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Nello Pazzafini

Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 21:34

Nello Pazzafini in Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno (1974)
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Giovanni "Nello" Pazzafini was an actor and stuntman active in Italian films from the late 1950's until the early 1990's.

He was born on May 15th 1934 in Rome, Italy and died on November 27th 1997, aged 63.

His earliest known role comes from 1958, after which he quickly became one of the busiest stuntmen in peplum movies. When spaghetti westerns came along he scored a number of larger credited acting roles.

Nello's daughter, Laura, is active on Facebook, where she does a good job of keeping her father's name in the public eye.

I am sure there can still be additional roles to be found for Nello.

FILMOGRAPHY
1958
  1. Afrodite, dea dell'amore (uncredited) .... Guard saving prisoners

    1959
  2. Annibale (uncredited) .... Wrestler / Soldier
  3. Il figlio del corsaro rosso (uncredited) .... Spanish Soldier
  4. Il marito bello : il nemico di mia moglie (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Nando Terenzi's son
  5. Il terrore dei barbari (uncredited) .... Barbarian
  6. L'arciere nero (uncredited) .... Guard

    1960
  7. Il cavaliere dai cento volti (uncredited) .... Gypsy who gets stabbed
  8. Il terrore della maschera rossa (uncredited) .... Guard
  9. La strada dei giganti (uncredited) .... Bouncer
  10. La vendetta dei barbari (uncredited) .... Visigoth warrior
  11. La Venere dei pirati (uncredited) .... Pirate

    1961
  12. Goliath contro i Giganti (credited and Master of Arms) .... Jagoran
  13. Il colosso di Rodi (uncredited) .... Gong banger
  14. Il conquistatore di Corinto (uncredited) .... Soldier (re-used footage)
  15. L'ultimo dei Vikinghi (uncredited) .... Viking
  16. La guerra di Troia (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Warrior in battle of strength
  17. La vendetta di Ursus (uncredited) .... Guard overseeing slaves at the mill
  18. Le baccantis (uncredited) .... Theban courtier
  19. Ursus e la ragazza tartara (uncredited) .... Tartar guard

    1962
  20. 2 samurai per 100 geishe (uncredited) .... Martial arts trainer
  21. Il gladiatore di Roma (uncredited) .... Gladiator with Marcus
  22. Il trionfo di Robin Hood (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Black Peter
  23. Maciste contro i mostri (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Chief of the Cave People
  24. Ursus gladiatore ribelle (uncredited) .... Gladiator

    1963
  25. Ercole contro Moloch (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Archepolos
  26. Golia e il cavaliere mascherato (uncredited) .... Gypsy
  27. L'invincibile cavaliere mascherato (credited?) .... Alonzo
  28. Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Guna
  29. Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo (credited?) .... Gladiator
  30. Sansone contro i pirati (credited) .... Sandor
  31. Totò e Cleopatra (uncredited) .... Soldier (re-used footage)
  32. Ursus nella terra di fuoco (uncredited) .... Fighter
  33. Zorro contro Maciste (uncredited) .... Rebek henchman

    1964
  34. Coriolano eroe senza patria (uncredited) .... Prisoner / Soldier
  35. Ercole contro Roma (credited) .... Segesto
  36. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Soldier (re-used footage)
  37. Gli invincibili tre (credited) .... Samur
  38. Gli schiavi più forti del mondo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Rebel slave
  39. I due gladiatori (credited?) .... Captain of the guards
  40. I lunghi capelli della morte (credited as John Carey) .... Monk
  41. I magnifici brutos del West (uncredited) .... Henchman
  42. Il colosso di Roma (uncredited) .... Soldier (re-used footage)
  43. Il Leone di Tebe (credited) .... Wrestler
  44. Il magnifico gladiatore (uncredited) .... Gladiator
  45. Il ponte dei sospiri (uncredited) .... Bepi
  46. L'ultimo gladiatore (uncredited) .... Member of Lucilius's escort
  47. La rivolta dei barbari (uncredited) .... Revolting barbarian
  48. La vendetta di Spartacus (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Follower of Arminio
  49. Maciste alla corte dello zar (uncredited) .... Guardian of the cave
  50. Maciste, gladiatore di Sparta (uncredited) .... Gladiator
  51. Sandok, il Maciste della giungla (uncredited) .... Temple guard
  52. Sansone contro il corsaro nero (credited) .... Black pirate's lieutenant
  53. Zorikan lo sterminatore (credited) .... The Vizier

