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      Ricardo Montalban

      Ricardo Montalban

      Highest Rated: 100% Neptune's Daughter (1949)

      Lowest Rated: 0% Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

      Birthday: Nov 25, 1920

      Birthplace: Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico

      Handsome, erudite and blessed with an exceptionally rich, sonorous voice, Ricardo Montalbán made the transition from supporting character actor to lead player with a pair of iconic roles, as diverse as they were memorable. Working within the studio system of the 1940s and '50s, the Latino actor was initially cast as whatever ethnicity was needed for a role, most often as a Latin Lover in films like "Fiesta" (1947), but also as a Native-American in "Across the Wide Missouri" (1951) or an Asian, as in "Sayonara" (1957). A Tony-nominated turn on Broadway opposite Lena Horne in the 1957 production of "Jamaica" earned him the respect of his peers, although not the leading roles he sought. Montalbán kept busy with dozens of guest turns throughout the 1960s on such programs as "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1964-68), "The Wild, Wild West" (CBS, 1965-69) and most memorably, in an episode of "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). At last, the veteran actor became a household name as the enigmatic Mr. Roarke, host of "Fantasy Island" (ABC, 1977-1984), then eclipsed that fame with his reprisal of Captain Kirk's titular nemesis in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982). He continued to work ceaselessly on various TV shows and films, even performing from a wheelchair in "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams" (2002), after being paralyzed from the waist down. Remembered as a man of integrity and perseverance, Montalbán earned the loyalty of his contemporaries, as well as generations of fans.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Neptune's Daughter
      87% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 86% The Naked Gun
      82% Sweet Charity
      82% Sayonara
      78% Battleground
      76% Escape From the Planet of the Apes
      75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

      Photos

      SOMBRERO, Rick Jason, Ricardo Montalban, Vittorio Gassman, 1953 TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE, from left: Ricardo Montalban, Jane Powell, 1950 LATIN LOVERS, Ricardo Montalban, Lana Turner, 1953 MY MAN AND I, from left: Ricardo Montalban, Shelley Winters, 1952 MARK OF THE RENEGADE, Gilbert Roland, Ricardo Montalban, 1951 TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE, Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban, 1950 MARK OF THE RENEGADE, Ricardo Montalban, Andrea King, 1951 FIESTA, Esther Williams, John Carroll, Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, 1947 MY MAN AND I, Ricardo Montalban, Shelley Winters, 1952 THE SINGING NUN, Greer Garson, Ricardo Montalban, Ed Sullivan, Agnes Moorehead, Debbie Reynolds, 1966 SOMBRERO, from left, Pier Angeli, Thomas Gomez, Ricardo Montalban, 1953 MYSTERY STREET, Betsy Blair, Ricardo Montalban, Elsa Lanchester, Marshall Thompson, 1950 RIGHT CROSS, June Allyson, Ricardo Montalban, 1950 TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE, Ricardo Montalban, Louis Calhern, Ann HArding, Jane Powell, 1950 TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE, Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban, 1950 BLUE, Terence Stamp (center), Ricardo Montalban, 1968 CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, Ricardo Montalban, Roddy McDowall, 1972. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. RIGHT CROSS, Dick Powell, Ricardo Montalban, 1950 RIGHT CROSS, California lightweight boxer Art Aragon, Ricardo Montalban, June Allyson, on-set, 1950 MYSTERY STREET, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Marshall Thompson, 1950

