Gilbert Roland

1905 - 1994

The actor Gilbert Roland was born as Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

His father was a bullfighter and called on his son to follow his footsteps. But when the family moved to the USA, Gilbert Roland decided for the acting.

He began as an extra at the age of 13 and adapted the stage name Gilbert Roland (traced from the actor John Gilbert and actress Ruth Roland).

His first movies came into being in the 20s - "The Lady Who Lied" (25), "The Campus Flirt" (26), "Camille" (27), "The Dove" (27) and "The Woman Disputed" (28).

With the transition to the talkies he continued his career successfully and was active as an actor till the 80s. 

In the 30s he took part in the movies "Mephisto" (30), "No Living Witness" (32), "A Parisian Romance" (32), "She Done Him Wrong" (33), "Mystery Woman" (35), "Thunder Trail" (37), "Gateway" (38) and "Juarez" (39).

In the 40s he continued his career with the movies "The Sea Hawk" (40), "Angels with Broken Wings" (41), "Captain Kidd" (45), "Beauty and the Bandit" (46), "High Conquest" (47) and "We Were Strangers" (49) - if often were western movies.

In the following decades he was still a popular actor who appeared in movies like "Mark of the Renegade" (51), "The Bad and the Beautiful" (52), "Thunder Bay" (53), "That Lady" (55), "Around the World in Eighty Days" (56), "The Wild and the Innocent" (59), "Cheyenne Autumn" (64), "Sonora" (69), "The Mark of Zorro" (74), "The Sacketts" (79) and "Barbarosa" (82).

Beside it he also worked for the television and had several guest appearances in well-known serials like "Zorro", "Gunsmoke", "The Fugitive", "Bonanza", "The High Chaparral" and "Kung Fu". 

Other movies with Gilbert Roland: 
The Plastic Age (25) The Blonde Saint (26) Rose of the Golden West (27) The Love Mart (27) New York Nights (29) La Possession (29) Men of the North (30) Monsieur Le Fox (30) Resurreccion (31) Hombres en mi vida (32) Call Her Savage (32) The Passionate Plumber (32) The Woman in Room 13 (32) Our Betters (33) Una viuda romantica (33) After Tonight (33) Yo, tu y ella (33) Gigolettes of Paris (33) Ellinor Noron (34) Julieta compra un hijo (35) Ladies Love Danger (35) The Last Train from Madrid (37) La vida bohemia (37) Midnight Taxi (37) Isle of Destiny (40) Rangers of Fortune (40) Gambling On the High Seas (40) My Life with Carline (41) Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (42) Isle of Missing Men (42) Wings Up (43) The Desert Hawk (44) The Gay Cavalier (46) South of Monterey (46) Riding the California Trail (47) Robin Hood of Monterey (47) King of the Bandits (47) Pirates of Monterey (47) The Other Love (47) The Dude Goes West (48) La rebelion de los fantasmas (49) Malaya (49) The Torch (49) Crisis (50) The Furies (50) Bullfighter and the Lady (51) Ten Tall  Men (51) My Six Convicts (52) Apache War Smoke (52) The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (52) Glory Alley (52) The Diamond Queen (53) Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (53) The French Line (54) The Racers (55) Underwater! (55) The Trasure of Pancho Villa (55) Three Violent People (56) Bandido (56) The Midnight Story (57) The Last of the Fast Guns (58) Serie "Wagon Train: The Bernal Sierra Story" (58) Serie "Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse: Border Justice" (59) The Big Circus (59) Guns of the Timberland (59) Catch Me If You Can (59) Serie "Zorro: El Bandido" (60) Serie "Zorro: Adios, El Cuchillo" (60) Serie "Frontier Circus: Quick Shuffle" (62) Samar (62) Serie "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Death an dthe Joyful Woman" (63) Serie "Gunsmoke: Extradition" (63) Serie "The Fugitive: Somebody to Remember" (64) The Reward (65) Serie "Combat!: The Convict" (65) Serie "Bonanza: The Lonely Runner" (65) Poppies Are Also Flowers (66) Ognuno per se (66) Vado...l'ammazzo e torno (67) Serie "The Fugitive: The Savage Street" (67) Serie "Garrison's Gorillas: The Big Con" (67) Quella sporca storia nel west (68) Anche nel west c'era una volta Dio (68) Serie "The F.B.I.: The Patriot" (69) Serie "The High Chaparral: The New Lion of Sonora" (71) The Christian Licorice Store (71) Incident on a Dark Street (72) Serie "Night Gallery: The Waiting Room" (72) Serie "Medical Center: Tico Taco, MD" (72) Serie "Kung Fu: The Chalice" (73) Running Wild (73) Wo alle Wege enden (73) Serie "Barnaby Jones: Rendezvous with Terror" (74) The Pacific Connection (75) Islands in the Stream (77) Infierno en la selva (77) The Black Pearl (77) Caboblanco (80) Serie "Hart to Hart: Raid" (80)