Biography

Of Latin-Native American heritage, Ned Romero began his show-business career as an opera singer in 1943. From his first film, 1966's Talisman, to his most recent, Children of the Corn 2 (1993), Romero has been typecast as an Indian, usually a chief or medicine man. He played Chingachgook in two made-for-TV James Fenimore Cooper adaptations, Deerslayer and Last of the Mohicans (both 1977). Ned Romero's other TV roles include Sgt. Joe Rivera in the 1970 Burt Reynolds cop series Dan August and assistant district attorney Bob Ramirez in the Jack Webb-produced The DA (1970-71). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi