Mexico native Ramon Novarro (born Jose Ramon Gil Samaniego) was a Hollywood film and television actor. He was a major star and matinee idol of 1920s Silent through early 1930s "talkies" cinema.

Mexico native Ramon Novarro (born Jose Ramon Gil Samaniego) was a Hollywood film and television actor. He was a major star and matinee idol of 1920s Silent through early 1930s "talkies" cinema.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1899-02-06

Day of Death 1968-10-30

Place of Birth Durango City, Durango, Mexico

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Also Known As

  • Ramón Novarro
  • Ramon Samaniego
  • Ramon Samaniegos
  • The Latin Lover
  • Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1994 The Bible According to Hollywood as Himself
1967 The High Chaparral (1 episode)
1962 Combat! (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (3 episodes)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1960 Heller in Pink Tights as De Leon
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1950 Crisis as Colonel Adragon
1950 The Outriders as Don Antonio Chaves
1949 The Big Steal as Inspector General Ortega
1949 We Were Strangers as Chief
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1944 Twenty Years After
1942 La virgen que forjó una patria as Juan Diego
1940 Comedy of Happiness as Félix
1938 A Desperate Adventure as André Friezan
1937 The Sheik Steps Out as Ahmed Ben Nesib
1935 The Night Is Young as Archduke Paul 'Gustl' Gustave
1934 Laughing Boy as Laughing Boy
1934 The Cat and the Fiddle as Victor Florescu
1933 The Barbarian as Jamil El Shehab
1932 The Son-Daughter as Tom Lee
1932 Huddle as Tony
1931 Mata Hari as Lt. Alexis Rosanoff
1931 The Christmas Party as Himself (uncredited)
1931 Son of India as Karim
1931 Wir schalten um auf Hollywood as Himself
1931 Daybreak as Willi Kasder
1930 Call of the Flesh as Juan
1930 In Gay Madrid as Ricardo
1929 Devil-May-Care as Armand
1929 The Pagan as Henry Shoesmith Jr.
1929 The Flying Fleet as Tommy Winslow
1928 Forbidden Hours as His Majesty, Michael IV
1928 Across to Singapore as Joel Shore
1928 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg as Prince Karl Heinrich
1927 The Road to Romance as José Armando
1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Judah Ben-Hur
1925 A Lover's Oath as Ben Ali
1925 1925 Studio Tour as Himself
1924 The Red Lily as Jean Leonnec
1924 The Arab as Jamil Abdullah Azam
1924 Thy Name Is Woman as Juan Ricardo
1923 Scaramouche as André-Louis Moreau
1923 Where the Pavement Ends as Motauri
1922 Trifling Women as Henri / Ivan de Maupin
1922 The Prisoner of Zenda as Rupert of Hentzau
1922 Mr. Barnes of New York as Antonio
1921 Man-Woman-Marriage as Dancer
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as Guest at Ball (uncredited)
1921 A Small Town Idol as Dancer (uncredited)
1917 The Woman God Forgot as Aztec Man (uncredited)
1917 The Little American as Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
1916 Joan the Woman as Starving Peasant


1936 Contra la Corriente Director
1931 Le chanteur de Séville Director


1936 Contra la Corriente Screenplay


1936 Contra la Corriente Producer

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