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Gilbert Roland (I) (1905–1994)


Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso, later known as Gilbert Roland, was born in 1905 in Mexico. Following his parents to the USA, he did not become the bullfighter he had dreamed of being but became an actor instead. His Mexican roots, his half macho half romantic ways, his handsome virile figure helped him land roles in movies from the early twenties ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1982 Barbarosa
Don Braulio
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Jorge
- The Raid (1980) ... Jorge
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Movie)
Don Luis
 1977 Islands in the Stream
Captain Ralph
 1975 The Deadly Tower (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1974 The Pacific Connection
Allan
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Juan DeVarga
- Rendezvous with Terror (1974) ... Juan DeVarga
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Padre Braganza
- The Chalice (1973) ... Padre Braganza
 1973 Running Wild
Chief Tomacito
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
Dominic Leopold
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Mondragon
- Tico Taco, MD (1972) ... Mondragon
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Marshal Ben Melendez
- The New Mexican Connection (1972) ... Marshal Ben Melendez
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
The Bartender (segment "The Waiting Room")
- The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid (1972) ... The Bartender (segment "The Waiting Room")
 1971 The Christian Licorice Store
Jonathan 'JC' Carruthers
 1971 The Boy and the Turtle (TV Movie)
Chano
 1971 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Don Domingo Montoya
- The New Lion of Sonora (1971) ... Don Domingo Montoya
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Emilio Cruz
- The Patriot (1969) ... Emilio Cruz
 1968 Sartana Does Not Forgive
Kirchner
 1968 God Was in the West, Too, at One Time
Juan Chasquisdo
 1968 Land's End (TV Movie)
Capt. Bravo
 1968 Johnny Hamlet
Horace
 1968 The Ruthless Four
Mason
 1967 Any Gun Can Play
Monetero - un celebre fuorilegge
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Duchamps
- The Big Con (1967) ... Duchamps
 1964-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Jose Anza / Gus Priamos
- The Savage Street (1967) ... Jose Anza
- Somebody to Remember (1964) ... Gus Priamos
 1966 Danger Grows Wild
Serge Marko
 1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jim Acton
- The Lonely Runner (1965) ... Jim Acton
 1965 The Reward
Capt. Carbajal
 1965 Combat! (TV Series)
Boulanger
- The Convict (1965) ... Boulanger
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Dull Knife
 1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Lt. Julio Chavez
- Extradition: Part 2 (1963) ... Lt. Julio Chavez
- Extradition: Part 1 (1963) ... Lt. Julio Chavez
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Pappa Cesare
- Don't Look Down, Don't Look Back (1963) ... Pappa Cesare
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Don Pedro
- Kingdom for a Horse (1963) ... Don Pedro
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Luis Aguilar
- Death and the Joyful Woman (1963) ... Luis Aguilar
 1962 Samar
Colonel Juan Sebastian Salazar
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Luke Santos
- Quick Shuffle (1962) ... Luke Santos
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Padre Enrique Ciego
- Death in a Village (1962) ... Padre Enrique Ciego
 1960 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
- Mexican Fiesta (1960)
 1960 Guns of the Timberland
Monty Walker
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
El Patron
- Border Justice (1959) ... El Patron
 1959 The Big Circus
Zach Colino - the aerialist
 1958 The Last of the Fast Guns
Miles Lang
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Bernal Sierra
- The Bernal Sierra Story (1958) ... Bernal Sierra
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Gino Bardi
- Rich Man, Poor Man (1957) ... Gino Bardi
 1957 The Midnight Story
Sylvio Malatesta
