Pepe Hern in an episode of The Man Behind the Badge ("The Case of the Priceless Passport", 1955)
|Born||June 6, 1927|
New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||February 28, 2009 (aged 81)|
José "Pepe" Hernández Bethencourt (June 6, 1927 - February 28, 2009), better known as Pepe Hern, was an American supporting actor, who usually played Spanish and Latino (primarily Mexican) roles throughout his career. Pepe Hern participated in nearly 50 films (most of which were premiered in television). He played his most important roles in Borderline and Make Haste to Live. He was brother of actor Tom Hernández.
Pepe Hern was born on June 6, 1927 in New Jersey, to Spanish immigrants Domingo Hernández and Dominga Bethencourt. His parents were natives from Puerto de la Cruz on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands). He had two older brothers, both of which were born in the Canary Islands. Pepe Hern debuted in his first film at the age of 21 in the "Bodyguard" film (1948). After this, his career spanned nearly 40 years. William A. Seiter gave to Hern his two most important roles of the 1950s in the films Borderline (1950) and Make Haste to Live (1954).
Later, in 1968, Hern had a role in Madigan. In the following decades, Hern portrayed a peasant in The Magnificent Seven (1960) and a priest in Joe Kidd (1972). This role was one of his last appearances in films.
It was on television where Hern maintained greater continuity and visibility, participating in several TV series episodes such as The Rifleman (1961-1962), The Fugitive (1963), I Spy (1966), The High Chaparral (1967), Bonanza (1964-1970), The Streets of San Francisco (1972), Lou Grant (1977), The Bionic Woman (1977), and Charlie's Angels (1979). In 1984, Hern appeared in an episode of Murder, She Wrote and an episode of Hill Street Blues.
He died on February 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
This is a list of film of Pepe Hern 
|1949||Knock on Any Door||Juan Rodríguez||Uncredited|
|1949||City Across the River||Pete||Uncredited|
|1949||Angels in Disguise||Bertie Spangler|
|1950||The Furies||Feliz Herrera||Uncredited|
|1950||The Bandit Queen||Raphael, vigilant||Uncredited|
|1951||Heart of the Rockies||Rocky|
|1951||My Favorite Spy||Bellboy||Uncredited|
|1952||Bugles in the Afternoon||Scout||Uncredited|
|1952||Thunderbirds||Pvt. Jim Lastchance|
|1953||Appointment in Honduras||Stranger||Uncredited|
|1953||The Wild One||One of Chino's Boys||Uncredited|
|1954||Jubilee Trail||Ranch Hand||Uncredited|
|1954||Make Haste to Live||Rodolfo Gonzales|
|1954||The Bamboo Prison||Ramírez|
|1955||The Last Command||Seguin's Son||Uncredited|
|1956||Back from Eternity||Attendant||Uncredited|
|1957||The Brothers Rico||Bank officer / Henchman||Uncredited|
|1960||The Magnificent Seven||Tomas||Uncredited|
|1961||Summer and Smoke||Nico||Uncredited|
|1962||13 West Street||Mexican|
|1967||Stranger on the Run||Manolo|
|1969||Change of Habit||Man in Scene 93||Uncredited|
|1977||Fight for Your Life||Navarro|
This is a list of television series in which he has appeared.
|1952||Fireside Theatre||Manuel Soledad||The Birds Are Walking|
|1952||Hopalong Cassidy||Actor||A Star Shall Rise|
|1955||Family Theater ||Angelo||The Waiting Game|
|1955||Jungle Jim||Niron Kan||Junge Justice|
|1955||Cheyenne||Ricardo||Fury and Rio Hondo|
|1955||The Man Behind the Badge||Pedro||The Case of the Priceless Passport|
|1956||Chevron Hall of Stars||Pepe||Hour of Truth|
|1959||Four Star Playhouse||Diego||Desert Encounter|
|1957||Zorro||Corporal / Cpl. Sanchez||Garcia's Secret Mission (1957) and Monastario Sets a Trap (1957)|
|1957||Conflict||Passage to Maranga|
|1956-1958||Broken Arrow||Tokumo (1956) and Ruklai (1958)||Passage Deferred (1956) and Escape (1958)|
|1959||Border Patrol||Algusto Herrera||Everglades Story|
|1959||The Restless Gun||Costa||Ride with the Devil|
|1959||The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis||Hernández||The General Cried at Dawn|
|1959||Rawhide||Frank Volaro||Incident at Spanish Rock|
|1960||Surfside 6||Carlos||The Clown|
|1960||The Chevy Mystery Show||Mercado||The last six blooks|
|1961-1962||The Rifleman||Sleeper / Lazaro||Waste (in Parts 1 and 2. Chapter of October 2, 1961 - playing as Sleeper-) and The Vaqueros (in 1962 - playing as Lázaro -)|
|1962||Thriller||Lt. Contreras||The Bride Who Died Twice|
|1963||The Fugitive||Cardinez||Smoke Screen|
|1964 - 70||Bonanza||Maximo (1964) and Rojas (1970)||The Companeros and The Chief (chapters of 1964 and 1970)|
|1965||Run for your Life||Desk Clerk||The sex object (1965)|
|1965-1966||The Big Valley||Carlos, Pedro and Vaquero||Legend of a general (1), The Death merchant, the way to kill a killer (chapters of 1965 and 1966 year) respectively|
|1965||I Spy||Bellboy||Bellboy Turkish Delight|
|1966||Family Affair||Waiter||To Love with Buffy|
|1967||The High Chaparral||Teofilo||Mark of the turtle|
|1967||The Bionic Woman||Antonio Pinedo||Brain wash|
|1968||The Mod Squad||Amoroso||The Haeler|
|1970||The Flying Nun||Roul||My Sister, the Doctor|
|1971||O'Hara, U.S. Treasury||Santiago Bustamante||Operation: Payoff|
|1972||The Streets of San Francisco||Mr. Gomez, merchant who finds dead body||Hall of Mirrors|
|1973||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Maitre D'||A Cry in the Night|
|1979||Charlie's Angels||Gomes||Cruising Angels|
|1980||Quincy, M.E.||Judge Jules Aquilar||The Hope of Elkwood|
|1980||The White Shadow||Garcia||The Hitter|
|1981||Simon & Simon||Mendoza||The Least Dangerous Game|
|1984||Hill Street Blues||Store Owner #2||Intestinal fortitude|
|1984||Murder, She Wrote||Antonio (the pilot)||Paint Me a Murder (a scene; final appearance)|
- Pepe Hern: Information from Answers.com: Biography. Consulted April 17, 2011, 20:17 pm.
- Canarias 7: Los olvidados
- Lentz III, Harris M. (2010) Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2009: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. Page 233.
- Pepe Hern - IMDb. Consulted April 17, 2011, 20:25 pm.
- Domotica:Pepe Hern
- Pepe HernFilmography
- Filmografía por Series para TV. Pepe Hern (In Spanish: Filmography to TV series. Pepe Hern)