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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.

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 162

Birthday 1905-06-30

Day of Death 1966-09-09

Place of Birth Fresno, California

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1968 They Saved Hitler's Brain as Police Chief Alaniz
1967 The Spirit Is Willing as Felicity's Father
1966 Let's Kill Uncle as Steward
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1966 Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter as Saloon Owner
1965 Get Smart (1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 The Addams Family (1 episode)
1964 Ballad of a Gunfighter as Padre
1963 The Madmen of Mandoras as Police Chief Alaniz
1963 The Bill Dana Show (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (2 episodes)
1963 California as Gen. Micheltorena
1962 The Lucy Show (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 The Wild Westerners as Governor John Bullard
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (1 episode)
1961 Atlantis: The Lost Continent as Megalos
1961 Gold Of The Seven Saints as Gondora Henchman
1961 Frontier Uprising as Don Carlos Montalvo
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 Can-Can as Bailiff
1960 Johnny Midnight (1 episode)
1959 The Purple Gang as Orlofsky
1959 Vice Raid as Mob Boss Frank Burke
1959 Wichita Town (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1959 Alias Jesse James as Grigsby (uncredited)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1 episode)
1958 Lawman (1 episode)
1958 Behind Closed Doors (1 episode)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1958 The Case Against Brooklyn as Finelli
1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer as Childreth
1958 Outcasts of the City
1958 Sea Hunt (1 episode)
1957 The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1957 Zorro (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (2 episodes)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (2 episodes)
1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat as Tortilla
1957 Whirlybirds (1 episode) as Ed Fenton
1957 Les Girls as Spanish Peasant (uncredited)
1956 The Wild Party as Branson
1956 The Mole People as Prof. Etienne Lafarge
1956 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (1 episode)
1956 Scandal Incorporated as Leland Miller, tabloid publisher
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1956 Telephone Time (2 episodes)
1956 Comanche as Puffer
1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (1 episode)
1955 All That Heaven Allows as Manuel
1955 Hell on Frisco Bay as Louis Fiaschetti
1955 Cheyenne (3 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 Revenge of the Creature as Captain Lucas
1955 Tarantula as Sheriff Jack Andrews
1955 New York Confidential as Martinelli
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Four Guns to the Border as Greasy
1954 Climax! (2 episodes)
1954 December Bride (2 episodes)
1954 Thunder Pass as Daniel Slaughter
1954 Lassie (2 episodes) as Michael Zolenko
1954 The Desperado as Captain Jake Thornton
1954 Casanova's Big Night as Gnocchi
1954 Passport to Danger (1 episode)
1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon as Captain Lucas
1954 Jivaro as Jacques
1953 Killer Ape as Andrews
1953 Prisoners of the Casbah as Marouf
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1953 I, the Jury as Manuel
1953 The Bandits of Corsica as Lorenzo
1953 I'm the Law (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (3 episodes)
1952 South Pacific Trail as Carlos Alvarez
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1952 China Smith (6 episodes)
1952 Mara Maru as Captain Van Hoten
1952 The Fabulous Senorita as José Rodriguez
1952 Dangerous Assignment (4 episodes)
1951 Double Dynamite as 'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 The Lady Pays Off as Manuel
1951 A Millionaire for Christy as Mr. Rapello
1951 Flame Of Stamboul as Joe Octavian
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1950 The Desert Hawk as Abdul
1950 Young Man with a Horn as Louis Galba
1949 The Inspector General as Gregor (uncredited)
1949 Mighty Joe Young as Brown
1949 Follow Me Quietly as Benny
1949 Señor Droopy as Bullfight Attender (voice) (uncredited)
1949 Alias Nick Beal as Karl
1948 The Paleface as Patient #2
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as Joe Appollonio
1948 Mr. Reckless as Gus
1948 Angels' Alley as Tony 'Piggy' Locarno
1948 Adventures of Casanova as Prefecture Police
1947 Road to Rio as Cardoso
1947 Robin Hood of Monterey as The Alcalde
1947 Ramrod as Curley
1947 A Likely Story as Tiny McBride
1947 Carnival in Costa Rica as Padre Rafael
1947 Shoot to Kill as Gus Miller
1947 Humoresque as Orchestra Leader
1947 The Lone Wolf in Mexico as Police Capt. Carlos Rodriguez
1946 The Last Crooked Mile as Ferrara
1946 The Well Groomed Bride as Fernandez
1946 Fear as Detective Shaefer
1946 Road to Utopia as McGurk
1946 Badman's Territory as Sam Bass
1945 Sensation Hunters as Lew Davis
1945 Along the Navajo Trail as Janza
1945 A Thousand and One Nights as Kahim
1945 Nob Hill as Luigi
1945 The Southerner as Bartender
1945 Salome, Where She Danced as Panatela
1945 A Medal for Benny as Frank Alviso
1944 The Falcon in Mexico as Manuel Romero
1943 True to Life as Kapopolis
1943 The Desert Song as Benoit
1943 The Dancing Masters as Silvio - Ringleader (uncredited)
1943 Tornado as Big Joe Vlochek
1943 Background to Danger as Koylan
1943 Rhythm of the Islands as Chief Nataro
1943 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard as The Scorpion
1943 The Hard Way as Max Wade (uncredited)
1942 American Empire as Defense Attorney
1942 Pittsburgh as Barney, Cafe Proprietor
1942 Road to Morocco as Sausage Vendor (uncredited)
1942 King of the Mounties as Count Baroni
1942 Broadway as Rinelti
1942 Fly-By-Night as Grube, smaller thug
1941 Hold Back the Dawn as Fred Flores
1941 Hold That Ghost as Glum (uncredited)
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! as Rufus - Henchman in Hawaii
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Abolitionist Noticing Army Horse Brand (uncredited)
1940 Dark Streets of Cairo as Ahmend, waiter-thug
1940 Arise, My Love as Uniformed Clerk
1940 North West Mounted Police as Half-breed
1940 They Knew What They Wanted as Tony's Pal at Table
1940 He Stayed for Breakfast as Gendarme
1940 Boom Town as Venezuelan Officer (uncredited)
1940 The Sea Hawk as First Slavemaster
1940 Phantom Raiders as Policeman at Morris' Office & at Finale
1940 Primrose Path as Bluebell Manager
1940 The Marines Fly High as Pedro Fernandez
1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Man in Street When Gypsies Arrive (uncredited)
1939 Unseen Guardians as Mail Order Crook
1939 Beau Geste as Corporal Golas (uncredited)
1939 Union Pacific as Canadian Pacific Conductor (uncredited)
1939 Midnight as Woman's Escort (uncredited)
1939 Another Thin Man as West Indies Club Headwaiter
1938 Prison Train as Morose

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