Famous Faces in "The Magnificent Seven" Films!

by gattonero975 | created - 16 Nov 2015 | updated - 06 Dec 2015 | Public

All-star cast, epic-sized heroes and spectacular gun battles make "The Magnificent Seven" films a legend among westerns. Spawning three sequels and a successful television series. Featuring the great Elmer Bersteins Oscar-nominated music score, this stunning series based on the also 'magnificent' "The Seven Samurai", raises the bar for rugged westerns to a new, heart-stopping level for a bold, sweeping adventure that delivers nonstop excitement. "The Magnificent Seven" films...some of the finest in the genre and one of the greatest western sagas in film history.

1. Emilio Fernández

Writer | La perla

Emilio "El Indio" Fernández Romo, who was born on March 26, 1904, in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, is the most famous person in the history of Mexican movies. For an era he symbolized Mexico due to his violent machismo, rooted in the Revolution of 1910-17, and because of his staunch commitment to ...

"Lorca"

Return of the Seven (1966)

2. Val Avery

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Val Avery was born on July 14, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Sebouh Der Abrahamian. He is known for his work on The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Cobra (1986). He was married to Margot Stevenson. He died on December 12, 2009 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan,...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Henry

3. Whit Bissell

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in more than 200 movies and scores of TV series. He is best known for playing the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half beast in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). Bissell...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Chamlee

4. Jim Davis

Actor | Big Jake

Tall, rangy Jim Davis spent much of his early career in westerns, mainly at Republic Pictures. The Missouri-born and -raised Davis' relaxed, easygoing manner and Southern drawl easily fit most moviegoers' image of the cowboy, and Republic put him in a ton of them over the years (the fact that, ...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Gunman at Boot Hill (uncredited)

5. Victor French

Actor | Rio Lobo

Victor French was the son of a stuntman. His debut was a small role in Lassie (1954), uncredited. He had his first real acting experiences in western-films, where he usually played the "bad guy" due to his rather gruff look. This changed with Little House on the Prairie (1974), (as Isaiah Edwards)....

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Front Office Clerk (uncredited)

6. Fernando Rey

Actor | Tristana

Fernando Rey, the great Spanish movie actor primarily known in the United States for his role as "Frog One" in The French Connection (1971) and its sequel, was born Fernando Casado D'Arambillet on September 20 1917, in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, the son of Colonel Casado Veiga. Originally, the young...

Return of the Seven (1966) Priest

7. Joseph Ruskin

Actor | Smokin' Aces

Joseph Ruskin was born on April 14, 1924 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA as Joseph Richard Schlafman. He was an actor and producer, known for Smokin' Aces (2006), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and The Scorpion King (2002). He was married to Barbara Greene and Patricia Herd. He died on December 28...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Flynn (uncredited)

8. Bing Russell

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Although best known as the deputy on Bonanza (1959) and Robert in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Russell's notoriety on a national level was as the owner of the Portland Mavericks Baseball Club. Helming the only independent team in the class A Northwest League, Russell was an innovator. Before Bull ...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Robert

9. Robert J. Wilke

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business. He ...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Wallace (as Robert Wilke)

10. Eli Wallach

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole,...

"Calvera"

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

11. Rodolfo Acosta

Actor | Hondo

Mexican character actor Rodolfo Acosta (born Rodolfo Acosta Pérez) achieved his greatest success in the US, primarily as a villain in westerns. He was born in Chamizal, a section of land disputed by Mexico and Texas due to changes in the Rio Grande river which forms the border. At the time of ...

Return of the Seven (1966) Lopez (as Rudy Acosta)

12. Rico Alaniz

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Rico Alaniz was born on October 25, 1919 in Juarez, Mexico as Americo Zorilla Alaniz. He was an actor, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), War of the Colossal Beast (1958) and Wolf Larsen (1958). He died on March 9, 2015 in California, USA.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Sotero

13. John A. Alonzo

Cinematographer | Chinatown

John A. Alonzo was born on June 12, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Chinatown (1974), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Star Trek: Generations (1994). He was married to Jan Murray and Suzanne L. Heltzel. He died on March 13, 2001 in Beverly Hills, California...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Miguel (as John Alonso)

14. José Chávez

Actor | Romancing the Stone

José Chávez was born on June 12, 1916 in Mexico. He was an actor, known for Romancing the Stone (1984), The Wild Bunch (1969) and Guns for San Sebastian (1968). He died on July 13, 1988.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Rafael (uncredited)

15. Roberto Contreras

Actor | Scarface

Roberto Contreras was born on December 12, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Scarface (1983), Topaz (1969) and The Under Achievers (1987). He died on July 18, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Villager (uncredited)

16. Pepe Hern

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Pepe Hern was born on June 6, 1927 in New Jersey, USA as José Hernández Bethancourt. He was an actor, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), 13 West Street (1962) and Family Theatre (1949). He died on February 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Tomas

17. Jorge Martínez de Hoyos

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Jorge Martínez de Hoyos was born on September 25, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), Lonesome Dove (1989) and Untouched (1954). He was married to Alicia Caro. He died on May 6, 1997 in Mexico City.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Hilario (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyas)

