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1st American Graffiti tragedy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by axle, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,382

    from New York

    So what happened?? Accident or???
  2. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,535


    Rats. Sad news for sure. I saw him several times at the GNRS, including the dragster fire up, he seemed to be enjoying that.

    "You tell 'em, Wolfman! When I graduate, I'm gonna be a Wolfman."
  3. 3 Deuces
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 55

    3 Deuces

    He actually had a LOT of parts

    Here is a list.

    Scarface (1983) .... Kid #2
    "Alice" (1 episode, 1981)
    - Guinness on Tap (1981) TV episode

    More American Graffiti (1979) (as Manuel Padilla) .... Carlos
    ... aka Purple Haze
    Cotton Candy (1978) (TV) .... Julio Sanchez
    ... aka Ron Howard's Cotton Candy (USA: complete title)
    "Happy Days" .... Squirt (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
    ... aka Happy Days Again (USA: syndication title)
    - The Second Anniversary Show (1976) TV episode .... Squirt
    - Knock Around the Block (1974) TV episode .... Squirt
    "Police Story" (1 episode, 1976)
    - Spanish Class (1976) TV episode
    American Graffiti (1973) .... Carlos
    "Gunsmoke" .... Indian Boy / ... (4 episodes, 1968-1971)
    ... aka Gun Law (UK)
    ... aka Marshal Dillon (USA: rerun title)
    - Trafton (1971) TV episode .... Manuel
    - The Pack Rat (1970) TV episode .... Sancho
    - The Innocent (1969) TV episode .... Indian Boy
    - Zavala (1968) TV episode .... Paco Avila
    "Bonanza" .... Pedro (1 episode, 1971)
    ... aka Ponderosa (USA: rerun title)
    - The Prisoners (1971) TV episode .... Pedro
    "The Immortal" .... Luis (1 episode, 1970)
    - The Legacy (1970) TV episode .... Luis
    The Great White Hope (1970) .... Paco
    A Man Called Horse (1970) .... Leaping Buck
    "Lancer" .... Running Fox (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
    - Lamp in the Wilderness (1970) TV episode (as Manuel Padilla) .... Running Fox
    - The Man Without a Gun (1969) TV episode
    Cutter's Trail (1970) (TV) .... Paco Avila

    "Then Came Bronson" .... Mike Wade (1 episode, 1969)
    - Against a Blank Cold Wall (1969) TV episode .... Mike Wade
    "The Flying Nun" .... Marcello / ... (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
    - A Ticket for Bertrille (1969) TV episode (as Manuel Padilla) .... Marcello
    - Marcello's Idol (1969) TV episode (as Manuel Padilla) .... Marcello
    - The Big Game (1969) TV episode (as Manuel Padilla) .... Marcello
    - Sister Socko in San Tanco (1969) TV episode (as Manuel Padilla) .... Michael Antonio
    "The Guns of Will Sonnett" .... Boy (1 episode, 1968)
    - Meeting in a Small Town (1968) TV episode .... Boy
    "Tarzan" .... Jai (5 episodes, 1966-1968)
    - A Gun for Jai (1968) TV episode .... Jai
    - King of the Dwsari (1968) TV episode .... Jai
    - The Professional (1968) TV episode .... Jai
    - The Three Faces of Death (1966) TV episode .... Jai
    - The Prisoner (1966) TV episode .... Jai
    Tarzan and the Great River (1967) .... Pepe
    Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966) .... Ramel
    "Slattery's People" .... Dwight Ignacio (1 episode, 1965)
    - How Impregnable Is a Magic Tower? (1965) TV episode .... Dwight Ignacio
    Black Spurs (1965) .... Manuel
    "Rawhide" (1 episode, 1965)
    - El Hombre Bravo (1965) TV episode (as Manuel Padilla)
    Taffy and the Jungle Hunter (1965) .... Beau
    Sylvia (1965) (uncredited) .... Pancho
    Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) (uncredited) .... Orphan boy
    "Dr. Kildare" .... Juan Ortega (1 episode, 1964)
    - Tomorrow Is a Fickle Girl (1964) TV episode .... Juan Ortega
    The Young and the Brave (1963) .... Han
    Dime with a Halo (1963) .... Rafael
    "Sam Benedict" .... Joey Cairo (1 episode, 1963)
    - Seventeen Gypsies and a Sinner Named Charlie (1963) TV episode .... Joey Cairo

  4. SHRUM
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 616


  5. Damn, He was just a couple days older than my wife. :(

    At least he will live forever in cinema.
  6. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
    Posts: 607


    This is sad news for sure.

    Weird thing is, I can't find a single news item about his death. I know the HAMB is widespread, but jeez. I'm kinda hoping we've made a terrible mistake.

    Any one else find anything?
  7. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,303

    hombres ruin

    i was with him at the GNRS he signed a photo for me and one for my father who came from australia for the show and was stoked to meet him and bo hopkins,he looked fine,it must of been suden to take his life that quick,to me he looked like he was loving every minute of what he was doing and what people had to say about what he had done. A shock for sure.
  8. CruZer
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,913


    All these years I've been wondering where I saw him before AG. Tarzan, that was it !!! Thanks.

    Sorry to read of his passing.
  9. Jimv
    Joined: Dec 5, 2001
    Posts: 2,924


    I can't find any info on him passing!! What happen? you should fill us in!
    Theres nothing on the IMDB or any news sites.
  10. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    John, I will get in touch with you.
  11. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,285

    Von Franco

    R.I.P. man and thanks Axel for the 411................
  12. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    I just spoke to Candy Clark again.

    Does anyone in the L.A. / So - Cal area own a chopped 49-51 Merc that is dark in color?

    Please contact me asap.

  13. Troublemaker427
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,838


    Man that sucks. RIP
  14. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    Back on top.
  15. bigBADwolf
    Joined: May 27, 2006
    Posts: 148

    from Batavia,IL

    much love and respect,rip-
  16. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,610


  17. You know mine Axle,but it has flames. If you need it,i'll bring it.
  18. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,146


    God speed to him,
  19. CRAP !! kool guy and way to fuckin young to kick it.....since we were the same age....respects to him and him people............Bob or Axel ask where we can send flowers/respects etc. thanks
  20. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 483

    from PA

  21. Graffiti32
    Joined: Oct 9, 2005
    Posts: 392

    from Illinois

    That is a shame! Remember guys he is not gone. He will live in out memories forever.

    My favorite A.G. line of his.
    "When I grow up Im gonna be a Wolfman"

    Tonight I bet he is with Wolfman.
  22. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

    Sorry to hear the news... Had no idea he had all of the other parts that were posted. Thanks for doing that.
  23. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,885

    pecker head

    Dang ! Way to young .
  24. Limey Steve
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,523

    Limey Steve
    Alliance Vendor
    from Whittier

    Sad news, RIP man , great to see your last weekend was a BLAST , Thanks for the wonderful memories you left for us to enjoy from the Silver Screen.
  25. customfc
    Joined: Dec 26, 2006
    Posts: 50


    Sad news!
    Thoughts go out to his family and friends.

    Thank you for contributing to my life.

  26. HydroClyde
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 54


    Wow... I remember quite a few of these shows..brings back good memories...God speed Carlos...
  27. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 483

    from PA

    Still hope this is a false rumor, can't find any info anywhere else but here. I used to watch Tarzan as a kid and remember him from that we are pretty much the same age. Such a shame if true.

  28. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,382

    from New York

    Somethins very strange here. No info anywhere that can be found other then the HAMB....Axle what the hell is the story here. It's starting to sound like it may not be true.He was just seen recently. What did Candy Clark say?
  29. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    I wish it were not true fella's.

    For those that are on My Space go to American Graffiti or Candy Clarks page and see for yourself.

    The family has given me permission to give out their address should anyone want to send a card/flowers. PM me and you can have it.

    I am still looking for 1 or 2 chopped Mercs to attend the funeral by the families request.

    Bad Bob, please let me know today.
  30. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    I have been trying to get the "real" Graffiti Merc for the past 10 years. Its in the Long Island area. What wonderful farewell it would be to have that car (running or not) at next weeks funeral.

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