Richard Chaves

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Richard Chaves as Poncho with a custom 37mm launcher based on an AN/M5 Pyrotechnic Discharger in Predator.

Richard Chaves is an American actor who is likely best known for his role as Poncho in Predator (1987), but also had a regular role as Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse in the series adaptation of War of the Worlds. Prior to his acting career, Chaves served 3 years in the Army with the 101st Airborne Division and served a tour of duty in Vietnam, thus making him one of only two actors in Predator (1987) (the other being former UDT member Jesse Ventura) with actual military experience.

Richard Chaves can be seen using the following weapons in the following films:

Gun Character Film Note Date
Heckler & Koch HK94 Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez Predator chopped and converted to resemble an MP5A3 1987
Custom AN/M5 Pyrotechnic Discharger Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez Predator 1987
Desert Eagle Mark I Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez Predator 1987

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