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Henry Silva

Henry Silva was born on September 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City. He quit public school to attend drama classes at age 13, supporting himself as a dishwasher in a Manhattan hotel. By 1955, Silva had moved up from dishwasher to waiter, and felt ready to audition for the Actors Studio. He was one of five students chosen out of more than 2500 ... See full bio »
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 1999/I Justice (TV Movie)
Sal The Joker
 1999 Unconditional Love
Ted Markham
 1998 Superman (TV Series)
- Knight Time (1998) ... Bane (voice)
 1998 Buddy Faro (TV Series)
Roland Lastarza
- Pilot (1998) ... Roland Lastarza
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
- Over the Edge (1998) ... Bane (voice)
 1997 The End of Violence
Juan Emilio
 1996/I The Prince
Marshall Stern
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Sleepy Joe Carlisle
 1995 Drifting School
General Stearn
 1995 Fatal Choice
Gene Serino
 1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
- Bane (1994) ... Bane (voice)
 1994 Possessed by the Night (Video)
Scott Lindsey
 1994 The Silence of the Hams
Police Chief
 1992 Three Days to a Kill
 1992 The Harvest
Detective Topo
 1991 Fists of Steel
 1991 L'ultima meta
Warden Yashin
 1989 La via della droga
Capt. Wesson
 1989 Trained to Kill
Ace Duran
 1988 Bulletproof
Col. Kartiff
 1985 Lust in the Dust
 1985 Killer contro killers
 1984 The Manhunt
Prison Boss
 1984 Cannonball Run II
 1984 Razza violenta
Kirk Cooper
 1983 Happy (TV Movie)
 1983 Le marginal
Sauveur Meccacci
 1983 Escape from the Bronx
Floyd Wrangler
 1983 Chained Heat
 1982 Megaforce
Duke Guerera
 1982 Baker County, U.S.A.
Henry Chatwill
 1982 Wrong Is Right
 1981 Sharky's Machine
Billy Score
 1980 Alligator
 1980 Day of Resurrection
Gen. Garland
 1979 Day of the Assassin
Police Chief Jorge Gomez
 1979 Thirst
Dr. Gauss
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
- Awakening (1979) ... Kane
 1979 Love and Bullets
Vittorio Farroni
 1978 Quark (TV Series)
The High Gorgon
- May the Source Be with You (1978) ... The High Gorgon
 1977 Napoli spara!
 1977 Woo fook
Michael Saxon
 1977 Contract on Cherry Street (TV Movie)
Roberto Obregon
 1976 Il trucido e lo sbirro
 1976 Poliziotti violenti
Maj. Paolo Altieri
 1976 Shoot
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Kirk Shaw
- Death Heist (1975) ... Kirk Shaw
 1975 The Manhunt
David Vannucchi
 1974 Zanna Bianca alla riscossa
Mr. Nelson
 1974 Fatevi vivi, la polizia non interverrà
Commissario Caprile
 1974 Almost Human
Commissario Walter Grandi
 1967-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Stan Chasen / Chard / Richard Macklin
- The Two Million Dollar Hit (1974) ... Stan Chasen
- Dynasty of Hate (1971) ... Chard
- Line of Fire (1967) ... Richard Macklin
 1974 Cry of a Prostitute
Tony Aniante
 1973 Battle of the Godfathers
Luca Messina
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Lee Wilson
- The Victims (1973) ... Lee Wilson
 1973 Drive Hard, Drive Fast (TV Movie)
Deek La Costa
 1973 Les hommes
 1973 The Boss
 1973 L'insolent
Emmanuel Ristack dit 'L'insolent'
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
- Shadow in the Well (1972) ... Linchou
 1971 Black Noon (TV Movie)
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
- The Feathered Serpent (1971) ... Zavala
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Pandit Chola (segment "The Doll")
- Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll (1971) ... Pandit Chola (segment "The Doll")
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series)
- Hostage (1970)
 1970 The Animals
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Peter Vale
- A Friend in Deed (1969) ... Peter Vale
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Elpidio Acuna
- Savage Sunday (1969) ... Elpidio Acuna
 1969 Probabilità zero
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Norvan Kruger
- The Interrogator (1969) ... Norvan Kruger
 1968 The Falling Man
Inspector Sterling
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
Frank Boley
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Dr. Akivic
- Anyplace I Hang Myself Is Home (1968) ... Dr. Akivic
 1967 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Santos Castaneda
- The Terrorist (1967) ... Santos Castaneda
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Bob Rome
- The Enemy (1967) ... Bob Rome
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
