Charles Stevens (actor)

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Charles Stevens
Born (1893-05-26)May 26, 1893
Solomonville, Arizona, U.S.
Died August 22, 1964(1964-08-22) (aged 71)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood
Occupation Actor
Years active 1915-1961
Spouse(s) Lila Stevens (1918-?) (1 child)

Charles Stevens (May 26, 1893 – August 22, 1964) was an American actor. A grandson of Geronimo,[1] Stevens appeared in nearly 200 films between 1915 and 1961. A close friend of actor Douglas Fairbanks, Stevens appeared in nearly all of the Fairbanks' films.


Born in Solomonville, Arizona, Stevens began his career during the silent era, playing mostly Native Americans and Mexicans in Westerns. During the 1930s and 1940s, he had roles in the film serials Wild West Days and Overland Mail. In the 1950s, Stevens guest-starred on several television series, including The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, The Adventures of Kit Carson, Sky King, The Lone Ranger, Zorro, and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. In two of those appearances in The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, in 1954 and 1958, he played his grandfather Geronimo.

He made his last onscreen appearance in the film The Outsider (1961), starring Tony Curtis. Stevens died on August 22, 1964 and is buried in an unmarked grave.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1915 The Birth of a Nation Volunteer Film debut, Uncredited
1916 The Mystery of the Leaping Fish Japanese Accomplice
1917 Wild and Woolly Pedro
1918 M'Liss Mexican Uncredited
1920 The Mollycoddle Yellow Horse
1921 The Three Musketeers Planchet
1922 Robin Hood Prince John's Aide Alternative title: Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood
1924 Empty Hands Indian Guide
1925 Don Q, Son of Zorro Robledo
1926 Mantrap Lawrence Jackfish (Indian Guide)
1927 The Gaucho The Gaucho's First Lieutenant
1929 The Iron Mask Planchet
1930 Tom Sawyer Injun Joe
The Big Trail Indian Uncredited
1931 The Cisco Kid Lopez
1932 South of the Rio Grande Pedro
1933 The California Trail Juan
Police Call Gang Leader
The Perils of Pauline Bashan's Henchman Chapters 1-8
1934 Viva Villa! Pascal's Staff Uncredited
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer McGregor's Servant Uncredited
1936 The Bold Caballero Captain Vargas Alternative title: The Bold Cavalier
1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto Ning Uncredited
1939 Frontier Marshal Indian Charlie
1940 The Mark of Zorro Jose, a Peón Uncredited
1941 Blood and Sand Pablo Gómez
1942 Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die Indian Charley
1944 The Mummy's Curse Achilles
1945 San Antonio Sojer Harris Uncredited
1946 My Darling Clementine Indian Charlie Uncredited
1947 Sinbad the Sailor Ruri Uncredited
1950 California Passage Pedro
1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk Trancos Uncredited
1950 Ambush Diablito
1953 Jeopardy Mexican Father Uncredited
1954 Man with the Steel Whip Blackjack Sam - Captured Renegade Chapter 6
1955 The Last Command Villager Uncredited
1956 The Ten Commandments Slave Uncredited
1957 Duel at Apache Wells Mexican Uncredited
1959 Last Train from Gun Hill Keno Uncredited
1960 Oklahoma Territory Tom Badger Uncredited
1961 The Outsider Joseph Hayes Final film
Year Title Role Notes
1953 The Range Rider Pescadito 2 episodes
1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Shaman 1 episode
1955 Captain Midnight Injun Joe 1 episode
1956 My Friend Flicka Deerfoot 1 episode
1957 Wagon Train Old Indian 1 episode
1958 Sugarfoot Charlie Falling Horse 1 episode
1959 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Eskimo #2 1 episode
1960 The Alaskans Chinook 2 episodes
1961 Rawhide Sub-Chief 2 episodes


  1. ^ Simmon, Scott (2003). The Invention of the Western Film: A Cultural History of the Genre's First Half-Century. Cambridge University Press. p. 236. ISBN 0-521-55581-7. 

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