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Richard Martin

Highest Rated:   88% The Leopard Man (1943)
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Though he rose to movie fame as Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamente Rafferty, the heavily accented Irish-Mexican saddle-pal of RKO western star Tim Holt, actor Richard Martin was neither Irish nor Mexican. Born in Washington State, Martin grew up in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood in West Hollywood where he became adept at imitating the Latino speech patterns of his playmates. Signed to an RKO contract in 1943, he created the Chito Rafferty character in the big-budget war picture Bombardier. He went on to comical-sidekick assignments opposite such cowboy heroes as James Warren and Robert Mitchum, then was dropped by RKO in 1945 when the studio temporarily disbanded its "B"-western unit. Martin briefly ran a Hollywood restaurant before returning to films as the all-American leading man of the Universal serial The Mysterious Mr. M (1946). He came back to RKO in 1947, reviving Chito Rafferty in the studio's Tim Holt western series, which lasted until 1952. Typecast in Hispanic roles, Richard Martin had trouble finding work after the cessation of the Holt series, so he bade adios to Hollywood and became a successful insurance salesman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet An American Rebel: Steve McQueen
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet The Bamboo Blonde
  • Jim Wilson
2003
21% Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Ninja Turtles - The Next Mutation
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Wounded
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet White Tiger
  • Director
1996
53% Geronimo - An American Legend
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi)
  • Man on the Tram
1989
No Score Yet Doctor Who - Destiny of the Daleks
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Les Beaux dimanches (Lovely Sundays)
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Four Fast Guns
  • Quijano
1960
No Score Yet Trail Guide
  • Chito Rafferty
1952
No Score Yet Overland Telegraph
  • Chito Rafferty
1951
No Score Yet Hot Lead
  • Chito Rafferty
1951
No Score Yet Gunplay
  • Chito Rafferty
1951
No Score Yet Saddle Legion
  • Chito Rafferty
1951
No Score Yet Dynamite Pass
  • Chito Rafferty
1950
No Score Yet Masked Raiders
  • Chito
1949
No Score Yet The Mysterious Desperado
  • Chito
1949
No Score Yet Stagecoach Kid
  • Chito
1949
No Score Yet Riders of the Range
  • Chito
1949
No Score Yet Brothers in the Saddle
  • Chito Rafferty
1949
No Score Yet Gun Smugglers
  • Chito Rafferty
1948
No Score Yet The Arizona Ranger
  • Chito Rafferty
1948
No Score Yet Western Heritage
  • Chito
1948
No Score Yet Thunder Mountain
  • Chito Rafferty
1947
No Score Yet West of the Pecos
  • Chito Rafferty
1945
No Score Yet Law of the Badlands
  • Chito Rafferty
1945
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Crime
  • Lance
1945
No Score Yet Wanderer of the Wasteland
  • Chito Rafferty
1945
No Score Yet Nevada
  • Chito Jose Gonzales Bustamante Rafferty
1944
No Score Yet Marine Raiders
  • Jimmy
1944
No Score Yet Tender Comrade
  • Mike
1943
No Score Yet Gangway for Tomorrow
  • Jules
1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Davis Cavanaugh
1943
No Score Yet The Falcon in Danger
  • Georgie Morley
1943
No Score Yet Bombardier
  • Chito Rafferty
1943
88% The Leopard Man
  • Raoul Belmonte
1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children
  • Gestapo Man
1943
No Score Yet Seven Days' Leave
  • The Financial Trio
1942
No Score Yet The Mayor of 44th Street
  • Office Clerk
1942
No Score Yet The Falcon's Brother
  • Steamship Official
1942
No Score Yet The Big Street
  • Bit part
1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
  • Chauffeur
1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire at Sea
  • Steward
1942
No Score Yet Under the Tonto Rim
  • Chito
1928

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Elizabeth R
1971
  • Director

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