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Leo Carrillo



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
75% Phantom of the Opera
  • Signor Feretti
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 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
71% The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • Dr. Ford-Waterlow
1934
85% Manhattan Melodrama
  • Father Pat
1934
No Score Yet Four Frightened People
  • Montague
1934
80% 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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