Ceccarelli, Pietro

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Ceccarelli, Pietro

Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 16:49

Pietro Ceccarelli in Sette contro tutti (1965)
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Pietro Ceccarelli, or "Puccio" as he was often credited, was an actor and stuntman active in Italian films from the mid-50's through until the late 80's. Instantly recognisable among the ranks of gladiators and cowboys for his tall stature and shaved head.

Pietro was born on November 21st 1926 and died on October 14th 1993, at the age of 66. He was the brother of Lanfranco Ceccarelli and the son of Stefano Ceccarelli. This information comes from Stefania Giolitti, granddaughter of Pietro, from my Peplum Paradise group on Facebook. (Note that most websites give an incorrect date of birth for Pietro and list him as being still living).

Some additional information from the Lazio Wiki website tells us that in the late 40's, before following his father into acting, Pietro was a professional footballer / goalkeeper. It also informs us that once he retired from acting he coached football youth teams.

Filmography
1956
  1. Mio figlio Nerone .... Slave carrying Agrippina's carriage / Guard (uncredited)

    1957
  2. La Gerusalemme liberata .... Palace guard (uncredited)

    1958
  3. Afrodite, Dea dell'amore .... Soldier arresting travellers (uncredited)
  4. Camping .... Villager (uncredited)
  5. Capitan Fuoco .... Soldier (uncredited)

    1959
  6. Il terrore dei barbari .... Barbarian (uncredited)

    1960
  7. Esther and the King .... Gladiator (uncredited)
  8. Gli amori di Ercole .... Soldier killing villagers (uncredited)
  9. Il sepolcro dei re .... Sutek (credited)
  10. Noi duri .... Gangster accosting Joysette in nightclub (uncredited)
  11. Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine .... Deliasis the Gladiator (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")
  12. Teseo contro il Minotauro .... Prison guard (uncredited)

    1961
  13. I Tartari .... Burundai's henchman (credited)
  14. Maciste nella terra dei Ciclopi .... Guard (uncredited)
  15. Solimano il conquistatore .... Does not appear (credited as Master of Arms)

    1962
  16. 2 samurai per 100 geishe .... Tai Kun, the great samurai (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")
  17. Il gladiatore di Roma .... Gladiator (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli" and as Master of Arms)
  18. Maciste all'inferno .... role? (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")
  19. Maciste, il gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Astorix (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")
  20. Sodoma e Gomorra .... The Queen's bodyguard (uncredited)
  21. Tharus figlio di Attila .... Does not appear (credited as Master of Arms)
  22. Ursus gladiatore ribelle .... Prison guard (credited, also as Master of Arms)

    1963
  23. Il segno di Zorro .... Romero (credited?)
  24. Ursus nella terra di fuoco .... Lero (credited, also as Master of Arms)

    1964
  25. 002 agenti segretissimi .... Torturer (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")
  26. Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  27. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori .... Matateo (uncredited)
  28. Gli schiavi più forti del mondo .... Gladiator (credited)
  29. I due mafiosi .... Russian thug (uncredited)
  30. I magnifici Brutos del West .... Jack (uncredited)
  31. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori .... Matateo (uncredited)
  32. La vendetta di Spartacus .... role? (credited)

    1965
  33. Golia alla conquista di Bagdad .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)
  34. Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata .... Erik (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli" and also as Master of Arms)
  35. L'avventuriero della Tortuga .... Indian high priest (uncredited)
  36. La guerra segreta .... Sernas henchman (uncredited)
  37. Sette contro tutti .... Rebel gladiator (credited as "Peter Barclay")
  38. Un dollaro bucato .... Rex (uncredited)

    1966
  39. Agente 3S3 massacro al sole .... Henchman (uncredited)
  40. Arizona Colt .... Rancher (uncredited)
  41. Cifrato speciale .... Yang (credited as "Peter Ceccar")
  42. Jerry Land - Cacciatore di spie .... Hitman in Rome (uncredited)
  43. MMM 83 - Missione Morte Molo 83 .... Henchman (uncredited)
  44. Spie contro il mondo .... Gangster (credited?)
  45. Un fiume di dollari .... Wolf (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")

