Julio Medina

Mostly Credited As: Julio Medina
Date Of Birth: 1933
Country Of Birth: Colombia
Birth Place: Chiquinquira, Boyaca

Julio Medina

Actor Julio Medina was born in Chiquinquira, a small town located in Boyaca, Colombia in 1933. He is not a very religious man but he believes in destiny. And he recalls the influence of those early films he saw in his native town. They were Mexican movies starring idol Jorge Negrete. While he was in high school, he received the chance to star in a radio play on The National Radio Broadcasting. After that first stint in 1948, he became a radio announcer working on the night shift. In the university Medina began to study Law to please his father. Without speaking English, he emigrated to the U.S. There he got to L.A. where he joined a drama school. He worked in several jobs and accepted to be correspondent for some Colombian newspapers. Finally in Hollywood by 1956 he could witness his first film shooting at the MGM studio, "The Swan" starring Grace Kelly. As a foreign correspondent, he attended several Globe Awards Galas. "Acting in Hollywood is very hard", Medina says, "there instead of being a universal actor, you are typecast as a Latin or a Chicano". By this time, there came two of his most recognized roles: Emiliano Zapata for TV, and Pancho Villa for the stage. He auditioned to enter the famed Lee Strasberg Studio before the master himself and was accepted. "I met a more quiet Strasberg. Not that lion everybody talked about". During the sixties and seventies, Medina starred in many renown television series: High Chaparral, Streets of San Francisco, The Flying Nun, and so on. He returned to Colombia in 1985, and since then has been involved in the roles of various characters in Telenovelas. Medina is a shy and loving person. He survived a cancer some years ago.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The New Adventures of Zorro (1981) (1981)As: Miguel -- [Voice]
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Airwolf (1984) 
  Bite of the Jackal 01x04: (Feb/04/1984) As Colonel Arias 

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) 
  I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been ...a Spy. 01x13: (Jan/30/1984) As Caesar Varga 

Hardcastle & McCormick (1983) 
  Flying Down to Rio 01x12: (Dec/04/1983) As Unknown 

Benson (1979) 
  Masquerade 02x04: (Nov/21/1980) As Corzo 

Meeting of Minds (1977) 
  Susan B. Anthony/Socrates/Sir Francis Bacon/Emiliano Zapata, Part 2 02x06: (Apr/10/1978) As Emiliano Zapata 
  Susan B. Anthony/Socrates/Sir Francis Bacon/Emiliano Zapata, Part 1 02x05: (Apr/03/1978) As Emiliano Zapata 

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  River of Promises 05x03: (Jan/14/1978) As Pedro 

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) 
  Acapulco Spies 02x09: (Nov/13/1977) As Clerk 

Wonder Woman (1976) 
  Anschluss '77 02x02: (Sep/23/1977) As Gaitan 

Harry O (1974) 
  Mister Five and Dime 02x14: (Jan/08/1976) As Legation Offical 
  Elegy for a Cop 01x21: (Feb/27/1975) As Jesus Quinlan 

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club 02x13: (Dec/19/1975) As Gardener 

Chico and the Man (1974) 
  Misfortune Teller 02x09: (Nov/14/1975) As Banker 
  Borrowed Trouble 01x05: (Oct/11/1974) As Delgado 

Baretta (1975) 
  Walk Like You Talk 01x08: (Mar/14/1975) As Neurosurgeon, [Co-Guest Stars]

Kung Fu (1972) 
  A Lamb to the Slaughter 03x14: (Jan/11/1975) As Padre 
  El Brujo 02x04: (Oct/25/1973) As Father Salazar 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972) 
  Flags of Terror 03x08: (Oct/31/1974) As Nick Solano 

Banacek (1972) 
  No Sign Of The Cross 01x03: (Oct/11/1972) As Padre Borda, [Co-Guest Stars]

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Hidalgo 17x17: (Jan/10/1972) As Fermin 
  The Noon Day Devil 16x13: (Dec/07/1970) As Rodriguez 
  The Reward 11x08: (Nov/06/1965) As Pedro 

Cannon (1971) 
  Flight Plan 01x14: (Dec/28/1971) As Unknown 

Bearcats! (1971) 
  The Devil Wears Armor 01x01: (Sep/16/1971) As Ramirez 

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  Is There Anyone Left Is Santa Paula? 03x13: (Dec/29/1970) As Montoya Sr., [Featuring]

The High Chaparral (1967) 
  Fiesta 04x10: (Nov/20/1970) As #1 Man 
  A Time to Laugh, a Time to Cry 03x02: (Sep/26/1969) As Sanchez 

The Partridge Family (1970) 
  Danny and the Mob 01x07: (Nov/06/1970) As Chavez 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  The Night of the Winged Terror (2) 04x16: (Jan/24/1969) As Townsman, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The Night of the Camera 04x10: (Nov/29/1968) As Don Carlos 

The Flying Nun (1967) 
  Cyrano de Bertrille 01x25: (Feb/22/1968) As Juan 

I Dream of Jeannie (1965) 
  My Master, the Doctor 01x20: (Feb/05/1966) As Stranger 
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