Montalban, Ricardo 1920–

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Montalban, Ricardo 1920–


Full name, Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban y Merino; born November 25, 1920, in Mexico City, Mexico; immigrated to the United States, 1936; son of Jenaro (a store manager) and Ricarda Montalban; brother of Carlos Montalban (an actor and dancer); brother–in–law of Loretta Young (an actress), Elizabeth Jane Young (an actress as Sally Blane), and Polly Ann Young (an actress); married Georgiana Young (anactress), October 26, 1944 (died November 13, 2007); children: Mark, Victor, Laura, Anita. Education: Attended high school in Los Angeles (some sources cite Hollywood), CA.

Addresses: Agent—Tim Curtis, William Morris Agency, 1 William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Appeared in films in Mexico, c. 1941–46. Nosotros, founder, 1969, president, 1970,chair, beginning c. 1994. Appeared in television and radio commercials, including advertisements for Bulova watches, the Chrysler Cordoba automobile, Maxwell House coffee, and Taco Bell restaurants.

Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a musical, 1958, for Jamaica; Golden Laurel Award nomination, top male supporting performance, Producers Guild of America, 1958, for Sayonara; Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy, variety or music series, 1978, for How the West Was Won; Golden Boot Award, Motion Picture and Television Fund, 1985; Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding villain in a prime–time serial,1986 and 1988, both for The Colbys; Golden Aztec Award, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation,1988; Life Achievement Award, Screen Actors Guild,1994; Lifetime Achievement Award, National Council of La Raza Bravo Awards, 1995; decorated knight commander, Order of St. Gregory the Great, 1998; Spirit of Angelus Award, Angelus Awards Student Film Festival,2002; received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Film Appearances:

He's a Latin from Staten Island (short film), 1941.

Cinco fueron escogidos (also known as Five Were Chosen), 1942.

El verdugo de Sevilla, 1942.

Announcer, La razon de la culpa, 1943.

Jarameno, Santa, 1943.

Fantasia ranchera, 1943.

Teniente, La fuga, 1944.

La casa de la zorra (also known as The House of the Fox), 1945.

Nosotros, 1945.

Ricardo Almagro, Cadetes de naval, 1945.

Rafael Meija, La hora de la verdad (also known as The Hour of Truth), 1945.

Pepita Jimenez, 1946.

Mario Morales, Fiesta, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1947.

Ricardo Montez, On an Island with You, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1948.

Specialty dancer, The Kissing Bandit, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1948.

Jose O'Rourke, Neptune's Daughter, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1949.

Pablo Roderigues, Border Incident, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1949.

Private Johnny Rodriguez, Battleground, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1949.

Lieutenant Peter Morales, Mystery Street (also known as Murder at Harvard), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1950.

Johnny Monterez, Right Cross, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer,1950.

Demi Armendez, Two Weeks with Love, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1950.

Call Me Mister, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1951.

Marcos Zappa, Mark of the Renegade, Universal, 1951.

Ironshirt, Across the Wide Missouri, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1951.

Chu Chu Ramirez, My Man and I, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1952.

(Uncredited) The Million Dollar Nickel, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1952.

Pepe Gonzales, Sombrero, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1953.

Roberto Santos, Latin Lovers, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1953.

Pietro Donati, The Saracen Blade, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1954.

Federico Vascon, Sombra verde (also known as Untouched), 1954, Excelsior, 1956.

Antonio Gomez, A Life in the Balance, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1955.

George Lorenz, Three for Jamie Dawn, Allied Artists,1956.

Amal, The Queen of Babylon (also known as The Courtesans of Babylon and Cortigiana di Babilonia), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1956.

Prince Said, Desert Warrior (also known as Gli amanti del deserto, La figlia dello sceicco, and Los amantes del desierto), 1956.

Nakamura, Sayonara, Warner Bros., 1957.

Louie Ramponi, Let No Man Write My Epitaph, Columbia, 1960.

Gordon (title role), The Black Buccaneer (also known as Black Pirate, Pirate Warrior, Rage of the Buccaneers, and Gordon, il pirata nero), Colorama,1962.

