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Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban y Merino was born on the 25th November 1920 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, and was an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Mr. Roarke in the TV series “Fantasy Island” (1977-1984), playing Khan Noonien Singh in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982), and as Grandfather in the “Spy Kids” film series. His career was active from 1942 to 2009, when he passed away.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ricardo Montalban was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the total size of Ricardo’s net worth was over $10 million, accumulated through his successful career in the film industry. Another source came from the sale of his autobiographical book “Reflections: A Life In Two Worlds” (1980).

Ricardo Montalban Net Worth $10 Million

Ricardo Montalban was raised with three siblings in a Roman Catholic family by his father, Genaro Balbino Montalban Busano, who worked as a store manager, and his mother, Ricarda Merino Jimenez. When he was a teenager, he and his brother, Carlos Montalban, also known as an actor, first moved to Los Angeles, California, and then to New York City in 1940. He first attended Los Angeles Belmont High School before getting accepted into the more prestigious Fairfax High School, where he started acting in the school plays. During one of his performances, he was noticed by an MGM executive, who offered him a contract with the studio.

Thus, Ricardo Montalban’s acting career began, when he learned the craft by starring in a number of Spanish language films, including “El Verdugo De Sevilla” (1942), “La Fuga” (1944), “Pepita Jimenez” (1946), before landing his first lead roles in the musical “Fiesta” (1947) starring opposite Esther Williams, “Border Incident” (1949) in which he played the role of Pablo Rodriguez, and “Battleground” (1949) as Roderigues. Since then, his career only went upwards, as well as his net worth.

After that, Ricardo went on to star in many Western films during the 1940s and 1950s, playing characters of various ethnicities – from a Native American such as in “Across The Wide Missouri” (1951) with Clark Gable, to an Asian in “Sayonara” (1957) alongside Marlon Brando, all of which increased his net worth.

During the next decade, he was cast in such film and TV titles as “The Fantasticks” (1964) in the role of El Gallo, “Dr. Kildare” (1966) portraying Damon West, the 1966 TV film “Alice Through The Looking Glass” as The White King, among others, all of which increased further his net worth.

In 1971, Ricardo featured in the film “Escape From The Planet Of The Apes” in the role of Armando, which he reprised in its sequel “Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes” (1972).
Four years later, he was selected to play in two TV series – “Executive Suite” (1976-1977) as David Valerio, and “How The West Was Won” (1976-1978) as Satangkai. His next big role came in 1977, when he became a cast member in the TV series “Fantasy Island”, which brought him international fame and contributed to his fortune.

During the 1980s, Ricardo appeared in Nicholas Meyer’s film “Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan” (1982) in the role of Khan, which was later followed by the role of Zach Powers in the TV series “The Colbys” (1985-1987). By 2000s he had starred as Vincent Ludwig in “The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad!” (1988), portrayed Mr. Shepherd in “Heaven Help Us” (1994), and appeared as Armando Guitierrez in “Freakazoid!” (1995-1997), all of which added a considerable amount to his wealth.

In the new millennium, Ricardo earned the role of Grandfather in the “Spy Kids” film series, and he also starred in the TV series “Kim Possible” (2002-2007).

