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Creator / Guy Williams

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Armando Joseph Catalano a.k.a. Guy Williams (January 14, 1924 – April 30, 1989) was an American actor and model of Italian descent.

He is best remembered as Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro in the eponymous 1950s Disney series and as Professor John Robinson in Lost in Space.

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.