Major Padula, Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (also known as Adventures of a Young Man and Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1962.

Don Raspi, The Reluctant Saint (also known as Cronachi di un converto and Joseph Desa), Davis–Royal Films International, 1962.

Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau, Love Is a Ball (also known as All This and Money Too), United Artists, 1963.

Little Wolf, Cheyenne Autumn (also known as John Ford's "Cheyenne Autumn"), Warner Bros., 1964.

Buenos noches, ano nuevo, 1964.

Pete Delanos, The Money Trap, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1966.

Phil Benton, Madame X, Universal, 1966.

Father Clementi, The Singing Nun, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1966.

Jalisco, Sol Madrid (also known as The Heroin Gang), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1968.

Ortega, Blue, Paramount, 1968.

Vittorio Vidal, Sweet Charity (also known as Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved), Universal, 1969.

Narrator, Walls of Fire, 1970.

Spanish–speaking narrator, Sentinels of Silence (documentary short film; also known as Centinelas del silencio), Paramount, 1971.

Natachai, The Deserter (also known as The Devil's Backbone, Ride to Glory, Djavolja kicma, and La spina dorsale del diavolo), Paramount, 1971.

Armando, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1971.

Armando, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1972.

Pinkerton man, The Train Robbers, Warner Bros., 1973.

Turtle George, Joe Panther, Artists Creation, 1976.

Silent film star, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (also known as Won Ton Ton), Paramount, 1976.

El asalto al castillo de la Moncloa, 1978.

Mission to Glory (also known as Father Kino, Padre on Horseback, The Father Kino Story, Mission to Glory: A True Story, and Savage Hunter), 1980.

Narrator, Space for Women, William Greaves Productions/National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981.

Khan Noonien Singh, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (also known as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan—The Director's Cut), Paramount, 1982.

King, Cannonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1983.

(In archive footage) That's Dancing!, 1985.

Ricardo Montalban en Espana, 1985.

Vincent Ludwig, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (also known as The Naked Gun), Paramount, 1988.

Performer, That's Entertainment! III, 1994.

Himself, The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema (documentary), 2002.

Grandfather, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, Dimension Films, 2002.

Grandfather, Spy Kids 3–D: Game Over, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2003.

Voice of council leader, The Ant Bully (animated), Warner Bros., 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

David Valerio, Executive Suite, CBS, 1976–77.

Mr. Roarke, Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978–84.

Zachary "Zach" Powers, The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), ABC, 1985–87.

Mr. Shepard, Heaven Help Us, syndicated, 1994.

Voice of Senor Senior, Sr., a recurring role, Kim Possible (animated), The Disney Channel, 2002–2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bandit, "Rashomon," Play of the Week, syndicated, 1960.

Ramon Castillo, Zorro: Auld Acquaintance, ABC, 1961.

Father Sanchez, The Longest Hundred Miles (also known as Escape from Bataan), NBC, 1967.

Janacek, Code Name: Heraclitus, 1967.

(Uncredited) Himself, Iron Cowboy (also known as Fade–In), 1968.

John Stambler/Kane, The Pigeon, ABC, 1969.

Alejandro "Ali" Zayas, Black Water Gold, ABC, 1970.

Dr. Luis Delgado, The Aquarians (also known as Deep Lab), NBC, 1970.

Al Matteo, Sarge: The Badge or the Cross (also known as The Badge or the Cross and Sarge), NBC, 1971.

Sergeant Frank Ortega, The Face of Fear, CBS, 1971.

Joaquin Murietta, Desperate Mission (also known as Joaquin Murietta), NBC, 1971.

Jean Duval, Fireball Forward, ABC, 1972.

Mustang War, NBC, 1973.

Abner Smith, Wonder Woman, ABC, 1974.

Captain Esteban, The Mark of Zorro, ABC, 1974.

Luis Montoya, Columbo: A Matter of Honor, NBC, 1976.

Manuel, Captains Courageous, ABC, 1977.

