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Nestor Paiva is a Actor American born on 30 june 1905 at Fresno (USA)

Nestor Paiva

Nestor Paiva
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Birth name Nestor Caetano Paiva
Nationality USA
Birth 30 june 1905 at Fresno (USA)
Death 9 september 1966 (at 61 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Nestor Paiva (June 30, 1905 - September 9, 1966) was an American actor of Portuguese descent. He is most famous for portraying Theo Gonzales the innkeeper in Walt Disney's TV series Zorro and its feature film The Sign of Zorro, as well as Lucas the boat captain in The Creature from the Black Lagoon and its sequel Revenge of the Creature.

Biography

D'ascendance portugaise, Nestor Paiva interprète fréquemment au cinéma des petits rôles de caractère de type hispanique, au long d'une carrière jalonnée par cent-quatre-vingt-deux films américains de genres divers (comédie, fantastique, musical, western...), où il est souvent non-crédité, de 1937 à 1966 (son dernier film sort en 1967, l'année suivant sa mort). Au sein de cette filmographie, comprenant de nombreux titres notoires (voir la sélection ci-dessous), un de ses rôles les mieux connus est celui du Capitaine Lucas, dans L'Étrange Créature du lac noir (1954) et La Revanche de la créature (1955), tous deux réalisés par Jack Arnold.

À la télévision, entre 1951 et 1966, il contribue à cent-six séries, dont plusieurs là aussi dans le genre du western. En particulier, il est l'aubergiste Theo Gonzales dans quinze épisodes (1957-1960) de Zorro. Il apparaît également dans un téléfilm (son ultime prestation) diffusé en 1968.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nestor Paiva (136 films)

