NEWARK, N.J. (AP) _ Raul Davila, who appeared with many A-list actors in feature films and on television, died Monday in a Belleville hospital of a heart attack. He was 74.
Davila's best-known big-screen role was in 1987's "The Believers," starring Martin Sheen, when he played a voodoo priest with designs on the soul of the son of Sheen's character. Through the 1990s, he played Hector Santos on the TV soap opera "All My Children," starring Susan Lucci.
Davila moved to New York in 1963, acting in theater as well as in TV and radio ads. In 1967, he moved to Newark and produced programs for the city's Spanish language television station Channel 47, including the long-running public-affairs program "Hispanic Forum."
Davila retired from acting about three years ago, his brother-in-law Vincent Perez said, but continued to work with student actors at a community center in Manhattan's Spanish Harlem.
"He loved to share his craft," Perez said.
"All My Children" (1970) TV Series .... Hector Santos (1994-1996)
The Old Man and the Sea (1990) (TV)
The Trial of Bernhard Goetz (1988) (TV) .... Flores
Florida Straits (1986) (TV) .... Esteban
Private Sessions (1985/I) (TV) .... Mr. Fontana
A Doctor's Story (1984) (TV) .... Jack Angel
TV GUEST APPEARANCES
"New York Undercover" in episode: "Missing" (episode # 1.8) 3 November 1994
"Law & Order" playing "Camacho" in episode: "Coma" (episode # 5.2) 28 September 1994