Sergio Calderón, a longtime actor who appeared in movies together with “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Men in Black,” died Wednesday of pneumonia. He was 77.
Calderón’s consultant, Julie Smith, confirmed his dying to the LA Times on Thursday.
Calderón appeared within the 1997 movie “Men in Black,” the place he performed the floating head on a pole carried by an alien that Tommy Lee Jones’s Agent Ok reveals, incomes him the nickname “Head on a Stick.”
Calderón was born in Mexico, the place attended the Instituto Andrés Soler of the Asociación Nacional de Actores. While he was working as an English trainer, he broke into the movie trade with a task in “The Bridge in the Jungle” which starred John Huston. In “Under the Volcano,” directed by Huston, he performed one of many murderers.
He would then go on to look in different initiatives corresponding to “Old Gringo,” “Erendira,” “Players,” Ron Howard’s “The Missing,” “High Risk,” “The A-Team” and “The Ruins.” His most up-to-date credit score got here within the collection “The Resort,” the place he performed a detective in 2022.
Calderón obtained his Screen Actors Guild card for his efficiency in “The In-Laws” and subsequently moved to Los Angeles. He additionally portrayed villain Pirate Lord Eduardo Villanueva in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
“Fly high my KING, My LIGHT, My Rock, My Best Friend, BEST DAD, BEST GRANDPA, My STRENGTH, MY INSPIRATION.. and MY MENTOR,” mentioned Calderón’s son, Patrick, in an Instagram put up. “YOU FORMED ME INTO THE MAN I AM.. YOU ARE AT PEACE and in the best COMPANY.”
Calderón is survived by his spouse; Karen Dakin, his kids; Patrick Calderón-Dakin and Johanna Calderón-Dakin, and his three grandchildren; Krishnaavi, Emiliano and Victoria.