José Manuel Martín

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José Manuel Martín
BornJosé Manuel Martín Pérez
(1924-05-24) May 24, 1924 (age 94)
Casavieja, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Other namesJ. Manuel Martin, Jose M. Martin, Jose Manuel Martin, José M. Martin, José Manuel Martí, J. Manuel Martín, J.M. Martín, Jose M. Martín, José M. Martín, Manuel Martín, J. Manuel Martín Pérez, J.M. Martín Pérez
OccupationFilm and television actor
Screenwriter
Years active1952–1989

José Manuel Martín Pérez (born May 24, 1924) is a retired Spanish actor, radio broadcaster, and screenwriter. He was a popular character actor in Spanish cinema during the 1950s and 60s. He is best remembered for playing villainous henchmen, appearing in more than 100 movie and television productions.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Martín born in Casavieja, Spain. He studied at Madrid's Teatro Español Universitario and the Lope de Rueda, and began working for Radio Nacional de España in 1942, before making his feature movie debut in César Fernández Ardavín's 1952 war drama La llamada de África starring Ali Beiba Uld Abidin, Yahadid Ben Ahmed Lehbib and Farachi Ben Emboiric.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Martín is particularly noted for his work in the Spaghetti Western genre, alongside regulars such as Aldo Sambrell and Andrea Scotti, with supporting roles in Savage Guns (1961), Gunfighters of Casa Grande (1964), Minnesota Clay(1964), A Pistol for Ringo (1965), Seven Dollars on the Red (1966), Arizona Colt (1966), A Bullet for the General (1966), Blood River (1967), 100 Rifles (1969), and Cut-Throats Nine (1972).

Martín also had memorable roles in EuroHorror movies such as Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969), The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff (1973), Count Dracula's Great Love (1974), and Curse of the Devil (1974).

References[change | change source]

  1. Krafsur, Richard P., ed. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1961-1970. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1976. (pg. 131, 161, 412, 439, 708, 847, 1180) ISBN 0-520-20970-2
  2. Schneider, Stephen Jay, ed. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. 5th ed. Happage, New York: Barron's Educational Series, 2008. (pg. 393) ISBN 0-7641-6151-2

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