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Ricardo Montalban (1920–2009)


Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of continental elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority actors of his time, he fought to upscale the Latin (... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 American Dad! (TV Series)
General Juanito Pequeño
- Moon Over Isla Island (2009) ... General Juanito Pequeño (voice)
 2008 Family Guy (TV Series)
The Cow
- McStroke (2008) ... The Cow (voice)
 2002-2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Señor Senior Sr.
- The Big Job (2007) ... Señor Senior Sr. (voice)
- The Cupid Effect (2007) ... Señor Senior Sr. (voice)
- Two to Tutor (2003) ... Señor Senior Sr. (voice)
- Animal Attraction (2003) ... Señor Senior Sr. (voice)
- The New Ron (2002) ... Señor Senior Sr. (voice)
 2004 To Boldly Go ... Season One (Video short)
Kahn
 2003 The Brothers Garcia (TV Series)
Raul Apodaca
- The Spin Zone (2003) ... Raul Apodaca
 2002 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
El Encantador
- The Missing Piece (2002) ... El Encantador (voice)
 2001 Titans (TV Series)
Mr. Sanchez
- Someone Wicked This Way Comes (2001) ... Mr. Sanchez
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Vartkes
- Lone Wolf (2000) ... Vartkes (voice)
 1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Manuel Kaire
- Getting to Know You (1998) ... Manuel Kaire
 1995-1997 Freakazoid! (TV Series)
Armondo Guitierrez
- Normadeus (1997) ... Armondo Guitierrez (voice)
- Hero Boy (1996) ... Armondo Guitierrez (voice)
- The Chip: Part 1 (1995) ... Armondo Guitierrez (voice)
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Col. Martin Nieves
- Colonel of Truth (1997) ... Col. Martin Nieves
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King Carlos
- Sleeping Beauty (1995) ... King Carlos (voice)
 1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Lawrence Gentry
 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
Ben Girard
- The Catch (1992) ... Ben Girard
 1991 Dream On (TV Series)
Alejandro Goldman
- The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (1991) ... Alejandro Goldman
 1991 Cadena braga (TV Series)
 1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Vaacclav Maryska
- Murder in F Sharp (1990) ... Vaacclav Maryska
 1990 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Victor Costanza
- High Rise (1990) ... Victor Costanza
 1985-1987 The Colbys (TV Series)
Zach Powers
- Crossroads (1987) ... Zach Powers (as Ricardo Montalbán)
- The Dead End (1987) ... Zach Powers (as Ricardo Montalbán)
- Betrayals (1987) ... Zach Powers (as Ricardo Montalbán)
- Devil's Advocate (1987) ... Zach Powers (as Ricardo Montalbán)
- Return Engagement (1987) ... Zach Powers (as Ricardo Montalbán)
 1984 Cannonball Run II
King
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Satangkai
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Satangkai
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Satangkai
- Pilot (1978) ... Satangkai
 1977 Captains Courageous (TV Movie)
Manuel
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Major Sergio Flores
- Hard Rock Brown (1977) ... Major Sergio Flores
 1976 Joe Panther
Turtle George
 1976 McNaughton's Daughter (TV Movie)
Dist. Atty. Charles Quintero
 1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Luis Montoya
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Jean-Paul
- Kiss of Death (1975) ... Jean-Paul
 1974 Wonder Woman (TV Movie)
Abner Smith
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
Craven
- Countdown to Terror (1973) ... Craven
 1972 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Prince Phillip Gregory Hennepin Of Montalbania
- Lucy and Her Prince Charming (1972) ... Prince Phillip Gregory Hennepin Of Montalbania
 1968-1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Alex Pareno / Tokura
- Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain (1972) ... Alex Pareno
- Samurai (1968) ... Tokura
 1972 Fireball Forward (TV Movie)
Jean Duval
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Rick Morris
- Operation: Lady Luck (1972) ... Rick Morris
 1971 The Face of Fear (TV Movie)
Sergeant Frank Ortega
 1971 Nichols (TV Series)
Colonel Alcazar
- The Siege (1971) ... Colonel Alcazar
 1971 The Deserter
Natachai
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Al Matteo
- The Badge or the Cross (1971) ... Al Matteo
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Richard Cordovan
- Billy's First Date (1971) ... Richard Cordovan
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Francisco Sosentes / Louis Boissevain / Enrique Cuellar
- Last of the Comancheros (1970) ... Francisco Sosentes
- The Wind of Outrage (1968) ... Louis Boissevain
- The Big Deal (1962) ... Enrique Cuellar
