Armando Joseph Catalano a.k.a. Guy Williams (January 14, 1924 April 30, 1989) was an American actor and model of Italian descent.
His charisma and good looks ensured him a successful photographic model and TV lead career, but he never achieved bona fide movie stardom.
Tropes in his works:
- Cast the Expert: He was a fencer, and put his skills to good use in Zorro.
- Fake Nationality: He played Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro despite having no Spanish nor Latino background (his parents were immigrants from Sicily, Italy). Add to that he was from New York and not California — California was more Spanish than Mexican at the time the Zorro stories take place.