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Rudy Diaz (I) (1918–2006)

He has a biological daughter that was born on November 8, 1962 who was adopted by a family shortly after her birth. She tried to meet him in 2006, but received a letter from an attorney stating he had dementia and was confined to a secured facility. She requested a visit to see if he was OK, just to view him from a window or hallway if necessary, ... See full bio »
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Coogan's Bluff Running Bear
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 1993 Painted Desert
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
- Target: Miss World (1983) ... Charlie
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
- Hunted Harts (1983) ... Gordo
 1982 Born to the Wind (TV Series)
Red Leggins
 1982 The Legend of Walks Far Woman (TV Movie)
Empty Barrel
 1980 Windwalker
Crow Eyes
 1980 Gorp
Indian Joe
 1978 Desperate Women (TV Movie)
Two Feathers
 1978 Steel Cowboy (TV Movie)
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
- Acapulco Spies (1977) ... Carlos
 1974-1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Raoul / Matty
- Second Chance (1977) ... Raoul
- Tall Woman in Red Wagon (1974) ... Matty
 1977 A Piece of the Action
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Lt. Simili
- Round Up the Usual Suspects (1976) ... Lt. Simili
 1976 The Macahans (TV Movie)
Sioux Chief Bear Dance
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
First Fisherman
- Arson and Old Lace (1975) ... First Fisherman
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
The Motorcycle Officer
- Ice (1975) ... The Motorcycle Officer
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
- He'll Never See Daylight (1975) ... Muscle-Head
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Sgt. Villaverde
- The Spanish Moss Murders (1974) ... Sgt. Villaverde (uncredited)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
- A Dream Within a Dream (1974) ... Toluca
 1974 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- The Banzai Pipeline (1974) ... Koa
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
 1973 Dusty's Trail (TV Series)
Indian Brave
- Duel for Daphne (1973) ... Indian Brave
 1973 Charley Varrick
Deputy Sanchez
 1973 Cleopatra Jones
Spanish Officer (uncredited)
 1973 One Little Indian
The Apache
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Man / 1st Policeman / Guard
- The McCreedy Feud (1972) ... Man
- Miracle at Santa Marta (1971) ... 1st Policeman
- The McCreedy Bust (1971) ... Guard
 1971 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
- A Pattern of Morality (1971) ... Cal
 1971 Yuma (TV Movie)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
- The Price of Justice (1971) ... Walker
 1970 Flap
Larry Standing Elk (Tribal Policeman)
 1970 Pieces of Dreams
Police Sergeant Bill Walkingstick
 1969 The Undefeated
 1969 Che!
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Lead Bandit
- The Heady Wine (1968) ... Lead Bandit
 1968 Hellfighters
 1968 Coogan's Bluff
Running Bear
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
- Salute to Yesterday (1968) ... Rio
 1968 Bandolero!
 1957 Pal Joey
Detective (uncredited)
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He was a real-life cop in the 1950s; he worked for 5 years on the narcotics squad in Los Angeles when his wife (Dorothy Abbott) landed a role on Dragnet (1951). Two of his cases were dramatized on Dragnet (1951) and led to his future in television. See more »

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