    1965
  54. Adiós gringo (uncredited) .... Gil Clawson
  55. Asso di picche - Operazione controspionaggio (uncredited) .... Man on the boat
  56. Golia alla conquista di Bagdad (credited) .... Horval
  57. I predoni del Sahara (uncredited) .... Hamid
  58. Il mistero dell'isola maledetta (credited as Ted Carter) .... Malik
  59. Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya (uncredited) .... Ulmar
  60. Slalom (uncredited) .... Hitman at Nabila bar
  61. Un dollaro bucato (credited as Peter Surtess) .... Henchman
  62. Una vergine per il principe (uncredited) .... General

    1966
  63. A Man Could Get Killed (credited) .... Abdul
  64. Agente 3S3, massacro al sole (uncredited) .... José
  65. Arizona Colt (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Clay
  66. La resa dei conti (credited) .... Hondo
  67. New York chiama Superdrago (uncredited) .... Opelsman
  68. Per pochi dollari ancora (credited as Red Carter) .... Sgt. Brian Pitt
  69. Un milione di dollari per sette assassini (credited as Red Carter) .... Bruto
  70. Zorro il ribelle (credited as Red Carter) .... Cobra

    1967
  71. 7 pistole per un massacro (credited) .... King
  72. Faccia a faccia (credited) .... Vance
  73. I giorni della violenza (credited) .... Butch
  74. Il raggio infernale (credited as Ted Carter) .... Frank
  75. Killer calibro 32 (credited as Red Carter) .... Fitch
  76. La morte non conta i dollari (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Doc Lester
  77. Wanted (credited) .... Padre Carmelo

    1968
  78. Carogne si nasce (credited) .... Alan Adams
  79. Corri uomo corri (credited) .... Riza
  80. Il pistolero segnato da Dio (credited) .... Circus ringmaster
  81. Joe... cercati un posto per morire! (credited) .... Fernando
  82. Killer, adios (credited) .... Jack Bradshaw
  83. Le dolci signore (uncredited) .... role?
  84. Vivo per la tua morte (credited as Ted Carter) .... Bill Savage

    1969
  85. Cinque figli di cane (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Gangster brawling at brothel
  86. La battaglia di El Alamein (credited) .... Italian sergeant
  87. La legge dei gangsters (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Driver
  88. La morte sull'alta collina (uncredited) .... Billiard player
  89. Le calde notti di Poppea (credited) .... Padre Colonnius
  90. Zenabel (credited?) .... Captain in the inn

    1970
  91. C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara! (credited) .... Mantas
  92. Colpo rovente (credited) .... Not found
  93. La furia dei Khyber (credited) .... Tanauduriam

    1971
  94. Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica (credited) .... Prisoner
  95. Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto (credited) .... Cobra Ramirez
  96. L'arciere di fuoco (credited?) .... Little John
  97. L'uomo dagli occhi di ghiaccio (uncredited) .... Man in the elevator
  98. La spada normanna (credited) .... Ghippo
  99. Quel maledetto giorno della resa dei conti (credited) .... Convict
  100. Vivi ragazza vivi! (poster credit as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Captain Emmanuel

    1972
  101. Alleluja e Sartana figli di... Dio (uncredited) .... One of The Wolf's men
  102. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Butch
  103. Boccaccio (uncredited) .... Husband of the woman in the tub
  104. ...E alla fine lo chiamarono Jerusalem l'implacabile (credited) .... Bullseye Joe
  105. Every Little Crook and Nanny (uncredited) .... Ganucci's bodyguard
  106. Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma (uncredited) .... Fiaccarini
  107. Il terrore con gli occhi storti (uncredited) .... Ivan
  108. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja (credited?) .... Abel
  109. Poppea... una prostituta al servizio dell'impero (uncredited) .... Soldier (re-used footage)
  110. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (credited) .... Giovanni Rau
  111. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo (credited) .... Colonel
  112. Trinità e Sartana figli di... (uncredited) .... Mexican soldier at the fort

