The 1970's - A Busy Decade
"The High Chaparral" went off the air in 1971, but not so Henry. He left the Old West behind for more modern-day settings and roles. He appeared in many of the popular series from that decade: Baretta, The Bionic Woman, The FBI, Hart to Hart, Hawaii Five-O (three episodes), Kojak, Kung Fu, McMillan & Wife, Mission: Impossible, The Mod Squad, Night Gallery, Police Woman, Quincy m.e., The Six Million Dollar Man, The Streets of San Francisco, Vega$, The Waltons, and Wonder Woman. Sometimes he played a good guy, sometimes he played a bad guy, but his fans agree that Henry is always "good", even when he's being "bad"! It was during the 70's, too, that he was a series regular on Harry O, The Invisible Man, Me & Mom, and the New Dick Van Dyke Show.
Click here to see the The 70's Photo Gallery
Into the 80's
Henry continued his guest star appearances as times and series changed. Talented at drama and comedy, action and adventure, he showed up on the small screen in such diverse series as Airwolf, BJ & the Bear, Dallas, Dynasty, The Fall Guy, The Golden Girls (dating two of the "girls" at the same time!), two episodes of Hart to Hart, The Incredible Hulk, Knight Rider, Magnum p.i., Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Simon & Simon, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales of the Golden Monkey, and three episodes of T.J. Hooker.
Henry made history during the 1980's, too, when he reprised a favorite television hero from the late 1950's -- none other than the famous Zorro!
Scourge of the El Camino Real
If you're old enough to have watched "The High Chaparral" when it premiered, chances are you're old enough to remember Walt Disney's hero in the black cape and mask, "Zorro". No, Henry wasn't in that show, but he was in a 1983 version called "Zorro & Son". He played Don Alejandro de la Vega, a 50-something Zorro, wearing Guy Williams's original costume from the Disney production. It marked the first time in television and movie history that the Spanish "Zorro" had ever been portrayed by a Latino actor. It would be 15 years before another Latino actor, Antonio Banderas, would portray the caped crusader of Old California in "The Mask of Zorro". Henry played Don Alejandro de la Vega in the Family Channel's "Zorro" series, and also provided the voice for an animated Zorro in the early 1990's. You can see additional photos of Henry as "Zorro" by clicking here .
This page last updated: July 04, 2005 ~ Copyright © The Henry Darrow Fan Club 1999-2005