Ned Romero

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Romero in 1970.

Ned Romero (born 1925) is an American actor and opera singer who has appeared in television and film.

Romero was born in Franklin, the seat of St. Mary Parish in South Louisiana, the son of Anna and Sidney Romero. His ancestry is Chitimacha Native American, as well as Spanish and French. He began his career in 1943 as an opera singer, appearing in productions with the San Francisco Opera and in Los Angeles. He also appeared in musicals, such as Kiss Me, Kate, Kismet and Oklahoma!.

After twenty years on the stage, he moved into television and film. His first television appearance was an opera skit on CBS's The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis with Dwayne Hickman, in which he performed a medley of famous opera arias.[1] He has since appeared in dozens of films and television programs. His credits include appearances in Walker: Texas Ranger, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Custer, Police Woman, Land of the Lost, Kung Fu, The Six Million Dollar Man, Ironside, Death Valley Days, The Incredible Hulk, Adam-12, and Emergency!, and in an unaired episode of the short-lived series The New Land.

In 1990 he starred in the soap opera Santa Barbara as Shamar, an Indian who gave Cruz the talisman.

He also starred in a television drama of the life of Chief Joseph entitled: I Will Fight No More Forever and was nominated for an Emmy award as Best Actor. In 2006, he appeared in the feature film Expiration Date.

Filmography[edit]

  • I Will Fight No More Forever - TV movie - Chief Joseph (1975)
  • Last of the Mohicans - TV movie - Chingachgook (1977)
  • Gone to Texas - TV Movie - Chief John Jolley (1986)

Television[edit]

  • The Virginian - episode - Siege - Angelo (1963)
  • McHale's Navy - episode - The Great Eclipse - The Fierce Native (1964)
  • Get Smart - episode - Survival of the Fattest - Agent #2 (1965)
  • Shane - 6 episodes - Chips (1966)
  • Laredo - episode - Enemies and Brothers - Captain Montoya (1967)
  • The F.B.I. - episode - The Extortionist - Esteban Rodriguez (1967)
  • Bonanza - episode - In Defense of Honor - White Wolf (1968)
  • Star Trek - episode - A Private Little War - Krell (1968)
  • The Virginian - episode - The Heritage - Tza'Wuda (1968)
  • The F.B.I. - episode - Southwind - Alarcon (1968)
  • Lancer - episode - Cut the Wolf Loose - Wichita Jim (1969)
  • The F.B.I. - episode - The Patriot - Jose Orledo (1969)
  • Dan August - 26 episodes - Det. Joe Rivera (1970-1971)
  • The D.A. - episode - The People vs. Drake - D.A. Investigator Bob Ramirez (1971)
  • Banacek - episode - No Sign of the Cross - Chief Frank Mendoza (1972)
  • Cannon - episode - A Long Way Down - Ben (1972)
  • Adam-12 - episode - Airdrop - Sgt. Jesse Marco (1972)
  • Cannon - episode - Trial by Terror - Sgt. Taggart (1973)
  • Kung Fu - episodes - The Cenotaph: Parts 1 & 2 - Lame Dog (1974)
  • Harry O - episode - Forty Reasons to Kill: Parts 1 & 2 - Deputy Gutierrez (1974)
  • Kung Fu - episode - Flight to Orion - Indian Leader (1975)
  • The Six Million Dollar Man - episode - Divided Loyalty - Boris (1975)
  • The Blue Knight - episode - A Slight Case of Murder (1976)
  • The Six Million Dollar Man - episode - The Thunderbird Connection - Akmed Khaduri (1976)
  • The Incredible Hulk - episode - Rainbow's End - Thomas Logan (1978)
  • Galactica 1980 - episode - Space Croppers Hector Alonzo (1980)
  • Lou Grant - episode - Indians - Howard Sweetwater (1980)
  • Quincy, M.E. - episode - Vigil of Fear - Ramon (1981)
  • Simon & Simon - episode - The Cop Who Came to Dinner - Clerk (1986)
  • Santa Barbara - episode - Episode #1.1455. #1.1458, and #1.1459 - Shaman (1990)
  • MacGyver - episode - The Mountain of Youth - Baba (1992)
  • Murder, She Wrote - episode - Northern Explosion - Joe Quill (1994)
  • Diagnosis Murder - episode - The Restless Remains - Mr. Clarke (1994)
  • The Magnificent Seven - episode - Ghosts of the Confederacy - Seminole Chief (1998)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - episodes - Tribe, and War Cry - Judge Henry Fivekills (1998)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - episode - Way of the Warrior- Shaman (1999)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - episode - White Buffalo - Ned Grey Fox (2000)

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