Leo Carrillo

Actor, Cartoonist, Vaudevillian
A descendant of some of the first Spaniards to settle what would become known as California, Leo Carrillo worked as a cartoonist at the "San Francisco Examiner," and amused his colleagues as much with his funny accents ... Read more »
Born: 08/06/1880 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round 1936 (Movie)

Tony Gordoni (Actor)

The Gay Desperado 1935 (Movie)

Pablo Braganza (Actor)

Love Me Forever 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guilty Generation 1930 (Movie)

Mike Palmero (Actor)

Hell Bound 1930 (Movie)

Nick Cotrelli (Actor)

American Empire (Movie)

Dominique Bouchard (Actor)

Barnacle Bill (Movie)

Pico Rodriguez (Actor)

Captain Caution (Movie)

Argandeau (Actor)

City Streets (Movie)

Joe Carmine (Actor)

Crazy House (Movie)

(Actor)

Fisherman's Wharf (Movie)

Carlo (Actor)

Fit for a King (Movie)

(Actor)

Flirting with Fate (Movie)

Sancho (Actor)

Four Frightened People (Movie)

Montague (Actor)

Ghost Catchers (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Gypsy Wildcat (Movie)

Anube (Actor)

History is Made at Night (Movie)

Cesare (Actor)

Honolulu Lu (Movie)

Don Estaban Cordoba (Actor)

Horror Island (Movie)

Tobias (Actor)

If You Could Only Cook (Movie)

Mike Rossini (Actor)

In Caliente (Movie)

Jose Gomez (Actor)

It Had to Happen (Movie)

Giuseppe Badjagaloupe (Actor)

Lillian Russell (Movie)

Tony Pastor (Actor)

Manhattan Melodrama (Movie)

Father Pat (Actor)

Mexicana (Movie)

Esteban Guzman (Actor)

Mister Antonio (Movie)

Antonio Camaradino (Actor)

Moonlight and Pretzels (Movie)

Nick Pappacroplis (Actor)

One Night in the Tropics (Movie)

Senor Escobar (Actor)

Satan's Cradle (Movie)

Pancho (Actor)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Movie)

Dr. Ford-Waterlow (Actor)

The Barrier (Movie)

Poleon Doret (Actor)

The Gay Amigo (Movie)

Pancho (Actor)

The Gay Bride (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

The Girl of the Golden West (Movie)

Mosquito (Actor)

Timber (Movie)

Quebec (Actor)

Too Hot to Handle (Movie)

Joselito (Actor)

Viva Villa! (Movie)

Diego (Actor)

Wyoming (Movie)

Pete Marillo (Actor)

Biography

A descendant of some of the first Spaniards to settle what would become known as California, Leo Carrillo worked as a cartoonist at the "San Francisco Examiner," and amused his colleagues as much with his funny accents as with his artwork. He decided to attempt a second career in vaudeville, and succeeded well enough that he eventually appeared in several Broadway shows. As Hollywood was making the transition to sound, Carrillo returned to his native Los Angeles, where his verbal agility was suddenly in great demand. He starred in several Vitaphone shorts for Warner Brothers. before making his feature debut in the Tiffany-Stahl production "Mr. Antonio." As a supporting player, Carrillo was most often called upon to portray Mexicans and other Spanish speakers, often in the most broadly stereotypical way. But he was also cast as Greeks, as in "Moonlight and Pretzels" (notable as one of Karl Freund's few directorial efforts) and Italians, as in James Cruze's "Racetrack." In 1948, he assumed the role for which he would become best known, when he took over the part of Pancho, the sidekick to Duncan Renaldo's Cisco Kid. The pair made a few feature films together and in 1950 moved to television. Their series, "The Cisco Kid," was the first program to be shot entirely in color, and enjoyed six seasons on the air. Carrillo, upholding his family's devotion to California, served for years on the state's park commission, and a popular state park in Malibu is named in his honor.

Relationships

Daughter
survived him

Brother
had two survived him

Edith S Haeselbarth

Wife

EDUCATION

St Vincent of Loyola

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