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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. L'ultimo dei Vikinghi (uncredited) .... Viking
  15. La guerra di Troia (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Warrior in battle of strength
  16. La vendetta di Ursus (uncredited) .... Guard overseeing slaves at the mill
  17. Le baccantis (uncredited) .... Theban courtier
  18. Ursus e la ragazza tartara (uncredited) .... Tartar guard

    1962
  19. 2 samurai per 100 geishe (uncredited) .... Martial arts trainer
  20. Il gladiatore di Roma (uncredited) .... Gladiator with Marcus
  21. Il trionfo di Robin Hood (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Black Peter
  22. Maciste contro i mostri (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Chief of the Cave People
  23. Ursus gladiatore ribelle (uncredited) .... Gladiator

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

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

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

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

    1967
  70. 7 pistole per un massacro (credited) .... King
  71. Faccia a faccia (credited) .... Vance
  72. I giorni della violenza (credited) .... Butch
  73. Il raggio infernale (credited as Ted Carter) .... Frank
  74. Killer calibro 32 (credited as Red Carter) .... Fitch
  75. La morte non conta i dollari (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Doc Lester
  76. Wanted (credited) .... Padre Carmelo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1976
  136. 40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Car dealer
  137. I padroni della città (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Henchman
  138. Il conto è chiuso (credited) .... Rico henchman
  139. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Clown
  140. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Convict
  141. Italia a mano armata (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  142. L'unica legge in cui credo (uncredited) .... Negro
  143. La madama (credited) .... Scagnozzi
  144. La poliziotta fa carriera (uncredited) .... Mojefuma
  145. San Pasquale Baylonne prottetore delle donne (credited?) .... Prospero
  146. Sangue di sbirro (uncredited) .... Man protecting Belle
  147. Squadra antifurto (uncredited) .... Ship's captain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1984
  182. Dagobert (uncredited) .... One of Dagobert's soldiers
  183. Non c'è due senza quattro (credited) .... Tango

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Più Pazzafini!
There are plenty 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
  • Vento, vento, portali via con te (1976) ANICA
  • 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

    There are 4 additional titles I am aware of where Nello may appear which I am unable to add for reasons of information copyright

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
  • 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 5 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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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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