Valentin de Vargas
Valentin de Vargas (born Albert Charles Schubert; April 27, 1935 – June 10, 2013) was an actor, known for playing a character menacing Janet Leigh in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958) and playing Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez in Hatari! (1962). He appeared in multiple motion pictures from the mid-1950s to the late 1990s.
Valentin de Vargas
Albert Charles Schubert
April 27, 1935
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
|Died||June 10, 2013 (aged 78)|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Arlene McQuade (m. 1960–67; divorced); 2 children|
Nome Jones (1973–80); 1 child
M. Diana Pace (2007–13; his death)
After serving in the United States Army, de Vargas made his film debut in The Blackboard Jungle while still attending Loyola Marymount University. He had responded to a flyer posted at Loyola to audition for a high school student role in the film. He had a variety of uncredited appearances in films and appeared in several television series until Touch of Evil in 1958, where he also met his first wife, actress Arlene McQuade. He travelled to Mexico, where he played one of the Mexican bandidos in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
In the 1960s he appeared on television programs including Bonanza, Daniel Boone, The Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke, Death Valley Days, The High Chaparral, Mission: Impossible, Barnaby Jones, The Streets of San Francisco, and Dallas. He later operated a realty firm, Schubert-DeVargas Realty, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1962 he joined the cast of international stars in Howard Hawks' Hatari!.
- Blackboard Jungle (1955) - Latino Student (uncredited)
- The Girl He Left Behind (1956) - Diaz (uncredited)
- The Big Caper (1957) - Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
- Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) - Reporter (uncredited)
- Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) - Spanish Official (uncredited)
- Touch of Evil (1958) - Pancho
- The Girl Most Likely (1958) - Young Daddy (uncredited)
- The Magnificent Seven (1960) - Santos, Calvera Henchman (uncredited)
- The Nun and the Sergeant (1962) - Rivas
- Hatari! (1962) - Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez
- The Firebrand (1962) - Joaquin Murieta
- Hellfighters (1968) - Amal Bokru
- The Bears and I (1974) - Sam Eagle Speaker
- Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) - Charlie
- Fast Forward (1985) - M.C
- To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) - Judge Filo Cedillo
- Exiled in America (1992) - Rene Castillo
- This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) - Mexican Doctor (final film role)
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