Gilbert Roland

Actor
As a boy in Mexico Gilbert Roland dreamed of being a bullfighter. But when his family moved to the United States his dreams turned to Hollywood and his name changed from Luis Antonio Dmaso de Alonso to Gilbert Roland ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1905 in Mexico

Filmography

Actor (66)

Barbarosa 1982 (Movie)

Don Braulio (Actor)

Caboblanco 1981 (Movie)

Dr Ramirez (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Islands in the Stream 1977 (Movie)

Captain Ralph (Actor)

The Black Pearl 1976 (Movie)

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The Deadly Tower 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Mark of Zorro 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Deliver Us From Evil 1974 (Movie)

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Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Hamlet 1971 (Movie)

Horace/Horatio (Actor)

The Christian Licorice Store 1970 (Movie)

Jonathan Carruthers (Actor)

Cheyenne Autumn 1964 (Movie)

Dull Knife (Actor)

The Reward 1964 (Movie)

Capt Carbajal (Actor)

Samar 1961 (Movie)

Colonel Salazar (Actor)

Guns of the Timberland 1960 (Movie)

Monty Walker (Actor)

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild and the Innocent 1958 (Movie)

Paul Bartell (Actor)

The Midnight Story 1957 (Movie)

Sylvio Malatesta (Actor)

Bandido 1956 (Movie)

Escobar (Actor)

Three Violent People 1956 (Movie)

Innocencio (Actor)

That Lady 1955 (Movie)

Antonio Perez (Actor)

The Treasure of Pancho Villa 1955 (Movie)

Juan Castro (Actor)

Underwater 1955 (Movie)

Dominic (Actor)

The Racers 1954 (Movie)

Dell 'Oro (Actor)

Beneath the 12 Mile Reef 1953 (Movie)

Mike Petrakis (Actor)

The French Line 1953 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

The Bad and the Beautiful 1951 (Movie)

Victor "Gaucho" Ribera (Actor)

Bullfighter and the Lady 1950 (Movie)

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Crisis 1950 (Movie)

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Juarez 1939 (Movie)

Col. Miguel Lopez (Actor)

The Last Train From Madrid 1936 (Movie)

Eduardo de Soto (Actor)

She Done Him Wrong 1932 (Movie)

Serge Stanieff (Actor)

The Passionate Plumber 1932 (Movie)

Tony Lagorce (Actor)

The Dove 1926 (Movie)

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Beauty and the Bandit (Movie)

Cisco Kid (Actor)

Call Her Savage (Movie)

Moonglow (Actor)

Captain Kidd (Movie)

Jose Lorenzo (Actor)

Elinor Norton (Movie)

Rene Alba (Actor)

Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (Movie)

Paul Gillette (Actor)

Gambling on the High Seas (Movie)

Greg Morella (Actor)

Gateway (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Gigolettes of Paris (Movie)

Antoine "Tony" Ferand (Actor)

Glory Alley (Movie)

Peppi Donato (Actor)

Incident on a Dark Street (TV Show)

Actor

Isle of Destiny (Movie)

Barton (Actor)

Isle of Missing Men (Movie)

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Malaya (Movie)

Romano (Actor)

Mark of the Renegade (Movie)

Don Pedro Garcia (Actor)

My Life with Caroline (Movie)

Paco Del Valle (Actor)

My Six Convicts (Movie)

Punch Pinero (Actor)

New York Nights (Movie)

Fred Deverne (Actor)

Our Betters (Movie)

Peppi D'Costa (Actor)

Pirates of Monterey (Movie)

Maj. De Roja (Actor)

Riding the California Trail (Movie)

The Cisco Kid (Actor)

South of Monterey (Movie)

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The Campus Flirt (Movie)

Graham Stearns (Actor)

The Furies (Movie)

Juan Herrera (Actor)

The Gay Cavalier (Movie)

The Cisco Kid (Actor)

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (Movie)

Hugo Da Silva (Actor)

The Other Love (Movie)

Croupier (Actor)

The Plastic Age (Movie)

Carl Peters (Actor)

The Sea Hawk (Movie)

Capt. Lopez (Actor)

The Torch (Movie)

Father Sierra (Actor)

Thunder Bay (Movie)

Teche Bossier (Actor)

We Were Strangers (Movie)

Guillermo (Actor)

Biography

As a boy in Mexico Gilbert Roland dreamed of being a bullfighter. But when his family moved to the United States his dreams turned to Hollywood and his name changed from Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso to Gilbert Roland, an homage to his favorite performers: John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. As a handsome young man, Roland established his niche early on as a Latin lover, playing opposite silent screen star Clara Bow in the college-set comedy "The Plastic Age". Many romantic roles followed, as did leading roles in Spanish adaptations of American films. In the 1940s, Roland went from matinee idol to respected actor as he developed the recurring character The Cisco Kid, a heroic but brutal Mexican caballero. The Kid first stepped out in the 1946 action-packed film "The Gay Cavalier". Roland went on to appear in six films as the daring cowboy, his fame rising with each new adventure. In 1953, Roland earned the acclaim he sought when his supporting role in the Vincente Minnelli Hollywood-set romance "The Bad and the Beautiful" garnered him a Golden Globe nod. He'd receive a second nomination in 1964 for his portrayal of Second Lieutenant Scott in the bleak John Ford Western "Cheyenne Autumn". The bold-browed actor worked in film until the early 1980s, appearing in more than 100 movies before his death from cancer at age 88. For his contributions to American cinema, Roland was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Relationships

Constance Bennett Actor

Wife

Constance Bennett

Wife
first wife, married 1941, divorced 1946

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