Mr. Roarke, Return to Fantasy Island (also known as Fantasy Island II), ABC, 1978.

Victor Constanza, "High Rise" (also known as "B. L.Stryker"), The ABC Saturday Mystery, ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited) Claudius, Hamlet, Prinz von Daenemark (also known as Hamlet), 1961.

El Gallo, "The Fantasticks," Hallmark Hall of Fame (also known as Hallmark Television Playhouse), NBC, 1964.

The white king, Alice through the Looking Glass, NBC, 1966.

Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1972.

Ideal dancer, Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man, NBC, 1973.

NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney, 1978.

All–Star Party for Frank Sinatra, 1983. Khan Noonein Singh (in archive footage), Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories, 1983.

Host, Celebrities: Where Are They Now?, ABC, 1983.

Guest star, The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating over the Grand Canyon, CBS, 1984.

Narrator, Fatima, 1984.

Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part III, ABC, 1985.

Host, Placido Domingo Sings Zarzuela!, PBS, 1986.

Welcome Home, HBO, 1987.

National AIDS Awareness Test: What Do You Know about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome?, syndicated, 1987.

Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit, The Discovery Channel, 1989.

Cohost, Thanks for Giving (also known as Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Telethon), USA Network, 1989.

Spy Magazine Presents How to Be Famous (also known as Spy TV: How to Be Famous), NBC, 1990.

Narrator, El Matador, PBS, 1990.

Narrator, Grandeza novohispana, 1990.

Narrator, Mexico a traves de su arte, 1990.

Burt Reynolds' Conversations with …, CBS, 1991.

Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special, 1991.

MGM: When the Lion Roars (also known as The MGM Story), TNT, 1992.

Host, All–Star Fiesta at Ford's, ABC, 1992.

(In archive footage) The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion, 1993.

(In archive footage) 50 Years of Funny Females, 1995.

Latin Nights: An All–Star Celebration, ABC, 1995.

"Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice," American Masters, PBS, 1996.

"Barbara Stanwyck: Straight down the Line," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Behind the Planet of the Apes, AMC, 1998.

Voice, The U.S.–Mexican War (1846–1848), PBS, 1998.

An All–Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998.

(In archive footage) Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, UPN, 1999.

Herve Villechaize: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2, 1999.

The Mexican Americans, PBS, 2000.

Narrator, The Face: Jesus in Art, PBS, 2001.

Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King, History Channel, 2003.

(Uncredited) Little Wolf (in archive footage) and himself, Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American, Starz!, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

District attorney Charles Quintero, McNaughton's Daughter (also known as Try to Catch a Saint), NBC, 1976.

Mr. Roarke, Fantasy Island, ABC, 1977.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Satangkai, How the West Was Won, Part II, ABC, 1978.

TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Pete McLean, "The Mojave Kid," Climax! (also known as Climax Mystery Theatre), CBS, 1955.

Carlos Cortez, "Cardboard Casanova," Ford Theatre (also known as The Ford Television Theatre), NBC, 1955.

"Gina," The Loretta Young Show (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1955.

The Martha Raye Show, 1955.

Toast of the Town (also known as The Ed Sullivan Show), 1955.

Hollywood Preview, 1956.

Degalo (Cicero), "Operation Cicero," The 20th Century– Fox Hour (also known as Fox Hour of Stars), CBS, 1956.

Title role, "Estaban's Legacy," General Electric Theatre (also known as G.E. Theatre and G.E. True Theatre), CBS, 1956.

Carlos Dominguez, "The Lady in His Life," Ford Theatre (also known as The Ford Television Theatre), NBC, 1956.

Father William Gomez, "The Cardinal's Secret," The Loretta Young Show (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1956.

Cochise, "Broken Arrow," The 20th Century–Fox Hour, CBS, 1956.

Joe Bermudes, "Island in the City," Climax! (also known as Climax Mystery Theatre), CBS, 1956.

Joe Martinez, "Rhubarb in Apartment 7–A," The Loretta Young Show (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1956.

Hollywood Summer Theatre, CBS, 1956.

