Loose Cannon's Hall Of Fame:
Sonny Caldinez


Sonny Caldinez during the recording of the interview that accompnaies The Evil of the Daleks reconstruction in 2008.


Sonny Caldinez as Kemel.
(The Evil of the Daleks, 1966.)

Sonny Caldinez was born in Trinidad in 1932 but emigrated to England at the age of 20. He started with manual work on the railways before training as a professional wrestler which took him all over the world.

With his powerful build Sonny found himself, almost accidentally, becoming a stuntman. He worked on movies such as Call Me Bwana, starring Bob Hope before gradually becoming an actor and taking many small parts. Most of Sonny's early 'appearances' were actually under make-up or behind a mask including his roles in Doctor Who as an Ice Warrior. In fact, the only time that Sonny's face has ever been seen on camera in Doctor Who was his role as Kemel in The Evil of the Daleks. Sonny's filmgraphy has continued to grow over the years seeing him appear in many well known feature films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, the James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun and The Fifth Element. During the 1970s, he was also seen on TV in series such as Mind Your Language

Another interesting line of work saw Sonny becoming a bodyguard to pop stars such as Michael Jackson, Sade and Terrence Trent Darby.

Nowadays, Sonny shares his time between England and Spain. Loose Cannon were fortunate enough to catch up with Sonny during one of his summer spells in the UK and managed to capture some of his memories to camera.

Sonny Caldinez is interviewed on
LC31 The Evil of the Daleks


Sonny Caldinez as an Ice Warrior.
(The Seeds of Death, 1969.)


Sonny Caldinez as Kra.
(The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974.)


Sonny Caldinez as Surinder's Father.
(Mind Your Language, 1978.)


Sonny Caldinez as Mean Mongolian.
(Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981.)


Sonny Caldinez as Emporer Kodar Japhet.
(The Fifth Element, 1997)


To see other celebrities in our Hall of Fame select a name from below:
Colin Baker
Peter Barkworth
Sonny Caldinez
George A. Cooper
Edward de Souza
Mark Eden
Michael Elwyn
Ian Fairbairn
Carole Ann Ford
Joseph Furst
Donald Gee
Julian Glover
Barry Jackson
George Layton
Terence Lodge
Jean Marsh
Sylvester McCoy
Mary Peach
Peter Purves
Roy Spencer
Kevin Stoney
Donald Tosh
David Weston
Frances White
Anneke Wills
Jeremy Young