Actor Billy Drago, died at the age of 73


Drago died Monday in Los Angeles as a result of complications following a stroke.

Famous because it played negative roles, some of the most memorable was in the television series “Charmed” and “The Untouchables”.

In De Palma’s 1987 film, he was Frank Nitti, Al Capone’s right hand on crimes.

In “Charmed,” he noticed the penetrating gaze like the Barbas demon in several episodes throughout the five seasons.

Born William Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kansas, his father was actor and director and native American. His mother’s family was of Roma origin.

The actor took his name Drago and was first a stuntman, then moved to New York and began a career in cinema.

Drago began playing in the late 1970s in films such as Cutter’s Way, No Other Love, and Windwalker.

In television, he starred in “Hill Street Blues,” “Moonlighting,” “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Trapper John, M.D.” and “The X-Files”.

He has appeared in over 100 films, starring in three Chuck Norris films: “Invasion of the United States,” “Hero and the Terror,” and “Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection,” where Ramon Cota was head of the drug cartel.

Drago has also appeared in Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World” video in 2001, and as the mysterious alien in “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)” by Mike and the Mechanics.


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