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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)

​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)

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 146

Birthday 1920-11-25

Day of Death 2009-01-14

Place of Birth Mexico City - Mexico

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Also Known As

  • Ricardo Montalbán
  • Ricardo Montalvan

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 I Know Catherine, The Log Lady as Himself (archive footage)
2009 Perdida
2006 The Ant Bully as Head of Council (voice)
2005 American Dad!(1 episode)
2004 To Boldly Go ... Season One
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over as Grandfather
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams as Grandfather
2002 Kim Possible(5 episodes)
2000 Titans(1 episode)
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1998 Behind the Planet of the Apes as Himself
1998 The Love Boat: The Next Wave(1 episode)
1995 Freakazoid!(4 episodes)
1994 Chicago Hope(1 episode)
1994 Heaven Help Us(13 episodes)
1994 That's Entertainment! III
1992 The Golden Palace(1 episode)
1990 Dream On(2 episodes)
1989 B.L. Stryker(1 episode)
1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! as Vincent Ludwig
1985 The Colbys(49 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1984 Cannonball Run II as King
1984 Fatima as Himself
1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as Khan Noonien Singh
1981 Dynasty(2 episodes)
1979 B. J. and the Bear(1 episode)
1977 Fantasy Island(156 episodes) as Mr. Roarke
1976 Joe Panther as Turtle George
1976 Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood as Silent Film Star
1976 How the West Was Won(4 episodes)
1975 Switch(1 episode)
1974 The Mark of Zorro as Captain Esteban
1974 Wonder Woman as Abner Smith
1973 Griff(1 episode)
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1973 The Train Robbers as The Pinkerton Man
1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes as Armando
1972 Fireball Forward
1971 The Face of Fear as Sergeant Frank Ortega
1971 Nichols(1 episode)
1971 Columbo(1 episode)
1971 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes as Armando
1971 Sentinels of Silence
1970 The Deserter as Natachai
1970 The Aquarians as Dr. Luis Delgado
1970 Dan August(1 episode)
1969 The Pigeon as John Stambler / Kane
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D.(1 episode)
1969 Bracken's World(2 episodes)
1969 Sweet Charity as Vittorio
1969 The Desperate Mission as Joaquin Murieta
1968 Here's Lucy(1 episode)
1968 The Name of the Game(2 episodes)
1968 Hawaii Five-O(2 episodes)
1968 The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show(1 episode)
1968 Blue as Ortega
1968 Sol Madrid as Jalisco
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(2 episodes)
1968 Fade-In as Himself
1967 The High Chaparral(2 episodes)
1967 Ironside(1 episode)
1967 The Longest Hundred Miles as Father Sanchez
1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass as The White King
1966 Mission: Impossible(1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad(2 episodes)
1966 Star Trek(1 episode) as Khan Noonien Singh
1966 The Singing Nun as Father Clementi
1966 Madame X as Phil Benton
1965 The Wild Wild West(1 episode)
1965 The Long, Hot Summer(1 episode)
1965 The Money Trap as Pete Delanos
1964 Buenas Noches Año Nuevo
1964 The Fantasticks
1964 Cheyenne Autumn as Little Wolf
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.(2 episodes)
1964 Slattery's People(1 episode)
1964 The Rogues(1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(2 episodes)
1963 The Great Adventure(3 episodes)
1963 Burke's Law(2 episodes)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth(1 episode)
1963 The Lieutenant(1 episode)
1963 Love Is a Ball as Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau
1962 The Reluctant Saint as Don Raspi
1962 Combat!(1 episode)
1962 The Virginian(3 episodes)
1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show(1 episode)
1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man as Major Padula
1961 Rage of the Buccaneers
1961 Alcoa Premiere(1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare(4 episodes)
1961 The Dick Powell Show(1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)
1961 The Defenders(1 episode)
1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph as Louie Ramponi
1960 Checkmate(1 episode)
1959 The Play of the Week(1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise(1 episode)
1959 Riverboat(1 episode)
1958 The Dick Clark Show(1 episode)
1957 Sayonara as Nakamura
1957 Desert Warrior as Prince Said
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show(2 episodes)
1956 Three for Jamie Dawn as George Lorenz
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour(2 episodes)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)
1955 A Life in the Balance as Antonio Gómez
1954 Sombra Verde as Federico Vascon
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color(1 episode)
1954 Climax!(2 episodes)
1954 The Queen of Babylon as Amal
1954 The Saracen Blade as Pietro Donati
1953 Letter to Loretta(9 episodes)
1953 Latin Lovers as Roberto Santos
1953 Sombrero as Pepe Gonzales
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1952 My Man and I as Chu Chu Ramirez
1952 The Million Dollar Nickel as Himself
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1951 Across the Wide Missouri as Ironshirt
1951 The Mark of the Renegade as Marcos Zappa
1950 Right Cross as Johnny Monterez
1950 Star Time(1 episode)
1950 Mystery Street as Peter Moralas
1950 Two Weeks with Love as Demi Armendez
1949 Battleground as Roderigues
1949 Border Incident as Pablo Rodriguez
1949 Neptune's Daughter as Jose O'Rourke
1948 The Kissing Bandit as Fiesta Specialty Dancer
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1948 On an Island with You as Ricardo Montalban
1947 Fiesta as Mario Morales
1947 Fantasía ranchera
1946 Pepita Jimenez as Luis Vargas
1945 La casa de la zorra
1945 Cadetes de la naval
1944 La Fuga as Teniente
1943 Cinco fueron escogidos
1943 Santa as Jarameño
1942 The Three Musketeers as (uncredited)

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