    1973
  113. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? (credited) .... Gorilla
  114. Diario di una vergine romana (uncredited) .... Gong banger (re-used footage)
  115. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Thug in prison
  116. Elena sì... ma di Troia (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Tavern keeper
  117. Giovannona Coscialunga disonorata con onore (credited) .... Frenceschino
  118. Il consigliori (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Killer
  119. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto (credited) .... Cotton Joe
  120. Piedone lo sbirro (uncredited) .... Thug
  121. Storia de fratelli e de cortelli (uncredited) .... Gambler
  122. Troppo rischio per un uomo solo (credited) .... Prison inmate
  123. Una vita lunga un giorno (credited) .... Nello

    1974
  124. Carambola (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Clydeson henchman
  125. De tresillo no hay más que uno (credited) .... Carlo Striker
  126. L'arbitro (uncredited) .... Pitch invader
  127. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare (uncredited) .... Malone henchman
  128. Superuomini, superdonne, superbotte (uncredited) .... Fighter in the village

    1975
  129. Africa Express (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Hunter henchman
  130. Colpo in canna (uncredited) .... Don Calo henchman
  131. Fantozzi (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Hitman
  132. Il lupo dei mari (credited) .... Ship crew member
  133. L'uomo della strada fa giustizia (uncredited) .... Grimetti
  134. La spacconata (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Card player
  135. Lo sgarbo (uncredited) .... Gambling hall bouncer
  136. Simone e Matteo: Un gioco da ragazzi (credited?) .... French seaman

    1976
  137. 40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Car dealer
  138. I padroni della città (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Henchman
  139. Il conto è chiuso (credited) .... Rico henchman
  140. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Clown
  141. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Convict
  142. Italia a mano armata (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  143. L'unica legge in cui credo (uncredited) .... Negro
  144. La madama (credited) .... Scagnozzi
  145. La poliziotta fa carriera (uncredited) .... Mojefuma
  146. San Pasquale Baylonne prottetore delle donne (credited?) .... Prospero
  147. Sangue di sbirro (uncredited) .... Man protecting Belle
  148. Squadra antifurto (uncredited) .... Ship's captain

    1977
  149. Clouzot & C. contro Borsalino & C. (credited) .... Micione
  150. La belva col mitra (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Caporali
  151. La polizia è sconfitta (credited) .... Tunisian
  152. Mannaja (uncredited) .... Valler henchman
  153. Napoli si ribella (uncredited) .... Assassin of The Sheik

    1978
  154. Il figlio dello sceicco (uncredited) .... Airport controller
  155. L'ultimo guappo (credited?) .... Salvatore
  156. La banda del gobbo (credited) .... Carmine Ciacci
  157. La liceale nella classe dei ripetenti (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Tecla's husband
  158. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (uncredited) .... Thug
  159. Un poliziotto scomodo (uncredited) .... Gangster

    1979
  160. Riavanti... Marsch! (credited) .... Bolchi
  161. S+H+E (uncredited) .... Hitman in the Roman forum
  162. Sabato, domenica e venerdì (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Not found
  163. Sette uomini d'oro nello spazio (uncredited) .... Security guard in the casino
  164. Un uomo in ginocchio (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Patranka

    1980
  165. Il vizietto II (La cage aux folles II) (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Mangin
  166. L'uomo puma (uncredited) .... Kobras henchman
  167. La città delle donne (uncredited) .... Party guest
  168. Luca il contrabbandiere (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Traitor

    1981
  169. Il cappotto di legno (credited) .... Al Carrera
  170. La nouvelle malle des Indes (TV mini series) (credited) .... Bartholdo
  171. La salamandra (uncredited) .... Manzini's bodyguard
  172. Napoli, Palermo, New York - Il triangolo della camorra (uncredited) .... Sgt. Martinez
  173. Una vacanza bestiale (uncredited) .... Captain of the guards

    1982
  174. Ator 2: L'invincibile Orion (credited as Ned Steinberg) .... Wallon
  175. Banana Joe (credited) .... Torcillo's driver
  176. Bomber (uncredited) .... Bar customer
  177. Giovani, belle... probabilmente ricche (credited) .... Alfio
  178. Le cadeau / Il regalo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Bodyguard of the emir of Qrator
  179. Tradimento (credited) .... Chiara
  180. Vieni avanti cretino (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Gargiulo

    1983
  181. Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (credited as Nat Williams) .... Kijawa
  182. La guerra del ferro: Ironmaster (credited) .... One of Vood's tribe

