Henry Darrow (born Enrique Tomas Delgado, Jr. on September 15, 1933 in New York City) - actor
Darrow is probably best remembered for his role of "Manolito" in the popular 1960's television western series called "The High Chaparral".
Henry was the first born son of Gloria and Enrique Delgado Sr., who migrated to New York from Puerto Rico in the early 1930's. When Henry was 8 he took part in a school play in the role of a woodcutter; this small experience was all he needed to convince him that to go into the profession.
In 1946, when he was 13 his family returned to Puerto Rico; here he discovered his roots and grew to love the country he had had until now not known. He graduated from high school as class president and soon after enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico). Here he studied political science and acting and worked part-time as an interpreter. During his third year in the University, Henry was awarded a scholarship (the first of its kind) to attend an acting school, by the Government of Puerto Rico.
Henry moved to Los Angeles, California and enrolled in the "Passadena Playhouse". Here he met a young woman called Lucy who was to become his first wife and with whom he was to have two children: Denise and Tom. Henry graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts.
Henry had already landed small parts in some 12 movies and 75 television series when he landed a role in a play entitled "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit". Television producer David Dortort was attending one of the presentations when he first saw Henry and immediately recruited him for his T.V. western series "The High Chaparral" and cast him in the role of "Manolito Montoya". The series debuted on national T.V. on September of 1967 in NBC and lasted for four seasons. The role of "Manolito" gave Henry national exposure as well as fame and fortune.
Henry has also appeared in hundreds of episodes of soap operas, mini-series, sit-coms, and dramas, along with numerous stage plays. Among some of the T.V. shows in which he has appeared are:
"Hawaii Five-O", "Kojak", "Kung Fu", "Mission Impossible", "The Waltons" and "Mod Squad". Amongst the soap operas he has participated in are:
"Santa Barbara", "General Hospital", "One Life to Live" and A Mexican production titled "Crystal Empire". Henry is the first latino actor to have portrayed "Zorro" in two different television series. He also has provided the "voice" for the cartoon version of "Zorro".