Classic TV: The 60s : A formidable villain in The Wild Wild West-Enzo/Miss Tyler

A formidable villain in The Wild Wild West-Enzo/Miss Tyler

My all-time favorite Tv show is the Wild Wild West. I think one of the most formidable and under rated villains in all the shows was Enzo/Miss Tyler played by actor T.C. Jones, Thomas Craig Jones. IMDB here describes him as A character actor, he specialized in cross-dressing and deranged behavior. The description of him as playing a cross dresser definitely fits here as he played a woman, Miss Tyler and a man, Enzo in the episode The Night of The Running Death.
The character of Enzo definitely differed from the usual hammy cartoonish villains like Dr. Loveless and Count Carlos Manzeppi. Michael Dunn and Victor Buono were great playing these 2 villains but neither provided any physical confrontations with James West. Enzo however was a really strong and dangerous adversary with tremendously strong hands. In the episode he hits West so hard he knocks him backwards over a piano. Plus this Enzo villain kills off a lot of people in this episode by breaking their necks. Enzo was a dangerous killer, not a cartoon villain. I just wish that T.C. Jones could have appeared as recurring villian Enzo like Dr. Loveless and Count Manzeppi.

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Re: A formidable villain in The Wild Wild West-Enzo/Miss Tyler

Sounds tougher than anyone on that or just about any tv show. How many people did he kill?

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Re: A formidable villain in The Wild Wild West-Enzo/Miss Tyler

He really was a great villain and the fact that his disguise even fooled Artemus who knows disguises like the back of his hand really says a lot. He played his "Miss Tyler" to perfection!
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