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Henry Calvin

Sergent Maurizio Demetrio López García in Zorro

Photos Henry Calvin Birth name: Henry Calvin
Birth date: 1918/05/25
Date of death : 1975/10/06 (57 years old)
Birth place : Dallas

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Biography for Henry Calvin

Henry Calvin is an American actor, born on May 25, 1918 in Dallas (Texas), died October 6, 1975 in Dallas, is an American comic actor known especially for his role of Sergeant Garcia in the television series Zorro by Walt Disney. .

Born Wimberly Calvin Goodman in Dallas in Texas, from childhood, the future actor was already singing in the choir of his church and was often the main soloist. After completing his studies at the public school, he obtained his diplomas at Southern Methodist University University in Dallas before pursuing an acting and singer career. Henry presented a program on NBC radio in 1950 and appeared on Broadway (particularly in the musical Kisset) before ensuring his most famous role for the small screen.

The character of Henry in Zorro, Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia, was the comic partner of Zorro and his alter Ego, Don Diego de la Vega (Guy Williams). Sometimes a friend (especially for Diego), sometimes an opponent in spite of himself, Garcia is often his worst enemy because of his penchant for food and drink. With his rich baritone voice, Henry also participated in many musical interludes during the course of the series, drinking songs at the serenades, and even a duo with Annette Funicello in an episode.

After stopping the series due to the conflicts between Disney and ABC, he resumed the role of Garcia in the four feature films that were broadcast in the wonderful world of Walt Disney in color (Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color) in 1960 and 1961.

Henry Calvin also appeared in the 1960 film Toby Tyler as the driver of Bourru Cotter Ben Cotter, friend and protector of Toby. Sam Treat, another Toby guide in the film, Clown and animal trainer was played by Gene Sheldon, another star in Zorro, Mute Bernardo. Toby Tyler was played by Kevin Corcoran, a promising young actor from Disney studios at that time. The three actors appeared in another Disney film in 1961 Babes in Toyland.

Henry sang the children's song Never smile at a crocodile for the Disneyland discs, a recording which was later reissued in the CD audio Peter Pan. He also sang Slowly He Sank to the Botton of the Sea in the movie Babes in Toyland.

After Zorro and his contract with Disney finished, Henry appeared in many episodes of the 1960s television series as very special agents in 1964 or Mannix in 1967.

He also kept contact with the other members of the Zorro team, and even traveled with Guy Williams in 1973 in Argentina to participate in a work of charity.

He died of cancer in his Dallas house in Texas on October 6, 1975, 57 years old.

Henry Calvin was an American actor known for his role as Inspector Hector Gomez in the television series Zorro. Born on April 5, 1919 in San Antonio in Texas, Calvin grew up in the southwest of the United States and began his acting career by playing in local theater productions. He then made his debut on the screen by playing in series B films before making a name for himself in the 1950s by playing in popular television series such as Zorro and The Cisco Kid.

Calvin was known for his imposing physique and his deep and distinct voice, which allowed him to play the roles of bad guys in many films and television series. Apart from Zorro, he also played in other popular television series in the 1950s and 1960s, notably The Adventures of Superman and The Lone Ranger.

Despite his successful career in the world of entertainment, Calvin suffered from health problems throughout his life and died in 1971 at the age of 52 of a heart attack. His contribution to the entertainment industry has been recognized by posterity and he remains a widely appreciated actor for his talent and his presence on the screen.


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Title Role
The Boy and the Turtle (1971) (TV) Balam
Mannix Lazaro Figueroa (1 episode, 1967)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Brother Peter (1 episode, 1966)
Run Buddy Run Jose (1 episode, 1966)
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Sheikh Ali Hassen (1 episode, 1966)
Ship of Fools (1965) Fat Man
Petticoat Junction Pixley Fats (1 episode, 1963)
The Dick Van Dyke Show Sam Pomerantz (1 episode, 1963)
Babes in Toyland (1961) Gonzorgo
Disneyland Sergeant Garcia / ... (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Zorro Sgt. Demetrio Lopez Garcia / ... (81 episodes, 1957-1961)
Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960) Ben Cotter
Hallmark Hall of Fame Wilfred Shadbolt (1 episode, 1957)
The Yeomen of the Guard (1957) (TV) Wilfred Shadbolt
The Broken Star (1956) Thornton W. Wills
Crime Against Joe (1956) Red Waller



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