Thanks to his accomplishments, Ricardo earned an Emmy Award for his work on “How The West Was Won”, and won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1993. Posthumously, he received a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Regarding his personal life, Ricardo Montalban was married to model and actress Georgiana Belzer from 1944 until her death in 2007; the couple had four children together. He passed away at the age of 88 from congestive heart failure, on the 14th January 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Dad!2009TV SeriesGeneral Juanito Pequeño
Family Guy2008TV SeriesThe Cow
Kim Possible2002-2007TV SeriesSeñor Senior Sr.
The Ant Bully2006Head of Council (voice)
To Boldly Go ... Season One2004Video shortKhan
The Brothers Garcia2003TV SeriesRaul Apodaca
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003Grandfather
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002Grandfather
Dora the Explorer2002TV SeriesEl Encantador
Titans2001TV SeriesMr. Sanchez
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command2000TV SeriesVartkes
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesManuel Kaire
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1998TV SeriesBrother Pedro Merchant
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper1998TV SeriesGone Juan
Freakazoid!1995-1997TV SeriesArmondo Guitierrez
Chicago Hope1997TV SeriesCol. Martin Nieves
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV SeriesKing Carlos
Heaven Help Us1994TV SeriesMr. Shepherd
The Golden Palace1993TV SeriesLawrence Gentry
Hearts Are Wild1992TV SeriesBen Girard
Dream On1991TV SeriesAlejandro Goldman
Cadena braga1991TV Series
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesVaacclav Maryska
B.L. Stryker1990TV SeriesVictor Costanza
Los Angeles History Project1989TV SeriesNarrator
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988Vincent Ludwig
The Colbys1985-1987TV SeriesZach Powers
Cannonball Run II1984King
Fantasy Island1977-1984TV SeriesMr. Roarke
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan1982Khan
How the West Was Won1976-1978TV SeriesSatangkai
Captains Courageous1977TV MovieManuel
Mission to Glory: A True Story1977Gen. Lafuente
Police Story1977TV SeriesMajor Sergio Flores
Executive Suite1976-1977TV SeriesDavid Valerio
Joe Panther1976Turtle George
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976Silent Film Star
McNaughton's Daughter1976TV Mini-SeriesDist. Atty. Charles Quintero
Columbo1976TV SeriesLuis Montoya
Switch1975TV SeriesJean-Paul
The Mark of Zorro1974TV MovieCaptain Esteban
Wonder Woman1974TV MovieAbner Smith
Griff1973TV SeriesCraven
The Train Robbers1973The Pinkerton Man
Here's Lucy1972TV SeriesPrince Phillip Gregory Hennepin Of Montalbania
Hawaii Five-O1968-1972TV SeriesAlex Pareno / Tokura
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes1972Armando
Fireball Forward1972TV MovieJean Duval
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1972TV SeriesRick Morris
The Face of Fear1971TV MovieSergeant Frank Ortega
Nichols1971TV SeriesColonel Diego Alcazar / El Aguila
Escape from the Planet of the Apes1971Armando
The Devil's Backbone1971Natchai - Indian Scout
Sarge1971TV SeriesAl Matteo
The Doris Day Show1971TV SeriesRichard Cordovan
The Virginian1962-1970TV SeriesFrancisco Sosentes / Louis Boissevain / Enrique Cuellar
Marcus Welby, M.D.1970TV SeriesRick Rivera
Bracken's World1969-1970TV SeriesCarlos Serrano / Carl Duran
The Aquarians1970TV MovieDr. Luis Delgado
Dan August1970TV SeriesManuel Acaba
Gunsmoke1970TV SeriesChato
The Name of the Game1969-1970TV SeriesCapt. Paul Martinez / Father Bernard Torres
Black Water Gold1970TV MovieAlejandro Zayas
The Desperate Mission1969TV MovieJoaquin Murieta
The Pigeon1969TV MovieJohn Stambler / Kane
Sweet Charity1969Vittorio
The High Chaparral1968TV SeriesPadre Eduardo Sanchez / El Tigre
It Takes a Thief1968TV SeriesNick Grobbo
Ironside1968TV SeriesSgt. Al Cervantes
The Felony Squad1967-1968TV SeriesT.J. Gaynor / Martin Lynch
Blue1968Ortega
Sol Madrid1968Jalisco
The Danny Thomas Hour1968TV SeriesTony Vincent
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965-1967TV SeriesJanacek / Adam Steele / Aldo Carmanelli
I Spy1967TV SeriesGeneral Vera
Mission: Impossible1967TV SeriesGerard Sefra
Star Trek1967TV SeriesKhan
The Longest Hundred Miles1967Father Sanchez
Combat!1967TV SeriesBarbu
Code Name: Heraclitus1967TV MovieJanacek
The Wild Wild West1966TV SeriesCol. Noel Bartley Vautrain
Daniel Boone1966TV SeriesCount Alfonso De Borba
Alice Through the Looking Glass1966TV MovieThe White King
The Long, Hot Summer1966TV SeriesBrice Ferguson
The Singing Nun1966Father Clementi
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964-1966TV SeriesRafael Delgado / Satine
Madame X1966Phil Benton
Dr. Kildare1966TV SeriesDamon West
Insight1960-1966TV SeriesGeneral Bertani
The Money Trap1965Pete Delanos
Burke's Law1964-1965TV SeriesArmand Dubovier / Nicholas Amenor
The Rogues1964TV SeriesMarius Konik
