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Nazzareno Zamperla in Sette contro tutti (1965)
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Nazzareno Zamperla was a stuntman, actor and Master of Arms, active in Italian films from the early 50's, working steadily for the next 50 years until 2003. For awhile, in the mid-late 60's, he scored some larger, credited acting roles, but he was back in uncredited stunt roles from the start of the 70's. Later he worked more often behind the scenes as a stunt coordinator or weapons master.

He was born in Treviso, Italy on April 25th 1937 and died in Rome on March 19th 2020, aged 82. He came from a well known circus family and was the brother of stuntman Rinaldo Zamperla. His sons, Mirco and David, followed their father into the business. (these details found on all available sources).

Along with Franco Fantasia and Goffredo Unger, he was among the first of the generation of stuntmen who worked through the cycles of historical swashbucklers, peplums, eurospies, spaghetti westerns and crime films of the 70's

Filmography
1953
  1. Capitan Fantasma .... Pirate (uncredited)

    1954
  2. La strada .... Man restraining Zampano (uncredited)

    1956
  3. Giovanni dalle bande nere .... Soldier (uncredited)
  4. Helen of Troy .... Reveller at the Trojan victory celebrations (uncredited)
  5. Lo spadaccino misterioso .... role? (uncredited)

    1957
  6. Il cavaliere dalla spada nera .... Soldier (uncredited)
  7. Il conte di Matera .... Marco (credited)
  8. Il diavolo nero .... One of Osvaldo's men (uncredited)
  9. Kean - Genio e sregolatezza .... Acrobat (uncredited)
  10. La Gerusalemme liberata .... Soldier (uncredited)

    1958
  11. Il pirata dello sparviero nero .... Pirate with the French ambassador (uncredited)
  12. La maja desnuda .... Soldier / Rioter (uncredited)

    1959
  13. Ben-Hur .... Fighter in sea battle (uncredited)
  14. La battaglia di Maratona .... Gladiator (uncredited)

    1960
  15. I giganti della Tessaglia .... Rebel from Jolco / Argonaut (uncredited)
  16. Morgan il pirata .... Pirate (uncredited)
  17. Teseo contro il minotauro .... Rebel (uncredited)

    1961
  18. Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide .... Fighter in tavern (uncredited)
  19. Gli invasori .... Fighter in sea battle (uncredited)
  20. La schiava di Roma .... Roman soldier / Gaul (credited)
  21. Le meraviglie di Aladino .... Street acrobat / Fighter for the Bandit Chief (uncredited)
  22. Rosmunda e Alboino .... One of Alboino's generals (uncredited)
  23. Una spada nell'ombra .... Soldier (uncredited)

    1962
  24. Eva .... Bar bouncer (uncredited)
  25. I moschettieri del mare .... Seaman (uncredited)
  26. I Normanni .... William (uncredited)
  27. I sette gladiatori .... Vargas (credited as "Tony Zamperla")
  28. La tigre dei sette mari .... Rick (credited)
  29. Zorro alla corte di Spagna .... Paquito (credited as "Nazareno Zamperla")

    1963
  30. Il magnifico avventuriero .... Police officer in tavern fight (uncredited)
  31. Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem .... Hirangu (credited)
  32. Zorro contro Maciste .... Sadoc (credited)
  33. Zorro e i tre moschettieri .... D'Artagnan (credited as "Tony Zamperla")

    1964
  34. I pirati della Malesia .... Durango (credited)
  35. I tre sergenti del Bengala .... Sergeant John Foster (credited as "Nick Anderson")
  36. Il magnifico gladiatore .... Horatio (credited)
  37. Il trionfo di Ercole .... Thief (credited)
  38. Sansone contro il corsaro nero .... Watchman (credited)

    1965
  39. La montagna di luce .... Sitama's henchman (credited)
  40. Sette contro tutti .... Gladiator (credited as "Nick Anderson")
  41. Un dollaro bucato .... Philip O'Hara (credited as "Nicholas St. John")
  42. Una pistola per Ringo .... Sancho gang member (credited)

    1966
  43. 7 pistole per i MacGregor .... Peter MacGregor (credited as "Nick Anderson")
  44. Bacia e spara .... Henchman disguised as bus driver and waiter (credited as Master of Arms)
  45. Sugar Colt .... Sergeant Preston (credited as "Nazareno Zamperla")

