Billy Drago (born September 18, 1949) is an American actor. He changed his last name to Drago to avoid being confused with Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs.
Born Billy Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kansas to William and Gladys Burrows. His father was part Apache while his mother was part Bohemian. He took his mother's maiden name as his stage name to keep from being confused with another actor. After high school he worked as an stuntman at Boot Hill in Dodge City, KS. From there Billy went on to the University of Kansas. After finishing college he was a radio host for a time before joining an acting company taking him first to Canada then on to New York City. Billy is the father of actor Darren E. Burrows of Northern Exposure.
Drago began his acting career in 1979. His early works were in such films as, No Other Love, Windwalker and the Jeff Bridges vehicle Cutter's Way. He moved forward and appeared in guest starring roles in numerous television series; including: Hill Street...
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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004) is the fourth film in the Tremors series of monster films. It is a prequel to the earlier movies.
In 1889, the site that will become Perfection Valley is home to the town of Rejection Valley. The inhabitants are completely dependent on a nearby silver mine for its income, and when a hot spring causes Graboid eggs to hatch the mine becomes too dangerous to work in. Its owner is Hiram Gummer, great-grandfather of Burt Gummer. He arrives in town to fix the problem, but finds he is in way over his head dealing with the monsters. As Hiram picks up the lessons that will one day be imparted to Burt, the town readies itself for a final showdown with the graboids. He uses a punt gun to blow a hole in one of the Graboid's heads, killing it instantly, until another pulls the punt gun underground. Another resident then attracts one of the Graboids by sticking a saw in to the ground and banging on it, when the Graboid rushes to eat him it impales it self on the...
Cyborg 2 is a 1993 science fiction action film directed by Michael Schroeder. It is the direct sequel to the 1989 film Cyborg. It is notable as the first film to feature Angelina Jolie in a starring role (she had previously made one earlier film as a child actress). It was followed by the 1994 direct-to-video release Cyborg 3: The Recycler.
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Colombian drug lord Ramon Cota (Billy Drago) controls the cocaine industry with an iron fist. His drugs pour steadily into America, corrupting the country's youth and creating a feud between the D.E.A and San Carlos, Cota's country of origin. When Colonel Scott McCoy (Chuck Norris) , and his sworn partner Bobby Chavez attempt to bring him to court, their efforts are all in vain, as Cota easily affords the bail bond and escapes to freedom. Unable to contain his rage, Major Chavez furiously lashes out at Cota in court. After staring at a guard for a while, Cota decides to strike at Chavez through his pregnant wife and 13 year old son. Out on a personal mission of vengeance, Major Chavez is captured by Cota's forces and is tortured/killed....
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