Pietro Mario Pastore, known as Piero, was born in Padua, Italy on April 3rd 1903 (some sources claim 1908, but ’03 is the year on his grave). From a young age he was a professional football player, rising to the top of his profession, playing for internationally reknowned teams such as AC Milan and Juventus as well as the Italian national team - indeed it seems he is widely regarded as being the first “star” football player. In 1929 he began acting in films, and from 1932 this became his full time career, one in which he continued until his death. He began his acting career auspiciously with several high profile leading roles, however by the mid-30’s he was already playing smaller parts, and in the 50’s and 60’s he was kept very busy appearing in mostly uncredited bit parts. He died at the age of 64, on January 8th 1968, in Rome.
Given that he was a national sporting hero, with much accompanying publicity, then I think his biographical details, found from many sources, can be relied upon.
I have found numerous previously undocumented appearances by Piero in peplum and historical films, so there must almost certainly be additional roles to be found.
- Ragazze non scherzate (poster credit as Pietro Pastore) .... Role?
- La leggenda di Wally (poster credit as Pietro Pastore) .... Hagenbach
- Acciaio (credited) .... Mario Velini
- Aldebarán (credited as Pietro Pastore) .... Sailor
- Tredici uomini e un cannone (credited) .... Man No.7
- Sotto la croce del sud (credited) .... Casale
- Io, suo padre (credited) .... Sandro
- Un'avventura di Salvator Rosa (credited) .... Peasant
- Fortuna (poster credit) .... Role?
- La corona di ferro (uncredited) .... Sestio
- Fari nella nebbia (uncredited) .... Mechanic
- Giarabub (credited as Pastore Piero) .... Lieutenant Martini
- L'uomo dalla croce (credited as P. Pastore) .... Beyrow
- La donna della montagna (credited as Pietro Pastore) .... Rodolfo's assistant
- Due lettere anonime (uncredited) .... Army veteran on the train
- Quartieri alti (uncredited) .... Bottarini
- Aquila nera (credited) .... Iwan
- 11 uomini e un pallone (credited?) .... Marcello
- Antonio di Padova (credited) .... Giano
- È più facile che un cammello... (credited) .... A workers representative
- Il monello della strada (credited) .... Mine worker
- Prima comunione (uncredited) .... Removals man
- La vendetta del corsaro (credited) .... Escuedo
- Lorenzaccio (credited) .... Guard
- Persiane chiuse (credited) .... Cinque
- Camicie rosse (Anita Gribaldi) (credited as P. Pastore) .... Pietro
- I tre corsari (uncredited) .... Captain of the galleon
- Il segreto delle tre punte (credited) .... Riccardo Albertini
- La nave delle donne maledette (uncredited) .... Pedro
- Roman Holiday (uncredited) .... Secret Service agent
- Attila (credited) .... Tribal leader
- Il cardinale Lambertini (uncredited) .... Papal messenger
- L'arte di arrangiarsi (uncredited) .... Army doctor
- Pane amore e gelosia (uncredited) .... Fantozzi
- Peccato che sia una canaglia (uncredited) .... The nurse
- Toto cerca pace (uncredited) .... Desk clerk at Hotel Vesuvio
- Ulisse (uncredited) .... One of Ulysses' men
- Uomini ombra (uncredited) .... Police officer
- Il segno di Venere (uncredited) .... Party guest
- La bella mugnaia (uncredited) .... Nobleman
- Suonno d'ammore (credited) .... Fisherman
- Toto e Carolina (credited) .... Policeman in the office
- War and Peace (uncredited) .... Soldier travelling with Andrei
- Il cavaliere dalla spada nera (credited) .... Sebastiano
- Lo spadaccino misterioso (uncredited) .... Role?
- Mio figlio Nerone (uncredited) .... Conspirator
- Scapricciatiello (uncredited) .... Occasional house servant
- El Alamein (uncredited) .... General
- Io, Caterina (credited) .... Not found
- Carosello di canzoni (uncredited) .... Nightclub Maitre d'
- Erode il Grande (uncredited) .... General
- Mia nonna poliziotto (uncredited) .... Brigadier Tinazzi
- Totò e Marcellino (uncredited) .... Police inspector
- Arrangiatevi (uncredited) .... Maestro Bruno
- Cartagine in fiamme (uncredited) .... Conspirator
- I ragazzi del juke box (uncredited) .... Songwriter
- Il Generale Della Rovere (uncredited) .... Paolo Marconi
- Il mondo dei miracoli (credited) .... Station master
- Il raccomandato di Ferro (uncredited) .... Furniture dealer
- Il terrore dei barbari (uncredited) .... Barbarian
- L'arciere Nero (uncredited) .... Conspirator
- Simpatico mascalzone (credited as P. Pastore) .... Sor Augusto
- A noi piace freddo…! (uncredited) .... Partisan
- I giganti della Tessaglia (uncredited) .... Citizen of Jolco
- L'impiegato (uncredited) .... Office clerk
- La vendetta di Ercole (uncredited) .... Prison guard
- Saffo, venere di Lesbo (uncredited) .... Army captain
- Signori si nasce (uncredited) .... Costumer's assistant
- Il segreto dello Sparviero Nero (uncredited) .... Man arguing in the tavern
- La vendetta della maschera di ferro (credited) .... Farmer
- La vendetta di Ursus (uncredited) .... Prisoner at the mines
- Le avventure di Mary Read (uncredited) .... Etiquette teacher
- Le Baccanti (uncredited) .... Citizen of Thebes
- Sua Eccellenza si fermò a mangiare (uncredited) .... Spectator at the ceremony
- Una spada nell'ombra (credited) .... Prison guard
- Caterina di Russia (uncredited) .... Officer
- Dieci italiani per un tedesco (credited) .... Prisoner priest
- Gli eroi del doppio gioco (credited) .... Riccio's aide
- I sette gladiatori (uncredited) .... Role?
