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Frank Silvera

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Jamaican-born Frank Silvera attended Northeastern Law School before inaugurating his acting career. One of the few black actors of the 1950s who was able to avoid being typecast by the color of his skin, Silvera played a wide variety of ethnic types, from Latin to Middle Eastern to Oriental. He made his film bow in 1952's Viva Zapata, and shortly thereafter was prominently cast in two of Stanley Kubrick's seminal films, Fear and Desire (1953) and Killer's Kiss (1955). Silvera was founder of The Theatre of Being, which was devoted to helping young African-American actors get started in show business; he also directed several stage plays in New York and Los Angeles. Frank Silvera was electrocuted in his home at the age of 56, while trying to repair an electrical appliance. At the time of his death, he was a regular on the TV series The High Chapparal.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Valdez Is Coming
  • Diego
1971
No Score Yet Che!
  • Goatheard
1969
No Score Yet Guns of the Magnificent Seven
  • Lobero
1969
No Score Yet Up Tight!
  • Kyle
1968
No Score Yet The Stalking Moon
  • Major
1968
100% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  • Nicholas Sorello
1967
100% Hombre
  • Mexican Bandit
1967
No Score Yet The Appaloosa
  • Ramos
1966
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Caspar
1965
40% Toys in the Attic
  • Henry
1963
71% Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Minarii
1962
No Score Yet The Mountain Road
  • Gen. Kwan
1960
No Score Yet Heller in Pink Tights
  • Santis
1960
No Score Yet Crime and Punishment, U.S.A.
  • Porter
1959
No Score Yet Death Tide
  • Actor
1958
84% Killer's Kiss
  • Vincent Rapallo
1955
83% Fear and Desire
  • Mac
1953
No Score Yet White Mane
  • Narrator
1952
65% Viva Zapata!
  • Huerta
1952
No Score Yet The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
  • Arturo
1952
No Score Yet The Cimarron Kid
  • Stacey Marshall
1952
No Score Yet The Fighter
  • Paulino
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Dr. Koslenko
  • 1962

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