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Nestor Paiva

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nestor Paiva (June 30, 1905 - September 9, 1966) was a prolific American actor of Portuguese descent who portrayed the innkeeper on Walt Disney's live-action television series Zorro by ABC and its feature film The Sign of Zorro which was shot in Burbank's Walt Disney Studios. Nestor appeared in motion pictures and television shows from the 1930s to the 1960s such as Get Smart, Bonanza, I Spy, Family Affair, Gunsmoke, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Addams Family. In 1943, he played the Italian Major in the 20th Century Fox wartime movie Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas. He played the part of Lucas (the boat captain) in the 1954 horror film The Creature from the Black Lagoon starring Ben Chapman as the title monster; Paiva would reprise this role in that film's sequel Revenge of the Creature the following year. He appeared in more than 250 movies. Paiva married in 1941 and had two children, Joseph and Caetana, who appeared with him in the 1956 movie Comanche with Dana Andrews. Paiva died of cancer in 1966. He is buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nestor Paiva, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 30, 1905 In Fresno, California
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Prison Train 1938-10-17
Latest Project:
Movie Moby Dick 2022
Known For
Poster of The Andy Griffith Show
Poster of Tarantula
Poster of China Smith
Poster of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Movie Moby Dick Capt. Peleg 2022
Movie They Saved Hitler's Brain Police Chief Alaniz 1968-08-18
Movie The Spirit Is Willing Felicity's Father 1967-07-07
Movie Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter Saloon Owner 1966-04-09
Movie Let's Kill Uncle Steward 1966-11-18
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie The Ballad of a Gunfighter Padre 1964-03-01
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series The Addams Family Unknown 1964-09-18
Movie California Gen. Micheltorena 1963-03-03
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Bill Dana Show Unknown 1963-09-22
Movie The Madmen of Mandoras Police Chief Alaniz 1963-11-13
Movie The Wild Westerners Governor John Bullard 1962-06-06
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Unknown 1962-02-07
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Frontier Uprising Don Carlos Montalvo 1961-02-01
Movie Gold of the Seven Saints Gondora Henchman 1961-02-18
Movie Atlantis: The Lost Continent Megalos 1961-05-03
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series Johnny Midnight Unknown 1960-01-03
Movie Can-Can Bailiff 1960-03-09
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series The Barbara Stanwyck Show Joe 1960-09-19
Movie Alias Jesse James Grigsby (uncredited) 1959-03-20
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Series Rawhide Hagerty 1959-01-09
Movie The Purple Gang Orlofsky 1959-12-18
Series Wichita Town Unknown 1959-09-30
Movie Vice Raid Mob Boss Frank Burke 1959-12-01
Movie The Lady Takes a Flyer Childreth 1958-01-30
Movie The Left Handed Gun Pete Maxwell 1958-05-07
Movie Outcasts of the City Pastor Skira 1958-01-10
Movie The Case Against Brooklyn Finelli 1958-06-01
Movie The Deep Six Pappa Tatos 1958-01-15
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series Behind Closed Doors Unknown 1958-10-02
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Movie Ten Thousand Bedrooms Alfredo - the Jeweler (uncredited) 1957-04-03
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Movie The Guns of Fort Petticoat Tortilla 1957-04-01
Series Alcoa Theatre Aubert 1957-01-01
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Whirlybirds Ed Fenton 1957-01-03
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Series The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour Unknown 1957-11-06
Movie Les Girls Spanish Peasant (uncredited) 1957-10-03
Series Zorro Unknown 1957-10-10
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Movie Menace from Outer Space Prof. Cardos 1956-01-01
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Unknown 1956-02-20
Movie Comanche Puffer 1956-03-01
Movie Scandal Incorporated Leland Miller, tabloid publisher 1956-10-12
Movie The Mole People Prof. Etienne Lafarge 1956-12-01
Movie The Wild Party Branson 1956-12-21
Series Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers Unknown 1956-10-21
Movie New York Confidential Martinelli 1955-02-15
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Revenge of the Creature Captain Lucas 1955-05-13
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Tarantula Sheriff Jack Andrews 1955-12-14
Movie Hell on Frisco Bay Louis Fiaschetti 1955-12-01
Movie All That Heaven Allows Manuel 1955-12-25
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Passport to Danger Unknown 1954-04-01
Movie Creature from the Black Lagoon Captain Lucas 1954-03-05
Movie Jivaro Jacques 1954-02-12
Movie Casanova's Big Night Gnocchi 1954-04-07
Movie Anything Goes Dr. Henry T. Dobson 1954-02-28
