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 Manuel Padilla, Jr

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Manuel Padilla, Jr

  • Birth 13 Jul 1955 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 29 Jan 2008 Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes given to his father
  • Memorial ID 25400575

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.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Manuel Padilla, Jr (13 Jul 1955–29 Jan 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25400575, ; Maintained by Kathy Padgett Baker (contributor 46629972) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes given to his father.