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Ricardo Montalban

Highest Rated:   100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Lowest Rated:   13% Cannonball Run II (1984)
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Birthplace:   Mexico City, Mexico
Born in Mexico as Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban y Merino, Ricardo Montalban spent some of his youth in America and began his acting career in bit roles on Broadway. He debuted in Mexican films in 1941; after appearing in a number of productions he was signed in 1947 by MGM, which put him to work in "Latin lover" roles. After some time he managed to break out of this screen persona in non-romantic dramatic parts. Later Montalban began to perform on TV in a wide range of roles; he acted in many TV dramas, and was a semi-regular on The Loretta Young Show (Young was his sister-in-law). He remained sporadically busy in films, and also appeared in several Broadway plays; throughout his career he has continued to work onstage. He played the title role in a dramatic reading of Shaw's Don Juan in Hell which toured the U.S., costarring Agnes Moorehead and Paul Henreid. His greatest popularity came from his starring role on the TV series Fantasy Island and his appearances on The Colbys, although he continues to make occasional films. For his work in the TV movie How the West Was Won, Part II (1978), he won an Emmy. His brother is actor Carlos Montalban, best known to the public as a character in a long-running series of coffee commercials. He authored an autobiography, Reflections: A Life in Two Worlds (1980).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now
  • Actor
2007
62% The Ant Bully
  • Head Of Council
$28.1M 2006
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over
  • Grandfather
2003
75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
  • Grandfather
2002
No Score Yet Kim Possible: The Secret Files
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Face: Jesus In Art
  • Narrator
2001
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
100% That's Entertainment! III
  • Actor
1994
87% The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Victor Ludwig
1988
13% Cannonball Run II
  • King
1984
87% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Khan
1982
No Score Yet Fantasy Island
  • Mr. Roarke
1977
No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island
  • Mr. Roarke
1977
No Score Yet Joe Panther
  • Turtle George
1976
20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
  • Silent film star
1976
No Score Yet The Mark of Zorro
  • Captain Esteban
1974
No Score Yet Wonder Woman
  • Abner Smith
1974
33% The Train Robbers
  • Pinkerton Man
1973
50% Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Armando
1972
No Score Yet Fireball Forward
  • Jean Duval
1972
77% Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • Armando
1971
No Score Yet Sentinels of Silence
  • Narrator (Spanish)
1971
No Score Yet Walls of Fire
  • Narrator
1971
No Score Yet Deserter
  • Natchai
1971
83% Sweet Charity
  • Vittorio
1969
No Score Yet Black Water Gold
  • Alejandro Zayas
1969
No Score Yet Blue
  • Ortega
1968
No Score Yet Sol Madrid
  • Jalisco
1968
No Score Yet Fade In
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking-Glass
  • White King
1966
No Score Yet Madame X
  • Phil Benton
1966
No Score Yet The Singing Nun
  • Father Clementi
1966
No Score Yet The Money Trap
  • Pete Delanos
1966
57% Cheyenne Autumn
  • Little Wolf
1964
No Score Yet Pirate Warrior
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Love Is a Ball
  • Gaspard
1963
No Score Yet Heningway's Adventures of a Young Man
  • Major Padula
1962
No Score Yet The Reluctant Saint
  • Don Raspi
1962
100% Sayonara
  • Nakamura
1957
No Score Yet A Life in the Balance
  • Antonio Gomez
1955
No Score Yet Sombra Verde (Untouched)
  • Federico
1954
No Score Yet Latin Lovers
  • Roberto Santos
1953
No Score Yet My Man and I
  • Chu Chu Ramirez
1952
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri
  • Ironshirt
1951
No Score Yet Two Weeks with Love
  • Demi Armendez
1950
No Score Yet Right Cross
  • Johnny Monterez
1950
No Score Yet Mystery Street
  • Lt. Peter Morales
1950
No Score Yet Perdida
  • Actor
1950
86% Battleground
  • Roderigues
1949
67% Border Incident
  • Pablo Rodriguez
1949
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter
  • Jose O'Rourke
1949
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit
  • Fiesta Dancer
1948
No Score Yet On an Island with You
  • Ricardo Montez
1948
No Score Yet Fiesta
  • Mario Morales
1947
No Score Yet Cadetes de La Naval
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Santa
  • Jarameno
1943
No Score Yet La Razon De La Culpa
  • Actor
1943

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fantasy Island
1978-1984
  • Mr. Roarke
  • Director
  • 2016
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
71% Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
  • Voice
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Brothers Garcia
2000-2004
  • Raul
  • 2003
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Vaclav Maryska
  • 1990
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Montoya
  • 1976
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • Actor
  • 1975
  • 1970
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Chato
  • 1970
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
  • Nick Grobo Grobo
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Sgt. Al Cervantes
  • 1968
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
1967-1971
  • Father Sanchez Desperado
  • 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Gerard Sefra
  • 1967
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Khan
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
  • Actor
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
  • Satine
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Lorca
  • 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Matsou
  • 1960
No Score Yet Heaven Help Us
1994
  • Mr. Shepherd

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