Nestor Paiva

Place of birth:
Fresno, California:
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.


They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968)
as Police Chief Alaniz
The Spirit Is Willing (1967)
as Felicity's Father
Let's Kill Uncle (1966)
as Steward
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
as Saloon Owner
The Ballad of a Gunfighter (1964)
as Padre
The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)
as Police Chief Alaniz
California (1963)
as Gen. Micheltorena
The Wild Westerners (1962)
as Governor John Bullard
Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)
as Megalos
Gold of the Seven Saints (1961)
as Gondora Henchman
Frontier Uprising (1961)
as Don Carlos Montalvo
Can-Can (1960)
as Bailiff
The Purple Gang (1959)
as Orlofsky
Vice Raid (1959)
as Mob Boss Frank Burke
Alias Jesse James (1959)
as Grigsby (uncredited)
The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
as Finelli
The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958)
as Childreth
Outcasts of the City (1958)
Les Girls (1957)
as Spanish Peasant (uncredited)
The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)
as Tortilla
The Wild Party (1956)
as Branson
The Mole People (1956)
as Prof. Etienne Lafarge
Scandal Incorporated (1956)
as Leland Miller, tabloid publisher
Comanche (1956)
as Puffer
Menace from Outer Space (1956)
as Prof. Cardos
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
as Manuel
Tarantula (1955)
as Sheriff Jack Andrews
Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
as Louis Fiaschetti
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
as Captain Lucas
New York Confidential (1955)
as Martinelli
Four Guns to the Border (1954)
as Greasy
Thunder Pass (1954)
as Daniel Slaughter
The Desperado (1954)
as Captain Jake Thornton
Casanova's Big Night (1954)
as Gnocchi
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
as Captain Lucas
Anything Goes (1954)
as Dr. Henry T. Dobson
Jivaro (1954)
as Jacques
Killer Ape (1953)
as Andrews
Prisoners of the Casbah (1953)
as Marouf
I, the Jury (1953)
as Manuel
The Bandits of Corsica (1953)
as Lorenzo
South Pacific Trail (1952)
as Carlos Alvarez
Mara Maru (1952)
as Captain Van Hoten
The Fabulous Senorita (1952)
as José Rodriguez
Double Dynamite (1951)
as 'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie
The Lady Pays Off (1951)
as Manuel
A Millionaire for Christy (1951)
as Mr. Rapello
Flame Of Stamboul (1951)
as Joe Octavian
The Desert Hawk (1950)
as Abdul
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
as Louis Galba
The Inspector General (1949)
as Gregor (uncredited)
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
as Brown
Follow Me Quietly (1949)
as Benny
Señor Droopy (1949)
as Bullfight Attender (voice) (uncredited)
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
as Karl
Joan of Arc (1948)
as Henri le Royer, Catherine's husband
The Paleface (1948)
as Patient #2
Mr. Reckless (1948)
as Gus
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
as Joe Appollonio
Angels' Alley (1948)
as Tony 'Piggy' Locarno
Adventures of Casanova (1948)
as Prefecture Police
Road to Rio (1947)
as Cardoso
Robin Hood of Monterey (1947)
as The Alcalde
Ramrod (1947)
as Curley
A Likely Story (1947)
as Tiny McBride
Carnival in Costa Rica (1947)
as Padre Rafael
Shoot to Kill (1947)
as Gus Miller
Humoresque (1947)
as Orchestra Leader
The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947)
as Police Capt. Carlos Rodriguez
The Last Crooked Mile (1946)
as Ferrara
The Well Groomed Bride (1946)
as Fernandez
Badman's Territory (1946)
as Sam Bass
Fear (1946)
as Detective Shaefer
Cornered (1945)
Road to Utopia (1945)
as McGurk
Sensation Hunters (1945)
as Lew Davis
Along the Navajo Trail (1945)
as Janza
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
as Kahim
Nob Hill (1945)
as Luigi
The Southerner (1945)
as Bartender
Salome, Where She Danced (1945)
as Panatela
A Medal for Benny (1945)
as Frank Alviso
The Falcon in Mexico (1944)
as Manuel Romero
True to Life (1943)
as Kapopolis
The Desert Song (1943)
as Benoit
The Dancing Masters (1943)
as Silvio - Ringleader (uncredited)
Tornado (1943)
as Big Joe Vlochek
Background to Danger (1943)
as Koylan
Rhythm of the Islands (1943)
as Chief Nataro
Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943)
as The Scorpion
The Hard Way (1943)
as Max Wade (Uncredited)
American Empire (1942)
as Defense Attorney
Pittsburgh (1942)
as Barney, Cafe Proprietor
Road to Morocco (1942)
as Sausage Vendor (uncredited)
King of the Mounties (1942)
as Count Baroni
Broadway (1942)
as Rinelti
The Girl from Alaska (1942)
as Geroux
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942)
Fly-By-Night (1942)
as Grube, smaller thug
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
as Fred Flores
Hold That Ghost (1941)
as Glum (uncredited)
The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)
as Rufus - Henchman in Hawaii
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
as Abolitionist Noticing Army Horse Brand (uncredited)
Dark Streets of Cairo (1940)
as Ahmend, waiter-thug
Arise, My Love (1940)
as Uniformed Clerk (Uncredited)
North West Mounted Police (1940)
as Half-breed
They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
as Tony's Pal at Table
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940)
as Gendarme
Boom Town (1940)
as Venezuelan Officer (uncredited)
The Sea Hawk (1940)
as First Slavemaster
Phantom Raiders (1940)
as Policeman at Morris' Office & at Finale
Primrose Path (1940)
as Bluebell Manager
The Marines Fly High (1940)
as Pedro Fernandez
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
as Man in Street When Gypsies Arrive (uncredited)
Another Thin Man (1939)
as West Indies Club Headwaiter
Unseen Guardians (1939)
as Mail Order Crook
Beau Geste (1939)
as Corporal Golas (uncredited)
Union Pacific (1939)
as Canadian Pacific Conductor (uncredited)
Midnight (1939)
as Woman's Escort (uncredited)
Prison Train (1938)
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