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Nestor Paiva

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nestor Paiva (June 30, 1905 - September 9, 1966) was a prolific American actor of Portuguese descent who portrayed the innkeeper on Walt Disney's live-action television series Zorro by ABC and its feature film The Sign of Zorro which was shot in Burbank's Walt Disney Studios. Nestor appeared in motion pictures and television shows from the 1930s to the 1960s such as Get Smart, Bonanza, I Spy, Family Affair, Gunsmoke, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Addams Family. In 1943, he played the Italian Major in the 20th Century Fox wartime movie Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas. He played the part of Lucas (the boat captain) in the 1954 horror film The Creature from the Black Lagoon starring Ben Chapman as the title monster; Paiva would reprise this role in that film's sequel Revenge of the Creature the following year. He appeared in more than 250 movies. Paiva married in 1941 and had two children, Joseph and Caetana, who appeared with him in the 1956 movie Comanche with Dana Andrews. Paiva died of cancer in 1966. He is buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nestor Paiva, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 30, 1905 In Fresno, California
Movie/TV Credits:
142
First Appeared:
In the movie Prison Train 1938-10-17
Latest Project:
Movie They Saved Hitler's Brain 1968-08-17
Known For
Poster of Passport to Danger
Poster of The Lone Wolf in Mexico
Poster of Rhythm of the Islands
Poster of Unseen Guardians
Filmography

They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968)

Movie
as Police Chief Alaniz
2 3 votes

The Spirit Is Willing (1967)

Comedy
Movie
as Felicity's Father
4.8 4 votes

Family Affair (1966)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)

Crime Horror Science Fiction Western
Movie
as Saloon Owner
3.5 4 votes

Let's Kill Uncle, Before Uncle Kills Us (1966)

Thriller Horror
Movie
as Steward
4.3 2 votes

Get Smart (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 33 votes

Ballad of a Gunfighter (1964)

Western
Movie
as Padre
4 1 votes

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 5 votes

The Addams Family (1964)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 41 votes

Burke's Law (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 4 votes

The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)

Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Police Chief Alaniz
3 2 votes

The Bill Dana Show (1963)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 20 votes

The Lucy Show (1962)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 9 votes

Gold Of The Seven Saints (1961)

Western Adventure
Movie
as Gondora Henchman
6.5 2 votes

Target: The Corruptors! (1961)

Series
as Unknown

Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)

Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Megalos
5.6 8 votes

Johnny Midnight (1960)

Series
as Unknown

Vice Raid (1960)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Frank Burke
6.2 3 votes

Can-Can (1960)

Drama Music Romance
Movie
as Bailiff
6.6 7 votes

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 24 votes

Tightrope (1959)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.4 8 votes

Wichita Town (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
0.5 1 votes

The Purple Gang (1959)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Orlofsky

The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Finelli
6 1 votes

The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958)

Drama
Movie
as Childreth
5.5 1 votes

Outcasts of the City (1958)

Drama
Movie

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 6 votes

The Texan (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Sea Hunt (1958)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 5 votes

Lawman (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Behind Closed Doors (1958)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

The Guns Of Fort Petticoat (1957)

Western Action War
Movie
as Tortilla
5 9 votes

Les Girls (1957)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as le paysan espagnol
6.5 10 votes

Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.4 11 votes

The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (1957)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4 2 votes

Sugarfoot (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

Zorro (1957)

Western Action & Adventure Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.3 7 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 20 votes

Telephone Time (1956)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Comanche (1956)

Western
Movie
as Puffer
3.6 4 votes

The Count of Monte Cristo (1956)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Scandal Incorporated (1956)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Leland Miller, tabloid publisher

The Wild Party (1956)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Branson

The Mole People (1956)

Adventure Fantasy Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Prof. Etienne Lafarge
4.5 11 votes

Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (1956)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Captain Lucas
5.6 19 votes

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 2 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.4 16 votes

New York Confidential (1955)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Martinelli
4.5 3 votes

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 4 votes

Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Crime
Movie
as Louis Fiaschetti
6 1 votes

All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Manuel
7.5 49 votes

Tarantula (1955)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Sheriff Jack Andrews
6 47 votes

Casanova's Big Night (1954)

Comedy Adventure
Movie
as Gnocchi
6.8 5 votes

Passport to Danger (1954)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Jivaro (1954)

Adventure Action Romance
Movie
as Jacques
5.3 2 votes

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Adventure Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Captain Lucas
6.7 117 votes

The Desperado (1954)

Western
Movie
as Captain Jake Thornton

Lassie (1954)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Michael Zolenko
3.9 8 votes

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Four Guns to the Border (1954)

Western
Movie
as Greasy
3.4 5 votes

December Bride (1954)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

I'm the Law (1953)

Series
as Unknown

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Bandits of Corsica (1953)

Drama Action
Movie
as Lorenzo
5.8 2 votes

Prisoners of the Casbah (1953)

Adventure
Movie
as Marouf
4.5 1 votes

I, the Jury (1953)

Mystery Crime
Movie
as Manuel
6 1 votes

Killer Ape (1953)

Science Fiction Adventure
Movie
as Andrews

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Fabulous Senorita (1952)

