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Henry Silva Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Henry Silva Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth September 23, 1926
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death September 14, 2022

Henry Silva was an American actor who gained acclaim as a character actor. His film credits include Crowded ParadiseThe Tall TA Hatful of RainRide a Crooked TrailThe Law and Jake WadeThe BravadosCinderfella, The Jayhawkers!Green Mansions, Viva Zapata!The Manchurian Candidate, A Gathering of EaglesSergeants 3, The Secret Invasion, Ocean’s 11Johnny CoolThe Return of Mr. MotoThe Hills Run Red, The Reward, Assassination, Never a Dull MomentManhunt, The PlainsmanZinksärge für die Goldjungen, Frame Up, MatchlessThe Italian ConnectionProbabilità zero, Man and Boy, Il Boss, L’insolent, Cry of a ProstituteLes Hommes, Kidnap, Almost HumanWhite Fang to the RescueManhunt in the CityContract on Cherry Street, Free Hand for a Tough Cop, CrimebustersNapoli spara!Love and BulletsDay of the AssassinMan HuntThe End of Violence, Sharky’s MachineAlligatorWrong Is RightEscape from the BronxLe Marginal, Cannonball Run II, Chained HeatTrappedMegaforceAllan Quatermain and the Lost City of GoldAmazon Women on the Moon, Lust in the DustCode of SilenceCyborg – Il guerriero d’acciaioThe Harvest, Above the Law, Bulletproof, Dick TracyMad Dog TimeThe Silence of the HamsDrifting School, Ghost Dog: The Way of the SamuraiFatal ChoiceThe Prince, Ocean’s Eleven, and Je vous salue, mafia!.

Born Name

Henry Silva

Nick Name


Henry Silva as seen in 'Cry of a Prostitute' (1974)
Henry Silva as seen in ‘Cry of a Prostitute’ (1974) (Andrea Bianchi (director) / Carlo Carlini (cinematographer) / Italian movie ‘Quelli che contano’ (1974) / Public Domain)


He was born on September 23, 1926.


On September 14, 2022, Henry Silva died at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New Yor, United States





Henry Silva attended Actors Studio located on West 44th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.




  • Father – Jesus Silva and
  • Mother – Angelina Martinez

Net Worth

According to, he had a net worth of $5 Million.




6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Henry Silva dated –

  1. Mary Ramus (1949-1955)​ – He married Mary Ramus in the year 1949 but the duo eventually divorced in 1955.
  2. Cindy Conroy (1959)​ – He married his 2nd wife Cindy Conroy on March 16, 1959, but the marriage ended in divorce the very same year.
  3. Ruth Earl (1966-1987) – On September 4, 1966, Henry Silva tied the knot with Ruth Earl and they were blessed with 2 sons – Michael Henry Silva (b. September 3, 1969) and Scott Stevens Silva (b, July 14, 1976). Henry and Ruth got divorced in November 1987.
  4. Wendy Christenfeld (1990-2022) – His 4th and last marriage was with Wendy Christenfeld and they remained together until his death in 2022.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (Hispanic and White)

Henry Silva was of Puerto Rican/Spanish and possibly Italian-Sicilian descent.

Henry Silva as seen with Antonia Santilli in 'Il Boss' (1973)
Henry Silva as seen with Antonia Santilli in ‘Il Boss’ (1973) (Fernando Di Leo/ Franco Villa / Italian film “Il Boss” / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Was frequently cast as a villain

Brand Endorsements

Henry Silva was cast in a TV commercial for Midas Muffler (with Lee Van Cleef) in 1981.

Henry Silva Facts

  1. He was quite young when his father abandoned the family and Henry was raised in Spanish Harlem by his mother.
  2. When he was 13 years old, Henry Silva left school and started attending drama classes. He supported himself by working as a dishwasher and waiter at a Manhattan hotel.
  3. In 1952, he made his theatrical film debut by playing the role of Hernández (the peasant who challenges “President” Zapata) in the Western film Viva Zapata!. However, his role went uncredited.
  4. Alongside Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Patrice Wymore, Joey Bishop, and Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva co-starred as Roger Corneal in the heist film Ocean’s 11 in 1960.
  5. He was fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish.
  6. Along with Forest Whitaker, Cliff Gorman, Isaach De Bankolé, Tricia Vessey, and Victor Argo, Silva co-starred as Ray Vargo in the 1999 crime drama film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.

Featured Image by Andrea Bianchi (director) / Carlo Carlini (cinematographer) / Italian movie ‘Quelli che contano’ (1974) / Public Domain

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