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Billy Drago


Drago is well-known for his villainous parts (leading or supporting), and he is renowned for his rugged yet scary looks and evil smile. He was born William Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kansas. He became interested in acting and took his mother's maiden name 'Drago' as a stage name. At first he worked as a stuntman in Kansas, and then went to ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Untouchables
The Untouchables Frank Nitti
(1987)
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes Papa Jupiter
(2006)
Charmed
Charmed Barbas
(1999-2004)

Filmography

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 2018 The Red Man's View (pre-production)
The Stranger
 2018 True Gangster (pre-production)
Frank Nitti (rumored)
  Shades of Vengeance (pre-production)
Shades (rumored)
  Sunset at Dawn (filming)
The Mentor (rumored)
 2014/V The Dance
The Stranger
 2014 Low Down
Lew
 2013 Black Asylum (Short)
Leonard Gorman
 2013 Night of the Templar
Shauna the Chef
 2012 Birth of an Outlaw (Short)
Boss
 2011 Balls to the Wall
Belthagor
 2010 The Fallen Angel (Short)
Lucifer
 2010 World's End
Edward
 2009/II The Ritual
The Man in Black
 2009 Ghost Town (TV Movie)
Reb Halland
 2009 Dark Moon Rising
Thibodeaux
 2008 Rounds
Edward
 2008 Copperhead (TV Movie)
Jesse Evans
 2008 Supernatural (TV Series)
Doc Benton
- Time Is on My Side (2008) ... Doc Benton
 2008 3 Stories About Evil (Short)
Mr. Harris
 2007 Zombie Hunters
Dr. Frankfurt
 2007 Revamped (Video)
Vladimus
 2007 Moving McAllister
The Lady
 2007 The Dead One
The Old Indian
 2006 Lime Salted Love
Zephyr's Stepdad
 2006 The Hills Have Eyes
Papa Jupiter
 2006 Seven Mummies
Drake
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Christopher
- Imprint (2006) ... Christopher
 2006 13 Graves (TV Movie)
Red Maines
 2005 Blood Relic (Video)
Harry
 2005 Demon Hunter
Asmodeus
 2004 Worn Like a Tattoo (Short)
 2004 Somewhere in the Middle (Short)
Father
 1999-2004 Charmed (TV Series)
Barbas
- A Call to Arms (2004) ... Barbas
- Crimes & Witch Demeanors (2004) ... Barbas
- Sympathy for the Demon (2002) ... Barbas
 2004 Mysterious Skin
Zeke
 2004 Fort Doom (Video)
Mr. Fallow
 2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (Video)
Black Hand Kelly
 2003 All for Money (Short)
 2002 Welcome to America
Crazy Old Man
 2002 The Circuit
Lenny
 2002 Desert Rose
 2001 Death Game
Shakes Montrose
 2001 Michael Jackson: You Rock My World (Video short)
Thug
 2000 Mirror, Mirror IV: Reflection
Frederick Champion
 2000 Very Mean Men
Dante
 2000 Strike Zone (Video)
Alex Goddard
 2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
Orel Peattie
- Theef (2000) ... Orel Peattie
 1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Lou Grissom
- Vendetta (1999) ... Lou Grissom
 1999 Lima: Breaking the Silence
General Monticito Frantacino
 1999 Soccer Dog: The Movie (Damon Fleming) The Dog Catcher
 1998 Monkey Business
Branson
 1997 A Doll in the Dark
Keith
 1997 Convict 762
Mannix
 1997 Assault on Devil's Island (TV Movie)
Carlos Gallindo
 1996 Blue Devil, Blue Devil
Macintower
 1996 Sci-fighters (Video)
Adrian Dunn
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Wells
 1996 Blood Money
Agent Pierce
 1995 Drifting School
Thomas King
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Running Wolf
- Evil in the Night (1995) ... Running Wolf
 1995/I Phoenix
Kilgore
 1995 Lunarcop
Kay
 1994 The Takeover (Video)
Daniel Stein
 1994 Never Say Die
Reverend James
 1993-1994 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
John Bly
- Bye Bly (1994) ... John Bly
- Fountain of Youth (1994) ... John Bly
- Crystal Hawks (1993) ... John Bly
- Senior Spirit (1993) ... John Bly
- The Orb Scholar (1993) ... John Bly
 1993 Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (Video)
Danny Bench
 1993 Deadly Heroes
Jose Maria Carlos
 1993 The Outfit
Lucky Luciano
 1993 Lady Dragon 2
Diego
 1992 Guncrazy
Hank Fulton
 1992 Death Ring (Video)
Danton Vachs
 1992 Secret Games (Video)
Mark Langford
 1991 Martial Law II: Undercover (Video)
Captain Krantz
 1991/I Diplomatic Immunity
Cowboy
 1989 Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look (Video)
Mysterious Stranger (video 'Silent Running')
 1989 Prime Suspect
Cyril
 1989 Gwang tin lung fu wui
Scalia
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
Richard
- Cocoon (1989) ... Richard
 1989 True Blood
Billy 'Spider' Masters
 1988 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series)
Edgar Van Horne
- Read My Lips (1988) ... Edgar Van Horne
 1988 Freeway
Edward Anthony Heller
 1988 Dark Before Dawn
Cabalista Leader
 1988 Hero and the Terror
Dr. Highwater
 1987 Banzai Runner
Syszek
 1987 The Untouchables
Frank Nitti
 1987 In Self Defense (TV Movie)
Edward Reeves
 1987 The Wizard (TV Series)
Tonio
- Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (1987) ... Tonio
 1986 Hunter's Blood
Snake
 1986 Vamp
Snow
 1983-1986 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Angelo Dupree / Carl Malek
- Into the Night (1986) ... Angelo Dupree
- Carnal Express (1983) ... Carl Malek
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
Rat
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Rat
 1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Freddie
- The Bigger They Are (1986) ... Freddie
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Leo
- Scales of Justice (1986) ... Leo
 1984-1986 Hunter (TV Series)
Le Claire / Rosco Ganther
- War Zone (1986) ... Le Claire
- Pen Pals (1984) ... Rosco Ganther
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Gangster in Leather Coat
- My Fair David (1985) ... Gangster in Leather Coat
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Snakebite
- Just Around the Coroner (1985) ... Snakebite
 1985 Invasion U.S.A.
Mickey
 1985 Pale Rider
Deputy Mather
 1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Man in White Suit
- Celebrity (1984) ... Man in White Suit
 1984 The Sheriff and the Astronaut (TV Movie)
Danny
 1984 Automan (TV Series)
Chico Fuentes
- Renegade Run (1984) ... Chico Fuentes
 1983 Cutter to Houston (TV Series)
 1982 Johnny Belinda (TV Movie)
Cutter
 1981 Strike Force (TV Series)
Ernie
- Strike Force (1981) ... Ernie
 1981 Cutter's Way
Garbage Man
 1980 Windwalker
Crow Scout
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Teetontah / Teetonkah
- Chapter IV (1979) ... Teetontah
- Chapter III (1979) ... Teetonkah
 1979 No Other Love (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Appeared as a mysterious stranger in Mike + The Mechanics' "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)" music video. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being cast in bad guy roles] I enjoy villains. I've figured out how to get paid for doing what they tried to throw me in jail for when I was a kid. Besides, I'm never going to be the boy next door. That's not who I want to be. So I try to put a little of the dark side into my good guys and a bit of gentleness into my heavies.

Trivia:

He and his wife Silvana Gallardo have produced an instructional video to teach acting techniques entitled The Acting Class. The video is used in schools nationwide. See more »

Trademark:

Evil eyes and smile

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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