Ricardo Montalban

Ricardo Montalban

Highest Rated: 100% Neptune's Daughter (1949)

Lowest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1920

Birthplace: Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico

Handsome, erudite and blessed with an exceptionally rich, sonorous voice, Ricardo Montalbán made the transition from supporting character actor to lead player with a pair of iconic roles, as diverse as they were memorable. Working within the studio system of the 1940s and '50s, the Latino actor was initially cast as whatever ethnicity was needed for a role, most often as a Latin Lover in films like "Fiesta" (1947), but also as a Native-American in "Across the Wide Missouri" (1951) or an Asian, as in "Sayonara" (1957). A Tony-nominated turn on Broadway opposite Lena Horne in the 1957 production of "Jamaica" earned him the respect of his peers, although not the leading roles he sought. Montalbán kept busy with dozens of guest turns throughout the 1960s on such programs as "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1964-68), "The Wild, Wild West" (CBS, 1965-69) and most memorably, in an episode of "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). At last, the veteran actor became a household name as the enigmatic Mr. Roarke, host of "Fantasy Island" (ABC, 1977-1984), then eclipsed that fame with his reprisal of Captain Kirk's titular nemesis in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982). He continued to work ceaselessly on various TV shows and films, even performing from a wheelchair in "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams" (2002), after being paralyzed from the waist down. Remembered as a man of integrity and perseverance, Montalbán earned the loyalty of his contemporaries, as well as generations of fans.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
62% 42% The Ant Bully Head of Ant Council (Character) $28.1M 2006
45% 25% Spy Kids 3: Game Over Grandpa Cortez (Character) $111.8M 2003
75% 39% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Grandfather (Character) $85.6M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: High Rise Victor Costanza (Character) - 1990
88% 84% The Naked Gun Vincent Ludwig (Character) $77.9M 1988
13% 45% Cannonball Run II King (Character) - 1984
87% 90% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Khan Noonien Singh (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 100% Return to Fantasy Island Mr. Roarke (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Journey Gen. Lafuente (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captains Courageous Manuel (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Mr. Roarke (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 60% Joe Panther Turtle George (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McNaughton's Daughter Dist. Atty. Charles Quintero (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Try to Catch a Saint Dist. Atty. Charles Quintero (Character) - 1975
20% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Silent Film Star (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 79% Wonder Woman Abner Smith (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 52% The Mark of Zorro Captain Esteban (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Follows the Psycho Unknown (Character) - 1973
33% 58% The Train Robbers The Pinkerton man (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireball Forward Jean Duval (Character) - 1972
50% 46% Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Armando (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deserter Natachai (Character) - 1971
77% 53% Escape From the Planet of the Apes Armando (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Fear Sgt. Frank Ortega (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Badge or the Cross Al Matteo (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Mission Joaquin Murieta (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sarge: The Badge or the Cross Al Matteo (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Aquarians Dr. Luis Delgado (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Water Gold Alejandro Zayas (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echo of a Nightmare Martinez (Character) - 1970
83% 73% Sweet Charity Vittorio (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pigeon John Stambler/Kane (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wrath of Angels Father Bernard Torres (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 40% Blue Ortega (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Only Kill Once Jalisco (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Hundred Miles Father Sanchez (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 36% The Money Trap Pete Delanos (Character) - 1966
60% 80% Madame X Phil Benton (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 52% Alice Through the Looking Glass The White King (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 57% The Singing Nun Father Clementi (Character) - 1966
60% 47% Cheyenne Autumn Little Wolf (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buenas noches, año nuevo Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirate Warrior Captain Gordon (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Pirate Captain Gordon (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rage of the Buccaneers Captain Gordon (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is a Ball Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Buccaneer Captain Gordon (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 85% The Reluctant Saint Don Raspi (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 55% Adventures of a Young Man Major Padula (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Warrior Prince Said (Character) - 1960
93% 79% Sayonara Nakamura (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen of Babylon Amal (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Untouched Federico Gascón (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three for Jamie Dawn George Lorenz (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Uprising Cochise (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 62% A Life in the Balance Antonio Gómez (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cicero Cicero (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saracen Blade Pietro Donati (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 33% Latin Lovers Roberto Santos (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sombrero Pepe Gonzales (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 36% My Man and I Chu Chu Ramirez (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Across the Wide Missouri Ironshirt (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Renegade Marcos Zappa (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 11% Right Cross Johnny Monterez (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 78% Two Weeks With Love Demi Armendez (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 67% Mystery Street Peter Moralas (Character) - 1950
67% 60% Border Incident Pablo Rodriguez (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border G-Man Roderigues (Character) - 1950
100% 59% Neptune's Daughter José O'Rourke (Character) - 1949
75% 83% Battleground Roderigues (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% The Kissing Bandit Fiesta Specialty Dancer (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 45% On an Island With You Ricardo Montez (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 37% Fiesta Mario Morales (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dos Cadetes Ricardo Almagro (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Were Chosen Unknown (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Gen. Juanito Pequeño (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy The Cow (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet 96% Kim Possible Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Help Us Mr. Shepherd (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbys Zach Powers (Character) 1985-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Mr. Roarke (Character),
Director
1978-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Suite Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Luis Montoya (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Manuel Acaba (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Chato (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Martin Lynch (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
80% 88% Star Trek Khan (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rogues Marius Konik (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Henry Davis (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Navarro (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Joaquin Murietta (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955-1956

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