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      62% 42% The Ant Bully Head of Ant Council (Character) $28.1M 2006
      45% 25% Spy Kids 3: Game Over Grandpa Cortez (Character) $111.8M 2003
      75% 39% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Grandfather (Character) $85.6M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: High Rise Victor Costanza (Character) - 1990
      86% 84% The Naked Gun Vincent Ludwig (Character) $77.9M 1988
      12% 45% Cannonball Run II King (Character) - 1984
      87% 90% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Khan Noonien Singh (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 100% Return to Fantasy Island Mr. Roarke (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Journey Gen. Lafuente (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captains Courageous Manuel (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 82% Fantasy Island Mr. Roarke (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McNaughton's Daughter Dist. Atty. Charles Quintero (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 50% Joe Panther Turtle George (Character) - 1976
      14% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Silent Film Star (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Try to Catch a Saint Dist. Atty. Charles Quintero (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 52% The Mark of Zorro Captain Esteban (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 77% Wonder Woman Abner Smith (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Follows the Psycho Unknown (Character) - 1973
      33% 58% The Train Robbers The Pinkerton man (Character) - 1973
      52% 46% Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Armando (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireball Forward Jean Duval (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Mission Joaquin Murieta (Character) - 1971
      76% 53% Escape From the Planet of the Apes Armando (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deserter Natachai (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Fear Sgt. Frank Ortega (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Badge or the Cross Al Matteo (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sarge: The Badge or the Cross Al Matteo (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Water Gold Alejandro Zayas (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Aquarians Dr. Luis Delgado (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Echo of a Nightmare Martinez (Character) - 1970
      82% 73% Sweet Charity Vittorio (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pigeon John Stambler/Kane (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wrath of Angels Father Bernard Torres (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 62% They Only Kill Once Jalisco (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 45% Blue Ortega (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Hundred Miles Father Sanchez (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 52% Alice Through the Looking Glass The White King (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 58% The Singing Nun Father Clementi (Character) - 1966
      50% 80% Madame X Phil Benton (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 36% The Money Trap Pete Delanos (Character) - 1966
      60% 44% Cheyenne Autumn Little Wolf (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buenas noches, año nuevo Unknown (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rage of the Buccaneers Captain Gordon (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is a Ball Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirate Warrior Captain Gordon (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Pirate Captain Gordon (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Buccaneer Captain Gordon (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 85% The Reluctant Saint Don Raspi (Character) - 1962
      0% 60% Adventures of a Young Man Major Padula (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Warrior Prince Said (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 60% Let No Man Write My Epitaph Louie Ramponi (Character) - 1960
      82% 79% Sayonara Nakamura (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Untouched Federico Gascón (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen of Babylon Amal (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three for Jamie Dawn George Lorenz (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cicero Cicero (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 67% A Life in the Balance Antonio Gómez (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Uprising Cochise (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sombra Verde Federico Gascón (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saracen Blade Pietro Donati (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 33% Latin Lovers Roberto Santos (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sombrero Pepe Gonzales (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 33% My Man and I Chu Chu Ramirez (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 35% Across the Wide Missouri Ironshirt (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Renegade Marcos Zappa (Character) - 1951
      71% 57% Border Incident Pablo Rodriguez (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 76% Two Weeks With Love Demi Armendez (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 68% Mystery Street Peter Moralas (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 11% Right Cross Johnny Monterez (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Border G-Man Roderigues (Character) - 1950
      100% 58% Neptune's Daughter José O'Rourke (Character) - 1949
      78% 83% Battleground Roderigues (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 38% The Kissing Bandit Fiesta Specialty Dancer (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 45% On an Island With You Ricardo Montez (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 44% Fiesta Mario Morales (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pepita Jiménez Unknown (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Were Chosen Unknown (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dos Cadetes Ricardo Almagro (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Santa Unknown (Character) - 1943

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Gen. Juanito Pequeño (Guest Voice) 2009
      No Score Yet 65% Family Guy The Cow (Guest Voice) 2008
      No Score Yet 86% Kim Possible Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet ¡Mucha lucha! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dora the Explorer El Encantador (Voice) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Vaclav Maryska (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbys Zach Powers (Character) 1985-1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Mr. Roarke (Character),
      Director
      1978-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Suite Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977
      No Score Yet 80% Columbo Luis Montoya (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1970-1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Francisco Sosentes (Guest Star) 1962 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Rick Rivera (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Manuel Acaba (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Chato (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Martin Lynch (Guest Star) 1967-1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      80% 88% Star Trek Khan (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rogues Marius Konik (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Henry Davis (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Navarro (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Jean LeBec (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955-1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soundies Music Performer