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Zamperla, Nazzareno

Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:20

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Nazzareno Zamperla, in Sette contro tutti (1965)

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 70s.

Filmography as actor

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. Il cavaliere dalla spada nera .... Soldier (uncredited)
  6. Lo spadaccino misterioso .... role? (uncredited)

    1957
  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)
  11. Rascel-Fifì .... Street brawler (uncredited)

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

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

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

    1961
  19. Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide .... Fighter in tavern (uncredited)
  20. Gli invasori .... Fighter in sea battle (uncredited)
  21. Il segreto dello sparviero nero .... Tavern brawler (uncredited)
  22. La schiava di Roma .... Roman soldier / Gaul (credited)
  23. Le meraviglie di Aladino .... Street acrobat / Fighter for the Bandit Chief (uncredited)
  24. Pugni pupe e marinai .... Henchman of the Dons (uncredited)
  25. Rosmunda e Alboino .... One of Alboino's generals (uncredited)
  26. Una spada nell'ombra .... Soldier (uncredited)

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

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

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

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

    1966
  46. 7 pistole per i MacGregor .... Peter MacGregor (credited as "Nick Anderson")
  47. Bacia e spara .... Henchman disguised as bus driver and waiter (uncredited as actor)
  48. Sugar Colt .... Sergeant Preston (credited as "Nazareno Zamperla")

    1967
  49. 7 donne per i MacGregor .... Peter MacGregor (credited as "Nick Anderson")
  50. 7 pistole per un massacro .... Tom, Peggy's brother (credited)
  51. Troppo per vivere...poco per morire .... Flash, newspaper photographer (credited)

    1968
  52. Karin un corpo che brucia .... role? (poster credit)

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

    1970
  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 (not credited as actor)

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

    1975
  60. Cipolla colt .... Oblo aka Monocle (credited as "Neno Zamperla")
  61. Il bianco, il giallo il nero .... Donovan's sergeant (credited as "Nazareno Zamperla")

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

    1977
  65. California .... Brother of northern soldier (uncredited as actor)
  66. Sahara Cross .... Captain Zaft (uncredited as actor)

    1979
  67. L'importante è non farsi notare .... Agent O'Hara (uncredited as actor)
  68. Un uomo in ginocchio .... Police officer (uncredited as actor)

    1980
  69. Apocalypse domani .... American soldier (uncredited)
  70. L'avvertimento .... Inspector Toniatto (uncredited as actor)
  71. Occhio alla penna ... Colorado Slim Henchman (uncredited)

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

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

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

    1988
  76. La notte degli squali .... Vic (uncredited as actor)

Additional credits
  • Kino kolossal - Herkules, Maciste & Co (2000) Documentary which appeared as an extra on DVD releases, as interviewee
Films behind the camera

1966
  1. Bacia e spara .... credited as Master of Arms
  2. Kiss kiss bang bang .... credited as Master of arms

    1968
  3. Oggi a me...domani a te! .... credited as Maestro d'armi
  4. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire .... credited as Maestro d'armi

    1969
  5. La collina degli stivali .... credited as Stunt director
  6. Vivi o preferibilmente morti .... credited as Master of arms, as "Nazareno Zamperla"

    1970
  7. Corbari .... credited as maestro d'armi
  8. Quando le donne avevano la coda .... credited as Fight director, as "Neno Zamperla"

    1972
  9. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo .... credited as Head Stuntman

    1973
  10. Gli eroi .... credited as Stunt co-ordinator
  11. Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) .... credited as Master of Arms

    1974
  12. Il cittadino si ribella .... credited as Maestro d'armi, as "Nazareno Zamperla"
  13. Il colonnello Buttiglione diventa generale .... credited as Maestro d'armi

    1975
  14. Africa Express ....credited as Master of Arms, as "Nazareno Zamperla"
  15. Il bianco, il giallo il nero .... credited as master of arms, as "Nazareno Zamperla"

    1976
  16. Safari express .... credited as Master of Arms

    1977
  17. California .... credited as Stunt director, as "Neno Zamperla"
  18. Sahara Cross .... credited as Master of Arms

    1978
  19. Sella d'argento .... credited as Assistant director and Master of arms

    1979
  20. L'importante è non farsi notare .... credited as Master of Arms, as "Nazareno Zamperla"
  21. Un uomo in ginocchio .... credited as Master of Arms, as "Nazareno Zamperla"

    1980
  22. L'avvertimento .... credited as Master of Arms, as "Nazareno Zamperla"

    1981
  23. Illa: punto di osservazione (TV mini-series) .... credited as Master of arms

    1985
  24. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - ep.: "Un galeone pieno di suoni" .... credited as Stunt director, as "Nazareno Zamperla"
  25. Tex e il signore degli abissi .... credited as Stunt director, as "Nazareno Zamperla"

    1986
  26. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - ep.7: "Cartografia sacra" ....credited as Stunt director, as "Nazareno Zamperla"
  27. I giorni dell'inferno .... credited as Stunt supervisor, as Neno Zamperla

    1988
  28. Il nido del ragno .... credited as Master of arms
  29. La notte degli squali .... credited as Stunt co-ordinator

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

    1995
  31. Cutthroat Island .... credited as Swordmaster, as "Neno Zamperla"

    1998
  32. Dangerous Beauty .... credited as Stunt coordinator, as "Neno Zamperla"

    1999
  33. Cleopatra (TV mini-series) .... credited as Sword master, as "Neno Zamperla"

    2001
  34. Vercingétorix, la légende du druide roi .... credited as Fencing master

Said to be-filmo
  • Ulisse (1954) IMDb as "Stunts" (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) IMDb as "Stunts" (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959) IMDb as Stunt coordinator and "Stunts" (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Barabba (1961) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Marte, dio della guerra (1962) IMDb as "Stunts" (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) IMDb as "Stunts" (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Un dollaro bucato (1965) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role) (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Una pistola per Ringo (1965) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role) (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • 7 pistole per i MacGregor (1966) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role) (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Arizona Colt (1966) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • 7 donne per i Mac Gregor (1967) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (already in filmography for acting role) (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • Il suo nome gridava vendetta (1968) IMDb as Stunt coordinator (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)
  • 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) (not credited, so cannot be confirmed)

Filmography to check
  • Maciste contro lo sceicco (1962) ANICA
  • Kiss Kiss… Bang Bang (1966) ANICA - credit as Master of Arms is listed
  • L'amante dell'Orsa Maggiore (1971) ANICA / IMDb as Smuggler, also as Stunt coordinator
  • Un uomo da rispettare (1972) 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 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
  • Corleone (1978) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - 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)
  • Dèmoni 2... l'incubo ritorna (1986) IMDb as Stunt coordinator - 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"
  • 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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Re: Nazzareno Zamperla

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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Re: Nazzareno Zamperla

Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:35

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 (1956) as Soldier
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Re: Nazzareno Zamperla

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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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 14:51

La Gerusalemme liberata (1957) as Soldier
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Re: Nazzareno Zamperla

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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