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Daniele Vargas in Cineguida 1963-64
Daniele Vargas was a character actor, active in Italian films from the late 1950's to the early 1980's.

All available sources seem to be agreed that he was born Daniele Pitani on April 20th 1922 in Bologna, Italy.[3]

According to his profile in Dizionario del cinema italiano he was a classmate of Pier Paolo Pasolini in school, after which he graduated in medicine. He reportedly practiced as a doctor for some years, relocating to Rome in 1957 so he could pursue his true passion, the cinema.

His career in Italian films kicked off with 6 roles in 1959. From that point on he worked steadily in Italian films for the next 2 decades, appearing in over 100 films, proving to be a reliable character player in pretty much every genre, usually cast in the roles of villains. He appears to have retired from acting after 1981 (bar one unconfirmed role from 1988).

Daniele died in Rome on January 7th 1992, at the age of 69.

Daniele is one of 4 actors whose Facebook page I have been moderator of for many years. The other 3 (Dakar, José Jaspe, Umberto Silvestri) have led to my being in contact with family members of the actors in question, but curiously, with him being the best known of the 4, I have had absolutely no contact from anyone who knew Daniele, so sadly I am unable to add any new biographical information from this source.

Over the years I have uncovered a handful of previously undocumented film appearances by Daniele, so I wouldn't rule out the possibility that there may be one or two more to be discovered.

Biographical note[1, 2]

  • Birthplace: Bologna.
  • Height: 1,83 m.
  • Instruction: Medical degree.
  • Foreign languages: French, English, Spanish.
  • Dubbing.
  • Abodes: Rome, via S. Valentino, 24 (1963); Rome, via dell'Alpinismo, 24 (1968).
Filmography

1959
  1. Caltiki il mostro immortale .... Bob (credited as "Daniel Vargas")
  2. Ercole e la regina di Lidia .... Anfiarao (credited as "Daniele Varga")
  3. La battaglia di Maratona .... Darius (credited as "Daniele Varga")
  4. La scimitarra del saraceno .... Gamal (credited as "Daniele Varga")
  5. Le cameriere .... Marini (credited)
  6. Non perdiamo la testa .... The Butler (credited as "Daniele Varga")

    1960
  7. La furia dei barbari .... Napur (credited)
  8. La strada dei giganti .... Neri (credited as "Daniele Varga")
  9. Le signore .... Andrea (uncredited)

    1961
  10. Il ladro di Bagdad .... Gamal (credited)
  11. Totò, Peppino e... la dolce vita .... Marchese Daniele Augusto Maria Fortebraccio Pitone (credited as "Daniele Varcas")
  12. Una vita difficile .... Marchese Cafferoni (credited)

    1962
  13. Arrivano i titani .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  14. La marcia su Roma .... His Excellency (credited)
  15. Sodoma e Gomorra .... Segur (credited)

    1963
  16. Beta som .... Brauzzi (credited)
  17. I mostri .... Professor Pinzuto (credited)
  18. Il successo .... Peruvian consul (credited)
  19. L'invincibile cavaliere mascherato .... Don Luis (credited)
  20. Sansone contro i pirati .... Murad (credited)

    1964
  21. Ercole contro Roma .... Filippo Afro (credited)
  22. I predoni della steppa .... Altan Khan (credited)
  23. La calda vita .... Renata's new husband (credited)
  24. La vendetta di Spartacus .... Lucio Trasone (credited)
  25. Panic Button .... Carlo (credited)

    1965
  26. Golia alla conquista di Bagdad .... Saud (credited)
  27. Jeff Gordon spaccatutto .... Zacharoff (credited as "Daniel Vargas")
  28. La dama de Beirut .... Leonardo (credited)
  29. La montagna di luce .... Rajah Sindar (credited)
  30. Se non avessi più te .... Hotel Manager in Barcelona (credited)
  31. Su e giù .... Professor Maestrelli (credited)
  32. The Agony and the Ecstasy .... Physician (uncredited)

    1966
  33. A Man Could Get Killed .... Osman (credited)
  34. After the Fox .... Prosecuting attorney (credited)
  35. Bacia e spara .... Tol Lim (credited)
  36. Degueyo .... Frank Thomas (credited as "Dan Vargas")
  37. Le piacevoli notti .... Fortebraccio da Montone (credited)
  38. Le spie amano i fiori .... Stan Harriman (credited as "Dan Vargas")
  39. Le stagioni del nostro amore .... Count Della Pica (credited)
  40. 3 notti violente .... Major Rossi (credited)

    1967
  41. Assalto al tesoro di stato .... Kaufman (credited)
  42. Colpo doppio del camaleonte d'oro .... Bank manager (credited)
  43. Come rubare un quintale di diamanti in Russia .... Zack (credited)
  44. Con la muerte a la espalda .... Electra 1 (credited)
  45. Il figlio di Django .... Clay Ferguson (credited)
  46. Il lungo, il corto, il gatto .... American Inspector (credited)
  47. L'ultimo killer .... John Barrett (credited)
  48. Per amore... per magia .... Viscount of Pallerineri (credited)
  49. Tutto Totò (TV series) Ep.: "Totò ciak" .... Lupo (credited)
  50. Un uomo, un cavallo, una pistola .... Good Jim (credited)
  51. Wanted .... Mayor Gold (credited)

    1968
  52. Histoires extraordinaires .... University professor (credited)
  53. Il mondo di Pirandello (TV series) Ep.: "Amori senza amore" .... Lulù Stacchi (credited)
  54. La vendetta è il mio perdono .... Doctor Frank Decker (credited)
  55. The Shoes of the Fisherman .... Cardinal (uncredited)
  56. Un dollaro per 7 vigliacchi .... Giovanni Casetti (credit unknown)