"The Foreigner," Celebrity Playhouse, 1956.

Angelo Pelligrini, "The Man on Top," The Loretta YoungShow (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1957.

Teddy Green, "Child of Trouble," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1957.

Celebrity guest, I've Got a Secret, 1957.

The Arthur Murray Party (also known as Arthur MurrayParty Time and The Arthur Murray Show), 1957.

Title role, "The Jean LeBec Story," Wagon Train (also known as Major Adams, Trail Master), NBC, 1957.

"Storm over Rapallo," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (also known as Herald Playhouse, The Playhouse, and Schlitz Playhouse), 1957.

"Hour of Truth," Don Ameche Theatre, syndicated, 1958.

Tio, "Tonight in Havana" (also known as "Night in Havana"), Colgate Theatre (also known as Frances Farmer Presents), NBC, 1958.

What's My Line?, 1958.

Nemo Rustin, "Each Man's Island," The Loretta Young Show (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1959.

Vincente, "Target for Three," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1959.

Lieutenant Andre Bastiste Devereaux, "A Night at Trapper's Landing," Riverboat, NBC, 1959.

Henri Privaux, "The Derelict," Adventures in Paradise, ABC, 1959.

"The Hired Hand," The Loretta Young Show (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1960.

Turk, "Jeff McCleod, the Last Reb," Ford Star Time (also known as Lincoln–Mercury Startime), NBC, 1960.

Frank Montclair, "At the Edge of the Desert," The LorettaYoung Show (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1960.

Matsou, "Day of Reckoning," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), NBC, 1960.

Tony Santos, "No Margin for Error," The Loretta Young Show (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1960.

Pepe Lorca, "Outlaw in Town," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1960.

Joaquin Murietta, "Eagle in the Rocks," Death Valley Days (also known as Call of the West, The Pioneers, Trails West, and Western Star Theatre), syndicated, 1960.

"Women of the Bible," The Christophers, 1960.

"Parents Lead the Way," The Christophers, 1960.

"Mexican Fiesta," The Chevy Show (also known as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show and The Dinah Shore Show), 1960.

Karl Steiner, "Autumn Crocus," The Chevy Show (also known as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show and The Dinah Shore Show), 1961.

Father Garcia, "The Man Who Couldn't Smile," The Loretta Young Show (also known as A Letter to Loretta and The Loretta Young Theatre), NBC, 1961.

Frank Mercouris, "Stranglehold," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961.

Joe Martinez, "Hot Wind in a Cold Town," Checkmate, CBS, 1961.

Here's Hollywood, 1961.

Vincent Pavanne, "A Creature Lurks in Ambush," Cain's Hundred, NBC, 1962.

Enrique Cuellar, "The Big Deal," The Virginian, NBC, 1962.

Navarro, "War Song," The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1962.

"Hedy Lamarr," Pantomime Quiz (also known as Mike Stokey's Pantomime Quiz and Stump the Stars), 1962.

Vince Gallard, "The Glass Palace," Alcoa Premiere, ABC, 1963.

Stephen Baird, "Epilogue," The Dick Powell Show (also known as The Dick Powell Theatre), NBC, 1963.

Philip Crowe, "The Death of Sitting Bull," The Great Adventure, CBS, 1963.

Philip Crowe, "The Massacre at Wounded Knee," The Great Adventure, CBS, 1963.

Henry Davis, "Six Impossible Things before Breakfast," Ben Casey, ABC, 1963.

Gus Trikonis, "The Hanging Man," The Greatest Showon Earth, ABC, 1963.

Private First Class John Reading, "Tour of Duty," The Lieutenant, NBC, 1964.

Jean Lafitte, "The Pirate and the Patriots," The Great Adventure, CBS, 1964.

Rodriguez, "Question: What Became of the White Tortilla?" Slattery's People, CBS, 1964.

Nicholas Amenor, "Who Killed the Richest Man in the World?" Burke's Law (also known as Amos Burke, Secret Agent), ABC, 1964.

"Spanish John" Espejo, "Whitewash," The Defenders, CBS, 1964.

