Kamar de los Reyes, the actor best known for portraying Antonio Vega on the ABC daytime soap “One Life to Live,” has passed away at the age of 56 after a brief battle with cancer. The Puerto Rico-born actor made his debut on “One Life to Live” in 1995, playing the character raised as the son of Carlotta Vega. However, a later revelation disclosed that he was the child of her brother, Manuel Santi. Antonio Vega, initially introduced as a character in prison for murder, eventually became a member of the Llanview Police Department upon his release, with his storyline evolving over the years.
De los Reyes departed from “One Life to Live” in 1998 but returned in 2000, continuing with the soap opera until 2009. Known for his compelling portrayal, he left a lasting impact on the show’s audience. In addition to his soap opera career, de los Reyes had recurring roles on The CW’s “All American” and made guest appearances in various series, including “The Rookie,” “The Passage,” and “Sleepy Hollow.” His versatility extended to voice acting, where he lent his voice to the character of Nicaraguan drug lord Raul Menendez in several “Call of Duty” video games.
The actor’s recent work included roles in Sterling K. Brown’s upcoming Hulu drama “Washington Black,” and he had a significant part in the Disney+/Marvel series “Daredevil: Born Again.” Survived by his wife, Sherri Saum, and three sons, Caylen, Michael, and John, aged 26 and 9, respectively, Kamar de los Reyes had become a respected figure in the entertainment industry, leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances and contributions to various projects. His passing is mourned by family, friends, and fans alike, as they reflect on his talent and impact on the world of television.