which is dedicated to preserve and fight for the rights of animals in Latin America and Mexico. Since its founding, the Raul Julia Foundation has saved over 7,500 stray dogs. Future plans for the foundation are to build an animal rehabilitation center in hopes of saving 50,000 stray and abused dogs and cats.  Julia-Levy has also expanded his involvement to include the plight of Lolita, an orca whale that has been living and performing at Seaquarium in Miami, Florida. 
|The Champagne Gang||2006||Carlos/associate producer|
|Clash||2006||Detective Marin/associate producer|
|Vengeance||2004||Detective Marin/associate producer|
|Choices 2||2004||Detective Mortel|
|Epoch||2001||José the Bandido|
|Double Take||2001||Quintana Driver/associate producer|
|The Guilt (TV series, in episode "Dean's Office")||1996||Nadiel Perez|
|Halcones de la muerte – Espias mortales||1993||Jorge de Alba|
|Fuga da Kayenta||1991||Vito Franco|
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