Perry Lopez

Over the course of his 40-year career, Perry Lopez appeared in everything from popular TV westerns ("Wagon Train," "Have Gun - Will Travel") to big-screen hits ("Kelly's Heroes," "Chinatown"). Lopez honed his acting ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1931 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

Captain Lou Escobar (Actor)

Kinjite 1989 (Movie)

Eddie Rios (Actor)

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 1987 (Movie)

Ed Zacharias (Actor)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

Escobar (Actor)

Doc Elliot 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Hec Ramsey 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Lady Ice 1972 (Movie)

Carlos (Actor)

Kelly's Heroes 1970 (Movie)

Petchuko (Actor)

Che! 1969 (Movie)

Rolando (Actor)

Bandolero! 1968 (Movie)

Frisco (Actor)

Sol Madrid 1968 (Movie)

First Hood (Actor)

Star Trek 1966 - 1968 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rare Breed 1965 (Movie)

Juan (Actor)

McLintock! 1962 (Movie)

Davey Elk (Actor)

Taras Bulba 1962 (Movie)

Ostap Bulba (Actor)

Man-Trap 1961 (Movie)

Puerco (Actor)

Flaming Star 1960 (Movie)

Two Moons (Actor)

Violent Road 1958 (Movie)

Manuelo (Actor)

Omar Khayyam 1957 (Movie)

Prince Ahmud (Actor)

The Deep Six 1957 (Movie)

Al Mendoza (Actor)

The Lone Ranger 1956 (Movie)

Ramirez (Actor)

Battle Cry 1955 (Movie)

Joe Gomez (Actor)

Hell on Frisco Bay 1955 (Movie)

Mario Amato (Actor)

I Died a Thousand Times 1955 (Movie)

Mendoza (Actor)

Mister Roberts 1955 (Movie)

Rodriguez (Actor)

The McConnell Story 1955 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

Bogus Charlie (Actor)

Biography

Over the course of his 40-year career, Perry Lopez appeared in everything from popular TV westerns ("Wagon Train," "Have Gun - Will Travel") to big-screen hits ("Kelly's Heroes," "Chinatown"). Lopez honed his acting skills onstage in the early '50s, branching out with small roles in projects like the low-budget horror film "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and "The Lone Ranger," based on the popular TV series about a masked vigilante and his faithful Indian companion. In 1958, Lopez landed a recurring role on the family adventure series "Zorro" as Joaquin Castenada, a Spanish-European freedom fighter. A few years later, he memorably portrayed a trigger-happy outlaw in an episode of the long-running western series "Bonanza," and landed a guest role on "Star Trek" as a bewildered crew member trapped in a sinister amusement park. By the mid-'70s, Lopez had amassed several notable feature film roles; he was cast as a timid recruit in the World War II-era action comedy "Kelly's Heroes" and played Jack Nicholson's persistent partner and reluctant friend in Roman Polanski's critically acclaimed neo-noir "Chinatown." Shortly before his retirement from acting, Lopez reprised his role in the 1990 sequel, "The Two Jakes," directed by Nicholson and released to generally negative reviews.

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