Abel Fernandez

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Abel Fernandez co-starred on the very popular television series "The Untouchables," from 1959 through 1963. He was born on July 14, 1930 in Los Angeles, California. His mother was Yakaii Indian and his father, Mexican Indian. Abel the youngest of a large family lost his mother at birth. He attended Belmont High (now Cathreal High) in Los Angeles. Enlisted in the Army at age 16 and was a paratooper. Won Middleweight boxing champ of Asiatic Forces. Became a professional boxer in 1950 but quit in 1953 after almost killing an opponent. Studied acting and started in films in 1953. Said to be mixed with Spanish, Portuguese, Irish and Italian. Produces theatrical shows for disadvantaged children.

ABEL'S Filmograhy (I hope I got these right)

Films:

"Second Chance" (1953)......? Co-starred with Robert Mitchum
"Alaska Sea" (1953)......? Co-starred with Robert Ryan
"Rose Marie" ( 1954)......? Co-starred with Fernando Lamas
"Many Rivers To Cross" (1955) ...... Slangoh
"The Last Wagon" (1956) ...... Apache Medicine Man
"The Harder They Fall"...... (1956) ......Chief Firebird Co-Starred with Humphry Bogart
"Pork Chop Hill" (1959) ......Kindley
"The Scar Face Mob" /aka "Untouchables (1962) ...... William Yougfellow
"Madigan" (1968) ......Detective Rodriquez
"Quicksilver" (1986) ......Guyamo
"Fort Yuma" ...... ?
"Target Zero" ......?
Note: "The "Scarface Mob" aka Untouchables" movie was filmed after the series was already on air and popular. Later , also in "62 it was aired on tv.

Television:

"The Untouchables" (1959 -1963)......William "Bill" Youngfellow
"Steve Canyon" (1958 or 1959-1960)......Airman, Abel Featherstone
"Second Chance" (1953) ......?
"Gunsmoke" (1955) ......Little Wolf
"Gunsmoke" (1995) ......Indian
"Gunsmoke" (1995) ......Nate
"Zane Grey Theater (1956) ......? [ Episode # 3.21 ]
"Zane Grey Theater (1956) ......? [ Episode # 31.6 ]
"Rin Tin Tin" ? ......?
"Wagon Train" ? ......?
"Lassie" ? ......?
"Have gun Will Travel" ? ......?
"Andy Burnatt" ? ......?
"Daniel Boone" ? ......?
"Jim Bowie" ? ......?
"Playhouse 90" ? ......?
"The Tine Tunnel" ? ......?
"CBS Playhouse" ? ......?
"77 Sunset Strip" ? ......?
"Climax" ? ......?
"The fall Guy" ? ......?

This was supplied by a fan. Her sources were various magazine artcles. Some info even came from Abel himself!

I'll list some of the sources just to help other fans who's looking for material:
"The TV Collector" (August-September 1985, Page18)
"TV Radio Mirror" (February 1961, Pages 66 &67)

 


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