Monday, December 26, 2011

RIP Pedro Armendáriz, Jr.

 Mexican actor Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. has died

Armendáriz Jr. was born in Mexico City, the son of actors Carmelita (née Pardo) and Pedro Armendáriz. He has been married to actress Ofelia Medina.

Armendáriz has appeared in over 100 movies. Among them are The Magnificent Seven Ride, El Crimen del Padre Amaro, Matando Cabos and La ley de Herodes, and played Don Pedro in The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of Zorro. He also had small roles in Earthquake (film) (1974), Tombstone and Amistad.

Both Armendáriz and his father appeared in James Bond movies. The elder Armendáriz appeared in From Russia with Love in 1963, while Pedro Jr. appeared in 1989's Licence to Kill. Also both actors portrayed Pancho Villa, the senior Armendáriz on several movies and Pedro Armendáriz Jr in Old Gringo (Spanish: Gringo Viejo) opposite Gregory Peck and Jimmy Smits. Interestingly, Pedro Armendáriz Jr also portrayed Pancho Villa's enemy Luis Terrazas in the film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself opposite Antonio Banderas.

He died in 2011 of cancer at age 71 in New York City.

Pedro Armendariz, Jr. (Pedro Pedro Armendáriz Bohr, Jr.)
Born: 4/6/1940 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Died: 12/26/2011, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Pedro Armendariz, Jr.’s westerns - actor:
Outside the Law – 1966
Daniel Boone (TV) - 1966 (horseman)
El cachorro – 1966
Los gavilanes negros – 1966
El temerario – 1966
The Bandits – 1967 (priest)
Guns for San Sebastian – 1968 (Father Lucas)
El corrido de 'El hijo desobediente' – 1968
Los asesinos – 1968 (Talbot)
Todo por nada – 1969
Super Colt 38 – 1969 (Morton)
The Undefeated – 1969 (Escalante)
The Phantom Gunslinger – 1970 (Algernon)
Chisum – 1970 (Ben)
Macho Callahan – 1970 (Juan Fernandez)
Su precio... unos dólares – 1970 (Sam)
Primero el dólar – 1972
Hardcase (TV) – 1972 (Simon Fuegus)
The Magnificent Seven Ride! – 1972 (Pepe Carral)
Indio – 1972
Los indomables – 1972
The Soul of Nigger Charley – 1973 (Sandoval)
The Deadly Trackers – 1973 (Herrero)
Cinco mil dolares de recompense – 1974 (William Law)
Guns and Guts – 1974 (abandoned husband)
Traiganlos vivos o muertos – 1974
Carroña – 1978
El tres de copas – 1986
Walker – 1987 (Muñoz)
Old Gringo - 1989 (Pancho Villa)
Tombstone – 1993  (priest)
The Cisco Kid (TV) – 1994 (General Montano)
The Mask of Zorro – 1998 (DonPedro)
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (TV) – 2003 (Don Luis Terrazas)
El Segundo – 2004 (El Mayor)
The Legend of Zorro – 2005 (Governor Riley)

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