Biography

Brooklyn-born Don Diamond's most famous role is probably that of the scheming and ambitious, but inept and somewhat cowardly, underling Crazy Cat to Frank DeKova's Chief Wild Eagle in the cult western comedy series F Troop (1965). By the time he got that role he had been an actor for quite some time, starting out in radio in the early 1940s, where he discovered that he had a knack for picking up dialects, especially Spanish. He became so proficient in it that many believed he was actually Spanish or Mexican, when in reality his family came from Russia. His facility in that dialect got him the role as the Mexican sidekick of Kit Carson in the early TV series The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951). He also landed a recurring part as a Spanish corporal in the Disney TV series Zorro (1957). In addition to his TV and film work, he did much voice-over work in both cartoons and commercials.

Brooklyn-born Don Diamond's most famous role is probably that of the scheming and ambitious, but inept and somewhat cowardly, underling Crazy Cat to Frank DeKova's Chief Wild Eagle in the cult western comedy series F Troop (1965). By the time he got that role he had been an actor for quite some time, starting out in radio in the early 1940s, where he discovered that he had a knack for picking up dialects, especially Spanish. He became so proficient in it that many believed he was actually Spanish or Mexican, when in reality his family came from Russia. His facility in that dialect got him the role as the Mexican sidekick of Kit Carson in the early TV series The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951). He also landed a recurring part as a Spanish corporal in the Disney TV series Zorro (1957). In addition to his TV and film work, he did much voice-over work in both cartoons and commercials.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1921-06-04

Day of Death 2011-06-19

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York United States

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1983 Zorro and Son (1 episode)
1982 Newhart (1 episode)
1981 The New Adventures of Zorro (13 episodes)
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1981 Dynasty (1 episode)
1980 Herbie Goes Bananas as Local #2
1978 The White Shadow (1 episode)
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (2 episodes) as Delivery Man # 1
1978 The Toolbox Murders as Sgt. Cameron
1977 The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries (1 episode)
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1975 One Day at a Time (1 episode)
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Coelho
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1972 Hit Man as Nano Zito
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (2 episodes)
1972 Flight to the Finish as Toro (voice)
1972 Frog Jog as Toro (voice)
1971 Croakus Pocus as Toro (voice)
1971 Serape Happy as Toro (voice)
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1971 A Leap in the Deep as Toro (voice)
1971 Fastest Tongue in the West as Toro (voice)
1971 The Egg and Ay-Yi-Yi! as Toro (voice)
1971 Mud Squad as Toro (voice)
1971 Two Jumps and a Chump as Toro (voice)
1971 Snake in the Gracias as Toro (voice)
1970 A Dopey Hacienda as Toro (voice)
1970 The Immortal (1 episode)
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1970 Never on Thirsty as El Toro (voice)
1970 Hop and Chop as Toro (voice)
1970 The Froggy Froggy Duo as Toro (voice)
1969 Go For Croak as Toro (voice)
1969 A Pair of Greenbacks as Toro (voice)
1969 Tijuana Toads (17 episodes) as Toro (voice)
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1967 The High Chaparral (1 episode)
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (1 episode)
1967 The Flying Nun (1 episode)
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1965 Get Smart (1 episode)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (3 episodes)
1965 F Troop (65 episodes) as Crazy Cat (7 episodes)
1965 Run for Your Life (2 episodes)
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 My Favorite Martian (1 episode)
1963 Redigo (4 episodes)
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 The Patty Duke Show (1 episode)
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 Pete and Gladys (2 episodes)
1959 Rawhide (2 episodes)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 The Old Man and the Sea as Cafe Proprietor
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1957 26 Men (2 episodes)
1957 Raiders of Old California as Pepe
1957 Zorro (78 episodes) as Caporale Reyes (19 episodes)
1957 Trackdown (1 episode)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (2 episodes)
1956 The Gale Storm Show (2 episodes)
1955 Frontier (1 episode)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (4 episodes)
1954 Lassie (1 episode)
1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (103 episodes)
1950 Borderline as Deusik

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