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Tasso
- The Smuggler (1957) ... Tasso
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Dancer
- Invitation to a Gunfighter (1957) ... Dancer
 1956 Three Violent People
Innocencio Ortega
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Achmed Abdullah
 1956 Bandido
Colonel José Escobar
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Tasso
- The Smuggler (1955) ... Tasso
 1955 The Treasure of Pancho Villa
Colonel Juan Castro
 1955 Underwater!
Dominic Quesada
 1955 The Racers
Dell'Oro
 1954 The French Line
Pierre DuQuesne
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Pierre Buteau
- The Ardent Woodsman (1954) ... Pierre Buteau
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Mike Petrakis
 1953 The Diamond Queen
Baron Paul de Cabannes
 1953 Thunder Bay
Teche Bossier
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Victor 'Gaucho' Ribero
 1952 Apache War Smoke
Peso Herrera
 1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Hugo da Silva
 1952 Glory Alley
Peppi Donnato
 1952 My Six Convicts
Punch Pinero
 1951 Ten Tall Men
Corporal Luis Delgado
 1951 The Mark of the Renegade
Don Pedro Garcia
 1951 Bullfighter and the Lady
Manolo Estrada
 1950 The Furies
Juan Herrera
 1950 Crisis
Roland Gonzales
 1950 The Torch
Father Sierra
 1949 Malaya
Romano
 1949 We Were Strangers
Guillermo Montilla
 1949 La rebelión de los fantasmas
Arturo del Rosal
 1947 Pirates of Monterey
Major de Roja
 1947 High Conquest
Hugo Lanier
 1947 The Other Love
Croupier
 1945 Captain Kidd
Jose Lorenzo
 1944 The Desert Hawk
Kasim, The Desert Hawk / Hassan, Evil Twin Brother
 1942 Isle of Missing Men
Thomas 'Dan' Bentley, alias Curtis
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Paul Gillette
 1941 My Life with Caroline
Paco Del Valle
 1941 Angels with Broken Wings
Don Pablo Vincente
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Capt. Lopez
 1940 Gambling on the High Seas
Greg Morella
 1940 Isle of Destiny
Oliver Barton
 1939 Juarez
Col. Miguel Lopez
 1938 Gateway
Tony Cadona
 1937 Thunder Trail
Arizona Dick Ames
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Eduardo de Soto
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Flash Dillon
 1935 Ladies Love Danger
Ricardo Souchet aka Alonzo
 1935 Julieta compra un hijo
Jack Aranda
 1935 Mystery Woman
Juan Santanda
 1934 Elinor Norton
Rene Alba
 1933 Yo, tú y ella
Gabriel Villalba
 1933 After Tonight
Capt. Rudolph 'Rudy' Ritter
 1933 Gigolettes of Paris
Antoine 'Tony' Ferrand
 1933 Una viuda romántica
Luis Felipe de Córdoba aka Prudencio González
 1933 Our Betters
Pepi D'Costa
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Serge Stanieff
 1932 Call Her Savage
Moonglow
 1932 A Parisian Romance
Victor
 1932 No Living Witness
Jerry Bennett
 1932 Life Begins
Tony, Rita's Husband (uncredited)
 1932 The Woman in Room 13
Victor Legrand
 1932 Hombres de mi vida
Jaime Gilman
 1932 The Passionate Plumber
Tony Lagorce
 1931 Resurrección
Prince Dmitri Nekhludov (as Luis Alonso)
 1930 Monsieur Le Fox
Luis Le Bey (as Luis Alonso)
 1930 Men of the North
Louis La Bey aka Monsieur Le Fox
 1929 New York Nights
Fred Deverne
 1928 The Woman Disputed
Paul Hartman
 1927 The Dove
Johnny Powell
 1927 The Love Mart
Victor Jallot
 1926 The Blonde Saint
Annibale
 1926 The Campus Flirt
Graham Stearns
 1925 The Plastic Age
Carl Peters
 1925 The Lawful Cheater
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1925 The Spaniard
Matador (uncredited)
 1925 The Lost World
Extra (uncredited)
 1923/I The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: He starred in a modern-day western pilot called "Amigo" about a detective living in Texas and his colleagues working in Mexico. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Luis Alonso

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Make each day count. Be happy. Believe in God. Dream of the past if you will but don't live in it. See more »

Trivia:

During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. See more »

Nickname:

Amigo

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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