"One thing I love about [Kudo] is that his smile has never changed. It always looks like the right side of his face is in on the joke while his left side is trying to play off its confusion."
-- Kudo Cruz's wife, Fujiko (Fuko)
Mr. Cruz is one of my original characters. He is a music lover who can play almost any instrument presented in front of him, fluent in English (mother is African American) and Spanish (father is Mexican), and knows karate. He later becomes an award-winning music composer for animated films and musicals and marries a popular voice over actor/ high school sweetheart.
Pictured above is Cruz before and after puberty:
Red shirt: middle school (age 14)
Orange shirt: high school (age 17)
White with red suit: award ceremony (age 25)