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Rodolfo Acosta (I) (1920–1974)

Mexican character actor Rodolfo Acosta (born Rodolfo Acosta Pérez) achieved his greatest success in the US, primarily as a villain in westerns. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and married Jeanine Cohen, a woman he met in Casablanca during the North African campaign. (She later filed for divorce as a result of his affair with actress ... See full bio »

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 1971-1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Ramirez / The Police Chief
- The Helping Hand (1973) ... Ramirez
- From Hrûska, with Love (1971) ... The Police Chief
 1972 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Kitami
- Mystery of the Green Feather (1972) ... Kitami
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Juan de Toro (uncredited)
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Caesar Dominguez
- Operation: Heroin (1971) ... Caesar Dominguez
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Nacho Gutierrez
- Crisscross (1971) ... Nacho Gutierrez
 1971 Legacy of Blood
Sheriff Dan Garcia
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Pablo Delgado
- The Search for Leslie Grey (1971) ... Pablo Delgado
 1970 Run, Simon, Run (TV Movie)
Manuel
 1970 Flap
Mr. Storekeeper / Ann's Father
 1964-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sheriff Vincente Aranda / Matar / Lijah / ...
- El Jefe (1970) ... Sheriff Vincente Aranda
- Yonder Man (1968) ... Matar
- All Ye His Saints (1965) ... Lijah
- A Knight to Remember (1964) ... Juan
 1970 The Great White Hope
El Jefe
 1969 Young Billy Young
Mexican Officer
 1969 Che!
Monje - a party leader (uncredited)
 1969/I Impasse
Draco
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Emilio / Chief Frente
- Give Me Tomorrow (1969) ... Emilio
- The Stalking Devil (1969) ... Chief Frente
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Presidente Miguel De Varo
- The Vault (1969) ... Presidente Miguel De Varo
 1968 Dayton's Devils
Fishing boat captain
 1968 The Legend of Custer
Santanya
 1967 Stranger on the Run (TV Movie)
Mercurio
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Satanta
- Sabers in the Sun (1967) ... Satanta
 1967 Valley of Mystery (TV Movie)
Manuel Sanchez
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Luis
- Scourge of San Rosa (1967) ... Luis
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
First Mexican
- Wine Is a Traitor (1966) ... First Mexican
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Corporal
- Cougar Man (1966) ... Corporal
 1966 Return of the Seven
Lopez (as Rudy Acosta)
 1965-1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Running Fox / Gabriel
- Grizzly (1966) ... Running Fox
- The Thanksgiving Story (1965) ... Gabriel
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Captain Ramirez
- The Very Important Zombie Affair (1965) ... Captain Ramirez
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Rico
- The Way to Kill a Killer (1965) ... Rico
 1959-1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Tall Rock / Valdez / Don Diego Archeluta / ...
- Temporary Warden (1965)
- The Other White Man (1964) ... Tall Rock
- A Book of Spanish Grammar (1964) ... Valdez
- La Tules (1962) ... Don Diego Archeluta
- The Grand Duke (1959) ... Chief Spotted Tail
 1965 The Reward
Patron
 1965 Río Hondo
Camargo
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder
Bondie Adams
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Captain of lancers
 1964 Rio Conchos
Bloodshirt
 1963-1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Lu / Tartar
- The Turncoat (1964) ... Colonel Lu
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Pedro Perez
- Katy Gets Arrested (1964) ... Pedro Perez
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Joe Oswego
- The Day of the Tin Trumpet (1964) ... Joe Oswego
 1959-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Del Latigo / Arapahoe Leader / Ossolo / ...
- Incident at Gila Flats (1964) ... Del Latigo
- Incident of the Hostages (1963) ... Arapahoe Leader
- Incident at Superstition Prairie (1960) ... Ossolo (as Rudolph Acosta)
- Incident of the Power and the Plow (1959) ... Chisera (as Rudolfo Acosta)
 1963 Young Men in a Hurry (TV Movie)
 1963 The Raiders
Cherokee Policeman (uncredited)
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Lt. Bullhead
- The Death of Sitting Bull (1963) ... Lt. Bullhead
 1963 Savage Sam
Bandy Legs
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Yaqui Leader
- The Mountain of the Sun (1963) ... Yaqui Leader
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Lupo
- Signals for an End Run (1962) ... Lupo
