Wednesday, September 30, 2009

RIP Daniel Martin

Spanish actor Daniel Martin died on September 28th in Zaragoza, Spain, he was 74 years-old. Born José Daniel Martinez Martinez on May 12, 1935 in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain he lived his life in Zaragosa. He entered films in 1962 with an appearance in “La spada del Cid” directed by Miguel Iglesias. He came to the attention of Spaghetti Western fans when he appeared as Julio/Julián in Leone's “A Fistful of Dollars” opposite Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonte. He would go on to appear in over two dozen more Euro-westerns always in supporting roles such as Unkas in 1965's “Last of the Mohicans, Father Santana in 1967's “A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die” and even pop up in Emilio' Estevez's “Dead for a Dollar” as Sterling. He would turn to television later in life in such series as “Medico de familia”, and “The Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes”.

MARTIN, Daniel (aka Dan Martin, Danny Martin, Denny Martin) (Jose Daniel Martinez Martinez)
Born: 5/12/1935, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
Died: 9/28/2009, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain

Daniel Martin's westerns - actor:
Gunfight at Red Sands – 1963 (Manuel Martinez)
A Fistful of Dollars – 1964 (Julián/Julio)
The Last Tomahawk – 1964 (Uncas/Chinga)
The Last of the Mohicans – 1965 (Unkas)
The Man Called Gringo – 1965 (Gringo)
7 Magnificent Pistols – 1966 (Slim)
A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die – 1967 (Father Santana)
Dead Men Ride – 1971 (Mexican miner)
Let’s Go and Kill Sartana – 1971
Bad Man’s River – 1972 (false Montero)
The Fat Brothers of Trinity – 1972 (Bryan/Jim) [as Danny Martin]
The Return of Clint the Stranger – 1972
Too Much Gold for One Gringo – 1972 (Paco/Cato)
Watch Out Gringo… Sabata will Return – 1972 (Luke/Luck Morgan)
Demasiados muertos para Tex – 1973
White Fang – 1973 (Charlie)
Blood River – 1974 (Condor)
Spaghetti Western – 1974 (Jim)
Valley of the Dancing Widows – 1974
Savage Passion – 1975
Red Coat – 1975
Red Harvest – 1976 (Max Thaler) [as Denny Martin]
Red Harvest – 1978 (Max Thaler)
Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold – 1984 (1st Comanche)
Dollar for the Dead (TV) – 1997 (Sterling)

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