Ricardo Montalban

Ricardo Montalban

  • Born on
    • November 25th, 1920
  • Died on
    • January 14th, 2009
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, KSG ( November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009) was a Mexican radio, television, theatre and film actor. He had a career spanning seven decades (motion pictures from 1943 to 2006) and multiple notable roles. During the mid-1970s, Montalbán was most notable as the spokesman in automobile advertisements for the Chrysler Cordoba, in which he famously extolled the "soft Corinthian leather" used for its interior. He also advertised the Chrysler New Yorker. From 1977 to 1984, he became famous as Mr. Roarke the main star in the television series Fantasy Island. He played Khan Noonien Singh in both the 1967 episode "Space Seed" of the first season of the original Star Trek series, and the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He won an Emmy Award in 1978 for his role in the mini series How the West Was Won and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1993. Into his 80s, he continued to perform, often providing voices for animated films and commercials, and appearing in several Spy Kids films as "Grandfather Valentin". Date of Death 14 January 2009, Los Angeles, California  (congestive heart failure)

Starring Ricardo Montalban on Plex


Acting (33 Credits)

2006The Ant Bully as Head of Council (voice)
2003Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over as GrandfatherWatch Free
2002Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams as GrandfatherWatch Free
1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1988The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! as Vincent Ludwig
1985The Colbys
1984Cannonball Run II as King
1982Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as Khan Noonien Singh
1977Fantasy Island as Mr. Roarke
1976Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood as Silent Film Star
1974The Mark of Zorro as Captain Esteban
1974Wonder Woman as Abner Smith
1973The Train Robbers as The Pinkerton Man
1972Conquest of the Planet of the Apes as Armando
1971Escape from the Planet of the Apes as Armando
1969Sweet Charity as Vittorio
1968Blue as Ortega
1966The Singing Nun as Father Clementi
1966Madame X as Phil Benton
1965The Money Trap as Pete Delanos
1964Cheyenne Autumn as Little Wolf
1963Love Is a Ball as Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau
1962Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man as Major Padula
1957Sayonara as Nakamura
1951Across the Wide Missouri as Ironshirt
1950Mystery Street as Peter Moralas
1950Two Weeks with Love as Demi Armendez
1949Border Incident as Pablo Rodriguez
1949Battleground as Roderigues
1949Neptune's Daughter as Jose O'Rourke
1948On an Island with You as Ricardo Montalban
1948The Kissing Bandit as Fiesta Specialty Dancer
1947Fiesta as Mario Morales

Director (1 Credits)


Himself (1 Credits)



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