Actor Guy Williams, who played Zorro on TV during the late 1950's is a zero or a hero, depending on where he happens to be. "In America I'm as unknown as a doormat," Williams told the Enquirer.
"But in Argentina where they're running the old Zorro series on TV, I'm a smash. Everybody knows me."
Williams, who made his last Zorro film over 12 years ago, recently visited Argentina to go on a nationwide TV talk show.
Thousands of people lined his route from the airport and hundreds of cars formed a cavalcade behind his.
When the program ended, Zorro fans phoning in their approval, jammed the network's switchboard for hours.
"I can't believe it," the handsome 47-year old actor said. "I can't walk five yards down there without being mobbed. When I enter a restaurant, people leap to their feet and applaud me.
Entire families stop me on the street to shake my hand or get an autograph or to steal a kiss."
Williams, who has made two promotional trips to Argentina, also starred in Lost in Space, a TV series popular during the late 1960's. Today he produces TV shows.
"I have to admit it would be nice to be as popular in America as I am in Argentina," Williams said.
"But on the other hand, it's nice to have a bit of privacy and not be continually asked for my autograph and mobbed."