Monday, May 17, 2010

Who Are Those Guys? - Simon Arriaga


Simón Arriago is another commonly seen face during the Spaghetti western era. Other than that I can find no biographical information on this Spanish character actor. His first documented film appearance was as a bandit in “Torrejón City” (1962). According to the IMDb he made 46 film and TV appearances with his last performance in an episode of the TV series “Curro Jiménez” (1976). Specializing in playing Mexican bandits Arriaga appeared in such classic Euro-westerns as “The Shadow of Zorro” (1962), “Gunfighters of Casa Grande” (1963), “Bullets Don't Argue” and “Minnesota Clay” both 1964, “Django” (1965), “The Hellbenders” and “Navajo Joe” both 1966, “A Train for Durango” (1967), “Cemetery Without Crosses”, “A Long Ride from Hell” and “White Comanche” all in 1968, “Companeros!” and “Cut-Throats Nine”, “El Condor” in 1970 and “Sonny and Jed” (1972). In all I have him appearing in 27 Euro-westerns over a ten year period from 1962 until 1972. Simon Arriaga died in a motorcylce accident in May of 1976.


ARRIAGA, Simón (aka 'Garibaldi', Simón Arriago, Simón Arriago 'Garibaldi' [193?, Spain - 5/?/1976, Madrid, Madrid, Spain (motorcycle accident)] – TV actor.
Shadow of Zorro – 1962 (Dan's henchman)
Torrejon City – 1962 (bandit)
Billy the Kid – 1963
Gunfighters of Casa Grande – 1963 (Carvajal)
The Implacable Three – 1963
The Sign of the Coyote – 1963 (Lenny henchman)
Bullets Don’t Argue – 1964 (Santero henchman)
Minnesota Clay – 1964 (Ortiz henchman)
Django – 1965 (Miguel)
Rebels in Canada – 1965 (British trapper)
Hellbenders – 1966 (Mexican bandit)
Navajo Joe – 1966 (Monkey)
Savage Gringo – 1966 (Tedder)
A Few Bullets More – 1967 (Mexican)
A Man, a Colt – 1967 (Pedro’s henchman)
Rattler Kid – 1967 (Jim)
A Train for Durango – 1967 (Lobo henchman)
Cemetery Without Crosses - 1968
A Hole in the Forehead - 1968 (Monguja henchman)
A Long Ride from Hell – 1968
The Mercenary - 1968 (Simón)
White Comanche – 1968
Companeros! – 1970 (Mongo henchman)
Cut-Throats Nine – 1970 (Joe Ferrell)
El Condor – 1970 (Mexican soldier)
Sabata the Killer – 1970 (Garfield henchman)
Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest - 1971 (Grayson henchman)
What Am I Doing in the Middle of a Revolution? – 1971
Sonny & Jed – 1972 (Somillo)

2 comments:

  1. SIMON ARRIAGA FALLECE EN MADRID EN MAYO DE 1976 A CAUSA DE UN ACCIDENTE DE MOTOCICLETA

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  2. Gracias amigo. I will add this to the post.

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