Crisanto Huerta Brieva (26 January 1935 - November 2004), better known as Cris Huerta, was a Portuguese actor. He was sometimes credited as Chris Huerta.
Life and career
Born in Lisbon, Huerta grew up in Madrid and he studied economics before giving up studies in favor of an acting career. He was one of the busiest character actors of the 1960s and 1970s and worked his way up from uncredited bit parts to leading roles even if usually in low budget films. The portly, bearded and bald actor appeared in more than 100 films, mainly spaghetti western films, splitting his time between leading roles as the sympathetic sidekick of the hero and character roles such as Mexican bandits, bartenders and sleazy businessmen. Declined the spaghetti western genre, after 1977 he significantly slowed his activities.
- Seven Hours of Gunfire (1965)
- The Relentless Four (1965)
- Django (1966)
- Seven Guns for the MacGregors (1966)
- Fantasia 3 (1966)
- Bandidos (1967)
- A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (1968)
- Sundance and the Kid (1969)
- Reverend's Colt (1970)
- His Name Was Holy Ghost (1972)
- Holy God, Here Comes the Passatore! (1973)
- The Three Musketeers of the West (1973)
- Man Called Invincible (1973)
- The White, the Yellow, and the Black (1975)
- "Cris Huerta". Cine Archivio. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- Enrico Lancia, Fabio Melelli. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Attori stranieri del nostro cinema. Gremese 2006, pp. 99-100. ISBN 978-8-88440-425-1.