Charles Stevens (actor)

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Charles Stevens
Born(1893-05-26)May 26, 1893
DiedAugust 22, 1964(1964-08-22) (aged 71)
Resting placeValhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood
OccupationActor
Years active1915-1961
Spouse(s)Lila Stevens (1918-?) (1 child)

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 Americans 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, Zorro, and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. In two of those appearances in The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, in 1954 and 1958, he played his grandfather Geronimo.

He made his last onscreen appearance in the film The Outsider (1961), starring Tony Curtis. Stevens died on August 22, 1964 and is buried in an unmarked grave.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1915 The Birth of a Nation Volunteer Film debut, Uncredited
The Lamb Lieutenant Uncredited
1916 The Mystery of the Leaping Fish Japanese Accomplice Uncredited
1917 Wild and Woolly Pedro
1920 The Mollycoddle Yellow Horse
The Mark of Zorro Peon Beaten by Sgt. Gonzalez Uncredited
1921 The Nut Henchman Uncredited
The Three Musketeers Planchet
1922 Robin Hood Prince John's Aide Alternative title: Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood
1924 The Thief of Bagdad Persian Prince's Awaker Uncredited
The Iron Horse Indian Uncredited
1925 Don Q, Son of Zorro Robledo
Tumbleweeds Indian Uncredited
1926 The Black Pirate Powder Man
Mantrap Lawrence Jackfish (Indian Guide)
1927 The King of Kings Beggar Uncredited
The Gaucho The Gaucho's First Lieutenant
1929 The Iron Mask Planchet
The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu Singh Uncredited
The Taming of the Shrew Servant Uncredited
The Virginian Pedro Uncredited
1930 The Arizona Kid Mine Mexican Uncredited
The Big Trail Indian Uncredited
Tom Sawyer Injun Joe
1931 The Cisco Kid Lopez
1933 The California Trail Juan
Police Call Gang Leader
The Perils of Pauline Bashan's Henchman Chapters 1-8
Uncredited
1934 Viva Villa! Pascal's Staff Uncredited
La Cucaracha Pancho's Valet Uncredited
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer McGregor's Servant Uncredited
Call of the Wild Francois
1936 The Plainsman Injun Charley Uncredited
The Bold Caballero Captain Vargas Alternative title: The Bold Cavalier
1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto Ning Uncredited
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo Mongol Warrior Uncredited
1939 Union Pacific Indian Shooting Mollie Uncredited
Frontier Marshal Indian Charlie
1940 North West Mounted Police Half-breed Archer Uncredited
The Mark of Zorro Jose Uncredited
1941 Blood and Sand Pablo Gómez
1942 Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die Indian Charley
1944 The Mummy's Curse Achilles
1945 San Antonio Sojer Harris Uncredited
Adventure Man in Cantina Uncredited
1946 My Darling Clementine Indian Charlie Uncredited
1947 Sinbad the Sailor Ruri Uncredited
The Exile Painter
1950 Ambush Diablito
Fortunes of Captain Blood Juan Otlas Uncredited
1953 Jeopardy Mexican Father Uncredited
Escape from Fort Bravo Eilota Uncredited
1956 Pardners Indian Uncredited
The Ten Commandments Slave Uncredited
1959 Last Train from Gun Hill Keno Uncredited
1961 The Outsider Joseph Hayes Final film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1953 The Range Rider Pescadito 2 episodes
1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Shaman 1 episode
1955 Captain Midnight Injun Joe 1 episode
1956 My Friend Flicka Deerfoot 1 episode
1957 Zorro Half-breed Informer/Josafat 2 episodes
Wagon Train Old Indian 1 episode
1958 Sugarfoot Charlie Falling Horse 1 episode
1960 Maverick Indian Chief 1 episode
The Magical World of Disney Old Dying Indian 1 episode
1961 Rawhide Old Indian/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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