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Rick Rivera
- Labyrinth (1970) ... Rick Rivera
 1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Carlos Serrano / Carl Duran
- Hey, Gringo... Hey, Pocho (1970) ... Carlos Serrano
- The Sweet Smell of Failure (1969) ... Carl Duran
 1970 The Aquarians (TV Movie)
Dr. Luis Delgado
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Manuel Acaba
- The Murder of a Small Town (1970) ... Manuel Acaba
 1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Chato
- Chato (1970) ... Chato
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Martinez / Father Bernard Torres
- Echo of a Nightmare (1970) ... Martinez
- A Wrath of Angels (1969) ... Father Bernard Torres
 1970 Black Water Gold (TV Movie)
Alejandro Zayas
 1969 The Pigeon (TV Movie)
John Stambler / Kane
 1969 Sweet Charity
Vittorio
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Padre Sanchez / El Tigre
- Our Lady of Guadalupe (1968) ... Padre Sanchez
- Tiger by the Tail (1968) ... El Tigre
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Sgt. Al Cervantes
- The Sacrifice (1968) ... Sgt. Al Cervantes
 1967-1968 Felony Squad (TV Series)
T.J. Gaynor / Martin Lynch
- A Fashion for Dying (1968) ... T.J. Gaynor
- A Blueprint for Dying (1967) ... Martin Lynch
 1968 Blue
Ortega
 1968 Sol Madrid
Jalisco
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Tony Vincent
- One for My Baby (1968) ... Tony Vincent
 1965-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Janacek / Adam Steele / Aldo Carmanelli
- To Sleep, Perchance to Scream (1967) ... Adam Steele
- Code Name: Heraclitus - Part 2 (1967) ... Janacek
- Code Name: Heraclitus: Part 1 (1966) ... Janacek
- In Any Language (1965) ... Aldo Carmanelli
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
General Vera
- Magic Mirror (1967) ... General Vera
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Gerard Sefra
- Snowball in Hell (1967) ... Gerard Sefra
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Khan
- Space Seed (1967) ... Khan
 1967 The Longest Hundred Miles
Father Sanchez
 1967 Combat! (TV Series)
Barbu
- Gadjo (1967) ... Barbu
 1967 Code Name: Heraclitus (TV Movie)
Janacek
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Col. Noel Bartley Vautrain
- The Night of the Lord of Limbo (1966) ... Col. Noel Bartley Vautrain
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Count Alfonso De Borba
- The Symbol (1966) ... Count Alfonso De Borba
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Brice Ferguson
- Man with Two Faces (1966) ... Brice Ferguson
 1966 The Singing Nun
Father Clementi
 1964-1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Rafael Delgado / Satine
- The King of Diamonds Affair (1966) ... Rafael Delgado
- The Dove Affair (1964) ... Satine
 1966 Madame X
Phil Benton
 1960-1966 Insight (TV Series)
General Bertani
- Trial by Fire (1966) ... General Bertani
- The Ragpicker (1962)
- The Martyr (1960)
 1965 The Money Trap
Pete Delanos
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Armand Dubovier / Nicholas Amenor
- Who Killed Cop Robin? (1965) ... Armand Dubovier
- Who Killed the Richest Man in the World? (1964) ... Nicholas Amenor
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Marius Konik
- Hugger-Mugger, by the Sea (1964) ... Marius Konik
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
'Spanish John' Espejo
- Whitewash (1964) ... 'Spanish John' Espejo
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Rodriguez
 1964 The Fantasticks (TV Movie)
El Gallo
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Little Wolf
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Pfc. John Reading
- Tour of Duty (1964) ... Pfc. John Reading
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Gus Trikonis
- The Hanging Man (1963) ... Gus Trikonis
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Henry Davis
- Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast (1963) ... Henry Davis
 1963 Love Is a Ball
Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Stephen Baird
- Epilogue (1963) ... Stephen Baird
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Vince Gallard
- The Glass Palace (1963) ... Vince Gallard
 1962 The Reluctant Saint
Don Raspi
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Navarro
- War Song (1962) ... Navarro
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Vincent Pavanne
- A Creature Lurks in Ambush (1962) ... Vincent Pavanne
 1961 Rage of the Buccaneers
Captain Gordon, the Black Buccaneer
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Joe Martinez
- Hot Wind on a Cold Town (1961) ... Joe Martinez
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Frank Makouris
- Stranglehold (1961) ... Frank Makouris
 1955-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Father Garcia / Tony Santos / Frank Montclair / ...
