Joseph Calleia (born August 4, 1897; died October 31, 1975 in Malta), was a movie character actor. He made his screen debut in 1935 and went on to appear in a total of 57 movies. Calleia usually played cops or a villain in gangster or western films. He played Juan SeguĂn in The Alamo. Other films include the comedy My Little Chickadee (1940), Disney's The Littlest Outlaw (1955) and the border-town detective in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958). Appeared in the films noir Deadline at Dawn (1946), Gilda (1946), Lured (1947) and The Glass Key (1942). He also wrote the screenplay for the western take on Robin Hood with The Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936).
Joseph Calleia was born at Saqajja Square, Rabat, Malta. A monument, consisting of a bust of Joseph Calleia, was erected in front of his house in Rabat, in October, 2005, by Eman Bonnici, a young fellow, aged at the time 17. It has since been defaced by vandals, and remains to be repaired.