Job Actor
Years active 1915-1957
Known for Stereotypical Latinos, fractured-English characters
Top Roles Cesare, A Chief of Police, Father Joe, Tony Pastor, Mike Rossini
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Western, Adventure
Top TopicsRomance (Drama), Book-Based, Period Piece
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Director),
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Leo Carrillo Overview:

Character actor, Leo Carrillo, was born on Aug 6, 1881 in Los Angeles, CA. Carrillo died at the age of 80 on Sep 10, 1961 in Santa Monica, CA .

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Plumpish, mustachioed Leo Carrillo was a former vaudeville comedian of Spanish American background who gradually became a familiar face in Hollywood films playing fractured-English character roles. He was a more benevolent version of Akim Tamiroff, and like Tamiroff, he could also give strong performances in minor leading assignments. Latterly, he played Pancho in The Cisco Kid film and television series.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures.

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Leo Carrillo Quotes:

Mike Rossini: Yer cook is in the jug - J-A-I-L - jug!


Mickey 'The Greek' Mikapopoulis: If der's one-a ting I got-ta, it's bremms.


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Cousin of William Gaxton.

For all the stereotypical Latinos he portrayed on screen, Leo Carrillo was actually an intelligent, literate man, the scion of an old, respected Los Angeles family who could trace his heritage back to the conquistadores.

Many books dealing with Chrysler automobiles feature several photos of Carrillo's mildly customized 1947 Chrysler Town and Country convertible. The wood sided rag top sported special longhorn seating, and a hood mounted steer head.

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