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Job Actor
Years active 1915-1957
Known for Stereotypical Latinos, fractured-English characters
Top Roles Tony Pastor, Mike Rossini, Cesare, A Chief of Police, Father Joe
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Western, Adventure
Top TopicsRomance (Drama), Politics, Pre-Code Cinema
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Director),
Shares birthday with Robert Mitchum, Lucille Ball, Ella Raines  see more..

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:

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


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


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Cousin of William Gaxton.

Leo Carrillo State Park and Leo Carrillo beach, both in California, were named after the actor, who also served on the State Park and Recreation Commission. He was related by blood and marriage to a long line of distinguished original Californians.

Distant relative of the Actor Ronald E. Giles, whose Grandfather on his Mother's side (Guillermo Blaise Arguello), was a first Cousin of Carrillo's.

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