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Actor

They Saved Hitler's Brain, 1h31
Directed by David Bradley
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Walter Stocker, Carlos Rivas, John Holland, Carlos Rivas, Marshall Reed, Nestor Paiva
Roles Police Chief Alaniz
Rating25% 1.282721.282721.282721.282721.28272
World War II is over, and Nazi officials remove Adolf Hitler's living head and hide it in the fictional South American country of Mandoras, so that they can resurrect the Third Reich for the future. It fast forwards into the 1960s, and the surviving officials kidnap a scientist in an attempt to keep Hitler alive. Various intelligence agencies, aware of the evil plot, recruit secret agents to bust the Nazi officials.
The Spirit Is Willing, 1h40
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Sid Caesar, Vera Miles, John McGiver, Cass Daley, Mary Wickes, Jesse White
Roles Felicity's Father
Rating59% 2.99932.99932.99932.99932.9993
Une famille d’américains moyens vient de s'installer dans une maison proche de la mer quand elle découvre que les lieux sont hantes par trois fantômes.
Let's Kill Uncle
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Nigel Green, Mary Badham, Linda Lawson, Ref Sanchez, Nestor Paiva
Roles Steward
Rating60% 3.003823.003823.003823.003823.00382
À l'âge de 12 ans, un garçon orphelin qui vient d'hériter une fortune, est piégé sur une île avec son oncle, un ancien commandant du renseignement britannique qui a l'intention de le tuer.
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, 1h23
Directed by William Beaudine
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror, Crime, Western
Themes Films about families, Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Jesse James, Cyberpunk films, Gangster films
Actors John Rollin Lupton, Narda Onyx, Estelita Rodriguez, Joe Bob Briggs, Jim Davis, Steven Geray
Roles Saloon Owner
Rating30% 1.5190151.5190151.5190151.5190151.519015
During the late 1880s, Dr Frankenstein’s evil granddaughter Maria has moved to the American West with her brother Rudolph, in order to use the prairie lightning storms in her experiments on immigrant children snatched from a dying town. Maria is very much in charge, killing the children and replacing their brains with artificial ones, intending to revive them as her slaves. Rudolph however, is reluctant to help his sister, but is too afraid of her to do otherwise. After a number of failures (owing to Rudolph secretly poisoning the victims as soon as his sister revives them), they are finding it increasingly difficult to hide the trail of bodies. Down the road, Mañuel Lopez and his wife Nina decide to leave town with their daughter Juanita because of the frequent disappearances, the latest of which is that of their son.
Girls! Girls! Girls!, 1h46
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate, Laurel Goodwin, Robert Strauss, Benson Fong
Roles Arthur Morgan
Rating57% 2.8521752.8521752.8521752.8521752.852175
Elvis Presley plays Ross Carpenter, a Hawaiian fishing guide and sailor who enjoys boating and sailing out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he seeks to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he built with his father.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 2h33
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Glenn Ford, Paul Henreid, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer, Lee J. Cobb, Paul Lukas
Roles Miguel
Rating66% 3.345033.345033.345033.345033.34503
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le conflit entre les deux branches, l'une française et l'autre allemande, dont est issue une famille argentine, sur fond de nazisme et d'occupation de Paris.
The Three Stooges in Orbit, 1h27
Directed by Edward Bernds
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Emil Sitka, Carol Christensen, Edson Stroll
Rating59% 2.9522552.9522552.9522552.9522552.952255
The Stooges are TV actors who are trying to sell ideas for their animated television show The Three Stooges Scrapbook. Unfortunately, their producer does not like anything. He gives the boys ten days to come up with a gimmick or their show will be canceled. In the meantime the Stooges lose their accommodation when they are caught cooking in their room because Curly-Joe turned up the TV-disguised refrigerator way too loud. The only affordable accommodation that will allow cooking is found in an advertisement in a newspaper. The home belongs to Professor Danforth (Emil Sitka) and it resembles a castle.
Atlantis: The Lost Continent, 1h31
Directed by George Pal
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Films based on plays, Films set in Atlantis
Actors John Dall, Frank DeKova, Edward Platt, Berry Kroeger, William Smith, Edgar Stehli
Roles Megalos
Rating56% 2.803532.803532.803532.803532.80353
A Greek fisherman named Demetrios (Sal Ponti, under the screen name of Anthony Hall) and his father rescue Princess Antillia (Joyce Taylor) from a shipwreck without knowing that she is from the technologically advanced civilization of Atlantis. After rescuing the Atlantean princess, Demetrios must travel beyond the Pillars of Hercules to take her home. Upon returning her to her civilization, Demetrios, expecting to receive a reward, is instead enslaved and forced to work in the crater of the volcano which dominates the island.
Frontier Uprising
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Jim Davis, Nestor Paiva, Stuart Randall, Renata Vanni, Addison Richards
Roles Don Carlos Montalvo
Rating54% 2.7433752.7433752.7433752.7433752.743375
