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Ricardo Montalban

Mr. Roarke in Fantasy Island

Photos Ricardo Montalban Birth name: Ricardo Montalban
Birth date: 1920/11/25
Date of death : 2009/01/14 (89 years old)
Birth place : Mexico City (Mexique)
Height: 1.83 m

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Biography for Ricardo Montalban

For several years this tall, dark, and handsome Mexican matinee idol vied with Fernando Lamas for the position of MGM's resident "Latin lover" (we're still not sure who won). A stage-trained actor who appeared on Broadway, in Mexican films (beginning in 1942), and even in some U.S.made "soundies" (including He's a Latin from Staten Island) before signing with Metro in 1948, Montalban was a charming leading man, often in musicals, but was even more effective when he made the transition to character parts, particularly in Sayonara (1957, as a famous Kabuki actor) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964, as the Indian Little Wolf). He again played a Native American-this time a chief of the Sioux tribe-in the TV miniseries "How the West Was Won" (1976) and earned an Emmy for his performance. In 1982 the Star Trek team remembered his forceful performance in an episode of the series ("Space Seed") that aired fifteen years earlier, and fashioned Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan around that character's villainy. All of this was obscured by the actor's great success as ringleader of the popular "Fantasy Island" TV series (1978-84), in which he played the ubiquitous Mr. Roarke. He has remained active in episodic TV, telefilms, and even commercials (in which he memorably sold cars outfitted in "rich Corinthian leather"). He published his autobiography, "Reflection: A Life in Two Worlds," in 1980.


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Title Role
Ant Bully (2006) (filming) (voice)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) Grandfather
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) Grandfather
Freakazoid! (1995) TV Series (voice) Armondo Guitierrez
Heaven Help Us (1994) TV Series Mr. Shepherd
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Vincent Ludwig
The Colbys (1985) TV Series Zachary Powers (1985)
Cannonball Run II (1984) King
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Khan Noonien Singh
Fantasy Island (1978) TV Series Mr. Roarke (1978-1984)
Asalto al castillo de la Moncloa, El (1978)
How the West Was Won (1978) (mini) TV Series Satangkai (episodes 1-3)
Return to Fantasy Island (1978) (TV) Mr. Roarke
Captains Courageous (1977) (TV) Manuel
Mission to Glory: A True Story (1977)
Fantasy Island (1977) (TV) Mr. Roarke
Joe Panther (1976) Turtle George
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) Silent film star
McNaughton's Daughter (1976) (TV) Dist. Atty. Charles Quintero
Columbo: A Matter of Honor (1976) (TV) Luis Montoya
The Mark of Zorro (1974) (TV) Captain Esteban
Wonder Woman (1974) (TV) Abner Smith
The Train Robbers (1973) The Pinkerton man
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) Armando
Fireball Forward (1972) (TV) Jean Duval
The Face of Fear (1971) (TV) Sergeant Frank Ortega
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Armando
Spina dorsale del diavolo, La (1971) Natachai
Sarge (1971) (TV) Al Matteo
The Aquarians (1970) (TV) Dr. Luis Delgado
Black Water Gold (1970) (TV) Alejandro Zayas
The Desperate Mission (1969) (TV) Joaquin Murieta
The Pigeon (1969) (TV) John Stambler/Kane
Sweet Charity (1969) Vittorio Vidal Who Wanted to Be Loved (USA: complete title)
Blue (1968) Ortega
Sol Madrid (1968) Jalisco
The Longest Hundred Miles (1967) (TV) Father Sanchez
Code Name: Heraclitus (1967) (TV) Janacek
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966) (TV) The White King
Madame X (1966) Phil Benton
The Singing Nun (1966) Father Clementi
The Money Trap (1965) Pete Delanos
Buenas noches, a√Īo nuevo (1964)
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) Little Wolf
Love Is a Ball (1963) Gaspard
The Reluctant Saint (1962) Don Raspi
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962) Major Padula Man (USA: complete title)
Gordon, il pirata nero (1961) Captain Gordon, the Black Buccaneer
Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark (1961) (TV) (voice: English version) (uncredited) Claudius
Rashomon (1960) (TV)
Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) Louie Ramponi
Sayonara (1957) Nakamura (kabuki dancer_
Three for Jamie Dawn (1956) George Lorenz
Amanti del deserto, Gli (1956) Prince Said
Operation Cicero (1955) (TV) Cicero
Cortigiana di Babilonia (1955) Amal
A Life in the Balance (1955) Antonio Gómez
Sombra verde (1954) Federico Vascon
The Saracen Blade (1954) Pietro
Latin Lovers (1953) Roberto Santos
Sombrero (1953) Pepe Gonzales
My Man and I (1952) Chu Chu Ramirez
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) Ironshirt (Blackfoot war chief)
Mark of the Renegade (1951) Marcos
Two Weeks with Love (1950) Demi Armendez
Right Cross (1950) Johnny Monterez
Mystery Street (1950) Lieutenant Peter Morales
Battleground (1949) Pvt. Johnny Roderigues
Border Incident (1949) Pablo Rodriguez
Neptune's Daughter (1949) José O'Rourke
The Kissing Bandit (1948) Fiesta Specialty Dancer
On an Island with You (1948) Ricardo Montez
Fiesta (1947) Mario Morales
Fantasía ranchera (1947)
Pepita Jiménez (1946)
Casa de la zorra, La (1945)
Hora de la verdad, La (1945) Rafael Meija
Nosotros (1945)
Cadetes de la naval (1945) Ricardo Almagro
Fuga, La (1944) Teniente
Cinco fueron escogidos (1943)
Santa (1943) Jarameno
Razón de la culpa, La (1943) Announcer
Verdugo de Sevilla, El (1942)
Five Were Chosen (1942)


Had a 9 1/2 hour operation on his spine to repair an injury he received making "Across the Wide Missouri" in 1951. He has been in constant pain ever since and confined to a wheelchair. [1993]

For years, was a commercial spokesman for Chrysler Corp. automobiles.

Agreed to reprise his role of "Khan" in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) for only $100,000 because he loved the role so much.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Jamaica."

Is the only "Star Trek" movie villain who previously appeared on "Star Trek". He played Khan Noonien Singh in the "Star Trek" (1966) episode "Space Seed" and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982).


Spouse : Georgiana Young (1944 - present) 4 children

Brother of actor 'Carlos Montalban (I)'.

Half-brother-in-law of Polly Ann Young, Sally Blane and Loretta Young, half-uncle of Judy Lewis and Christopher Lewis.

Wife Georgiana's sister was actress Loretta Young

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by misou

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