Job Actor
Years active 1915-1957
Known for Stereotypical Latinos, fractured-English characters
Top Roles Father Joe, Tony Pastor, Mike Rossini, Cesare, A Chief of Police
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.

He also had a distinguished career on the Broadway stage, appearing in "Lombardi Ltd.", "Twin Beds" and "Mister Antonio" prior to 1929.

Several of his political cartoons appear in Blue Vaudeville: Sex, Morals and the Mass Marketing of Amusement, 1895-1915 by Andrew L. Erdman.

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