    1967
  46. Agente sigma 3 - missione goldwather .... role? (credited)
  47. Ballata per un pistolero .... Toro (credited as "Peter Jacob")
  48. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino .... Army strongman (credited as "Peter Jacob")
  49. La feldmarescialla - Rita fugge... lui corre... egli scappa .... German officer (uncredited)
  50. L'uomo dal pugno d'oro .... Kark (credited as "Peter Barclay")
  51. Occhio per occhio, dente per dente .... Drago (credited?)
  52. Requiescant .... Tom (credited?)
  53. Tecnica per un massacro .... Max (uncredited)
  54. Troppo per vivere... poco per morire .... Gang member (credited as "Peter Barclay")
  55. Wanted Johnny Texas .... Man on wagon train (uncredited)

    1968
  56. ... dai nemici mi guardo io! .... Zinaro (credited)
  57. Don Chisciotte e Sancio Panza .... Man leading the mob (uncredited)
  58. I due crociati .... Tazio (credited)
  59. I tre che sconvolsero il West .... Farmer (uncredited)
  60. Il momento di uccidere .... One of Forrester's men (uncredited)
  61. Il pistolero segnato da Dio .... Circus strongman (uncredited)
  62. Il più grande colpo della malavita americana (Dynamit in grùner seite) .... Henchman (uncredited)
  63. Joe! Cercati un posto per morire! .... Chato henchman (uncredited)

    1969
  64. Fellini Satyricon .... Crazy shouting man (uncredited)
  65. Gli specialisti .... El Diablo hanchman (uncredited)

    1970
  66. Brancaleone alle Crociate .... role? (uncredited)
  67. Ciakmull, l'uomo della vendetta .... Bounty hunter (uncredited)
  68. Il magnifico Robin Hood .... Attacker (uncredited)
  69. Satiricosissimo .... Spartacus (uncredited)
  70. Waterloo .... Rumigus (uncredited)

    1971
  71. Acquasanta Joe .... Sergeant Butch (credited)
  72. Armiamoci e partite! .... Boxer in cafe (credited)
  73. Gli fumavano le colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Poker player (uncredited)
  74. Posate le pistole, reverendo .... Jerimiah (credited)
  75. Scipione detto anche l'africano .... Guard (uncredited)
  76. Storie dell'anno Mille (TV series) - ep. 1 .... Man stealing clothing from the dead (credited)
  77. Tre donne - L'automobile .... Angry motorist (uncredited)
  78. Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate .... Masseur (uncredited)

    1972
  79. Fiorina la vacca .... One of Beolco's men (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")
  80. La mala ordina .... Don Vito henchman (credited)
  81. Lo chiamavano Verità .... Jesse (credited)
  82. Mio caro assassino .... Canavese's bodyguard (uncredited)
  83. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo .... Gerry Crow (uncredited)

    1973
  84. Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli .... Locke (uncredited)
  85. Campa carogna... la taglia cresce .... Brawling soldier (uncredited)
  86. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! .... Man who has his skull drilled (uncredited)
  87. Fra' Tazio da Velletri .... Galliano (credited)
  88. I racconti di Viterbury - Le più allegre storie del '300 .... Puccetto Corsini (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")
  89. Il boss .... Maione (credited)
  90. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... Bill (credited)
  91. Metti... che ti rompo il muso .... Otto (credited)
  92. Polvere di stelle .... SS soldier that screams on the ship (uncredited)

    1974
  93. 4 marmittoni alle grandi manovre .... Drill sergeant (uncredited)
  94. Carambola .... Man in tug of war (uncredited)
  95. Di Tresette ce n'è uno tutti gli altri son nessuno .... King Kong Striker (credited as "Puccio Ceccarelli")
  96. Il sesso in testa .... Photographer on the church stairs (uncredited)
  97. Il testimone deve tacere .... Thug (uncredited)
  98. La rivolta delle gladiatrici .... Septimus (credited as "Peter Cester")
  99. Lo sgarbo .... Fighting warehouse bad guy (credited?)

    1975
  100. Cassiodoro il più duro del pretorio .... role? (credited)
  101. Colpo in canna .... Silvera henchman (credited)
  102. La città sconvolta: caccia spietata ai rapitori .... Hood (uncredited)
  103. Mondo candido .... Soldier (uncredited)
  104. Pasqualino Settebellezze .... Nazi doing experiments in concentration camp (uncredited)

    1976
  105. Basta che non si sappia in giro! .... Sailor in Amanda's fantasy (uncredited)
  106. Gli amici di Nick Hezard .... Man who gets robbed (uncredited)
  107. I padroni della città .... Luigi's bagman (credited)
  108. Il grande racket .... Lucimir (credited)
  109. Squadra antiscippo .... The man in the fur hat (uncredited)
  110. Un amore targato Forlì .... Man in row for the audition (uncredited)
  111. Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore .... Club bouncer (uncredited)

