Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Who Are Those Guys? ~ José Luis Chinchilla

José Luis Martínez Chinchilla was a Spanish actor, stunt coordinator, stuntman master of arms and fencing master. He was a regular in many Spanish produced films, mostly westerns, from the early 1960s to the early 1990s. He was billed under several variations of his given name as can be seen below. Very little information about him exists in book or on the Internet even though he’ often mentioned as a mentor to the current generation of stunt players. Amazing that he was a large contributor to the Euro-western genre and once again almost nothing is known about the man.

CHINCHILLA, José Luis (aka Chinchilla, J. L. M. Chinchilla, J. L. Chinchilla, J.L. Martinez Chinchilla, J.L. Chinchilla, Jose L. Chinchilla, Jose Luis Martinez Chinchilla, Jose Luis Chinchilla, Jose Martinez Chinchilla, José L. Martínez Chinchilla, José L. Chinchilla, José Luis M. Chinchilla, José M. Chinchilla, José Chinchilla) (José Luis Martínez Chinchilla) [Spanish] – master or arms, fencing master, stunt coordinator, stuntman, SFX, film actor.
Gunfight at Red Sands – 1963 (deputy)
Murieta! – 1963 (Murieta henchman) [stunt coordinator]
Relevo para un pistolero – 1964 (Relámpago/Matt ‘Lightning’ Harris ranch hand) [stunt
     coordinator, master of arms] [as J.L. Chinchilla]
Massacre at Fort Grant – 1964 (townsman)
Shoot to Kill – 1965 [also stunts]
Long Days of Revenge – 1966 (tavern patron)
The Texican – 1966 [stunt double] [as J. L. Chinchilla]
Villa Rides – 1968 (soldier) [stunts]
Arizona Returns – 1970 (Chico henchman)
Sabata the Killer – 1970 (Butch Garrett)
The Great Treasure Hunt – 1972 (Gonzalvo) [as José L. Chinchilla]
Tequila – 1973
Patience Has a Limit, We Don’t – 1974 (town rowdy)
Rustlers' Rhapsody – 1985 [stunt coordinator]

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