¡Buenas noches, año nuevo!1964Fernando
The Defenders1964TV Series'Spanish John' Espejo
Slattery's People1964TV SeriesRodriguez
The Fantasticks1964TV MovieEl Gallo
Cheyenne Autumn1964Little Wolf
The Great Adventure1963-1964TV SeriesPhilip Crow Jean Lafitte
The Lieutenant1964TV SeriesPfc. John Reading
The Greatest Show on Earth1963TV SeriesGus Trikonis
Ben Casey1963TV SeriesHenry Davis
Love Is a Ball1963Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesStephen Baird
Alcoa Premiere1963TV SeriesVince Gallard
The Reluctant Saint1962Don Raspi
The Lloyd Bridges Show1962TV SeriesNavarro
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man1962Major Padula
Cain's Hundred1962TV SeriesVincent Pavanne
Rage of the Buccaneers1961Captain Gordon, the Black Buccaneer
Checkmate1961TV SeriesJoe Martinez
The Untouchables1961TV SeriesFrank Makouris
The Loretta Young Show1955-1961TV SeriesFather Garcia / Tony Santos / Frank Montclair / ...
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1961TV SeriesRamon Castillo
Zorro1961TV SeriesRamon Castillo
The Chevy Show1960-1961TV SeriesKarl Steiner
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1961TV SeriesKarl Steiner
The Christophers1960TV Series
Play of the Week1960TV SeriesBandit Tasmoro
Rashomon1960TV Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1960TV SeriesTony Lorca
Let No Man Write My Epitaph1960Louie Ramponi
Bonanza1960TV SeriesMatsou
Death Valley Days1960TV SeriesJoaquin Murietta
Startime1960TV SeriesTurk
Adventures in Paradise1959TV SeriesCaptain Henri Privaux
Riverboat1959TV SeriesLt. Devereaux
Playhouse 901957-1959TV SeriesVincente / Teddy Green
Colgate Theatre1958TV SeriesTio
Frances Farmer Presents1958TV SeriesTio
Sayonara1957Nakamura
Desert Warrior1957Prince Said
Wagon Train1957TV SeriesJean LeBec
Schlitz Playhouse1957TV SeriesPietro
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1956TV SeriesCicero / Cochise
Climax!1955-1956TV SeriesJoe Bermudes / Pete McLean
Three for Jamie Dawn1956George Lorenz
The Ford Television Theatre1955-1956TV SeriesCarlos Dominguez / Carlos Cortez
Celebrity Playhouse1956TV Series
General Electric Theater1956TV SeriesEsteban
Chevron Hall of Stars1956TV Series
A Life in the Balance1955Antonio Gómez
The Queen of Babylon1954Amal
Untouched1954Federico Gascón
The Saracen Blade1954Pietro Donati
Latin Lovers1953Roberto Santos
Sombrero1953Pepe Gonzales
My Man and I1952Chu Chu Ramirez
Across the Wide Missouri1951Ironshirt
The Mark of the Renegade1951Marcos Zappa
Two Weeks with Love1950Demi Armendez
Right Cross1950Johnny Monterez
Mystery Street1950Peter Moralas
Battleground1949Roderigues
Border Incident1949Pablo Rodriguez
Neptune's Daughter1949José O'Rourke
The Kissing Bandit1948Fiesta Specialty Dancer
On an Island with You1948Ricardo Montez
Fiesta1947Mario Morales
Fantasía ranchera1947
Pepita Jiménez1946Luis Vargas
The House of the Fox1945Alberto Salcedo
La hora de la verdad1945Rafael Meija
Nosotros1945Armando Suárez
Cadetes de la naval1945Ricardo Almagro
La fuga1944Teniente
Five Were Chosen1944
Cinco fueron escogidos1943Stefan
Santa1943Jarameño
La razón de la culpa1943Anunciador en barco (uncredited)
The Saint That Forged a Country1942Soldado (uncredited)
El verdugo de Sevilla1942Jacobito (as Ricardo Montalvan)
Los tres mosqueteros1942uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freakazoid!1996-1997TV Series performer - 2 episodes
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary performer: "Dance of Fury" 1948 - uncredited
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV Special performer: "Thank You Very Much"
Alice Through the Looking Glass1966TV Movie "Some Summer Day" Algún día de verano., "There Are two Sides to Everything" Hay dos lados para todo., "Opening & Closing Theme" Tema de apertura y cierre. / performer: "Through the Looking Glass" opening & closing theme, "There Are two Sides to Everything", "Some Summer Day"
The Fantasticks1964TV Movie performer: "Try to Remember", "Round and Round", "Try to Remember" reprise - uncredited
Two Weeks with Love1950performer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "My Hero" - uncredited
Neptune's Daughter1949performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "My Heart Beats Faster"
The Kissing Bandit1948performer: "Dance of Fury"
On an Island with You1948performer: "On an Island with You" 1948 - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantasy Island1982-1983TV Series 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atop the Fourth Wall2009TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Burt Reynolds' Conversation With1991TV SeriesHimself
Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds1991TV SeriesHimself
Grandeza novohispana1990TV Movie documentaryNarrator
México a traves de su arte1990TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
A Conversation with Dinah1989TV SeriesHimself (1989)
Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit1989TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1988TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The18th Annual Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Win, Lose or Draw1987TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1985-1986TV SeriesHimself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
Gala Dinner Tribute to Aaron Spelling1985TV MovieHimself
An American Portrait1985TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Àngel Casas Show1985TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 31985TV SeriesHimself
Ricardo Montalbán en España1985DocumentaryHimself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon1984TV MovieHimself - Host
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
Fatima1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra1983TV MovieHimself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy Program
Dom DeLuise and Friends1983TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1980TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor / Himself
Good Morning America1980TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series
NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual People's Choice Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Don Adams' Screen Test1975TV Series
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1974TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man1973TV SpecialHimself
Dinah's Place1973TV SeriesHimself
A Couple of Dons1973TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1970-1973TV SeriesHimself
Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II1972TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1972TV SeriesHimself
Sentinels of Silence1971Documentary shortNarrator (Spanish)
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Laugh-In1970-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Movie Game1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
Funny You Should Ask1969TV SeriesHimself
Snap Judgment1969TV SeriesHimself
Fade-In1968TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The City of Gods1968DocumentaryNarrator (English version, voice)
The Jerry Lewis Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1957-1960TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Social Security in Action1958TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1957TV SeriesCelebrity Guest
Masquerade Party1957TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Preview1956TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1955TV SeriesHimself
The Martha Raye Show1955TV SeriesHimself
The Million Dollar Nickel1952ShortHimself
Perdida2009DocumentaryHimself
TV Land Moguls2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Voces2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHimself
The Face: Jesus in Art2001Video documentaryNarrator
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Planet of the Apes1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
1998 ALMA Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling1998TV SpecialHimself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimself
American Masters1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Latin Nights1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Most Unusual Man1993TV MovieHimself
MGM: When the Lion Roars1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pixels2015Alien Mr. Roarke (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesKhan
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Tough Baby: Torch Song2008Video documentary shortHimself
MythBusters2007TV Series documentaryVincent Ludwig
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American2003TV Movie documentaryHimself / Little Wolf (from Cheyenne Autumn (1964)) (uncredited)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 21999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments1999TV ShortKhan Noonien Singh
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Clip from 'The Kissing Bandit' (uncredited)
Nova1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHimself
Magico David1992TV Mini-SeriesHimself (uncredited)
Sei un fenomeno1991TV Mini-SeriesHimself (uncredited)
Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories1983TV Movie documentaryKhan Noonien Singh
El asalto al castillo de la Moncloa1978Felipe
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Hour of Stars1956TV SeriesDiello
MGM Parade1956TV SeriesFiesta Specialty Dancer
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Spirit of Angelus AwardAngelus Awards Student Film Festival
1995Lifetime Achievement AwardNCLR Bravo Awards
1994Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
1985Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama SeriesHow the West Was Won (1976)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain: Prime TimeThe Colbys (1985)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain on a Prime Time SerialThe Colbys (1985)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Supporting PerformanceSayonara (1957)