Movie Four Guns to the Border Greasy 1954-11-03
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie The Desperado Captain Jake Thornton 1954-06-20
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Movie Thunder Pass Daniel Slaughter 1954-09-20
Series Lassie Michael Zolenko 1954-09-12
Movie I, the Jury Manuel 1953-08-14
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series I'm the Law Unknown 1953-02-13
Movie The Bandits of Corsica Lorenzo 1953-02-27
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Killer Ape Andrews 1953-12-15
Movie Prisoners of the Casbah Marouf 1953-11-03
Movie The Fabulous Senorita José Rodriguez 1952-03-31
Series Dangerous Assignment Unknown 1952-01-01
Movie Mara Maru Captain Van Hoten 1952-04-23
Series China Smith Unknown 1952-01-01
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie April in Paris Unknown 1952-12-24
Movie South Pacific Trail Carlos Alvarez 1952-10-19
Movie Flame Of Stamboul Joe Octavian 1951-03-05
Movie The Lady Pays Off Manuel 1951-10-04
Movie A Millionaire for Christy Mr. Rapello 1951-09-02
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Double Dynamite 'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie 1951-12-25
Movie Young Man with a Horn Louis Galba 1950-03-01
Movie The Desert Hawk Abdul 1950-08-05
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Señor Droopy Bullfight Attender (voice) (uncredited) 1949-04-09
Movie Follow Me Quietly Benny 1949-07-07
Movie Alias Nick Beal Karl 1949-03-04
Movie Mighty Joe Young Brown 1949-07-27
Movie The Inspector General Gregor (uncredited) 1949-12-31
Movie Adventures of Casanova Prefecture Police 1948-02-07
Movie Angels' Alley Tony 'Piggy' Locarno 1948-03-07
Movie Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Joe Appollonio 1948-03-25
Movie Joan of Arc Henri le Royer, Catherine's husband 1948-12-22
Movie The Paleface Patient #2 1948-12-17
Movie Mr. Reckless Gus 1948-03-26
Movie Shoot to Kill Gus Miller 1947-03-15
Movie The Lone Wolf in Mexico Police Capt. Carlos Rodriguez 1947-01-16
Movie Carnival in Costa Rica Padre Rafael 1947-03-28
Movie Humoresque Orchestra Leader 1947-01-25
Movie A Likely Story Tiny McBride 1947-04-18
Movie Road to Rio Cardoso 1947-12-25
Movie Robin Hood of Monterey The Alcalde 1947-09-06
Movie Ramrod Curley 1947-05-02
Movie Fear Detective Shaefer 1946-03-02
Movie Badman's Territory Sam Bass 1946-05-04
Movie The Well Groomed Bride Fernandez 1946-05-17
Movie The Last Crooked Mile Ferrara 1946-08-09
Movie Nob Hill Luigi 1945-06-13
Movie The Southerner Bartender 1945-04-30
Movie A Medal for Benny Frank Alviso 1945-04-16
Movie Salome, Where She Danced Panatela 1945-04-17
Movie Along the Navajo Trail Janza 1945-09-15
Movie Cornered Police Official (uncredited) 1945-11-23
Movie Road to Utopia McGurk 1945-11-01
Movie Sensation Hunters Lew Davis 1945-10-12
Movie A Thousand and One Nights Kahim 1945-07-20
Movie The Falcon in Mexico Manuel Romero 1944-08-04
Movie Rhythm of the Islands Chief Nataro 1943-04-16
Movie Don Winslow of the Coast Guard The Scorpion 1943-04-06
Movie The Hard Way Max Wade (Uncredited) 1943-01-13
Movie Background to Danger Koylan 1943-07-03
Movie Tornado Big Joe Vlochek 1943-08-09
Movie True to Life Kapopolis 1943-12-24
Movie The Desert Song Benoit 1943-12-17
Movie The Dancing Masters Silvio - Ringleader (uncredited) 1943-11-19
Movie Broadway Rinelti 1942-05-08
Movie The Girl from Alaska Geroux 1942-04-16
Movie Fly-By-Night Grube 1942-01-19
Movie Timber! Jules Fabian 1942-08-01
Movie The Adventures of Martin Eden Unknown 1942-02-26
Movie Pittsburgh Barney, Cafe Proprietor 1942-12-11
Movie American Empire Defense Attorney 1942-12-11
Movie Road to Morocco Sausage Vendor (uncredited) 1942-11-10
Movie For Me and My Gal Nick (uncredited) 1942-10-21
Movie King of the Mounties Count Baroni 1942-10-17
Movie Hold That Ghost Glum (uncredited) 1941-08-08
Movie Hold Back the Dawn Fred Flores 1941-09-26
Movie Boom Town Venezuelan Officer (uncredited) 1940-08-30
Movie The Sea Hawk First Slavemaster 1940-08-10
Movie Phantom Raiders Policeman at Morris' Office & at Finale 1940-06-07
Movie The Marines Fly High Pedro Fernandez 1940-03-04
Movie Primrose Path Bluebell Manager 1940-03-22
Movie He Stayed for Breakfast Gendarme 1940-08-31
Movie They Knew What They Wanted Tony's Pal at Table 1940-10-19
Movie North West Mounted Police Half-breed 1940-10-22
Movie The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Rufus - Henchman in Hawaii 1940-12-24
Movie Santa Fe Trail Abolitionist Noticing Army Horse Brand (uncredited) 1940-12-20
Movie Dark Streets of Cairo Ahmend, waiter-thug 1940-12-01
Movie Arise, My Love Uniformed Clerk (Uncredited) 1940-11-08
Movie Union Pacific Canadian Pacific Conductor (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Midnight Woman's Escort (uncredited) 1939-03-24
Movie Beau Geste Corporal Golas (uncredited) 1939-07-24
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Man in Street When Gypsies Arrive (uncredited) 1939-12-29
Movie Unseen Guardians Mail Order Crook 1939-08-26
Movie Another Thin Man West Indies Club Headwaiter 1939-11-17
Movie Prison Train Morose 1938-10-17