Anthony Quinn (I) (1915–2001)

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Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life in extremely modest circumstances in Mexico, his ... See full bio »

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Zorba the Greek Alexis Zorba
Lawrence of Arabia Auda Abu Tayi
Lust for Life Paul Gauguin
The Message Hamza


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 2002 Avenging Angelo
Angelo Allieghieri
 1999 Terra de canons
Sr. de Sicart
 1999 Camino de Santiago (TV Mini-Series)
Félix Foulé
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Félix Foulé
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Félix Foulé
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Félix Foulé
 1999 Oriundi
Giuseppe Padovani
 1999 Cosby (TV Series)
Prof. Christo
- Lucas Illuminus (1999) ... Prof. Christo
 1997 The Mayor
Antonio Baracano
 1996 Freixenet 1996 (Short)
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie)
Neil Dellacroce
 1996 Seven Servants
 1995 La noche de los castillos (TV Series)
Rey Falop
- Episode dated 18 November 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
- Episode dated 11 November 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
- Episode dated 4 November 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
- Episode dated 28 October 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
- Episode dated 21 October 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
 1995 Il mago (TV Movie)
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds
Don Pedro Aragon
 1994 Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (TV Movie)
 1994 Hercules in the Underworld (TV Movie)
 1994 Somebody to Love
 1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women (TV Movie)
 1994 This Can't Be Love (TV Movie)
Michael Reyman
 1993 Last Action Hero
 1991 A Star for Two
Dr. Gabriel Todd
 1991 Mobsters
Don Masseria
 1991 Only the Lonely
Nick Acropolis
 1991 Jungle Fever
Lou Carbone
 1990 The Old Man and the Sea (TV Movie)
 1990/I Revenge
 1989 Ghosts Can't Do It
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Fuentes
- Surf's Up (1989) ... Mr. Fuentes
 1989 A Man of Passion
 1988 Stradivari
Antonio Stradivari
 1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (TV Movie)
Socrates Onassis
 1987 Treasure Island in Outer Space (TV Mini-Series)
Long John Silver
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Long John Silver
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Long John Silver
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Long John Silver
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Long John Silver
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Long John Silver
 1983 Regina Roma
 1982 Valentina
Mosen Joaquín
 1981 Crosscurrent (TV Movie)
 1981 The Salamander
Bruno Manzini
 1981 High Risk
 1980 Lion of the Desert
Omar Mukhtar
 1979 The Passage
The Basque
 1978 The Children of Sanchez
Jesús Sánchez
 1978 Caravans
 1978 The Greek Tycoon
Theo Tomasis
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 2 (1977) ... Caiaphas
- Part 1 (1977) ... Caiaphas
 1977 Target of an Assassin
Ernest Hobday 'Sailor' Slade
 1976 The Message
 1976 The Inheritance
Gregorio / Father
 1976 High Rollers
Philip Bang
 1974 The Destructors
Steve Ventura
 1973 The Don Is Dead
Don Angelo DiMorra
 1973 Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears
Erastus 'Deaf' Smith
 1972 Across 110th Street
Capt. Mattelli
 1971-1972 The Man and the City (TV Series)
Thomas Jefferson Alcala
- Diagnosis: Corruption (1972) ... Thomas Jefferson Alcala
- Jennifer (1971) ... Thomas Jefferson Alcala
- Girls in Truck Seven (1971) ... Thomas Jefferson Alcala
- Pipe Me a Loving Tune (1971) ... Thomas Jefferson Alcala
- Cross Country Man (1971) ... Thomas Jefferson Alcala
 1971 The City (TV Movie)
Mayor Thomas Jefferson Alcala
 1970 Flap
Flapping Eagle
 1970 R.P.M.
Prof. F.W.J. 'Paco' Perez
 1970 A Walk in the Spring Rain
Will Cade
 1969 A Dream of Kings
 1969 The Secret of Santa Vittoria
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Archbishop Kiril Pavlovich Lakota
 1968 The Magus
Maurice Conchis
 1968 Guns for San Sebastian
Leon Alastray
 1967 The Rover
 1967 The Happening
Roc Delmonico
 1967 The 25th Hour
Johann Moritz
 1966 Lost Command
Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy
 1965 Marco the Magnificent
Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor of China
 1965 A High Wind in Jamaica
 1964 Zorba the Greek
Alexis Zorba
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
 1964 The Visit
Serge Miller
 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Poetry Reader
- Episode #16.29 (1963) ... Poetry Reader
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Auda Abu Tayi
 1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight
Louis 'Mountain' Rivera
 1961 Barabbas
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Col. Andrea Stavros
 1960 Portrait in Black
Dr. David Rivera
 1960 The Savage Innocents
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Thomas 'Tom' Healy
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill
Craig Belden
 1959 Warlock
Tom Morgan
 1958 The Black Orchid
Frank Valente