    1969
  57. Le calde notti di Poppea .... Druso (credited)
  58. No importa morir .... Major (credited)
  59. Raptus .... Asylum director (credited)
  60. Une corde un Colt... .... Will Rogers (credited as "Daniel Vargas")
  61. Zorro alla corte d'Inghilterra .... Sir Basil Rutford (credited)
  62. Zorro marchese di Navarra .... Colonel Leon Brizzard (credited)

    1970
  63. Il presidente del Borgorosso Football Club .... Don Amleto Ragazzoni (credited)

    1971
  64. I quattro pistoleri di Santa Trinità .... Gomez (credited)
  65. Il diavolo a sette facce .... James Marlowe (credited)
  66. Riuscirà il nostro eroe a ritrovare il più grande diamante del mondo? .... Dolmann (credited)

    1972
  67. Cool Million (TV series) Ep. 1: "Mask of Marcella" .... Sheik (uncredited)
  68. Il generale dorme in piedi .... Lieutenant Colonel Poli (credited)
  69. Il terrore con gli occhi storti .... José (credit unknown)
  70. Zambo, il dominatore della foresta .... Perkins (credited)

    1973
  71. Baciamo le mani .... Don Santino Bileggi (credited)
  72. Campa carogna... la taglia cresce .... Major at Fort Apache (credited)
  73. Delitto di regime - Il caso Don Minzoni (TV movie) .... Lawyer Ferrando (credited)

    1974
  74. Il piatto piange .... Lawyer Parietti (credited)
  75. Il testimone deve tacereo .... Senator Turrisi (credited)
  76. Il viaggio .... Don Liborio (credited)
  77. L'arbitro .... Club President (credited)
  78. La nipote .... Luigi Favaretto (credited)
  79. The Arena .... Timarchus (credited as "Daniel Vargas")

    1975
  80. Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro .... Robby Alvarado (credited)
  81. L'infermiera .... Gustavo Scarpa (credited)
  82. L'ingenua .... Luigi Beton (credited)
  83. Quella provincia maliziosa .... Alceste (credited)

    1976
  84. Oh, Serafina! .... Bodyguard (credited)
  85. Spogliamoci così, senza pudor... .... Lawyer Augusto Zenaro (credited)

    1977
  86. Il passatore (TV mini-series) Ep. 2 .... Politi (credited)
  87. Il signor Ministro li pretese tutti e subito .... Luigi Romagnoli (credited - role unconfirmed)
  88. Tre tigri contro tre tigri .... Berchielli (credited)

    1978
  89. Avere vent'anni .... Professor Affatati (credited)
  90. Dove vai in vacanza .... Cavalier Ciccio Colombi (credited)
  91. Return of the Saint (TV series) Ep. 13: "The Roman Touch" .... Capo (credited)

    1979
  92. El periscopio .... Ophthalmologist (credited as "Danielle Vargas")
  93. Io zombo, tu zombi, lei zomba .... Zombie (credited)
  94. Sabato, domenica e venerdì .... The Director (credited)
  95. Una donna di notte .... Publisher (poster credit - role unconfirmed)

    1980
  96. Fico d'India .... Lorenzo's boss (uncredited)
  97. Il ladrone .... Ruffo (credited)
  98. Il lupo e l'agnello .... Colonel De Luca (uncredited)
  99. The Day Christ Died (TV movie) .... 3rd witness (uncredited)

    1981
  100. La maestra di sci .... Emir Hussein (credited)
  101. Spaghetti a mezzanotte .... Ulderico (credited)

Additional credits

Titles to check
  • Atsalut pader (1979) IMDb
  • Un uomo da ridere (1980 TV mini-series) Ep. 4. IMDb as Mozzeni
  • Accadde a Parma (1988) IMDb
  • Carosello (TV series, years unknown) Wikipedia, in various promotional spots

No Daniele!
Titles where Daniele is listed as appearing by other sources, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Manos sucias (1957) as Dano. There is a very similar looking actor that I initially had identified as Daniele in this film shot in Barcelona, but on close examination beside the other images there is a slight difference in the nose, so I do not believe it is him. Maybe I will find more roles for Daniele's Spanish look-alike!
  • The Pink Panther (1963) This title appears in Daniele's entry in Cineguida 1963-64. I have checked the film thoroughly and Daniele is nowhere to be found, so I presume he must have filmed a scene which ended up on the cutting room floor.
  • Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (1964) IMDb with no role. Daniele does not appear and is not credited.
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Daniele's entry, with his name mis-spelled, in the Annuario Degli Attori 1977-1978
Notes and sources
1. Dante Lazzaro. Cineguida 1963-64.
2. Dante Lazzaro. Cineguida 1968-69.
3. What few biographical details are known are corroborated by his Obituary in La Stampa newspaper.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/11/2023, 13:24

Caltiki il mostro immortale (1959) credited as "Daniel Vargas", as Bob
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/11/2023, 13:30

Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959) credited as "Daniele Varga", as Anfiarao
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/11/2023, 13:34

La battaglia di Maratona (1959) credited as "Daniele Varga", as Darius
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/11/2023, 13:39

La scimitarra del saraceno (1959) credited as "Daniele Varga", as Gamal
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/11/2023, 13:42

Le cameriere (1959) credited, as Marini
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/11/2023, 13:47

Non perdiamo la testa (1959) credited as "Daniele Varga", as The Butler
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/11/2023, 13:54

La furia dei barbari (1960) credited, as Napur
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La strada dei giganti (1960) credited as "Daniele Varga", as Neri
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/11/2023, 17:05

Le signore (1960) as Andrea
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