Carlos Casaravilla Rios was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on October 12, 1900.
He was active as a film actor from 1934 to 1978 appearing in over 90 films and TV series, usually as a supporting or character actor. He made his film debut in the film “Viva la vida”, directed by José María Castellví in 1934. He acted in some of his best performances under the direction of director Juan Antonio Bardem, in films such as “Cómicos” (1954), “Death of a Cyclist” (1955) and “Sonatas” (1959). Viewing his role in “Death of a Cyclist”, writer and critic Eduardo Haro Tecglen acknowledged that he was a "spectacular" actor, and observed: "He was a man specialized in cynical papers, and foreign, because he spoke languages, and that's why they always gave him a role with a foreign accent."
Csaravilla also appeared in numerous foreign productions, between which critics highlight “The Pride and the Passion” (1957) by Stanley Kramer, “Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite” (1965) by Claude Chabrol and “The Return of the Magnificent Seven” (1967) by Burt Kennedy. In 1959 he starred in the film “El Lazarillo de Tormes”, which won the Golden Bear at the tenth edition of the Berlin International Film Festival.
In the Theater, he participated with Marujita Díaz in the play "Yo soy casado, señorita" in 1948.
Carlos Casaravilla died in Cullera, Valencia, Spain on February 17, 1981.
CASARAVILLA, Carlos (aka Carlos Casarvillo, John Clark) (Carlos Casaravilla Ríos) [10/12/1900, Montevideo, Uruguay – 2/17/1981, Cullera, Valencia, Spain] – theater, film, TV actor.
The Last of the Mohicans – 1965 (Tamerind)
A Place Called Glory – 1965 (Judge)
Django Does Not Forgive – 1966 (Bunny)
Return of the Magnificent Seven – 1966 (peon)
A Few Bullets More – 1967 (Jackson Murphy)
Guns of the Revolution – 1969 (Captain Carlos Larrea)