- The Man Who Couldn't Smile (1961) ... Father Garcia
- No Margin for Error (1960) ... Tony Santos
- At the Edge of the Desert (1960) ... Frank Montclair
- The Hired Hand (1960) ... Frank
- Each Man's Island (1959) ... Nemo Rustin
 1961 Zorro (TV Series)
Ramon Castillo
 1960-1961 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
Karl Steiner
- Mexican Fiesta (1960)
 1960 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Bandit Tasmoro
- Rashomon (1960) ... Bandit Tasmoro
 1960 Rashomon (TV Movie)
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Pepe Lorca
- Outlaw in Town (1960) ... Pepe Lorca
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Louie Ramponi
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Matsou
- Day of Reckoning (1960) ... Matsou
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Turk
- Jeff McCleod, the Last Reb (1960) ... Turk
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Captain Henri Privaux
- The Derelict (1959) ... Captain Henri Privaux
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Lt. Devereaux
- A Night at Trapper's Landing (1959) ... Lt. Devereaux
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Vincente / Teddy Green
- Target for Three (1959) ... Vincente
- Child of Trouble (1957) ... Teddy Green
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
Tio
- Tonight in Havana (1958) ... Tio
 1958 Frances Farmer Presents (TV Series)
Tio
- Night in Havana (1958) ... Tio
 1957 Sayonara
Nakamura
 1957 Desert Warrior
Prince Said
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jean LeBec
- The Jean LeBec Story (1957) ... Jean LeBec
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Pietro
- Storm Over Rapallo (1957) ... Pietro
- Episode #7.3 ... Pietro
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Cicero / Cochise
- Operation Cicero (1956) ... Cicero
- Broken Arrow (1956) ... Cochise
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Joe Bermudes / Pete McLean
- Island in the City (1956) ... Joe Bermudes
- The Mojave Kid (1955) ... Pete McLean
 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn
George Lorenz
 1955-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Carlos Dominguez / Carlos Cortez
- The Lady in His Life (1956) ... Carlos Dominguez
- Cardboard Casanova (1955) ... Carlos Cortez
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Foreigner (1956)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Esteban
- Esteban's Legacy (1956) ... Esteban
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Hour of Truth (1956)
 1955 A Life in the Balance
Antonio Gómez
 1954 The Queen of Babylon
Amal
 1954 Untouched
Federico Gascón
 1954 The Saracen Blade
Pietro Donati
 1953 Latin Lovers
Roberto Santos
 1953 Sombrero
Pepe Gonzales
 1952 My Man and I
Chu Chu Ramirez
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Ironshirt
 1951 The Mark of the Renegade
Marcos Zappa
 1950 Two Weeks with Love
Demi Armendez
 1950 Right Cross
Johnny Monterez
 1950 Mystery Street
Peter Moralas
 1949 Neptune's Daughter
José O'Rourke
 1948 The Kissing Bandit
Fiesta Specialty Dancer
 1948 On an Island with You
Ricardo Montez
 1947 Fiesta
Mario Morales
 1946 Pepita Jiménez
Luis Vargas
 1945 The House of the Fox
Alberto Salcedo
 1945 The Hour of Truth
Rafael Meija
 1945 Nosotros
 1945 Cadetes de la naval
Ricardo Almagro
 1944 La fuga
Teniente
 1943 Cinco fueron escogidos
Stefan
 1943 Santa
Jarameño
 1943 La razón de la culpa
Anunciador en barco (uncredited)
 1942 The Saint That Forged a Country
Soldado (uncredited)
 1942 El verdugo de Sevilla
Jacobito (as Ricardo Montalvan)
 1942 The Three Musketeers (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Ricardo Montalbán | Ricardo Montalvan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Mexican is not a nice-sounding word and Hollywood is at fault for this because we have been portrayed in this ungodly manner. See more »

Trivia:

In 1999, he purchased an old Hollywood theater designed by the well-known architect John C. Austin which was built in 1927: "...conceiving a plan to rebuild this theater to benefit the diverse community and to build a state-of-the-art school to compliment this live theater". See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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