Henry Silva

Henry Silva

Highest Rated: 100% The Bravados (1958)

Lowest Rated: 0% Megaforce (1981)

Birthday: Sep 15, 1928

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A cool, ominous presence in dramas and action films from the late 1950s through the late 1990s, character actor Henry Silva specialized in playing characters that meant business - often deadly business - in a long and varied list of features that included "Ocean's Eleven" (1960), "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962)," "The Hills Run Red" (1966) and "Above the Law" (1985). Though of European descent, Silva's saturnine features and facility for accents allowed him to be cast as a wide array of ethnicities - from Mexicans and Italians to Native Americans and even Asians. Unlike many other actors who played a diverse range of types - like Frank De Kova or J. Carroll Naish - Silva's personality and talent always rose above the character's limitations, which made him among the hardest working and most recognizable character actors of the late 20th century.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 86% Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ray Vargo (Character) $3.3M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unconditional Love Ted Markham (Character) $100.5K 1999
No Score Yet 20% Justice Sal the Joker (Character) - 1999
29% 44% The End of Violence Juan Emilio (Character) $283K 1997
17% 47% Mad Dog Time Sleepy Joe Carlisle (Character) $102.9K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince Marshall Stern (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Choice Gene Serino (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 0% Possessed by the Night Scott Lindsey (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 24% The Harvest Detective Topo (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Days to a Kill Perez (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fists of Steel Shogi (Character) - 1989
53% 48% Above the Law Kurt Zagon (Character) $18.6M 1988
No Score Yet 28% Bulletproof Col. Kartiff (Character) - 1988
40% 20% Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Agon (Character) $2M 1987
No Score Yet 73% The Violent Breed Kirk Cooper (Character) - 1985
63% 51% Code of Silence Luis Comacho (Character) - 1985
33% 80% Lust in the Dust Bernardo (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manhunt Collins (Character) - 1984
56% 45% Chained Heat Lester (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le marginal Sauveur Meccacci (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Sinclair (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 19% Escape 2000 Floyd Wrangler (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 28% Trapped Henry Chatwill (Character) - 1982
30% 39% Wrong Is Right Rafeeq (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Instinct Henry Chatwill (Character) - 1982
86% 62% Sharky's Machine Billy Score (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Assassin Unknown (Character) - 1981
0% 42% Megaforce Duke Guerera (Character) - 1981
80% 48% Alligator Brock (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 57% Virus Unknown (Character) - 1980
100% 41% Thirst Dr. Gauss (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 40% Love and Bullets Vittorio Farroni (Character) - 1979
25% 54% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Kane (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weapons of Death Santoro (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxbat Michael Saxon (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Cops Maj. Paolo Altieri (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 20% Shoot Zeke (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probability Zero Duke (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing in the Sun Everett (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 58% Cry of a Prostitute Tony Aniante (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 88% Almost Human Commissario Walter Grandi (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 55% White Fang to the Rescue Mr. Nelson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kidnap Commissario Caprile (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 65% The Italian Connection David Vannucchi (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insolent Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of the Godfathers Luca Messina (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drive Hard, Drive Fast Deek La Costa (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 60% Man and Boy Caine (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 64% Wipeout! Nick Lanzetta (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Noon Moon (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Savage Men Chatto (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 51% Never a Dull Moment Frank Boley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Falling Man Inspector Sterling (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matchless Hank Norris (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assassination John Chandler/Philip Chandler (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 32% The Hills Run Red Garcia Mendez (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Plainsman Crazy Knife (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Reward Joaquin (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Mr. Moto Mr. Moto (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hail, Mafia Schaft (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 62% The Secret Invasion John Durrell (Character) - 1964
40% 48% Johnny Cool Johnny Cool/Salvatore Giordano (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 60% A Gathering of Eagles Col. Joe Garcia (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to a Hanging Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 28% Sergeants 3 Mountain Hawk (Character) - 1962
97% 90% The Manchurian Candidate Chunjin (Character) $1.9M 1962
No Score Yet 65% Cinderfella Maximilian (Character) - 1960
48% 81% Ocean's Eleven Roger Corneal (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 28% Green Mansions Kua-Ko (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 57% The Jayhawkers Lordan (Character) - 1959
100% 67% The Bravados Lujan (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% Ride a Crooked Trail Sam Teeler (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 58% The Law and Jake Wade Rennie (Character) - 1958
100% 83% The Tall T Chink (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 74% A Hatful of Rain Mother (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Lee Wilson (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Ivor Merrick (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Ricky Hamilton (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956

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