    1977
  112. Anno zero - Guerra nello spazio .... Alien (uncredited)
  113. El macho .... Duke henchman guarding prisoner (uncredited)

    1978
  114. Avere vent'anni .... Butcher (uncredited)
  115. Zio Adolfo in arte Führer .... Nazi official (credited)

    1980
  116. Odio le bionde .... Gangster (uncredited)

    1981
  117. Una vacanza del cactus .... Marmaluke (uncredited)

    1982
  118. Ricchi, ricchissimi... praticamente in mutande .... Prince Omar's bodyguard (uncredited)
  119. Vai avanti tu che mi vien da ridere .... Groper on the bus (uncredited)

    1983
  120. Endgame - Bronx lotta finale .... Blue mutant (credited as "Peter Brighton")
  121. Il trono di fuoco .... Tares (credited as "Peter Caine")

    1984
  122. Dagobert .... Soldier (uncredited)

    1985
  123. Phenomena .... The mad rapist (uncredited)

    1986
  124. Il nome della rosa .... Inquisition guard (uncredited)

    1988
  125. Stradivari .... Jailor (credited)
Additional credits
  • Ciao, Federico! (1970) - Documentary about the shooting of Fellini Satyricon (1969). Includes footage of Pietro on the set during the making of the film.
  • Il trucido e lo sbirro (1976) .... Actor in film shown in prison (re-used footage)
  • Trois filles dans le vent (1981) .... Seen in footage taken from Gli schiavi più forti del mondo (re-used footage)
Più Pietro!
There are more titles in which Pietro reportedly appears, so if anyone has shots of him in any of the titles below, you know what to do!
  • Le notti bianche (1957) - Wikipedia (maybe mistaken for Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
  • Raw Wind in Eden (1958) - On-set images indicate that Pietro was somehow involved in this production, though it is uncertain if he actually appears
  • La resa dei conti (1966) - IMDb, as Jack (checked by Rudy, maybe does not appear)
  • La vergine di Samoa (1966) - IMDb, as Bruno
  • Giallo napoletano (1979) - ANICA, as "another man in mental hospital"
Manca Ceccarelli!
And of course we have the list of titles where Pietro is credited somewhere online but almost certainly does not appear.
  • La strada (1954) - Does not appear. Most websites would have you believe that Pietro made his debut for Fellini, however the role he is credited with playing is actually played by Pietro's father, Stefano.
  • Superargo contro Diabolikus (1966) - Does not appear. Credited by IMDb as Henchman, searched for by Nick, Rudy and Johan. Maybe once again mistaken for the Stefano.
  • I nipoti di Zorro (1968) - Does not appear. Credited by ANICA and elsewhere as playing the hangman, but it is Veriano Ginesi in the role.
  • Ritorno del gladiatore più forte del mondo (1971) - Does not appear. Listed by ANICA and elsewhere, but once again it is Ginesi in the role..
  • In nome del popolo italiano (1971) - Does not appear. Listed on various websites, including ANICA, but for a 3rd time someone has mistaken him for Veriano.
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Re: Pietro Ceccarelli

Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 16:53

Mio figlio Nerone (1956) in dual roles as Slave carrying Agrippina's carriage and Guard.

Currently Pietro's earliest known appearance(s).
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Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 16:55

La Gerusalemme liberata (1957) as Palace guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 16:57

Afrodite, Dea dell'amore (1958) as Soldier arresting travellers
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Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 17:06

Camping (1958) as Villager.

Initially I was uncertain about this one since popular opinion was that it was not Pietro, however now that we have a number of images of Pietro with hair for comparison, I don't think there can be any question that it is him.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 17:09

Il terrore dei barbari (1959) as Barbarian
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Here we have a publicity shot with Pietro and our Barbarian Torturer, who has been mistaken for Pietro on a number occasions (see below the filmography) and there is a strong possibility could be his real-life father!
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Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 17:18

Il sepolcro dei re (1960) credited, as Sutek
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Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 17:22

Ester e il Re (Esther and the King) (1960) as Gladiator
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Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 17:25

Noi duri (1960) as Gangster accosting Joysette in nightclub
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Post by PeplumParadise » 13/12/2019, 17:38

Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine (1960) credited as Puccio Ceccarelli, fighting with Jack Palance as Deliasis the Gladiator
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