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Manuel Padilla, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1955
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 2008
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. He made a name for himself at a young age in such TV shows as Rawhide, Bonanza, and Gunsmoke.

After appearing in two Tarzan movies, he became a regular cast member of the Tarzan series from 1966 to 1968, playing Jai, an orphan who was adopted by Tarzan. After Tarzan, he became a regular on the show "The Flying Nun", as Marcello, the little boy who befriended Sister Bertrille.

He had more than 30 television and movie appearances. Some of the more recognizable were The Great White Hope, Happy Days, and A Man Called Horse. He was in both American Graffiti and it's sequel, More American Graffiti. His last movie role was as "Kid No. 2" in the movie Scarface.

He passed away suddenly at the age of 52, soon after a public appearance at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California. Funeral arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home in Burbank.

After services at St. Finbar Catholic Church, the body was cremated, and the remains were given to his father. 
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes given to his father
Created by: Kathy Padgett Baker
Record added: Mar 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25400575
Manuel Padilla, Jr
Added by: Kathy Padgett Baker
Manuel Padilla, Jr
Added by: Kathy Padgett Baker
Manuel Padilla, Jr
Added by: Kathy Padgett Baker
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You were such a cute boy. Miss you, Manuel.
- Bettina
 Added: Feb. 12, 2015

- Steve
 Added: Jan. 10, 2015
Rest In Peace. Whenever you came on the screen your "Jai" brought a smile from the audience. So sad to hear you passed away. FELIZ NAVIDAD
- Paul Hutchins
 Added: Dec. 17, 2014
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