Cesar Romero

Highest Rated: 97% The Thin Man (1934)
Birthday: Feb 15, 1907
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in New York City to parents of Cuban extraction, American actor Cesar Romero studied for his craft at Collegiate and Riverdale Country schools. After a brief career as a ballroom dancer, the tall, sleekly handsome Romero made his Broadway debut in the 1927 production Lady Do. He received several Hollywood offers after his appearance in the Preston Sturges play Strictly Dishonorable, but didn't step before the cameras until 1933 for his first film The Shadow Laughs (later biographies would claim that Romero's movie bow was in The Thin Man [1934], in which he was typecast as a callow gigolo). Long associated with 20th Century-Fox, Romero occasionally cashed in on his heritage to play Latin Lover types, but was more at home with characters of indeterminate nationalities, usually playing breezily comic second leads (whenever Romero received third billing, chances were he wasn't going to get the girl). Cheerfully plunging into the Hollywood social scene, Romero became one of the community's most eligible bachelors; while linked romantically with many top female stars, he chose never to marry, insisting to his dying day that he had no regrets over his confirmed bachelorhood. While he played a variety of film roles, Romero is best remembered as "The Cisco Kid" in a brief series of Fox programmers filmed between 1939 and 1940, though in truth his was a surprisingly humorless, sullen Cisco, with little of the rogueish charm that Duncan Renaldo brought to the role on television. The actor's favorite movie role, and indeed one of his best performances, was as Cortez in the 1947 20th Century-Fox spectacular The Captain From Castile. When his Fox contract ended in 1950, Romero was wealthy enough to retire, but the acting bug had never left his system; he continued to star throughout the 1950s in cheap B pictures, always giving his best no matter how seedy his surroundings. In 1953 Romero starred in a 39-week TV espionage series "Passport to Danger," which he cheerfully admitted to taking on because of a fat profits-percentage deal. TV fans of the 1960s most closely associate Romero with the role of the white-faced "Joker" on the "Batman" series. While Romero was willing to shed his inhibitions in this villainous characterization, he refused to shave his trademark moustache, compelling the makeup folks to slap the clown white over the 'stache as well (you can still see the outline in the closeups). As elegant and affluent-looking as ever, Romero signed on for the recurring role of Peter Stavros in the late-1980s nighttime soap opera "Falcon Crest." In the early 1990s, he showed up as host of a series of classic 1940s romantic films on cable's American Movie Classics. Romero died of a blood clot on New Year's Day, 1994, at the age of 86.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Centro Histórico Producer 2013
No Score Yet Fifteen Maiden Lane Actor 2013
No Score Yet Coney Island Actor 2012
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Simple Justice Vincenzo DiLorenzo 1989
No Score Yet Mortuary Academy Captain 1988
No Score Yet Judgement Day Octavio 1988
33% Lust in the Dust Father Garcia 1985
No Score Yet Monstroid Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World A.J. Arno 1975
No Score Yet The Big Push Greedy sawmill mogul #1 1975
No Score Yet The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe Dr. Richard Grimaldi 1973
80% Now You See Him, Now You Don't A.J. Arno 1972
No Score Yet The Proud and the Damned Alcalde 1972
No Score Yet Buffalo Soldier Col. Grierson 1970
No Score Yet Latitude Zero (Atragon II) (Ido zero daisakusen) Dr. Malic/Lt. Hastings 1969
No Score Yet Crooks and Coronets Nick Marco 1969
50% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes A.J. Arno 1969
42% Skidoo Hechy 1968
60% Hot Millions Customs Inspector 1968
No Score Yet Madigan's Millions Mike Madigan 1968
78% Batman: The Movie The Joker 1966
No Score Yet Marriage on the Rocks Miguel Santos 1965
No Score Yet Sergeant Deadhead Admiral Stoneham 1965
0% Two on a Guillotine John Harley 'Duke' Duquesne 1965
No Score Yet A House Is Not a Home Lucky Luciano 1964
No Score Yet El Valle de las espadas (The Castillian) (Valley of the Swords) Jeronimo 1963
60% Donovan's Reef Marquis Andre de Lage 1963
No Score Yet Castilian Actor 1963
No Score Yet If a Man Answers Robert Swan/Adam Wright 1962
No Score Yet The Runaway Father Dugan 1962
No Score Yet Seven Women From Hell Luis Hullman 1961
No Score Yet Experiments in Terror Actor 1961
No Score Yet Pepe Himself 1960
52% Ocean's 11 Duke Santos 1960
No Score Yet Villa Fierro Lopez 1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Spanish Envoy 1957
71% Around the World in 80 Days Henchman 1956
No Score Yet The Americano Manuel Silvera / 'El Gato' / Barbossa 1955
No Score Yet The Racers Carlos 1955
83% Vera Cruz Marquis de Labordere 1954
No Score Yet The Shadow Man (Street of Shadows) Luigi 1953
No Score Yet The Jungle Rama Singh 1952
No Score Yet FBI Girl Glen Stedman 1951
No Score Yet Lost Continent Maj. Joe Nolan 1951
No Score Yet Happy Go Lovely John Frost 1951
63% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend Blackie Jobero 1949
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves Fred Gennochio 1948
No Score Yet Deep Waters Joe Sanger 1948
No Score Yet That Lady In Ermine Count Mario 1948
No Score Yet Captain from Castile Hernando Cortez 1947
No Score Yet Wintertime Brad Barton 1943
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies Victor 1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Harry Wilson 1942
No Score Yet Orchestra Wives St. John 'Sinjin' Smith 1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana Monte Blanca 1941
No Score Yet Dance Hall Duke McKay 1941
No Score Yet The Great American Broadcast Bruce Chadwick 1941
No Score Yet Tall, Dark and Handsome Shep Morrison 1941
No Score Yet He Married His Wife Freddie 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Fred Rhadini 1939
No Score Yet Frontier Marshal Doc Holliday 1939
No Score Yet Return of the Cisco Kid Lopez 1939
88% The Little Princess Ram Dass 1939
No Score Yet Wife, Husband and Friend Hugo 1939
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid and the Lady Cisco Kid 1939
No Score Yet My Lucky Star George Cabot, Jr. 1938
No Score Yet Happy Landing Duke Sargent 1938
No Score Yet Wee Willie Winkie Khoda Khan 1937
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast Bill Wadsworth 1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Gene Maroc 1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous Capt. Nikki Nikolajeff 1935
No Score Yet Metropolitan Niki Baroni 1935
No Score Yet Cardinal Richelieu Andre de Pons 1935
73% The Devil Is a Woman Antonio Galvan 1935
No Score Yet The Good Fairy Joe 1935
No Score Yet Diamond Jim Actor 1935
No Score Yet Show Them No Mercy Tobey 1935
No Score Yet British Agent Tito Del Val 1934
97% The Thin Man Chris Jorgenson 1934

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Marcello Arbruzzi Santana
  • 1992
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • 1990
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Doc Villaroch
  • 1985
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Elton Mills
  • 1980
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Tony Hudson
  • 1974
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Hitchcock
  • 1970
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Michael
  • 1970
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Kinsey Krispin
  • 1968
93% Batman
1966-1968
The Joker
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Gervais
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Borelli
  • 1965
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Teagle Vasquez Sloan Maldenado
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1959
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Uncle Estevan Diego's Uncle
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet American Masters
2001

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