Anthony Cardoza

Anthony "Tony" Cardoza (born 1930 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.) is an American actor and film producer. He has worked on over a dozen films, but is perhaps best known for his three collaborations with Coleman Francis in the 1960s: The Beast of Yucca Flats, The Skydivers, and Night Train To Mundo Fine (also known as Red Zone Cuba). Before becoming involved in the film industry, Cardoza was a welder -- a trade he continued making a living from for a number of years into his show business career. However, in 1963 a doctor advised him to stop welding because of chalazion forming under his eyelids. Cardoza would later reminisce about his B-movie career in a book about his work with Coleman Francis, entitled Tor of the Desert. His work would be remembered in the 1990's TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, as 4 of his 5 movies would be lampooned.



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