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Ricardo Montalban

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, KSG ( November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009) was a Mexican radio, television, theatre and film actor. He had a career spanning seven decades (motion pictures from 1943 to 2006) and multiple notable roles. During the mid-1970s, Montalbán was most notable as the spokesman in automobile advertisements for the Chrysler Cordoba, in which he famously extolled the "soft Corinthian leather" used for its interior. He also advertised the Chrysler New Yorker. From 1977 to 1984, he became famous as Mr. Roarke the main star in the television series Fantasy Island. He played Khan Noonien Singh in both the 1967 episode "Space Seed" of the first season of the original Star Trek series, and the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He won an Emmy Award in 1978 for his role in the mini series How the West Was Won and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1993. Into his 80s, he continued to perform, often providing voices for animated films and commercials, and appearing in several Spy Kids films as "Grandfather Valentin". Date of Death 14 January 2009, Los Angeles, California  (congestive heart failure)

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Nov 25, 1920 In Mexico City - Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Chevy Show
Latest Project:
Movie I Know Catherine, The Log Lady 2020-12-31
Known For
Poster of Perdida
Poster of Fantasy Island
Poster of La Fuga
Poster of The Chevy Show
Series The Chevy Show Unknown 2023
Movie I Know Catherine, The Log Lady Himself (archive footage) 2020-12-31
Movie Perdida 2009-10-21
Movie The Ant Bully Head of Council (voice) 2006-07-28
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Grandfather 2003-07-25
Series Kim Possible 2002-06-07
Movie Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Grandfather 2002-08-07
Series Titans Unknown 2000-10-04
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Behind the Planet of the Apes Himself 1998-09-05
Series Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown 1998-04-13
Series Freakazoid! Unknown 1995-09-09
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Heaven Help Us 1994-08-25
Series The Golden Palace Unknown 1992-09-18
Movie Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special Self 1991-09-28
Series Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Series B.L. Stryker Unknown 1989-02-13
Movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Vincent Ludwig 1988-12-02
Series The Colbys Zach Powers 1985-11-20
Movie Fatima Himself 1984-01-01
Movie Cannonball Run II King 1984-06-29
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Khan Noonien Singh 1982-06-04
Series Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Series B. J. and the Bear Unknown 1979-02-10
Series Fantasy Island Mr. Roarke 1978-01-28
Movie Captains Courageous Manuel 1977-12-04
Series How the West Was Won Unknown 1977-02-06
Movie Joe Panther Turtle George 1976-10-01
Movie Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Silent Film Star 1976-07-26
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie The Mark of Zorro Captain Esteban 1974-10-29
Movie Wonder Woman Abner Smith 1974-03-12
Movie The Train Robbers The Pinkerton Man 1973-02-07
Series Griff Unknown 1973-09-29
Movie Fade-In Himself 1973-11-08
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Fireball Forward 1972-03-05
Movie Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Armando 1972-06-29
Movie Sentinels of Silence 1971-05-01
Movie Escape from the Planet of the Apes Armando 1971-05-20
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-09-15
Series Nichols Unknown 1971-09-16
Series The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour Unknown 1971-08-01
Movie The Face of Fear Sergeant Frank Ortega 1971-10-08
Series Dan August Unknown 1970-09-23
Movie The Aquarians Dr. Luis Delgado 1970-10-24
Movie The Deserter Natachai 1970-12-04
Movie The Pigeon John Stambler / Kane 1969-11-04
Movie Sweet Charity Vittorio 1969-02-25
Movie The Desperate Mission Joaquin Murieta 1969-01-01
Series Bracken's World Unknown 1969-09-19
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-09-23
Movie Sol Madrid Jalisco 1968-02-07
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Blue Ortega 1968-05-09
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show Unknown 1968-09-15
Series The Name of the Game Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie The Longest Hundred Miles Father Sanchez 1967-01-21
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Movie Madame X Phil Benton 1966-01-01
Movie The Singing Nun Father Clementi 1966-03-17
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie Alice Through the Looking Glass The White King 1966-11-06
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Star Trek Unknown 1966-09-08
Movie The Money Trap Pete Delanos 1965-09-07
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The Long, Hot Summer Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Rogues Unknown 1964-09-13
Movie Buenas Noches Año Nuevo 1964-12-17
Series Slattery's People Unknown 1964-09-21
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964-09-22
Movie The Fantasticks El Gallo 1964-10-17
Movie Cheyenne Autumn Little Wolf 1964-10-03
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Love Is a Ball Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau 1963-04-24
Series The Lieutenant Unknown 1963-09-14
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Major Padula 1962-07-25
Series The Lloyd Bridges Show Unknown 1962-09-11
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie The Reluctant Saint Don Raspi 1962-11-02
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Series The Defenders Unknown 1961-09-16
Movie Rage of the Buccaneers Captain Gordon, the Black Buccaneer 1961-12-15
Series Alcoa Premiere Unknown 1961-10-10
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Let No Man Write My Epitaph Louie Ramponi 1960-11-10
Series Checkmate Unknown 1960-09-17
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Series Play of the Week Unknown 1959-10-12
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series The Dick Clark Show Unknown 1958-02-15
Movie Sayonara Nakamura 1957-12-25
Movie Desert Warrior Prince Said 1957-10-31
Movie Three for Jamie Dawn George Lorenz 1956-07-08
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie A Life in the Balance Antonio Gómez 1955-07-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie The Saracen Blade Pietro Donati 1954-06-06
Movie The Queen of Babylon Amal 1954-09-21
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Movie Green Shadow Federico Vascon 1954-12-23
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Sombrero Pepe Gonzales 1953-04-22
Series The Loretta Young Show 1953-09-20
Movie Latin Lovers Roberto Santos 1953-08-12
Movie My Man and I Chu Chu Ramirez 1952-09-05
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Mark of the Renegade Marcos Zappa 1951-08-02
Movie Across the Wide Missouri Ironshirt 1951-10-12
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Star Time Unknown 1950-09-02
Movie Mystery Street Peter Moralas 1950-06-23
Movie Right Cross Johnny Monterez 1950-10-06
Movie Two Weeks with Love Demi Armendez 1950-11-10
Movie Neptune's Daughter Jose O'Rourke 1949-06-10
Movie Border Incident Pablo Rodriguez 1949-10-28
Movie Battleground Roderigues 1949-11-09
Movie On an Island with You Ricardo Montalban 1948-05-03
Movie The Kissing Bandit Fiesta Specialty Dancer 1948-11-14
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Fiesta Mario Morales 1947-06-12
Movie Pepita Jimenez Luis Vargas 1946-02-22
Movie La Fuga Teniente 1944-07-04
Movie Cinco fueron escogidos 1943-07-08
Movie Santa Jarameño 1943-06-10
Movie The Three Musketeers (uncredited) 1942-08-27