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Juano Hernandez (1896–1970)


He was the son of a Puerto Rican seaman. He was self-educated and spent much of his childhood in Brazil singing on the streets to raise money for food. He became an actor after having been a circus performer, radio actor, and vaudeville performer. He worked in the chorus of the 1927 stage production of the musical "Show Boat". Black American film ... See full bio »

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(age 73) in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Known For

Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly Eddie Yeager
(1955)
Intruder in the Dust
Intruder in the Dust Lucas Beauchamp
(1949)
The Reivers
The Reivers Uncle Possum
(1969)
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues Rev. Charles Handy
(1958)

Filmography

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 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
Mealie Williamson
 1969 The Reivers
Uncle Possum
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman
Ali Shar
 1964 The Pawnbroker
Mr. Smith
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Oscar Loon
- Howard Running Bear Is a Turtle (1963) ... Oscar Loon
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Juan Tomasso
- The Savage Infant (1962) ... Juan Tomasso
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Poku
- Safari (1962) ... Poku
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
Chief Standing Bear
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
King Loomis
- Goodnight Sweet Blues (1961) ... King Loomis
 1961 Two Loves
Chief Rauhuia
 1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade
Kalanumu
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Manu / Tefatou / Yosef
- The Good Killing (1961) ... Manu
- The Forbidden Sea (1960) ... Tefatou
- Isle of Eden (1960) ... Yosef
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
James
- Black Monday (1961) ... James
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Sgt. Matthew Luke Skidmore
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Romeo Jefferson
- Collector's Item (1959) ... Romeo Jefferson
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Josh
 1958 Machete
Bernardo
 1958 St. Louis Blues
Rev. Charles Handy
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Ricardo Calader / Dr. Ramirez
- Escape Route (1957) ... Ricardo Calader
- The Goodwill Ambassadors (1957) ... Dr. Ramirez
 1957 The Mark of the Hawk
Amugu
 1957 Something of Value
Njogu - Oath Giver
 1956 Ransom!
Jesse Chapman aka Uncle Jesse
 1955 Trial
Judge Theodore Motley
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
Eddie Yeager
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Montezuma
- The Conquest of Mexico (1519) (1953) ... Montezuma
 1950 The Breaking Point
Wesley Park
 1950 Stars in My Crown
Uncle Famous Prill
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Art Hazzard
 1949 Intruder in the Dust
Lucas Beauchamp
 1940 The Notorious Elinor Lee
John Arthur
 1939 Lying Lips
Rev. Bryson (as Jauno Hernandez)
 1932 Harlem Is Heaven
Cop (uncredited)
 1932 The Girl from Chicago
Gomez
 1914 The Life of General Villa
Revolutionary Soldier (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Jauno Hernandez

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Married three times; survived by four children.

Nickname:

Kid Curley

Star Sign:

Cancer

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