Rodolfo Acosta

Actor
With one look at Rodolfo Acosta and his pointed, sly features, it makes complete sense that the Mexican character actor made his mark playing villains, primarily in Westerns of the 1950s and '60s. After a small role in ... Read more »
Born: 07/19/1920 in Chihuahua, MX

Filmography

Actor (28)

Run Simon Run 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The High Chaparral 1967 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Flap 1970 (Movie)

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The Great White Hope 1970 (Movie)

El Jefe (Actor)

Impasse 1969 (Movie)

Draco (Actor)

Young Billy Young 1969 (Movie)

Mexican Officer (Actor)

Dayton's Devils 1968 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Return of the Seven 1966 (Movie)

Lopez (Actor)

Stranded 1966 (Movie)

Manuel Sanchez (Actor)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

Blondie Adams (Actor)

Rio Conchos 1964 (Movie)

Bloodshirt (Actor)

The Reward 1964 (Movie)

Patron (Actor)

Posse From Hell 1961 (Movie)

Johnny Caddo (Actor)

The Second Time Around 1961 (Movie)

Rodriguez (Actor)

Let No Man Write My Epitaph 1960 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

From Hell to Texas 1958 (Movie)

Bayliss (Actor)

Trooper Hook 1957 (Movie)

Chief Nanchez (Actor)

The Littlest Outlaw 1956 (Movie)

Chato (Actor)

A Life in the Balance 1954 (Movie)

Lt Fernando (Actor)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

Scarface Charlie (Actor)

Passion 1954 (Movie)

Salvador Sandro (Actor)

Appointment in Honduras 1953 (Movie)

Reyes (Actor)

Destination Gobi 1953 (Movie)

Tomec (Actor)

Hondo 1953 (Movie)

(Actor)

Horizons West 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wings of the Hawk 1952 (Movie)

Arturo Torres (Actor)

Bullfighter and the Lady 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stranger on the Run (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With one look at Rodolfo Acosta and his pointed, sly features, it makes complete sense that the Mexican character actor made his mark playing villains, primarily in Westerns of the 1950s and '60s. After a small role in John Ford's 1947 drama "The Fugitive", Acosta found himself quite at home in Hollywood, landing antagonist roles in Westerns starring heavy-hitters such as John Wayne ("The Sons of Katie Elder") and Marlon Brando ("One-Eyed Jacks"). While he rarely secured recurring characters on television, he often popped up in guest roles on many high-profile series of the time, including "Mission: Impossible", "The Outcasts", and "Bonanza".

Milestones

1947

First American film as actor

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