    1967
  46. 7 donne per i MacGregor .... Peter MacGregor (credited as "Nick Anderson")
  47. Sette pistole per un massacro .... Tom, Peggy's brother (credited)
  48. Troppo per vivere...poco per morire .... Flash, newspaper photographer (credited)

    1968
  49. Karin un corpo che brucia .... role? (poster credit)
  50. Oggi a me...domani a te! .... Does not appear (credited as Maestro d'armi)
  51. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire .... Does not appear (credited as Maestro d'armi)

    1969
  52. La collina degli stivali .... Franz, the acrobat (credited as "Neno Zamperla" and as Stunt director)
  53. Sette volte sette .... Bananas (credited as "Neno Zamperla")

    1970
  54. Corbari .... Does not appear (credited as maestro d'armi)
  55. Le tigri di Mompracem .... Prisoner (uncredited)

    1971
  56. L'arciere di fuoco .... One of Robin Hood's men (credited as "Neno Zamperla")

    1973
  57. Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) .... Cutitta henchman (credited as Master of Arms)

    1974
  58. Il cittadino si ribella .... Thug (credited as Nazareno Zamperla)
  59. Uomini duri (Tough guys) .... Snake's henchman (uncredited)

    1975
  60. Africa Express .... Does not appear (credited as Master of Arms as "Nazareno Zamperla")
  61. Cipolla colt .... Oblo aka Monocle (credited as "Neno Zamperla")
  62. Il bianco, il giallo il nero .... Donovan's sergeant (credited as "Nazareno Zamperla")

    1976
  63. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi .... Office worker carrying Fantozzi up the stairs (uncredited)
  64. La madama .... Bad guy (credited)
  65. Safari express .... Hotel guest (credited as Master of Arms)

    1977
  66. California .... Brother of northern soldier (credited as Stunt director as "Neno Zamperla")
  67. Sahara Cross .... Captain Zaft (credited as Master of Arms)

    1979
  68. L'importante è non farsi notare .... Agent O'Hara (credited as Master of Arms as "Nazareno Zamperla")
  69. Un uomo in ginocchio .... Police officer (credited as Master of Arms as "Nazareno Zamperla")

    1980
  70. Apocalypse domani .... American soldier (uncredited)
  71. L'avvertimento .... Inspector Toniatto (credited as Master of Arms as "Nazareno Zamperla")
  72. Occhio alla penna ... Colorado Slim Henchman (uncredited)

    1981
  73. Illa: punto di osservazione (TV mini-series) (credited as Master of arms) .... Does not appear

    1982
  74. Banana Joe .... Henchman (uncredited)

    1983
  75. Thor il conquistatore .... Man of Gnut's tribe (uncredited)
  76. Thunder .... Thomas' friend (credited)

    1984
  77. Rolf .... Bearded mercenary (credited as "Nike Anderson")

    1985
  78. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - ep.: "Un galeone pieno di suoni" role? (credited as Stunt director as "Nazareno Zamperla")
  79. Tex e il signore degli abissi .... Does not appear (credited as Stunt director as "Nazareno Zamperla")

    1986
  80. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - ep.7: "Cartografia sacra" ..... role? (credited as Stunt director as "Nazareno Zamperla")

    1986
  81. I giorni dell'inferno .... Does not appear (credited as Stunt supervisor as Neno Zamperla)

    1988
  82. Il nido del ragno .... Does not appear (credited as Master of arms)
  83. La notte degli squali .... Vic (credited as Stunt co-ordinator)

    1989
  84. I promessi sposi (TV mini-series) (credited as Master of arms)

    1995
  85. Cutthroat Island .... Does not appear (credited as Swordmaster as "Neno Zamperla")

    1998
  86. Dangerous Beauty .... Does not appear (credited as Stunt coordinator as "Neno Zamperla")

    1999
  87. Cleopatra (TV mini-series) .... Does not appear (credited as Sword master as "Neno Zamperla")

