December 12, 1928|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||July 18, 2000
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Known for||The High Chaparral|
Roberto Contreras was an American actor best known for playing Pedro in the TV western series The High Chaparral. His film and television career spanned nearly 40 years from 1954 to 1993, including featured roles in Topaz and Scarface.
The son of director Jaime Contreras, he was born on December 12, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also the father of actor Luis Contreras. Contreras died on July 18, 2000, in Los Angeles, California.
- La rebelión de los colgados (1954)
- En carne viva (1954)
- The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) - Carlos (uncredited)
- The Black Scorpion (1957) - Chumacho (uncredited)
- Ride a Violent Mile (1957) - Abruzo (uncredited)
- The Flame Barrier (1958) - Village Indian
- The Badlanders (1958) - Pepe (uncredited)
- Holiday for Lovers (1959) - Policeman (uncredited)
- The Miracle (1959) - Knife Grinder (uncredited)
- The Magnificent Seven (1960) - Villager (uncredited)
- Gold of the Seven Saints (1961) - Armenderez, Gondora Gunman
- California (1963) - Lt. Sanchez
- Rio Conchos (1964) - Mexican at Corral (uncredited)
- Mara of the Wilderness (1965) - Friday
- Brainstorm (1965) - Asylum Inmate (uncredited)
- Marriage on the Rocks (1965) - Assistant (uncredited)
- Alvarez Kelly (1966) - Sanchez (uncredited)
- The Professionals (1966) - Bandit (uncredited)
- Chubasco (1967) - Wheelman (uncredited)
- The Last Challenge (1967) - Hotelero (uncredited)
- Topaz (1969) - Muñoz
- El extraño caso de Rachel K (1973)
- Pets (1973) - The Gardener
- Cantata de Chile (1976)
- Black Samurai (1977) - Chavez
- The Dark (1979) - Max
- The Day Time Ended (1979) - Gas station attendant
- Barbarosa (1982) - Cantina Owner
- Scarface (1983) - Emilio Rebenga
- Blue City (1986) - Hot Dog Vendor
- The Underachievers (1987) - Hispanic Man
- Blood In, Blood Out (1993) - Cruz's Grandfather (final film role)
- "Two Hour Curtain-Raiser Launches 'High Chapparal'". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, CT. September 10, 1967. p. 2G.
- "TV Scout". TimesDaily. Florence, AL. October 16, 1970. p. 15. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- King, Susan (October 9, 1994). "Retro High Noon for 'Chaparral'". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. p. 83. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "Part in 'Topaz'". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, WA. April 13, 1969. p. 18. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
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