I've mentioned before that the "Family Channel" has been running I SPY on TV. And even though they are thankfully available again on HULU (luv you, Hulu), I find great delight in tuning in Kelly & Scotty at 11 PM each night (even with commercials and all) and watching them romp around my TV screen before heading off to dreamland (with a smile on my face).
Well, the other night "A Day Called 4 Jaguar" was on ... not one of my favorites, but I'll watch anything with our charming guys going off on their adventures. And I always - without fail - discover something new when I watch an episode that I never noticed before.
So, in "A Day Called 4 Jaguar," there is a scene where the guys go to a remote village to enlist the help of the locals to help them find the "tall, blond giant" (a.k.a. Cosmonaut Dmitri Balin, a.k.a. the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl).
They are met with great belligerence and hostility by a group of villagers and are later kidnapped
by these same men and taken exactly where they wanted to be - to meet Dmitri.
Well, I took a double-take at the leader of the local villagers ...
"Is that" or "is that not" GOZA ... our man of the many-colored Jimmy Mitchell coat???
O.K. in "Turnabout for Traitors" Jose Chavez gets screen credit for his role as GOZA ...
but nothing - nada for "A Day Called for Jaguar."
The extra cast in "Jaguar" are listed here
with Jose Dominguez being listed as "the peasant."
I looked up both actors, but could not find any photos of Joe Dominguez, but did find lots of acting credits for both of them.
Jose Chavez was in (among many other films) "The Wild Bunch," "Romancing the Stone," "The Magnificent Seven," and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." For photos of him in the last 2 roles, go to
and his filmography on IMDB
O.K. ... with our assorted collection of film buffs and experts of the obscure out there, does anyone know about Joe Dominguez and could that have been him as the village leader in "Jaguar"??
Or perhaps Joe Dominguez was some other "peasant" in "A Day Called for Jaguar," and these WERE photos of Jose Chavez, who was just uncredited??
And this "uncredited" status HAS happened before, and in these exact episodes ...
Regina Torné who later starred as the evil mother "Mama Elena" in
the wonderful film "Like Water for Chocolate" (1992), also starred as the
evil Elena in "Turnabout for Traitors."
Regina Torné as evil Mama Elena in "Like Water for Chocolate"
And remember the photo from above ... well here she is as
Evil Elena in "Turnabout for Traitors" (thanks to Jimmy's photo)
(Well, Kelly didn't catch on to her "evilness" right away ... )
Here's her I SPY "Turnabout" screen credit
BUT in "A Day Called 4 Jaguar," she is definitely the young woman who
is the leader of the synchronized swimmers group who asks Kelly for help
when her electricity has gone out at the Las Brisas hotel.
But she is uncredited in the screen credits at the end for this episode - not a mention.
NOW ... I have been known to be wrong (now and then).
I have always mixed up Richard Carlson and Hugh Marlowe,
from the 1950s Outer Space, horror, science fiction genre of films.
Richard Carlson starred in "It Came from Outer Space" and "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" among many others.
Hugh Marlowe will always be remembered for his role in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and others like "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers." But he was also in a variety of great dramatic films like "All About Eve," "Twelve O'Clock High," "Elmer Gantry," "Birdman of Alcatraz," and "Seven Days in May."
And except for the age difference, Eileen Baral (Leno in "Child Out of Time") and Evelyn Rudie could have been the same person or twins to me.
... Yes, yes, "He's Worked with Everyone Out There Twice"!!
doppelganger "Evelyn Rudie" (in Alfred Hitchcock's "A Man Greatly Beloved")
And lastly, I thought George Serengi Alicia's ill-fated boyfriend in "Dragon's Teeth"
was the same guy who played the nasty Señor Porada in "There Was A Little Girl"
George Serengi and Señor Porada
... except George Serengi is listed as being played by Mike Faulkner
and nasty Señor Porada was played by Harry Raybould. Go know!!
Any other great "look-alikes" come to mind for you??
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ All my best,
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Tatia
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