James Victor, who played Sergeant Jaime Mendoza on 'Zorro' died June 20th. He was 76. He was born Lincoln Peralta (he took the name James Victor in honor of his oldest brother) on July 27, 1939, in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He became a protégé of actor John Cassavetes and became a film and TV actor. Along with Duncan Regehr who starred as Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro on the Family Channel adaptation of Zorro, which aired in several countries and for three seasons (1990-93) in the U.S. At first, Victor's Mendoza, who always enjoyed a good meal, tried to capture the masked man before realizing that he was not a criminal, and they became pals.