Gregory Sierra

Gregory Sierra

Jan. 25th, 1941
Born in
New York City, New York, USA

Gregory Sierra's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Barney Miller TV Show
Barney Miller
The Flying Nun TV Show
The Flying Nun
Zorro and Son TV Show
Zorro and Son
704 Hauser TV Show
704 Hauser
Common Law TV Show
Common Law

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Sierra was born in New York, New York. He began his acting career in 1969 on the TV series It Takes A Thief, followed by appearances in The High Chaparral, The Mod Squad (with Clarence Williams III), The Flying Nun, Mission: Impossible, The Waltons, Ironside, All In The Family, Kung Fu (with Keye Luke), and Gunsmoke before his recurring roles as Julio Fuentes (the constant butt of Fred Sanford's racial jokes) in Sanford & Son, as Detective Sergeant Chano Amenguale in the comedy Barney Miller, as Dr. Antonio Menzies in A.E.S. Hudson Street, and as Carlos "El Puerco" Valdez in Soap. His other TV roles include Quincy, M.E. (with Val Bisoglio), Cagney & Lacey (with J.C. Quinn), Nurses (with David Rasche), and his most recent TV role, in the 1999 TV movie Blood Money.
His movie career began with 1970's Beneath The Planet of the Apes, followed by Red Sky at Morning (with Pepe Serna), The Thief Who Came to Dinner (with Austin Pendleton), Papillon, The Towering Inferno, and his most recent film, 2006's Vic.

  • In spite of his accent on _"Barney Miller" (1975)_ (qv) and _"Sanford and Son" (1972)_ (qv), he had no accent as Carlos the bartender in _The Towering Inferno (1974)_ (qv).
  • Although he had a noticeable accent on _"Barney Miller" (1975)_ (qv) and _"Sanford and Son" (1972)_ (qv), Sierra appeared in the _"All in the Family" (1971)_ (qv) episode "Archie is Branded" without any accent at all.
  • He is familiar to fans of Barney Miller as Detective Sergeant Chano Amenguale, and as Julio Fuentes, the Puerto Rican neighbor on Sanford and Son, where his character was often the brunt of racist insults and jokes via the show's main character, Fred G. Sanford (portrayed by Redd Foxx).

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