Valentin de Vargas was an actor, who is probably best known as Louis Francisco Garcia Lopez in Hatari!
After serving in the Army, he starred in multiple motion pictures from the mid-1950s to the late 1990s. He also appeared on television programs including Bonanza, Daniel Boone, The Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke, Death Valley Days, The High Chaparral, Mission: Impossible, Barnaby Jones, The Streets of San Francisco, and Dallas. He later operated a realty firm, Schubert-DeVargas Realty, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
After suffering for many months from myelodysplastic syndrome, he died on June 10, 2013. His interment was at Santa Fe National Cemetery. His first wife was actress Arlene McQuade, who died in 2014.