Ne pas avoir entendu que la guerre a éclaté entre les Etats-Unis et le Mexique, une tête de wagon de train à l'ouest, pour se trouver menacé par les Mexicains qui ont fait équipe avec les Indiens hostiles.
Gold Of The Seven Saints, 1h28
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Western
Actors Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton, Chill Wills, Gene Evans
Roles Gondora Henchman
Rating64% 3.247443.247443.247443.247443.24744
Two fur traders, Jim Rainbolt (Clint Walker) and Shaun Garrett (Roger Moore), stumble across a big gold strike. With the ruthless bandit McCracken (Gene Evans) and his men in relentless pursuit, they hide the gold behind a giant boulder. Shaun is wounded, but Doc Gates (Chill Wills) shows up out of nowhere and patches him up and is made a full partner. They take refuge at the ranch of Amos Gondora, an old friend of Jim's. There they are introduced to Gondora's so-called "ward," an Indian maiden called Tita (Leticia Roman). That night some of McCracken's men stage a stampede and draw Jim and Gondora away. While they are gone, McCracken and some men ride up and takes Shaun and Doc captive. He kills Doc because he is unable to tell the hiding place of the gold.
Can-Can
Can-Can (1960)
, 2h11
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Juliet Prowse, Marcel Dalio
Roles Bailiff
Rating64% 3.2011253.2011253.2011253.2011253.201125
À Paris, en 1896, Simone Pistache, directrice et meneuse de revues du cabaret Bal du Paradis à Montmartre, brave la censure en présentant le cancan, une danse qu’une ligue de dames vertueuses a déclarée « obscène et lascive » (sic) bien que ces dames ne l’aient jamais vue. François Durnais, avocat et amant de Simone, est censé avoir négocié un accord avec la police, mais celle-ci fait irruption à chaque tentative de représentation. Lors du procès, le président du tribunal, Paul Barrière (un ami de François), apprend que c’est l’un des juges de sa cour qui a validé la plainte : le jeune et nouveau Philippe Forestier. Un soir, lorsque ce dernier se rend incognito au Bal du Paradis pour constater le délit, il fait la connaissance de Simone et en tombe amoureux. Une rivalité s’érige entre Durnais et Forestier. Simone est très liée à Durnais, mais contrariée, car ce dernier fait du refus du mariage une question de principe. Forestier propose plusieurs rendez-vous à Simone, mais elle temporise jusqu’à ce qu’il lui demande de l’épouser. Simone accepte, stupéfaite de se voir spontanément offrir ce que Durnais lui a toujours refusé. Durnais, avec la complicité de Barrière, cherche alors un plan pour rompre leurs fiançailles. Invité à la réception donnée sur une péniche par Forestier pour présenter sa future épouse à son distingué entourage, Durnais profite de l’appréhension de Simone d’être confrontée à la gent bourgeoise pour lui faire exagérément boire du champagne avant de la pousser à exécuter un numéro de cabaret qui scandalise l’assistance. Simone réalise que sa prestation a compromis son mariage et s’enfuit en regagnant les quais à la nage. Elle imagine un stratagème pour se venger de Durnais : elle lui demande de lui prêter de l’argent en contrepartie de quoi elle lui fait signer un document stipulant qu’il restera propriétaire du Bal du Paradis tant que l’argent ne lui sera pas remboursé. Quand le cancan est représenté au cabaret, la police fait une descente et arrête son propriétaire, Durnais en l’occurrence. Celui-ci passe au tribunal, et Simone, estimant que sa vengeance va trop loin, refuse de l’enfoncer davantage, mais ne veut plus avoir affaire à lui. Durnais a finalement recours à un subterfuge pour reconquérir Simone et lui faire enfin sa demande en mariage.
Alias Jesse James, 1h32
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Films about families, Jesse James, Gangster films
Actors Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Will Wright, Wendell Corey, Jim Davis, Mary Young
Roles Grigsby (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.248313.248313.248313.248313.24831
Milford Farnsworth (Hope) is a bumbling insurance agent who unknowingly sells a life insurance policy to the outlaw Jesse James (Wendell Corey). Farnsworth is sent out West to protect the insurance company's investment by "protecting" James.
Pier 5, Havana, 1h7
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Cameron Mitchell, Allison Hayes, Eduardo Noriega (acteur mexicain), Nestor Paiva, Ken Terrell, Vicente Padula
Roles Juan Lopez
Rating55% 2.7743152.7743152.7743152.7743152.774315
Steve Daggett (Cameron Mitchell) fights to protect Castro from dangerous pro-Batista counterrevolutionaries. Steve comes to Cuba to find his friend Hank Miller (Logan Field) who has been missing for a while. It turns out that he has been captured by Fernando (Eduardo Noriega), the leader of the pro-Batista forces, who needs Hank to convert their airplanes into bombers. Steve's former girlfriend Monica (Allison Hayes) is now Mrs. Hank Miller.
Vice Raid
Vice Raid (1959)
, 1h11
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Mamie Van Doren, Richard Coogan, Brad Dexter, Barry Atwater, Carol Nugent, Chris Alcaide
Roles Mob Boss Frank Burke
Rating53% 2.684432.684432.684432.684432.68443
Police Sgt. Whitey Brandon works for the Vice Squad and is determined to beat corruption in the city. He encounters Carol Hudson who is working as a model. She is sent to frame him and succeeds. Carol's sister comes to visit and is raped and bashed by a thug who knows Carol. Carol, desperate for revenge, enlists the help of Brandon to fight the thugs who attacked her sister.