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Duncan Renaldo (1904–1980)

To most audiences, Duncan Renaldo will always be identified as film and TV's "The Cisco Kid." However, this role occurred late in his career, which consisted of much more than just this western character. Not much is known about Renaldo's early life. In fact, his date and place of birth is still questioned. The usual given birth date is April 23, ... See full bio »

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 1950 The Capture
 1948 Sword of the Avenger
 1947 Jungle Flight
Police Capt. Costa
 1946 Two Years Before the Mast
Mexican Captain (uncredited)
 1944 Sheriff of Sundown
Chihuahua Ramírez
 1944 The San Antonio Kid
Johnny Bennett aka San Antonio Kid
 1944 Call of the South Seas
Commissioner Charcot
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Construction Worker at Party
 1944 Hands Across the Border
Juan Morales
 1943 The Desert Song
Captain of the Guard (uncredited)
 1943 Around the World
Dragoman (uncredited)
 1943 Tiger Fangs
Peter Jeremy
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa
Capt. Pierre LaSalle
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Italian Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Border Patrol
 1942 King of the Mounties
Pierre (ch's 1, 11-12)
 1942 A Yank in Libya
Sheik David
 1942 We Were Dancing
Sam Estrella - Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1941 Gauchos of El Dorado
Gaucho / José Ojara
 1941 Down Mexico Way
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
Pedro Garcia
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri
Dan (uncredited)
 1941 South of Panama
Captain of Police
 1940 Gaucho Serenade
Gaucho Don José
 1939 The Mad Empress
Col. Miguel López
 1939 South of the Border
Andreo Mendoza
 1939 Rough Riders' Round-up
Alcalde Don Enriguez (uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Juan Vasquez
 1938 Zaza
Animal Trainer (uncredited)
 1938 Spawn of the North
 1938 Tropic Holiday
Young Blood (uncredited)
 1938 Rose of the Rio Grande
 1937 Zorro Rides Again
 1937 Sky Racket
Count Barksi (as Duncan Rinaldo)
 1937 Jungle Menace
Armand Roget
 1937 Mile a Minute Love
Count Ribalto
 1936 Ten Laps to Go
Eddie DeSylva
 1936 Two Minutes to Play
Lew Ashley
 1936 Rebellion
Ricardo Castillo
 1936 Lady Luck
Tony Morelli
 1936 Special Agent K-7
Tony Blank
 1936 Moonlight Murder
 1934 Sword of the Arab (Short)
 1934 The Moth
Don Pedro
 1934 Public Stenographer
Henchman Orsini
 1932 Trapped in Tia Juana
Lt. Kenneth Holbert / El Zorro
 1931 Trader Horn
 1929 Pals of the Prairie
Francisco Valencia
 1928 The Naughty Duchess
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Stage: Appeared in production of "Her Cardboard Lover".

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Alternate Names:

Renault Duncan | Duncan Rinaldo


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We've taken all our fine western lore and splashed it with criminality and barbarism. The whole idea of these adult films is a fallacy. Nowhere did they ever shoot five or six men before breakfast. That quick-draw business, too, is a fake. Nobody can shoot accurately following a quick draw. Why bring kids up on this stupid craze? Nowadays, you frequently read where some kid has shot off his ... See more »


During the 1953-1954 season of The Cisco Kid (1950), he was severely injured in a rock fall and hospitalized through nine episodes. The producers had Cisco wearing masks, disguised as a ghost and used other gimmicks where they could use doubles. He had to record his lines--and shoot his close-ups--from his hospital bed, and the producers also used previously shot footage of him. See more »

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