Charles Stevens (actor)

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Charles Stevens
Born (1893-05-26)May 26, 1893
Solomonville, Arizona
Died August 22, 1964(1964-08-22) (aged 71)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Resting place
Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood
Occupation Actor
Years active 1915-1961

Charles Stevens (May 26, 1893 – August 22, 1964) was an American actor. A grandson of Geronimo,[1] Stevens appeared in nearly 200 films between 1915 and 1961. A close friend of actor Douglas Fairbanks, Stevens appeared in nearly all of the Fairbanks' films.

Career[edit]

Born in Solomonville, Arizona, Stevens began his career during the silent era playing mostly Native American and Mexicans in Westerns. During the 1930s and 1940s, he had roles in the film serials Wild West Days and Overland Mail. In the 1950s, Stevens guest starred on several television series including The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, The Adventures of Kit Carson, Sky King, The Lone Ranger, and Zorro. He made his last onscreen appearance in the 1961 film The Outsider, opposite Tony Curtis.

Stevens died on August 22, 1964 and is buried with an unmarked grave.

Selected filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1915 The Birth of a Nation Volunteer Uncredited
1916 The Mystery of the Leaping Fish Japanese Accomplice
1917 Wild and Woolly Pedro
1918 M'Liss Mexican Uncredited
1920 The Mollycoddle Yellow Horse
1921 The Three Musketeers Planchet
1922 Robin Hood Prince John's Aide Alternative title: Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood
1924 Empty Hands Indian Guide
1925 Don Q, Son of Zorro Robledo
1926 Mantrap Lawrence Jackfish (Indian Guide)
1927 The Gaucho The Gaucho's First Lieutenant
1929 The Iron Mask Planchet
1930 Tom Sawyer Injun Joe
1933 The Perils of Pauline Bashan's Henchman Chapters 1-8
Uncredited
1934 La Cucaracha Pancho's Valet Uncredited
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer McGregor's Servant Uncredited
1936 The Bold Caballero Captain Vargas Alternative title: The Bold Cavalier
1937 Swing High, Swing Low Panamanian at Cockfight Uncredited
1938 Flaming Frontiers Breed
1939 The Oregon Trail Breed
1940 The Mark of Zorro Jose, a Peón Uncredited
1941 Blood and Sand Pablo Gómez
1944 The Mummy's Curse Achilles
1945 San Antonio Sojer Harris Uncredited
1946 My Darling Clementine Indian Joe Uncredited
1947 Sinbad the Sailor Ruri Uncredited
1950 California Passage Pedro
1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk Trancos Uncredited
1950 Ambush Diablito
1953 Jeopardy Mexican Father Uncredited
1954 Man with the Steel Whip Blackjack Sam - Captured Renegade Chapter 6
Uncredited
1955 The Last Command Villager Uncredited
1956 The Ten Commandments Slave Uncredited
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1953 The Range Rider Pescadito 2 episodes
1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Shaman 1 episode
1955 Captain Midnight Indian Charlie 1 episode
1956 My Friend Flicka Deerfoot 1 episode
1958 Sugarfoot Charlie Falling Horse 1 episode
1959 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Eskimo #2 1 episode
1960 The Alaskans Chinook 2 episodes
1961 Rawhide Sub-Chief 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simmon, Scott (2003). The Invention of the Western Film: A Cultural History of the Genre's First Half-Century. Cambridge University Press. p. 236. ISBN 0-521-55581-7. 

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