Leo Carrillo

Highest Rated: 86% The Fugitive (1947)
Lowest Rated: 57% Viva Villa! (1934)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Leo Carrillo was descended from a long-established, aristocratic California family. His great-grandfather was the first provisional governor of California, while his father was the first mayor of Santa Monica. His parents wanted him to be a priest, but Carrillo decided to go for an engineering degree while attending Loyola University. A talented caricaturist, Carrillo secured a job as a political cartoonist at the San Francisco Examiner. At the encouragement of his fellow employees, Carrillo decided to parlay his gift for mimicry and dialects into a vaudeville career. He went on to provide comedy relief for several stage plays and musical productions, starring in one tailor-made vehicle, Lombardi Ltd. In films from 1929, Carrillo was frequently cast as excitable, malaprop-ridden Spaniards and Italians; in only a few instances, notably John Ford's The Fugitive (1947), did Carrillo perform in his normal California cadence, sans dialect. From 1950 through 1955, Carrillo co-starred with Duncan Renaldo in the popular TV western series The Cisco Kid, playing Cisco's sidekick Pancho. Though well into his seventies, Carrillo claimed to be in his mid-fifties so that the Cisco Kid company would qualify for insurance coverage. As active in California politics and civic affairs as his forebears, Leo Carrillo was in charge of the annual Fiesta de Santa Barbara, and at one juncture was appointed to the State Park Commission; there still exists a California beach named in Carrillo's honor.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Girl from San Lorenzo Pancho 1950
No Score Yet Pancho Villa Returns Pancho Villa 1950
No Score Yet Satan's Cradle (The Devil's Den) Pancho 1949
No Score Yet The Daring Caballero (Guns of Fury) Pancho 1949
No Score Yet The Gay Amigo Pancho 1949
86% The Fugitive Chief of Police 1947
No Score Yet Crime, Inc. Anthony Charles 'Tony' Marlow 1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street Actor 1944
No Score Yet Crazy House Cameo appearance 1943
No Score Yet American Empire Dominique Beauchard 1942
No Score Yet Danger in the Pacific Leo Marzell 1942
No Score Yet Riders of Death Valley Pancho 1941
No Score Yet Horror Island Tobias Clump 1941
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Senor Escobar 1940
No Score Yet Captain Caution Lucien Argandeau 1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell Tony Pastor 1940
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Piute Pete 1940
No Score Yet Fisherman's Wharf Carlo 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Flirting with Fate Sancho 1938
No Score Yet Blockade Luis 1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West Mosquito 1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Joselito 1938
No Score Yet Manhattan Merry-Go-Round Tony Gordoni 1937
No Score Yet Fit for a King Actor 1937
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire Dr. Zodiac Z. Zippe 1937
No Score Yet History Is Made At Night Cesare 1937
No Score Yet The Gay Desperado Pablo Braganza 1936
No Score Yet Moonlight Murder Actor 1936
No Score Yet Love Me Forever Steve Corelli 1935
No Score Yet In Caliente Jose Gomez 1935
No Score Yet If You Could Only Cook Mike Rossini 1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride Mickey 1934
75% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Dr. Ford-Waterlow 1934
86% Manhattan Melodrama Father Pat 1934
No Score Yet Four Frightened People Montague 1934
57% Viva Villa! Sierra 1934
No Score Yet Moonlight and Pretzels Actor 1933
No Score Yet The Guilty Generation Mike Palmero 1931
No Score Yet Mister Antonio Antonio Camaradino 1929
No Score Yet The Dove Actor 1927

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