Nestor Paiva

Nestor Paiva

  • Born on
    • June 30th, 1905
  • Died on
    • September 9th, 1966
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nestor Paiva (June 30, 1905 - September 9, 1966) was a prolific American actor of Portuguese descent who portrayed the innkeeper on Walt Disney's live-action television series Zorro by ABC and its feature film The Sign of Zorro which was shot in Burbank's Walt Disney Studios. Nestor appeared in motion pictures and television shows from the 1930s to the 1960s such as Get Smart, Bonanza, I Spy, Family Affair, Gunsmoke, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Addams Family. In 1943, he played the Italian Major in the 20th Century Fox wartime movie Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas. He played the part of Lucas (the boat captain) in the 1954 horror film The Creature from the Black Lagoon starring Ben Chapman as the title monster; Paiva would reprise this role in that film's sequel Revenge of the Creature the following year. He appeared in more than 250 movies. Paiva married in 1941 and had two children, Joseph and Caetana, who appeared with him in the 1956 movie Comanche with Dana Andrews. Paiva died of cancer in 1966. He is buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nestor Paiva, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (65 Credits)

1968They Saved Hitler's Brain as Police Chief Alaniz
1966Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter as Saloon Owner
1963The Madmen of Mandoras as Police Chief Alaniz
1962The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
1961Atlantis: The Lost Continent as Megalos
1961Gold of the Seven Saints as Gondora Henchman
1960Can-Can as Bailiff
1959Alias Jesse James as Grigsby (uncredited)
1958The Left Handed Gun as Pete Maxwell
1957Les Girls as Spanish Peasant (uncredited)
1957The Guns of Fort Petticoat as Tortilla
1956Comanche as Puffer
1956The Mole People as Prof. Etienne Lafarge
1955Tarantula as Sheriff Jack Andrews
1955Revenge of the Creature as Captain Lucas
1955Hell on Frisco Bay as Louis Fiaschetti
1955New York Confidential as Martinelli
1955All That Heaven Allows as Manuel
1954Creature from the Black Lagoon as Captain Lucas
1954Casanova's Big Night as Gnocchi
1952Mara Maru as Captain Van Hoten
1952April in Paris
1951Double Dynamite as 'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie
1951A Millionaire for Christy as Mr. Rapello
1950Young Man with a Horn as Louis Galba
1949Follow Me Quietly as Benny
1949Señor Droopy as Bullfight Attender (voice) (uncredited)
1949Alias Nick Beal as Karl
1949Mighty Joe Young as Brown
1949The Inspector General as Gregor (uncredited)
1948Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as Joe Appollonio
1948Joan of Arc as Henri le Royer, Catherine's husband
1948The Paleface as Patient #2
1947Shoot to Kill as Gus Miller
1947Road to Rio as Cardoso
1947Ramrod as Curley
1946Fear as Detective Shaefer
1946Humoresque as Orchestra Leader
1946Badman's Territory as Sam Bass
1945Sensation Hunters as Lew Davis
1945Road to Utopia as McGurk
1945A Thousand and One Nights as Kahim
1945The Southerner as Bartender
1945Cornered as Police Official (uncredited)
1944The Falcon in Mexico as Manuel Romero
1943The Hard Way as Max Wade (Uncredited)
1943The Dancing Masters as Silvio - Ringleader (uncredited)
1943Background to Danger as Koylan
1942Pittsburgh as Barney, Cafe Proprietor
1942American Empire as Defense Attorney
1942For Me and My Gal as Nick (uncredited)
1942Road to Morocco as Sausage Vendor (uncredited)
1941Hold Back the Dawn as Fred Flores
1941Hold That Ghost as Glum (uncredited)
1940Primrose Path as Bluebell Manager
1940The Sea Hawk as First Slavemaster
1940Arise, My Love as Uniformed Clerk (Uncredited)
1940Boom Town as Venezuelan Officer (uncredited)
1940Santa Fe Trail as Abolitionist Noticing Army Horse Brand (uncredited)
1940North West Mounted Police as Half-breed
1939Midnight as Woman's Escort (uncredited)
1939Beau Geste as Corporal Golas (uncredited)
1939The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Man in Street When Gypsies Arrive (uncredited)
1939Another Thin Man as West Indies Club Headwaiter
1939Union Pacific as Canadian Pacific Conductor (uncredited)

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