Henry Darrow & Manolito Montoya
If you're a fan of Henry, those two names are synonymous. Thirty years ago, Henry introduced us to the laughing and irresponsible but lovable charmer, Manolito, on "The High Chaparral". Many of us have remained fans ever since. This site is a tribute to Henry and his fans -- a place to see photos, take a closer look at some of his many roles, learn about what he's been doing since his "Mano" days, what he's doing now -- and to share thoughts with other fans. At the bottom of this page, you'll find information about where you can write to Henry via "snail mail". This site is a continuing "work in progress", as Henry himself would say, so please check back from time-to-time to see what's new.
Webmaster's Note (July 4, 2005): Unfortunately, Henry's best-known role as Manolito can be seen only on VHS tapes in the possession of individual fans. "The High Chaparral" is not being aired anywhere in the world at this time. When it did air on cable channels, the episodes were edited and cut to make room for commercials. An effort is currently underway to have "The High Chaparral" released on DVD so that fans can purchase legal, uncut, commercial-free, first-generation quality episodes. If you would like to sign the petition to have "The High Chaparral" released on DVD, please click on the link below:
The link will take you to the petition that is in English. For petitions in other languages, please see the links on the Manolito page.
Before He Was Manolito...
Although Henry's name and face didn't become well-known until his "High Chaparral" role, he had been appearing in movies and television programs for some time. In those days, his name would have shown up in the credits lists of shows like "Stoney Burke" and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" as Henry Delgado, not Darrow. Almost like a precursor to his post-Chaparral career, even then he made appearances on some of the most popular series of the time: Daniel Boone, Gunsmoke (two episodes), Iron Horse, T.H.E. Cat (two episodes), and The Wild, Wild West. He was also the lead guest star on a still-beloved program called "Bonanza", produced by the man who would later give us "The High Chaparral", David Dortort. A click here will take you to the Before He Was Manolito Photo Gallery and Before He Was Manolito Photo Gallery II.
Many thanks to Lisa McKenzie, Kathy Lewis, Don Collier, Bob Hoy, and Ted Markland for photos, Sandy Sturdivant for the technical support that made this site possible, and of course, Henry, for so graciously sharing his life and career with all of us.
This page last updated: January 11, 2006 ~ Copyright © The Henry Darrow Fan Club 1999-2006