TitleSalary
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)$100,000

#Fact
1Following his death, he was interred with his wife Georgiana Young at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
2He was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California.
3He was awarded Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II in 1998, the highest honor bestowed upon a layperson in the Roman Catholic Church.
4In 1986, he recorded a public service announcement, celebrating America's generosity and hospitality to him as a foreign-born actor, honoring the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
5Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
6Had played two villains who have a device that induces characters to accept commands to kill someone: Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), and Vincent Ludwig in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988).
7Had appeared with Cyd Charisse in six films: Fiesta (1947), On an Island with You (1948), The Kissing Bandit (1948), The Mark of the Renegade (1951), Sombrero (1953) and Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976).
8Replaced his friendly Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer rival Fernando Lamas in the musical comedy Latin Lovers (1953) opposite Lana Turner whose at-that-time, real-life affair with Lamas had reached a tempestuous conclusion.
9Montalban's dignified demeanor and rich Spanish accent added flair to the small screen on a number of television series. This also established him as a popular pitchman for Maxwell House Coffee and Chrysler Corporation.
10Made 13 Spanish-language films in Mexico before his American debut in Fiesta (1947).
11His friendly "Latin Lover" rivalry with fellow Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star Fernando Lamas prodded a memorable Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch in later years with Bill Murray titled "Quien es mas macho, Fernando Lamas o Ricardo Montalban?".
12Had four children with Georgiana Young. Sons: Victor Montalban (born April 18, 1952) Mark Montalban (born March 13, 1947). Daughters: Laura Montalban, clothing designer (born August 12, 1945) and Anita Montalban (born March 21, 1949).
13Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island (1977).
14Had played a Japanese gangster in the Hawaii Five-O (1968) episode Hawaii Five-O: Samurai (1968). The eye makeup was so binding that Montalban could not blink. As a result, the continuous shots of Montalban are always short. The effect is a little jarring. Most people blink when they move their head to readjust their eyes. Montalban never does when moving his head on camera.
15In 1999, he purchased an old Hollywood theater designed by the well-known architect John C. Austin which was built in 1927: "...conceiving a plan to rebuild this theater to benefit the diverse community and to build a state-of-the-art school to compliment this live theater".
16In 1970, he founded the non-profit organization "Nosotros" whose goal is "to help fulfill the goals of persons of Spanish-speaking origin in the motion picture and television industry".
17Had appeared in episodes of three different series with Madlyn Rhue: Bonanza (1959), Star Trek (1966) and Fantasy Island (1977). They played husband and wife in the first two of these.
18Is one of two very famous "Star Trek" movie villains to reprise his/her role. He played Khan Noonien Singh in both the original series episode Star Trek: Space Seed (1967) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
19Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Jamaica".
20Agreed to reprise his role of Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) for only $100,000 because he loved the role so much. He also watched the original series episode "Space Seed" to recall Khan, worried that he would sound like Mr. Roarke.
21Half-brother-in-law of Polly Ann Young, Sally Blane and Loretta Young, half-uncle of Judy Lewis and Christopher Lewis.
22For years, he was a commercial spokesperson for Chrysler Corporation automobiles.
23Brother of actor Carlos Montalbán.
24In 1993, he had a 9 1/2 hour surgical operation on his spine to repair an old back injury he received while filming Across the Wide Missouri (1951). He had been in constant pain ever since and confined to a wheelchair as a paraplegic.
25Wife Georgiana Young's sister was actress Loretta Young.

#Quote
1[on the Nosotros Foundation] I received tremendous support, but there also were some negative repercussions. I was accused of being a militant, and as a result, I lost jobs.
2[on his famous role on Fantasy Island (1977)] Mr. Roarke manipulates everything and everyone. In the eye of the fantasizer, Roarke has the power of life and death.
3Mexican is not a nice-sounding word and Hollywood is at fault for this because we have been portrayed in this ungodly manner.
4[In a 1978 interview, analyzing the success of Fantasy Island (1977)] What is appealing is the idea of attaining the unattainable and learning from it. Once you obtain a fantasy, it becomes a reality, and that reality is not as exciting as your fantasy. Through the fantasies, you learn to appreciate your own realities.
5[upon winning his Emmy Award for How the West Was Won (1976)] I don't know about Mr. Roarke, but this certainly fulfills my fantasy. Thank you very much.

#Trademark
1Rich smooth voice

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