Alejandro Barrera, known professionally both as an actor and wrestler by the name "Dakar", was born on July 9th 1921 in Lima, Peru. He died in Rome on September 14th 2004, at the age of 83.
He was active in Italian films between 1963-1982 working in pretty much all genres. I believe his filmography to be pretty complete, but there is always the possibility that an unknown role could turn up so keep an eye out. He returned to live in South America in the 80's.
In addition to working as an actor and wrestler, Dakar was also an accomplished musician (hence his role in Dov'è Anna?), and both his daughters, Guadalupe and Robertha, are well known singers in South America. I have been moderator for Dakar's Facebook Page for some years now and through my work there I have been in contact with his daughter Guadalupe and his nephew Manuel, who have been very supportive and have provided me with photos and information, so I can verify that his biographical details are correct. There are a selection of personal photographs which they have kindly allowed me to share which can be seen on his Facebook page.
Through the Facebook page I have been contacted by a number of people who knew Alejandro, some even reconnecting as a result, and the one thing that they have all made clear is what a wonderful, gentle and joyous man he was, much-loved by all who knew him and quite the opposite to his usual screen personas.
- Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem (uncredited) .... Follower of Sandokan
- I pirati della Malesia (credited as Alejandro Barrera Dakar) .... Kammamuri
- I tre sergenti del Bengala (uncredited) .... Suspicious man in bar
- La rivolta dei sette (uncredited) .... Kabur
- Sandok, il Maciste della giungla (credited as Alessandro Barrera) .... Sect member
- Agente 3S3 passaporto per l'inferno (credited) .... Gutierrez
- Due mafiosi contro Goldginger (credited) .... Molok
- Giulietta degli spiriti (uncredited) .... Man in Giulietta's fantasies
- La montagna di Luce (uncredited) .... Sitama's second in command
- Sette contro tutti (credited) .... Dakar
- Il grande colpo dei 7 uomini d'oro (uncredited) .... One of The General's soldiers
- Mano di velluto (credited on poster) .... Joe Tigre (role to be confirmed)
- Missione sabbie rovente (uncredited) .... Djak
- Un milione di dollari per 7 assassini (credited as Ales Dakar) .... Also
- ...4 ..3 ..2 ..1... morte (credited as Aleyandro Barrera) .... Arkin's henchman
- Delitto a Posillipo - Londra chiama Napoli (credited) .... Gorilla
- L'indomabile Angelica (uncredited) .... Drummer on ship
- Tre passi nel delirio (uncredited) .... Man at the airport
- Agguato sul Bosforo (credited) .... Khadir
- Fellini Satyricon (uncredited) .... Crazy dancing man / Spectator at the play
- Una lunga fila di croci (uncredited) .... Fargo's bodyguard
- Le tigri di Mompracem (credited as Alejandro Dakar) .... Kammamuri
- Salomè... (credited) .... Laughing man with feathers
- La rappresentazione della terribile caccia alla balena bianca Moby Dick (TV mini-series) (credited) .... role?
- Sistemo l'America e tornoi (uncredited) .... Party guest smoking hashish
- Dov'è Anna? (TV series, episode 7)... (credited) .... Guitarist
- Il comune senso del pudore (uncredited) .... A foreign distributor
- Gli uccisori (uncredited) .... Night club host
- Papaya dei Caraibi (uncredited) .... High priest
- Concorde Affaire '79 (uncredited) .... Fisherman
- Zombi 2 (uncredited) .... Lucas
- Zombi Holocaust ... (credited) .... Moloto
- Cappotto di legno (uncredited) .... role?
- Ator l'invincibile ... (credited as Dakkar) .... High priest
- Ator 2 - L'invincibile Orion (uncredited) .... Dakkar (re-used footage)
- L'adieu aux as (TV series, episode 3) ... (credited as Dakkar) .... Boss of the coaster
- Pierino colpisce ancora ... ( credited as Alejandro Dakar) .... Cannibal restaurant customer
- Il barbiere di Rio (uncredited) .... Zio Pescatore