- Il colpo segreto di d'Artagnan (credited) .... Conspirator
- Il naufrago del Pacifico (poster credit) .... Captain Blackburn
- La monaca di Monza (uncredited) .... Vicar's second envoy
- La Tigre dei Sette Mari (uncredited) .... Pirate
- D'Artagnan contro i tre Moschettieri (uncredited) .... Role?
- Ercole contro Moloch (uncredited) .... Citizen
- Golia e il Cavaliere Mascherato (uncredited) .... Prison warder
- I dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Role?
- Io Semiramide (credited) .... Shabli
- L'invincibile cavaliere mascherato (credited?) .... Nicolas
- Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo (uncredited) .... The shepherd
- Totò e Cleopatra (uncredited) .... Senator
- Zorro e i tre moschettieri (uncredited) .... Servant
- Bianco, rosso, giallo, rosa (uncredited) .... Citizen watching Apollodoro
- Coriolano eroe senza patria (credited) .... Furio
- Gli schiavi più forti del mondo (uncredited) .... Spectator at the tournament
- I maniaci (uncredited) .... Footballer
- I tre centurioni (uncredited) .... Role?
- Il colosso di Roma (uncredited) .... Agitated citizen
- L'ultimo gladiatore (uncredited) .... British ambassador
- La vendetta di Spartacus (uncredited) .... Role?
- Sandokan alla riscossa (uncredited) .... Role?
- Una spada per l'Impero (credited) .... Ottavio
- Ursus il terrore dei Kirghisi (credited) .... Amko
- The Agony and the Ecstasy (uncredited) .... Cardinal
- Django spara per primo (uncredited) .... Cooper
- I criminali della galassia (credited as Peter Pastor) .... Scientist on Planet Delos
- I diafanoidi vengono da Marte (uncredited) .... Officer under Martian control
- Il pianeta errante (uncredited) .... Peter
There are plenty more titles where Piero is rumoured to appear that I have been unable to find copies of, so if anybody has any of the titles below you know what to do...
- Ninna nanna delle dodici mamme (1930) IMDb
- Trois balles dans la peau (1934) IMDb as Policeman No.2
- Porto (1935) ANICA as Salvatore
- Milizia territoriale (1936) ANICA as Soldier Grotta
- Stasera alle undici (1938) ANICA as Willy
- Fanfulla da Lodi (1940) IMDb as Marco
- Caravaggio, il pittore maledetto (1941) ANICA
- Orizzonte dipinto (1941) ANICA
- Il fanciullo del West (1942) ANICA as William Donovan
- Oro nero (1942) ANICA as Marco
- Il treno crociato (1943) ANICA as Corsi
- La figlia del mendicante (1950) ANICA
- Il bivio (1951) ANICA as De Vecchi
- Senza bandiera (1951) IMDb
- Il capitano di Venezia (1952) ANICA as Barbaro Corazza (translated by Google as "Armour Barbarian")
- Gli amanti del passato (1953) ANICA
- Anni facili (1953) ANICA
- Condannatelo! (1953) ANICA
- Il bivio (1953) ANICA as Cheater at dice
- L'amante di Paride (1954) ANICA as Sinone
- Da qui all'eredità (1955) ANICA
- Storia di una minorenne (1956) ANICA as Indutriale discografico (translated by Google as "record industry")
- Operazione notte (1956) ANICA
- I fidanzati della morte (1957) ANICA as Bertola
- Gagliardi e pupe (1958) ANICA as Sr. Ezio
- El diablo también llora (1966) ANICA as Private investigator
There are 2 additional titles I am aware of where Piero may appear which I am unable to add for reasons of information copyright
As always seems to be the case with little-known actors with large online filmographies, there are a few titles where he is credited somewhere online, but either he does not appear or else I was unable to find him for some reason.
- L'assedio dell'Alcazar (1940) Listed by ANICA with no role given.
- When in Rome (1953) Listed by IMDb as Customs man
- Barabba (1961) Listed by ANICA as Nicodemus.
- La morte viene dal pianeta Aytin (1967) Listed by ANICA with no role given.