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Henry Darrow

Henry Darrow is a Nuyorican (a New York-born Puerto Rican) character actor of stage and film known for his role as Manolito "Mano" Montoya on the 1960s television series, The High Chaparral. In film, Darrow played the corrupt and vengeful Trooper Hancock in The Hitcher. Darrow had already landed small parts in 12 movies and 75 television series when he won the role in a play titled The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit. This brought him to the attention of television producer David Dortort, who immediately recruited him for his television western series The High Chaparral, casting him as Manolito Montoya. Making its debut on American television in September 1967, it went on to last four seasons and was screened around the world. While on the show, both he and series' lead, Cameron Mitchell, became household names as the breakout stars of the show. Darrow is the first Latino actor to portray Zorro on television. He starred in the series Zorro and Son and also has provided the voice for the animated series of The New Adventures of Zorro. He replaced Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as Zorro's father from 1990–1994, in the Family Channel's successful series, The New Zorro. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was seen in numerous guest starring television roles. In 1972, Darrow co-founded the Screen Actors Guild Ethnic Minority Committee with actors Ricardo Montalbán, Edith Diaz and Carmen Zapata. In 1974-75, Darrow portrayed police detective Manny Quinlan in the first season of Harry O, starring David Janssen. The character was killed off at the end of the first season in a re-tooling of the series. In 1986, he appeared in the horror film The Hitcher as Trooper Hancock, a ruthless and vengeful policeman who would go above the law to kill the main protagonist (who was framed for the crimes by the main antagonist). Darrow replaced Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Zorro's father Don Alejandro de la Vega in the 1990s television series Zorro.


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Born:
Sep 15, 1933 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
87
First Appeared:
In the series Bambi-Verleihung 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Soda Springs 2012-03-27
Known For
Poster of Star Trek: Voyager
Poster of Maverick
Poster of The Hitcher
Poster of Aloha Means Goodbye
Filmography
Movie Soda Springs El Quijano 2012-03-27
Movie Primo Dr. Vasquez 2008-06-19
Movie A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Papi 2006-06-19
Movie Runaway Jury Sebald 2003-01-16
Series One Tree Hill Doctor 2003-09-23
Movie Enemy Action Doctor 1999-01-01
Series The Lot Unknown 1999-08-19
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Mom, Can I Keep Her? Mr. Willard 1998-06-10
Series Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Night Man Unknown 1997-09-20
Series Star Trek: Voyager Kolopak 1995-01-16
Series Babylon 5 Dr. William Indiri 1994-01-26
Movie Maverick Riverboat Poker Player 1994-05-20
Movie Criminal Passion Captain Ramoz 1994-09-21
Series Time Trax The Chief 1993-01-20
Series Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Series Zorro Unknown 1990-01-05
Movie Zorro the legend begins 1990-01-10
Movie The Last of the Finest Captain Joe Torres 1990-03-09
Movie L.A. Bounty Lt. Chandler 1989-09-15
Movie In Dangerous Company Alex Aguilar 1988-09-01
Movie W.A.R.: Women Against Rape Unknown 1987-01-01
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Admiral Savar 1987-09-28
Movie Mission Kill Senor Borghini 1986-06-19
Movie The Hitcher Trooper Hancock 1986-02-21
Series Fresno Commandante 1986-11-16
Series The Golden Girls Fidel Santiago 1985-09-14
Series Airwolf Philip Maurice 1984-01-22
Series Santa Barbara Rafael Castillo 1984-07-30
Series Cover Up Unknown 1984-09-22
Series Zorro and Son Unknown 1983-04-06
Movie Losin' It Sheriff 1983-04-08
Series Jennifer Slept Here Unknown 1983-10-21
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Cassie & Co. Unknown 1982-01-29
Movie Rooster Dr. Sanchez 1982-08-19
Series Tales of the Gold Monkey Unknown 1982-09-22
Series Knight Rider Roderigo DeLorca 1982-09-26
Series The New Adventures of Zorro Unknown 1981-09-12
Series Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Movie St. Helens Lloyd Wagner 1981-09-01
Series Simon & Simon Manuel Fernandez 1981-11-24
Movie Birds of Paradise Mario, 'The Jackal' 1981-12-04
Movie Attica Herman Badillo 1980-03-01
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series B. J. and the Bear Unknown 1979-02-10
Movie Life of Sin 1979-01-01
Movie Walk Proud Mike Serrano 1979-06-15
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Dallas Garcia 1978-04-02
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Movie Where's Willie? Sheriff Charlie Wade 1978-04-12
Movie Halloween with the New Addams Family Pancho Addams 1977-10-30
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Movie The Invisible Man Dr. Nick Maggio 1975-05-06
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Movie Night Games D.A. Jaimie Martinez 1974-03-16
Movie Hitchhike! Gardner 1974-02-23
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Movie Aloha Means Goodbye David Kalani 1974-10-11
Movie Brock's Last Case Arthur Goldencorn 1973-03-05
Movie Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John Calheiros de Menezes 1973-04-21
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie Badge 373 Sweet William 1973-07-25
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Movie Cancel My Reservation Joe Little Cloud 1972-09-21
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Series Primus Unknown 1971-09-15
Series The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown 1971-09-18
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The High Chaparral Manolito Montoya 1967-09-10
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series Die Rudi Carrell Show Self - Guest 1965-10-25
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series Stoney Burke Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Bambi-Verleihung himself (archive) 1948-01-01