Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, KSG was a prominent actor in American television and film. Born in Mexico, Montalbán's career spanned seven decades, during which he became known for many performances in a variety of genres, from crime and drama to musicals and comedy. Among his notable roles was Armando in the Planet of the Apes film series from the early 1970s, wherein he starred in Escape from the Planet of the Apes and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Ricardo Montalbán played Mr. Roarke on the television series Fantasy Island, and Khan Noonien Singh in both the original Star Trek series and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He won an Emmy Award for his role in the miniseries How the West Was Won, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1993. Montalbán was professionally active into his 80s, when he provided voices for animated films and commercials, and appeared as Grandfather Valentin in the Spy Kids franchise.
|Born:||Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, November 25, 1920, Mexico City, Mexico|
|Died:||January 14, 2009, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, U.S.|
|Relatives:||Carlos Montalbán (brother)|
|Awards:||Emmy Award (1978), Screen Actors Guild (1993), Hollywood Walk of Fame|
|IMDb:||Ricardo Montalbán's IMDb|
About Ricardo Montalban
Hispanic actor who played the role of Mr. Roarke on the series, Fantasy Island and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actor's Guild in 1993.
He auditioned for and won a small role in the play, Her Cardboard Lover after moving to New York in 1940.
He appears in the 2002 film Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams.
He married Georgiana Young in 1944, and together they had two daughters and two sons.
He starred with William Shatner in Star Trek II.
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