Rodolfo Acosta (Rodolfo Acosta)

Rodolfo Acosta

Actor. Born ┬áRodolfo Acosta Perez in Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a character actor best known for his roles primarily as a villain in movies and television shows. In the 1940s, he came to the US and was signed by Universal Studios for a small roles in “The Fugitive” (1947), followed by “One Way Street” (1950). He went on to a long succession of roles as bandits, Indian warriors and outlaws, for films to include “Drum Beat” (1954), “One-Eyed Jacks” (1961), “The Sons of Katie Elder” (1965), “The Great White Hope” (1970) and “Legacy of Blood” (1971). For TV, he was a regular in roles as Carancho on “Zorro”, as Vaquero on “The High Chaparral”, as Juan on “Bonanza”, as Valdez on “Death Valley Days”, as Ramirez on “Ironside” and many more. He died at age 54 of cancer in Woodland Hills, California. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)


  • July, 29, 1920
  • Mexico


  • November, 11, 1974
  • USA


  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
  • California
  • USA

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