    1984
  183. Dagobert (uncredited) .... One of Dagobert's soldiers
  184. Non c'è due senza quattro (credited) .... Tango
  185. The Last Days of Pompeii (TV mini-series, episode 3) (uncredited) .... Gladiator

    1985
  186. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - episode 3: "Un galeone pieno di suoni" (uncredited) .... Pool hall thug
  187. L'alcova (uncredited) .... The gardener
  188. Ladyhawke (uncredited) .... One of Fornac's men

    1986
  189. Il Bi e il Ba (uncredited) .... Gangster

    1987
  190. The Barbarians and Co. (uncredited) .... Jacko's companion

    1988
  191. Big Man: Polizza droga (TV) (credited) .... Mobster

    1989
  192. I promessi sposi (TV mini-series) (credited as stuntman - as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Man in the angry crowd
  193. La piovra 4 (TV mini-series, episodes 1, 4 & 6) (credited) .... Girgenti

    1991
  194. Piedipiatti (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Sailor

    1992
  195. Cosi fan tutte (uncredited) .... Man on the bus
  196. L'urlo della verità (credited) .... Thug

Additional credits
  • Western, Italian Style (TV documentary) (1968) .... Himself

Più Pazzafini!
There are a few more titles where Nello 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...
  • Mission spéciale à Caracas (1965) IMDb
  • Il maschio ruspante (1972) ANICA
  • Carioca tigre (1976) IMDb
  • Kenn' ich, weiß ich, war ich schon! (1981) IMDb as "Spaghetti-Schmeisser"
  • Manolesta (1981) IMDb as Autista dell'Atac
  • Sicilian connection (1987) IMDb
  • Diritto di vivere (1990) ANICA

No Nello!
As always seems to be the case with 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.
  • La polizia incrimina, la legge assolve (1973) ANICA as Sicario
  • Sistemo l'America e torno (1974) IMDb as Trainer of basketball team
  • Zanna Bianca e il cacciatore solitario (1973) ANICA
  • Carambola, filotto... tutti in buca (1975) Credited on IMDb as Henchman, but checked several times and not found
  • L'adolescente (1976) IMDb
  • Vento, vento, portali via con te (1976) ANICA, Does not appear. There is a "Nello Putzu" in the credits which could account for the confusion.
  • Italia: Ultimo atto? (1977) IMDb
  • L'importante è non farsi notare (1979) ANICA as Russian military
  • Squadra antigangsters (1979) IMDb says he should appear in the pre-title sequence. The copy I watched didn't have a pre-title sequence.
  • Bosco d'amore (1981) IMDb
  • Ator l'invincibile (1982) IMDb as Bardak, credited as Nat Williams. The actor playing this role is definitely not Nello, who does appear in the sequel.
  • Il mondo di Yor (1983) IMDb as Tribal elder. I posted images of this role, but popular opinion was that it was not Nello.
  • She (1984) IMDb as Tribal member. Possibly confused with Nello's appearance in S+H+E?
  • La vendetta (1989) IMDb as Gunman

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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 21:39

Afrodite, dea dell'amore (1958) as Guard saving prisoners
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 21:50

Annibale (1959) in duel roles as Wrestler and Soldier.

His second role here is of particular note, since this piece of footage, lasting only a few seconds, became one of the most re-used pieces of film in peplums, and provided Nello with at least 6 additional credits in his filmography (see below)
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Totò e Cleopatra (1963)
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Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (1964)
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Il colosso di Roma (1964)
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Coriolano eroe senza patria (1964). Nello also appears in another role in this one.
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Il conquistatore di Corinto (1961) the earliest re-use of the footage yet found and they liked it so much that it's shown twice!
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Poppea... una prostituta al servizio dell'impero (1972)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 21:54

Il figlio del corsaro rosso (1959) as Spanish soldier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 21:56

Il terrore dei barbari (1959) as Barbarian
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 21:59

L'arciere nero (1959) as Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 22:01

Il cavaliere dai cento volti (1960) as Gypsy who gets stabbed
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 22:03

Il terrore della maschera rossa (1960) as Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 22:04

La strada dei giganti (1960) as Bouncer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 06/04/2020, 22:06

La vendetta dei barbari (1960) as Visigoth warrior
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