Gerard Tichy was a Spanish actor of French descent who was cast in several internationally financed productions filmed in Spain. He played Joseph in The King of Kings (1961), with Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus and Siobhan McKenna as the Virgin Mary. In El Cid (1961), bankrolled by King of Kings producer Samuel Bronston, Tichy was seen as King Ramiro. And in Doctor Zhivago (1965), ostensibly set in Russia, Tichy played Liberius. Other melting-pot films featuring Tichy include That Man from Rio (1964) (a French adventure romp), The Texican (1966) (a Spanish-filmed American western) and The Sea Pirate (1967) (an Italian swashbuckler). A prolific horror/fantasy film participant, Gerard Tichy showed up in such European thrillers as The Blancheville Monster (1959), Face of Terror (1959), and The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo (1973).