|The New Zorro
|1990 - 1993
Duncan Regehr as Don Diego de la Vega, a
Spanish nobleman recalled from Spain to battle
the injustice imposed on the citizens of the
pueblo of Los Angeles in the early 1800s.
Living a double life as a foppish dandy to fool the locals, Diego
dons a black caped costume and mask to become El Zorro ("the
Fox"), a vigilante whose calling card is the letter "Z" which he
leaves at the site of each encounter, sometimes carved into the
clothes or skin of his enemies.
Don Diego's friends and associates included:
- Juan Diego Botto as Felipe, Don Diego's faithful
- Patrice Camni Martinez as Victoria Escalante, the cantina
owner and Don Diego's love interest.
- Efrem Zimbalist Jr./Henry Darrow as Don Alejandro
Sebastian de la Vega, Don Diego's father who is an enemy of the
Alcalde. He recalled his son from Spain to stop the tyranny of
local administrator and his men.
- Michael Tylo as Alcalde Luis Ramone, the greedy Spanish
administrator that Zorro eventually defeated at Devil's Fortress.
- J.G. Hertzler as Alcalde Ignacio de Soto, the Spanish
administrator who replaced Luis Ramone. Ignacio was politically
obsessed and a former student with Don Diego in Spain.
- Timothy Bateson as Padre Benites.
- James Horan as Don Gilberto Risendo.
- Dennis Vaughan as Dr. Hernandez.
- Cesar Peralta as Citizen Friez.
- Maurice O'Connell as Don Emilio.
The officers and soldiers that Zorro battled included:
- Jim Carter as Colonel Mefisto Palomarez,
- Daniel Craig as Lieutenant Hidalgo.
- James Victor as Sergeant Jaime Mendoza .
- Tabare Carballo as Corporal Sepulveda .
- Luis Lorenzo as Corporal Gomez .
- Paco Catalá as Corporal Perez.
Theme Song Lyrics
When daggers are pointed at innocent hearts
And muskets are ready to fire
When tyrants ride high and govern with fear
And the forces of evil conspire
Then from out of the night, a hero must ride
With courage than even a mask won't disguise
They turn to the man called Zorro
One whose larger than life and defender of all
It's this man who the people acclaim
He's the one who strikes back
For the poor and oppressed
A hero whose name is Zorro
His name is Zorro!
TRIVIA NOTE: Filmed in Spain, the series
was based on
the 1919 story written by Johnston McCulley.
Henry Darrow had previously been the voice of Zorro in
the animated series THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ZORRO
and played Zorro in the live-action comedy
series ZORRO AND SON.
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