John Rodarte

born: 24 June 1882
died: 15 October 1971
Ventura County, California,
United States of America
(age 89)

Mexican-born actor, horseman, and rancher, who once performed in William S. Hart films.
His World War I draft registration card gives a birth date of 16 May 1882. The middle name of Nolasco is given on his son's World War II draft registration card (1940) and hinted at in the 1940 Census.
Real name: John Bautista Rodarte
Height: 5'4"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Billy Blazes, Esq.
Horse rider (?)
[listed as J. Rodrate]

The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book) (1910 Census) (WWI draft reg. card) (1920 Census) (1930 Census) (1940 Census)
John Baptista Rodarte, "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942" ( (CA Death Index) (Find a Grave) (family tree, FamilySearch) (Pictures search, Ancestry) (daughter Felixita's birth certificate, 1917) (daughter Vera Florence's birth certificate, 1919) (son Ruben's birth certificate, 1921) (son Brikido [Brekie]'s birth certificate, 1923) (son Brekie's birth certificate affidavit/correction, 1976) (son John Nolasco, Jr.'s WWII draft reg. card, 1940)
Jesse Brisson (bio notes and research)

This page was last updated on: 06 June 2022