Satine, "The Dove Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1964.

Marius Konik, "Hugger–Mugger, by the Sea," The Rogues, NBC, 1964.

Aldo Carmanelli, "In Any Language," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (also known as The Chrysler Theatre and Universal Star Time), NBC, 1965.

Armand Dubovier, "Who Killed Cop Robin?" Burke's Law (also known as Amos Burke, Secret Agent), ABC, 1965.

Damon West, "A Few Hearts, a Few Flowers," Dr. Kil-dare, NBC, 1966.

Damon West, "Some Tales from Halloween," Dr. Kil-dare, NBC, 1966.

Damon West, "Dance to the Tango of Love," Dr. Kil-dare, NBC, 1966.

Damon West, "You Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1966.

Rafael Delgado, "The King of Diamonds Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1966.

Brice Ferguson, "The Man with Two Faces," The Long Hot Summer, ABC, 1966.

Colonel Noel Bartley Vautrain/Abu the Magnificent, "The Night of the Lord of Limbo," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1966.

Count Alfonso de Borba, "The Symbol," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1966.

Barbu, "Gadjo," Combat!, ABC, 1967.

Khan Noonien Singh, "A Fashion for Dying," Star Trek (also known as Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: TOS), NBC, 1967.

Khan Noonien Singh, "Space Seed," Star Trek (also known as Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: TOS), NBC, 1967.

Gerard Sefra, "Snowball in Hell," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1967.

General Vera, "Magic Mirror," I Spy, NBC, 1967.

Martin Lynch, "Blueprint for Dying," Felony Squad, ABC, 1967.

Adam Steele, "To Sleep, Perchance to Scream," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, NBC (also known as The Chrysler Theatre and Universal Star Time), 1967.

Janancek, "Code Name: Heraclitus, Part 1," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, NBC (also known as The Chrysler Theatre and Universal Star Time), 1967.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, 1967.

Tony Vincent, "One for My Baby," The Danny Thomas Hour, NBC, 1968.

El Tigre, "Tiger by the Tail," The High Chaparral, NBC, 1968.

T. J. Gaynor, "A Fashion for Dying," Felony Squad, ABC, 1968.

Sergeant Al Cervantes, "The Sacrifice," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1968.

Louis Boissevain, "The Wind of Outrage," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), NBC, 1968.

Nick Grobbo, "The Thingamabob Heist," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1968.

Leonard Tokura, "Samurai," Hawaii Five–0 (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1968.

Nick Grobbo, "The Galloping Skin Game," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1968.

Padre Sanchez, "Our Lady of Guadalupe," The High Chaparral, NBC, 1968.

The Mike Douglas Show, 1968.

The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show, 1968.

Father Bernard Torres, "A Wrath of Angels," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1969.

Carl Duran, "The Sweet Smell of Failure," Bracken's World, NBC, 1969.

Martinez, "Echo of a Nightmare," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1970.

Title role, "Chato," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon),CBS, 1970.

Manuel Acaba, "The Murder of a Small Town," Dan August, 1970.

"The Concrete Corral," McCloud, NBC, 1970.

Carlos Serrano, "Hey Gringo, Hey, Poncho," Bracken's World, NBC, 1970.

"The Labyrinth," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, 1970.

Sosentes, "Last of the Comancheros," The Virginian (also known as Men from Shiloh), NBC, 1970.

The Hollywood Squares, 1970.

The Carol Burnett Show (also known as Carol Burnettand Friends), CBS, 1970.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh–In (also known as Laugh–In), 1970, 1971.

General Bertani, "Trial by Fire," Insight, syndicated, 1971.

"Billy's First Date," The Doris Day Show, CBS, 1971.

"The Siege," Nichols (also known as James Garner and James Garner as Nichols), NBC, 1971.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, between 1971 and 1988.

Rick Morris, "Operation: Lady Luck," O'Hara, U.S. Treasury, CBS, 1972.

Alex Pareno, "Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain," Hawaii Five–0 (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1972.