- Journey to a Hanging (1967) ... Coffin
 1967 Assassination
John Chandler / Philip Chandler
 1967 Matchless
Hank Norris
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Gen. Shen Ti
- The Bitter Yen of General Ti (1967) ... Gen. Shen Ti
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series)
Ivor Merrick
- The Ultimate Duel (1966) ... Ivor Merrick
 1966 The Hills Run Red
Garcia Mendez
 1966 The Plainsman
Crazy Knife
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Carl Torre
- The Savage Season (1965) ... Carl Torre
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
- The Mound Builders (1965) ... Zapotec
 1965 The Reward
 1965 Hail, Mafia
 1962-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Doc Holliday / Ram Singh / John Turnbull
- The Robert Harrison Clarke Story (1963) ... Ram Singh
- The John Turnbull Story (1962) ... John Turnbull
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Gen. Tau
- The Enemies (1965) ... Gen. Tau
 1964 The Secret Invasion
John Durrell - Assassin
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Father Gabriel
- My Hands Are Clean (1964) ... Father Gabriel
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Frank Vose
- People in Glass Houses (1964) ... Frank Vose
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Chino Rivera / Gen. Juan Mercurio
- The Mice (1964) ... Chino Rivera
- Tourist Attraction (1963) ... Gen. Juan Mercurio
 1964 Insight (TV Series)
- The Capitalist (1964) ... Carlos
 1963 Johnny Cool
Johnny Cool / Salvatore Giordano
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Col. Joe Garcia
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Matt Elder
- The Weapons Man (1963) ... Matt Elder
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Bill Grant
- An Out for Oscar (1963) ... Bill Grant
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ed Carson
- Jail Ward (1963) ... Ed Carson
 1962 Sergeants 3
Mountain Hawk
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
- The Fixer (1961) ... Riley
 1961 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Ricky Hamilton
- Ring-A-Ding-Ding (1961) ... Ricky Hamilton
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Toby Wolfe
- Dark Legacy (1961) ... Toby Wolfe
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Mel Harney
- The Raider (1961) ... Mel Harney
 1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
Helmuth Mansing
- The Twenty-Six Paper (1961) ... Helmuth Mansing
 1960 Ocean's 11
Roger Corneal
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Start Thorne
- Sundance and the Delayed Gun (1960) ... Start Thorne
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Raoul Marquette
- The Forbidden Sea (1960) ... Raoul Marquette
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Longman
- The Long House on Avenue A (1959) ... Tom Longman
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
 1959 Green Mansions
 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail
Sam Teeler
 1958 The Bravados
 1958 The Law and Jake Wade
 1957-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Slayer / Marc
- The Deadly Tattoo (1958) ... Slayer
- Don't Touch Me (1957) ... Marc
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
- The Story of Marjorie Reardon (1957) ... Dick
 1957 A Hatful of Rain
 1957 The Tall T
 1956 West Point (TV Series)
Cadet Joe Simpson
- Heat of Anger (1956) ... Cadet Joe Simpson
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Harry Silver
- The Better Bargain (1956) ... Harry Silver
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Darkness at Noon (1955)
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Hernandez - Peasant who challenges 'president' Zapata (uncredited)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Mule Man (1950)
 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- It's Only a Game (1950)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Mother, a drug dealer") in "A Hatful of Rain" on Broadway. See more »

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[from an interview in 1971] Funny thing over here [America] they see me as a bad guy; in Europe they see me as a hero. See more »


The 1930 census lists him (as "Harry") living with his divorced mother in Manhattan. This census entry gives both his parents' birthplaces as "Porto Rico". See more »


Distinctly menacing, evil and scary look with an icy stare with dark almost pupil-less & soulless eyes. Matched only by his thin lipped evil smirk. See more »

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