    2001
  88. Vercingétorix, la légende du druide roi .... Does not appear (credited as Fencing master)
Additional credits
  • Kino kolossal - Herkules, Maciste & Co (2000) Documentary which appeared as an extra on DVD releases, as interviewee
Filmography to check
  • Ulisse (1954) IMDb as "Stunts"
  • Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) IMDb as "Stunts"
  • Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959) IMDb as Stunt coordinator and "Stunts"
  • Barabba (1961) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Maciste contro lo sceicco (1962) ANICA
  • Marte, dio della guerra (1962) IMDb as "Stunts"
  • Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) IMDb as "Stunts"
  • Un dollaro bucato (1965) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Una pistola per Ringo (1965) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • 7 pistole per i MacGregor (1966) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Arizona Colt (1966) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Requiem por un espía (Kiss Kiss… Bang Bang) (1966) ANICA, also as Stunt coordinator and Master of Arms
  • 7 donne per i Mac Gregor (1967) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Il suo nome gridava vendetta (1968) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Fellini Satyricon (1969) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Sette volte sette (1969) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Vivi o preferibilmente morti (1969) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Quando le donne avevano la coda (1970) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • L'amante dell'Orsa Maggiore (1971) ANICA / IMDb as Smuggler, also as Stunt coordinator
  • Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo (1972) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Un uomo da rispettare (1972) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Campa carogna... la taglia cresce (1973) IMDb as Soldier
  • Gli eroi (1973) IMDb as Stunt coordinator and Master of Arms - may not appear
  • Troppo rischio per un uomo solo (1973) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Il cittadino si ribella (1974) IMDb as Stunt coordinator and Master of Arms (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Il colonnello Buttiglione diventa generale (1974) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Uomini duri (Tough guys) (1974) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Cipolla Colt (1975) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Fantozzi (1975) IMDb as Stunt coordinator and Master of Arms - may not appear
  • Il bianco il giallo il nero (1975) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Il prefetto di ferro (1977) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Sahara Cross (1977) ANICA as Captain Zaft
  • Corleone (1978) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Sella d'argento (1978) IMDb as Assistant director, Stunt coordinator and Master of Arms - may not appear
  • Asso (1981) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • I giochi del diavolo (1981 TV mini-series) IMDb, Ep.1 "L'uomo della sabbia" as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Il tifoso, l'arbitro e il calciatore (1982) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • El tesoro de las cuatro coronas (1983) IMDb as Stunt director - may not appear
  • Rush (1983) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Thunder (1983) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role)
  • Caccia al ladro d'autore (1985-6) IMDb, Eps 1-6 as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Dèmoni 2... l'incubo ritorna (1986) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • I giorni dell'inferno (1986) IMDb as Stunt coordinator and Master of Arms - may not appear
  • Cinque storie inquietanti (1987 TV mini-series) IMDb, Ep.2 "Il treno delle cinque" as "Stuntman"
  • L'isola del tesoro (1987 TV mini-series) IMDb, unknown episodes as "Stunts"
  • Il nido del ragno (1988) IMDb as "Stunts"
  • Sei delitti per padre Brown (1988 TV mini-series) IMDb, Ep.6 "Il delitto del signore di Marne" as Laerte
  • Rally (1989 TV mini-series) IMDb, unknown episodes as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Willy Signori e vengo da lontano (1989) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Aquile (1990 TV movie) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • C'era un castello con 40 cani (1990) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • The King's Whore (1990) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Una vita scellerata (1990) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Il principe del deserto (1991) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear (3-part TV mini-series and feature film with the same name)
  • Un bambino in fuga - Tre anni dopo (1991 TV mini-series) IMDb, Eps.1-3 as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Jackpot (1992) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Vesna va veloce (1996) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • L'estate di Davide (1998 TV movie) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • The Whole Shebang (2001) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • La notte di Pasquino (2003 TV movie) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - may not appear
  • Trenck - Zwei Herzen gegen die Krone (2003) IMDb as "Fencing choreographer" - may not appear
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Re: Nazzareno Zamperla

Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:29

Capitan Fantasma (1953) as Pirate. Nazzareno's earliest known role, when he was just 16 years old. He reportedly also body-doubled for lead actor Frank Latimore.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:32

La strada (1954) as Man restraining Zampano, with an also very young and less recognisable Goffredo Unger.
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Giovanni dalle bande nere (1956) as Soldier
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Lo spadaccino misterioso (1956) role uncertain
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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:42

Il cavaliere dalla spada nera (1957) as Soldier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:45

Il diavolo nero (1957) as One of Osvaldo's men. My notes say he should also play a second role, with a moustache, as One of Lorenzo's guards, but I'll need to search harder to find that one.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:49

Kean - Genio e sregolatezza (1957) as Acrobat in the tavern
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La Gerusalemme liberata (1957) as Soldier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:54

Il conte di Matera (1957) credited (his earliest known credited role), bleached blonde, as Marco.
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