Prince Phillip Gregory Hennepin of Montalbania, "Lucy and Her Prince Charming," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1972.

"Don Rickles," This Is Your Life, 1972.

"Countdown to Terror," Griff, ABC, 1973.

Guest, Dinah's Place, 1973.

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, 1974.

Jean–Paul, "Kiss of Death," Switch, CBS, 1975.

Major Sergio Flores, "Hard Rock Brown," Police Story, NBC, 1977.

Six Killer, "Fly a Wild Horse," B. J. and the Bear, 1979.

"Gabriel Navarete," An American Portrait, CBS, 1985.

Zachary "Zach" Powers, "Souvenirs," Dynasty, ABC, 1986.

Zachary "Zach" Powers, "The Choice," Dynasty, ABC, 1986.

Win, Lose, or Draw, multiple episodes, 1987.

A Conversation with Dinah, The Nashville Network, 1989.

Vaaclav Maryska, "Murder in F Sharp," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

Alejandro Goldman, "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told," Dream On, HBO, 1990.

Debbie Reynolds' Movie Memories (also known as Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds), AMC, 1991.

Cadena braga, 1992.

Hearts Are Wild, CBS, 1992.

Lawrence Gentry, "Senor Stinky Learns Absolutely Nothing about Life," The Golden Palace, CBS, 1993.

Voice, "Sleeping Beauty," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child (animated), HBO, 1995.

Voice of Armondo Guitierrez, "The Chip: Parts 1 & 2," Steven Spielberg Presents "Freakazoid!" (animated; also known as Freakazoid!), The WB, 1995.

Voice of Armondo Guitierrez, "The Wrath of Guitierrez," Steven Spielberg Presents "Freakazoid!" (animated; also known as Freakazoid!), The WB, 1996.

Voice of Armondo Guitierrez, "Hero Boy," Steven Spielberg Presents "Freakazoid!" (animated; also known as Freakazoid!), The WB, 1996.

Voice, "Charity," Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated; also known as The Book of Virtues), PBS, 1996.

Colonel Martin Nieves, "Colonel of Truth," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Manuel Kaire, "Getting to Know You," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998.

Voice of Vartkes, "Lone Wolf," Buzz Light year of Star Command (animated), ABC, 2000.

Mr. Sanchez, "Someone Wicked This Way Comes," Titans, NBC, 2001.

Voice of El Encantador, "The Missing Piece," Dora the Explorer (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Vincent Ludwig (in archive footage), "Voice Flame Extinguisher," Myth Busters, The Discovery Channel, 2007.

Voice of cow, "McStroke," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2008.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 43rd Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1971.

Host, The Golden Eagle Awards, syndicated, 1987.

The 4th Annual Desi Awards, syndicated, 1992.

1995 National Council of La Raza Bravo Awards, Fox, 1995.

ALMA Awards, ABC, 1998.

Television Director; Episodic:

Fantasy Island, ABC, between 1978 and 1984.

Stage Appearances:

Her Cardboard Lover, Broadway production, 1940.

Chico, Seventh Heaven (musical), American National Theatre and Academy Playhouse, New York City, 1955.

Koli, Jamaica (musical), Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1957–59.

Title role, Don Juan in Hell, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Also appeared in The King and I, Our Betters, and Private Affair.



(In archive footage) Oscar's Greatest Moments: 1971–1991, 1992.

(Uncredited) Khan Noonein Singh (in archive footage) Mind Meld: Secrets behind the Voyage of a Lifetime, Creative Light Entertainment, 2001.

(In archive footage) Tough Baby: Torch Song, Warner Home Video, 2008.


(With Bob Thomas) Reflections: A Life in Two Worlds (memoir), Doubleday, 1980.



Dictionary of Hispanic Biography, Gale, 1996.

Montalban, Ricardo, and Bob Thomas, Reflections: A Life in Two Worlds, Doubleday, 1980.


Entertainment Weekly, August 26, 1994, p. 97; August 22, 1997, p. 146.

Star Trek Communicator, May, 1997, pp. 62–64.

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