 1958 Hot Spell
John Henry Duval
 1957 Wild Is the Wind
 1957 The Ride Back
Bob Kallen
 1957 The River's Edge
Ben Cameron
 1956 The Wild Party
Tom Kupfen
 1956 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
 1956 Man from Del Rio
Dave Robles
 1956 Lust for Life
Paul Gauguin
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Rain on the Just (1956) ... Troke
 1951-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Clay Waldon
- The Long Trail (1954) ... Clay Waldon
- Dark Fleece (1951)
 1955 Seven Cities of Gold
Capt. Gaspar de Portola
 1955 The Naked Street
Phil Regal
 1955 The Magnificent Matador
Luís Santos
 1954 Attila
Attila (as Anthony Qvinn)
 1954 Ulysses
 1954 La Strada
 1954 The Long Wait
Johnny McBride
 1954 Angels of Darkness
Francesco Caserto
 1953 Fatal Desire
 1953 Funniest Show on Earth (uncredited)
 1953 Blowing Wild
Ward 'Paco' Conway
 1953 East of Sumatra
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
José Esqueda
 1953 Seminole
 1953 City Beneath the Sea
Tony Bartlett
 1952 Against All Flags
Capt. Roc Brasiliano
 1952 The Brigand
Prince Ramón
 1952 The World in His Arms
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Eufemio Zapata
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Viovanni Larocca
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
- Blue (1951)
 1951 The Brave Bulls
Raul Fuentes
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Partners (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Babe Callahan
- Ned McCobb's Daughter (1951) ... Babe Callahan
 1949 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
- Pride's Castle (1949)
 1947 Tycoon
 1947 Black Gold
Charley Eagle
 1947 California
Don Luís Rivera y Hernandez
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor
 1946 The Imperfect Lady
Jose Martínez
 1945 Back to Bataan
Capt. Andrés Bonifácio
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
Chief Badger
 1945 China Sky
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Al Jackson
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
George Carroll
 1944 Ladies of Washington
Michael Romanescue
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Chief Yellow Hand
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Jesus ('Soose') Alvarez
 1942 The Black Swan
 1942 The Ox-Bow Incident
Juan Martínez
 1942 Road to Morocco
Mullay Kasim
 1942 A Night Before Christmas
Leo Dexter
 1941 The Perfect Snob
Alexander Moreno
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Crazy Horse
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
Tony Van Dyne
 1941 Blood and Sand
Manolo de Palma
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
Chic Collins
 1941 Knockout
 1940 Texas Rangers Ride Again
Joe Yuma
 1940 City for Conquest
Murray Burns
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
Ramon Mederos / Francisco Mederos
 1940 Road to Singapore
 1940 Parole Fixer
Francis 'Big Boy' Bradmore
 1940 Emergency Squad
Nick Buller
 1939 Television Spy
 1939 Island of Lost Men
Chang Tai
 1939 Union Pacific
 1939 King of Chinatown
Mike Gordon
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Lou Gedney
 1938 Bulldog Drummond in Africa
Deone Fordine
 1938 Hunted Men
 1938 Tip-Off Girls
 1938 Dangerous to Know
Nicholas 'Nicki' Kusnoff
 1938 The Buccaneer
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Harry Morgan
 1937 Partners in Crime
Nicholas Mazaney
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Capt. Ricardo Álvarez
 1937 Under Strange Flags
Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 Waikiki Wedding
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
The Don
 1936 Night Waitress
Gangster (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
A Cheyenne Indian
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Gangster (uncredited)
 1936 Parole!
Zingo Browning
 1936 The Milky Way
Todd Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (104 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (37 credits)

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Other Works:

He played Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," at the Harris Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Eulabelle Moore (African American woman); Peggy Rea (Eunice Hubbel); Russell Hardie (Harold "Mitch" Mitchell); Mary Welch (Stella Kowalski); Harry Kersey (Steve Hubbel); Uta Hagen (Blanche Dubois);... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Antony Quinn | Anthony Qvinn


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Marlon Brando] We forget how he revolutionized acting. Look at the chances he takes - think of all the stars who drift along playing themselves. See more »


Around 1972, he announced his desire to play Henry Cristophe, the 19th-century emperor of Haiti. Upon this announcement, several prominent black actors, including Ossie Davis and Ellen Holly, stated that they were opposed to a "white man" playing "black". Davis stated, "My black children need black heroes on which to model their behavior. Henry Cristophe is an authentic black hero. Tony, for all ... See more »


Frequently worked with Maureen O'Hara or Irene Papas. See more »



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