Henry Darrow

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Henry Darrow (born September 15, 1933) is a prolific Puerto Rican-American character actor of stage and film. Darrow is probably best remembered for his role as Manolito Montoya on the 1960s television series The High Chaparral. Younger fans may remember him for his role as the corrupt and vengeful Trooper Hancock in The Hitcher. He later replaced Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Don Alejandro de la Vega on the popular 1990s TV series, Zorro. Darrow was born Enrique Tomas Delgado in New York City, the first son of Gloria and Enrique Pio Delgado, who worked in the restaurant and clothing businesses. Darrow's parents emigrated from Puerto Rico to New York in the early 1930s. At the age of eight, he played a woodcutter in a school play, experience which convinced him that his destiny was as an actor. In 1946, when Darrow was 13, his family returned to Puerto Rico, where he discovered his roots and grew to love a country he had not known. He graduated from Academia del Perpetuo Socorro high school in Miramar, Puerto Rico, as class president before enrolling in the University of Puerto Rico. There he studied political science and acting, and worked as a part-time English-language interpreter.

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