18. Enrique Lucero

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Enrique Lucero was born on October 9, 1920 in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was an actor, known for The Wild Bunch (1969), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Under Fire (1983). He died on May 9, 1989 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Villager

19. Rosenda Monteros

Actress | The Magnificent Seven

Rosenda Monteros was born on August 31, 1935 in Veracruz, Mexico. She is an actress, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), She (1965) and Ninette y un señor de Murcia (1966). She was previously married to Julio Bracho.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) "Petra"

20. Elisa Montés

Actress | Las últimas banderas

Her first acting steps took place on stage. In movies, her films can be divided in two periods: The first 10 years, usually embodying young angelic or prudish wives and the next 15 years, taking part in a wide number of co-productions. After the 70s, she has preferably dedicated to television and ...

Return of the Seven (1966) "Petra"

21. Vladimir Sokoloff

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Familiar character actor of Russian heritage who played in scores of films, mostly in the U.S. He studied at the University of Moscow but left there to attend the Moscow Academy of Dramatic Art. He joined the world- renowned Moscow Art Theatre, where he worked for the next decade as an actor and ...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Old Man

22. Valentin de Vargas

Actor | Hatari!

Valentin de Vargas was born on April 26, 1935 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Albert C. Schubert. He was an actor and director, known for Hatari! (1962), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) and Touch of Evil (1958). He was married to M. Diana Pace, Jones, Nome and Arlene McQuade. He died on June 10, ...

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Calvera Henchman (uncredited)

23. Claude Akins

Actor | Rio Bravo

Broad-shouldered and beefy Claude Akins had wavy black hair, a deep booming voice and was equally adept at playing sneering cowardly villains as he was at portraying hard-nosed cops. The son of a police officer, Akins never seemed short of work and appeared in nearly 100 films and 180+ TV episodes ...

"Frank"

Return of the Seven (1966)

24. Charles Bronson

Actor | C'era una volta il West

The archetypal screen tough guy with weatherbeaten features--one film critic described his rugged looks as "a Clark Gable who had been left out in the sun too long"--Charles Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky, one of 15 children of struggling parents in Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary (Valinsky), ...

"Bernardo O'Reilly"

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

25. Horst Buchholz

Actor | La vita è bella

On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...

"Chico"

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

26. Yul Brynner

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Exotic leading man of American films, famed as much for his completely bald head as for his performances, Yul Brynner masked much of his life in mystery and outright lies designed to tease people he considered gullible. It was not until the publication of the books "Yul: The Man Who Would Be King" ...

"Chris Larabee Adams"

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Return of the Seven (1966)

27. James Coburn

Actor | The Great Escape

Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns ...

"Britt"

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

28. Brad Dexter

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

American supporting player specializing in tough guys. Of Serbian extraction, he was born in Nevada in 1917. As a young man, he boxed in amateur bouts and had early training in theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. He joined the Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to the troupe performing ...

"Harry Luck"

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

29. Robert Fuller

Actor | Maverick

Robert Fuller was born in Troy, New York on 29th July 1933 at 1.50pm and was raised in Key West, Florida. He was an only child and his birth name was Leonard Leroy Lee, but he was nicknamed Buddy Lee by his friends.

Robert started his education at St Mary's in New York and when his mother Betty ...

"Vin"

Return of the Seven (1966)

30. Steve McQueen

Actor | The Great Escape

He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular ...

"Vin Tanner"

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

31. Warren Oates

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Warren Oates was an American character actor of the 1960s and 1970s and early 1980s whose distinctive style and intensity brought him to offbeat leading roles.

Oates was born in Depoy, a very small Kentucky town. He was the son of Sarah Alice (Mercer) and Bayless Earle Oates, a general store owner. ...

"Colbee"

Return of the Seven (1966)

32. Robert Vaughn

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 at Charity Hospital in New York City, the son of show business parents, Marcella Frances (Gaudel) and Gerald Walter Vaughn. His father was a radio actor and his mother starred on stage. Robert came to the public's attention first with his ...

"Lee"

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

33. Jordan Christopher

Actor | Brainstorm

Jordan Christopher was born on October 23, 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA as Jordan Eli Zankoff. He was an actor, known for Brainstorm (1983), Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969) and Hart to Hart (1979). He was married to Sybil Williams. He died on January 21, 1996 in New York City, New York, USA.

"Manuel"

Return of the Seven (1966)

34. Julián Mateos

Actor | Young Sánchez

He studied philosophy in Salamanca but he did not finish the career. Then he went to Barcelona where he studied in the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico. His first film was in 1960. He has also worked in TV (TVE, ORTF).

"Chico"

Return of the Seven (1966)

35. Virgilio Teixeira

Actor | Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira

Virgilio Teixeira was born on October 26, 1917 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He was an actor, known for Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira (1947), Alexander the Great (1956) and Return of the Magnificent Seven (1966). He was married to Vanda. He died on December 5, 2010 in Funchal.

"Luis Delgado" (as Virgilio Texeira)

Return of the Seven (1966)