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Perry Lopez

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Perry Lopez (July 22, 1929 - February 14, 2008) was an American film and television actor. His acting career lasted over 40 years before his death in 2008. Lopez was born in New York City. Lopez began his acting career on in theater, based in New York. He was signed to a contract at Warner Bros. Studios in 1955. Lopez appeared in a number of B-movies and Westerns early on in his career, including the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Young Guns and The Lone Ranger. Lopez was, perhaps, best known as Lieutenant Lou Escobar in the 1974 film Chinatown, which he starred in opposite Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. He reprised the role sixteen years later (with Escobar promoted to Captain) in The Two Jakes in 1990. Among his many television appearances, one of his more well-known roles is that of Esteban Rodriguez in the classic Star Trek episode "Shore Leave". Lopez also appeared in an episode of Bonanza, as the cold-blooded outlaw Duke Miller, who kills a man over being first in line to get a haircut. He was Joaquín Castañeda, a mestizo that fought to free his people, on El Zorro, starring Guy Williams. Lopez also appeared in episode 14, "Night Of The Long Knives" originally airing December 16, 1966 of The Time Tunnel television series, in the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea -episode "Savage Jungle" and played Pvt. Petuko in Kelly's Heroes (1970). Lopez died of lung cancer in at The Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California at age 78. He was survived by several nieces and nephews. Description above from the Wikipedia article   licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 22, 1929 In New York City, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Cavalcade of America 1952-10-01
Latest Project:
Series Johnny Midnight 2022
Known For
Poster of Chinatown
Poster of McLintock!
Poster of The Steel Jungle
Poster of Creature from the Black Lagoon
Series Johnny Midnight Unknown 2022
Movie Confessions of a Hitman Priest 1994-05-04
Movie The Two Jakes Captain Lou Escobar 1990-08-10
Movie Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects Eddie Rios 1989-02-03
Movie Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Ed Zacharias 1987-06-11
Series Airwolf Garcia 1984-01-22
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Chinatown Lieutenant Lou Escobar 1974-06-20
Movie Lady Ice Carlos 1973-07-13
Series Hec Ramsey Sgt. Juan Mendoza 1972-09-13
Movie Kelly's Heroes Pvt. Petuko 1970-06-22
Movie Che! Rolando 1969-06-27
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Sol Madrid Hood #1 1968-02-07
Series Hondo Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie The Rare Breed Juan 1966-02-02
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Star Trek Lt. Esteban Rodriguez 1966-09-08
Series The Time Tunnel Maj. Kabir 1966-09-09
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Redigo Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Movie McLintock! Davey Elk 1963-11-12
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Taras Bulba Ostap Bulba 1962-11-21
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie Man-Trap Puerco 1961-09-20
Movie Cry Tough Toro 1959-08-01
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie Violent Road Manuelo 1958-05-10
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Omar Khayyam Prince Ahmud 1957-08-23
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Zorro Unknown 1957-10-10
Movie The Lone Ranger Pete Ramirez 1956-02-25
Movie The Steel Jungle Ed Novak 1956-03-10
Movie The Young Guns San Antone 1956-09-12
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie Mister Roberts Rodrigues 1955-07-10
Movie Battle Cry Pvt Joe Gomez aka Spanish Joe 1955-02-02
Movie I Died a Thousand Times Louis Mendoza 1955-11-09
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Hell on Frisco Bay Mario Amato 1955-12-01
Movie Creature from the Black Lagoon Tomas 1954-03-05
Movie Drum Beat Bogus Charlie 1954-11-10
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01