Daniel Pilon
Born(1940-11-13)November 13, 1940
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died (aged 77)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active1968–2018

Daniel Pilon (November 13, 1940 – June 26, 2018)[1][2] was a Canadian actor, known for his role on Dallas as Renaldo "Naldo" Marchetta.

Pilon was born in Montreal, Quebec. In addition to Dallas, he appeared in daytime soap operas such as Ryan's Hope, Guiding Light and Days of Our Lives.

Personal life

Pilon was born in Montreal, Quebec. He was the brother of actor Donald Pilon.

After his house was destroyed by the 1994 Northridge earthquake in January 1994, he declared his first bankruptcy in April 1994. That same year, he divorced his wife.[3]

Pilon died in Montreal following a long illness on June 26th, 2018, according to his talent agency. He was 77.


Pilon made his film debut in Le Viol d'une jeune fille douce, directed by Canadian director Gilles Carle.

Pilon was considered for the role of James Bond twice, in 1968 and in 1984.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Rape of a Sweet Young Girl (Le Viol d'une jeune fille douce) Raphaël
1968 Play Dirty Capt. Allwood
1969 La Voie lactée François
1970 Red Red
1971 Après-ski Phillip (aka Sex in the Snow)
1971 Malpertuis Mathias Crook
1972 Le Diable est parmi nous Paul Drouin
1972 The Wise Guys (Les Smattes) Réjean Cardinal
1972 The Rebels (Quelques arpents de neige) Simon de Bellefeuille
1972 Les Indrogables Short
1973 The Death of a Lumberjack (La Mort d'un bûcheron) François Paradis
1975 Brannigan John Gorman
1977 Starship Invasions Anaxi
1979 Plague Bill Fuller
1979 The Albertans Hans Keller 2 episodes
1980 Hot Dogs (Les Chiens chauds) Frank
1982 Massarati and the Brain Mas Massarati TV movie
1983 The Hamptons Nick Atwater 1 episode
1983 Missing Pieces Jorge Martinez TV movie
1983 Masquerade 1 episode
1984 Love Scenes Rick
1984–1985 Dallas Renaldo "Naldo" Marchetta 9 episodes
1983–1987, 1988 Ryan's Hope Max Dubujak
1987 Hitting Home Max Middleton TV movie
1988 Malarek Max Middleton
1989 Guiding Light Alan Spaulding #2 27 episodes
1989 Piège infernal Me Gérard TV mini-series
1992 Scanners III: The Takeover Michael
1992 North of Chiang Mai Roger
1992 Casino Phillip LeMaster TV movie
1992 Days of Our Lives Gavin Newirth 27 episodes
1994 The Maharaja's Daughter Hamilton 3 episodes
1995 No Greater Love Bert Winfield TV movie
1995 Vents contraires Lieutenant Forrester TV movie
1997 Whiskers Mr. Mobley TV movie
1997 Habitat Strickland
1997 Suspicious Minds Richard Whitmore
1997 The Assignment Admiral Crawford
1998 The Sleep Room James Belding
1998 Going to Kansas City Jack Bruckner
1998 The Ultimate Weapon McBride
1998 Musketeers Forever Julius Bonaparte
1999 In Her Defense Robert St. Laurent
1999 36 Hours to Die Vaughn TV movie
1999 Fish Out of Water Venzal
1999 Bonanno: A Godfather's Story TV movie
1999 The Collectors Det Hackman TV movie
2000 Island of the Dead Mayor TV movie
2000 The List Mason Powell
2000 Left Behind Jonathan Stonegal
2001 Blind Terror Clyde Fanning TV movie
2001 Largo Winch Charles Adam Arden 1 episode
2001 Bliss Jack 1 episode
2001–2002 Vampire High Vakaal 4 episodes
2002 Lathe of Heaven President Murtle TV movie
2003 Deception
2003 Michel Vaillant Président Rallye Canada
2004 The Reagans Donn Moomaw TV movie
2006 Lance et compte: La revanche Premier Ministre Marcel Gaudreault 5 episodes
2007 Shoot 'Em Up Senator Rutledge
2008 Story of Jen Melvin
2009 Wild Roses John Cameron 3 episodes
2009 Looking for Anne Jeff
2010 Krach Harry Hunt
2011 L'invité Antoine Short, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Canadian actor Daniel Pilon dies at 77 after lengthy illness, talent agency says - NEWS 1130". News1130.com. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Daniel Pilon, 'Dallas' Actor and Soap Star, Dies at 77". Hollywoodreporter.com. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Daniel Pilon raconte ses deux faillites et son divorce". Masculinisme. Archived from the original on 2010-07-25.
  4. ^ "Interview in French with Daniel Pilon about James Bond". Télé-Québec. Archived from the original on 2012-05-01.