 1962 How the West Was Won
Gant Gang Member (uncredited)
 1960-1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Rodriguez / Tomas Fierro
- Until Kingdom Come (1962) ... Rodriguez
- La Rubia (1960) ... Tomas Fierro (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1962 Maverick (TV Series)
Sebastian Bolanes
- Poker Face (1962) ... Sebastian Bolanes
 1958-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Luis Boladas / Luis Cardenas / Lobos
- Day's Pay (1961) ... Luis Boladas (as Rudolph Acosta)
- The Rebellion (1959) ... Luis Cardenas (as Rudolph Acosta)
- Standoff (1958) ... Lobos
 1961 The Second Time Around
Rodriguez (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Red Knife
- Tanoa (1961) ... Red Knife
 1961 Posse from Hell
Johnny Caddo (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Porfiro
- Yanqui Go Home (1961) ... Porfiro (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Mexican Rurale Captain (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1957-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Sanchez / John Wildhorse / Pedro Valdez
- Fandango (1961) ... Sanchez (as Rudolph Acosta)
- The Man Who Lost (1959) ... John Wildhorse
- Show of Force (1957) ... Pedro Valdez
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Colonel Ferrero
- Person Unknown (1961) ... Colonel Ferrero (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1960 Flaming Star
Buffalo Horn (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1960 O'Conner's Ocean (TV Movie)
 1958-1960 Zorro (TV Series)
Carancho / Perico
- Adios, El Cuchillo (1960) ... Carancho (as Rudolph Aocsta)
- El Bandido (1960) ... Carancho (as Rudolph Acosta)
- Secret of the Sierra (1958) ... Perico
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Max (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1960 Walk Like a Dragon
Sheriff Marguelez (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Killer
 1960 The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (TV Movie)
Killer
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
 1959 The Rebel (TV Series)
Satanta
- Yellow Hair (1959) ... Satanta (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Rafael
- Small Hostage (1959) ... Rafael
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Mendoza
- Bandidos (1958) ... Mendoza
 1958 From Hell to Texas
Bayliss
 1958 The Last Rebel
'Three Fingers' Jack
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
El Gato
- The Stop-over (1958) ... El Gato
 1956-1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Jose Perado
- Question of Honor (1956) ... Jose Perado
 1957 The Tijuana Story
Manuel Acosta Mesa
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Don Miguel Cordoba
- Incident in Del Rio (1957) ... Don Miguel Cordoba
 1957 Trooper Hook
Nanchez (as Rudolfo Acosta)
 1957 Apache Warrior
Marteen
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Without Incident (1957) ... (as Rudolfo Acosta)
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Vorbeck
- The Undesirable (1957) ... Vorbeck
 1956 Bandido
Sebastian
 1956 The Proud Ones
Chico
 1955 The Littlest Outlaw
Chato
 1955 A Life in the Balance
Lt. Fernando
 1954 Drum Beat
Scarface Charlie
 1954 Passion
Salvator Sandro
 1954 Llévame en tus brazos
Agustin
 1954 Night People (uncredited)
 1953 Hondo
Silva
 1953 City of Bad Men
Joe Mendoza
 1953 Wings of the Hawk
Arturo Torres
 1953 Destination Gobi
Tomec
 1953 San Antone
Chino Figueroa
 1953 El billetero
Marcos Aguirre Torres
 1952 Horizons West
General José Escobar Lopez
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer
Poulini
 1952 Yo soy Mexicano de acá de este lado
Freddy Miranda
 1952 El dinero no es la vida
Martín
 1952 El mar y tú
Don Rufino
 1952 Acapulco
Alfredo
 1951 La bienamada
 1951 Los islas Marias
El Silencio (The Silence)
 1951 Sensualidad
el Rizos
 1951 The Lovers
Alejandro / Alex Montez
 1951 Pecado
 1951 Victims of Sin
Rodolfo
 1950 Entre tu amor y el cielo
Miguel
 1950 Pancho Villa Returns
Martin Corona
 1950 One Way Street
Francisco Morales
 1950 Vuelve Pancho Villa
Martín Corona
 1949 Felipe de Jesús
Principe Chokozabe
 1949 Salón México
Paco
 1948 Hermoso ideal
German Foreign Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1948 El gallero
El Meco
 1948 Rosenda
Salustio Hernández
 1947 The Fugitive
Policeman (uncredited)
 1946 Soy un prófugo
Gang member
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Alternate Names:

Rudolfo Acosta | Rudolph Acosta | Rudy Acosta | Rudolph Aocsta
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Trivia:

Children included Dante, Timur, Loredo, and Jeanine Acosta.

Nickname:

Rudy

Star Sign:

Leo

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