Comedy
Movie
as José Rodriguez

Mara Maru (1952)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Captain Van Hoten
6 1 votes

Dangerous Assignment (1952)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

China Smith (1952)

Series
as Unknown

South Pacific Trail (1952)

Western
Movie
as Carlos Alvarez

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

A Millionaire for Christy (1951)

Romance Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Rapello
7.5 2 votes

Flame Of Stamboul (1951)

Adventure Action
Movie
as Joe Octavian

The Lady Pays Off (1951)

Comedy
Movie
as Manuel
8 1 votes

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Double Dynamite (1951)

Comedy Music
Movie
as 'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie
5.8 2 votes

Young Man with a Horn (1950)

Drama Music Romance
Movie
as Louis Galba
4.1 5 votes

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950)

Comedy Music
Series
as Unknown
5 2 votes

The Desert Hawk (1950)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Abdul

Alias Nick Beal (1949)

Fantasy
Movie
as Karl
5.6 4 votes

Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Adventure Fantasy Drama Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Brown
6.6 19 votes

Follow Me Quietly (1949)

Thriller
Movie
as Benny
5 3 votes

Adventures of Casanova (1948)

Adventure History Romance
Movie
as Prefecture Police

Angels' Alley (1948)

Drama Comedy Crime
Movie
as Tony 'Piggy' Locarno

Mr. Reckless (1948)

Movie
as Gus
5 1 votes

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Joe Appollonio
7.2 33 votes

Shoot to Kill (1947)

Crime
Movie
as Gus Miller
4 3 votes

The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947)

Mystery
Movie
as Police Capt. Carlos Rodriguez

Carnival in Costa Rica (1947)

Music
Movie
as Padre Rafael

Road to Rio (1947)

Comedy
Movie
as Cardoso
6.4 7 votes

Ramrod (1947)

Western
Movie
as Curley
6 11 votes

A Likely Story (1947)

Comedy
Movie
as Tiny McBride
6 1 votes

Road to Utopia (1946)

Comedy
Movie
as McGurk
6.6 8 votes

Fear (1946)

Crime
Movie
as Detective Shaefer
3 2 votes

The Last Crooked Mile (1946)

Crime
Movie
as Ferrara
3.3 2 votes

Salome, Where She Danced (1945)

War Drama
Movie
as Panatela

A Medal For Benny (1945)

Movie
as Frank Alviso

The Southerner (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Bartender
5.2 7 votes

Along the Navajo Trail (1945)

Western
Movie
as Janza

Sensation Hunters (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Lew Davis

Nob Hill (1945)

Drama Music
Movie
as Luigi
3 2 votes

The Falcon in Mexico (1944)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as Manuel Romero
4.5 2 votes

The Hard Way (1943)

Drama
Movie
as Max Wade (uncredited)
7.3 3 votes

Rhythm of the Islands (1943)

Music Comedy
Movie
as Chief Nataro

The Dancing Masters (1943)

Comedy
Movie
as Silvio - Ringleader (uncredited)
4.9 5 votes

The Desert Song (1943)

Music Romance
Movie
as Benoit
6 1 votes

Tornado (1943)

Movie
as Big Joe Vlochek
4 1 votes

Fly-By-Night (1942)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Grube, smaller thug
7 1 votes

Broadway (1942)

Movie
as Rinelti
6.5 1 votes

King of the Mounties (1942)

Western Adventure
Movie
as Count Baroni

Pittsburgh (1942)

Drama
Movie
as Barney, Cafe Proprietor
5 5 votes

Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Fred Flores
6.4 7 votes

The Sea Hawk (1940)

Action Adventure
Movie
as First Slavemaster
7 21 votes

Boom Town (1940)

Adventure Drama Romance
Movie
as Venezuelan Officer
6.5 8 votes

Phantom Raiders (1940)

Mystery
Movie
as Policeman at Morris' Office & at Finale
6 4 votes

Primrose Path (1940)

Drama
Movie
as Bluebell Manager
6.5 1 votes

The Marines Fly High (1940)

Action Adventure Drama Romance
Movie
as Pedro Fernandez

He Stayed for Breakfast (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Gendarme

Dark Streets of Cairo (1940)

Movie
as Ahmend, waiter-thug

They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Tony's Pal at Table
5.5 1 votes

The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Movie
as Rufus - Henchman in Hawaii

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Action Western
Movie
as Abolitionist Noticing Army Horse Brand
2.7 3 votes

Arise, My Love (1940)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Uniformed Clerk
7 1 votes

North West Mounted Police (1940)

Adventure Drama History Romance Western
Movie
as Half-breed
6.1 4 votes

Midnight (1939)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Woman's Escort
6.6 13 votes

Another Thin Man (1939)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as West Indies Club Headwaiter
6.8 8 votes

Union Pacific (1939)

Drama Western
Movie
as Canadian Pacific Conductor (uncredited)
5.7 6 votes

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Romance Drama Horror
Movie
as Man in Street When Gypsies Arrive
7.4 14 votes

Beau Geste (1939)

Adventure Drama War
Movie
as Corporal Golas (uncredited)
6.9 17 votes

Unseen Guardians (1939)

Documentary Drama
Movie
as Mail Order Crook

Prison Train (1938)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Morose
6 1 votes