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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

    1962
  18. Il gladiatore di Roma (uncredited) .... Gladiator with Marcus
  19. Il trionfo di Robin Hood (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Black Peter
  20. Maciste contro i mostri (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Chief of the Cave People
  21. Ursus gladiatore ribelle (uncredited) .... Gladiator

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

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

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

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

    1967
  67. 7 pistole per un massacro (credited) .... King
  68. Faccia a faccia (credited) .... Vance
  69. I giorni della violenza (credited) .... Butch
  70. Il raggio infernale (credited as Ted Carter) .... Frank
  71. Killer calibro 32 (credited as Red Carter) .... Fitch
  72. La morte non conta i dollari (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Doc Lester
  73. Wanted (credited) .... Padre Carmelo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1976
  132. 40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Car dealer
  133. Il conto è chiuso (credited) .... Rico henchman
  134. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Clown
  135. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Convict
  136. L'unica legge in cui credo (uncredited) .... Negro
  137. La madama (credited) .... Scagnozzi
  138. La poliziotta fa carriera (uncredited) .... Mojefuma
  139. San Pasquale Baylonne prottetore delle donne (credited?) .... Prospero
  140. Sangue di sbirro (uncredited) .... Man protecting Belle
  141. Squadra antifurto (uncredited) .... Ship's captain

    1977
  142. Clouzot & C. contro Borsalino & C. (credited) .... Micione
  143. La belva col mitra (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Caporali
  144. La polizia è sconfitta (credited) .... Tunisian
  145. Mannaja (uncredited) .... Valler henchman
  146. Napoli si ribella (uncredited) .... Assassin of The Sheik

    1978
  147. Il figlio dello sceicco (uncredited) .... Airport controller
  148. L'ultimo guappo (credited?) .... Salvatore
  149. La banda del gobbo (credited) .... Carmine Ciacci
  150. La liceale nella classe dei ripetenti (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Tecla's husband
  151. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (uncredited) .... Thug
  152. Un poliziotto scomodo (uncredited) .... Gangster

    1979
  153. Riavanti... Marsch! (credited) .... Bolchi
  154. S+H+E (uncredited) .... Hitman in the Roman forum
  155. Sette uomini d'oro nello spazio (uncredited) .... Security guard in the casino
  156. Un uomo in ginocchio (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Patranka

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

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

    1982
  166. Ator 2: L'invincibile Orion (credited as Ned Steinberg) .... Wallon
  167. Banana Joe (credited) .... Torcillo's driver
  168. Bomber (uncredited) .... Bar customer
  169. Giovani, belle... probabilmente ricche (credited) .... Alfio
  170. Le cadeau / Il regalo (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Bodyguard of the emir of Qrator
  171. Tradimento (credited) .... Chiara
  172. Vieni avanti cretino (credited as Giovanni Pazzafini) .... Gargiulo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1992
  186. Cosi fan tutte (uncredited) .... Man on the bus
  187. 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...
  • I predoni del Sahara (1965) IMDb as Hamid
  • Mission spéciale à Caracas (1965) IMDb
  • Il maschio ruspante (1972) ANICA
  • Carambola, filotto... tutti in buca (1975) IMDb
  • 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.
  • Ursus e la ragazza tartara (1961) IMDb as Tartar getting shot. This is almost certainly the role played by Emilio Messina
  • 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
  • Italia a mano armata (1976) IMDb as Prisoner
  • L'adolescente (1976) IMDb
  • Italia: Ultimo atto? (1977) IMDb
  • L'importante è non farsi notare (1979) ANICA as Russian military
  • Sabato, domenica e venerdì (1979) IMDb as Gustavo's brother
  • 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 4 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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