Frank Silvera

Highest Rated: 93% Hombre (1967)
Birthday: Jul 24, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
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
88% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Nicholas Sorello 1967
93% 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
72% 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
79% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Sordo
  • 1967
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Drago
  • 1966
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Pajarito
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Mateo El Jefe
  • 1964
  • 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Dr. Koslenko
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Rodriguez
  • 1959

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