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Nazzareno Zamperla

Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 12:20

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)

I have started his filmography only with titles found by myself, so there are still quite a few to be added, particularly westerns, films from later in his career and titles where he has production credits.


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

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

    1956
  3. Giovanni dalle bande nere (uncredited) .... Soldier
  4. Lo spadaccino misterioso (uncredited) .... role?

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

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

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

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

    1961
  17. Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (uncredited) .... Fighter in tavern
  18. Gli invasori (uncredited) .... Fighter in sea battle
  19. La schiava di Roma (credited) .... Roman soldier / Gaul
  20. Una spada nell'ombra (uncredited) .... Soldier

    1962
  21. I moschettieri del mare (uncredited) .... Seaman
  22. I Normanni (uncredited) .... William
  23. I sette gladiatori (credited as Tony Zamperla) .... Vargas
  24. La tigre dei sette mari (credited) .... Rick
  25. Zorro alla corte di Spagna (credited as Nazareno Zamperla) .... Paquito

    1963
  26. Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem (credited) .... Hirangu
  27. Zorro contro Maciste (credited) .... Sadoc
  28. Zorro e i tre moschettieri (credited as Tony Zamperla) .... D'Artagnan

    1964
  29. I pirati della Malesia (credited) .... Durango
  30. I tre sergenti del Bengala (credited as Nick Anderson) .... Sergeant John Foster
  31. Il magnifico gladiatore (credited) .... Horatio
  32. Il trionfo di Ercole (credited) .... Thief
  33. Sansone contro il corsaro nero (credited) .... Watchman

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

    1966
  38. 7 pistole per i MacGregor (credited as Nick Anderson) .... Peter MacGregor
  39. Bacia e spara (credited as Master of Arms) .... Henchman disguised as bus driver and waiter
  40. Sugar Colt (credited as Nazareno Zamperla) .... Sergeant Preston

    1967
  41. 7 donne per i MacGregor (credited as Nick Anderson) .... Peter MacGregor
  42. Sette pistole per un massacro (credited) .... Tom, Peggy's brother
  43. Troppo per vivere...poco per morire (credited) .... Flash, newspaper photographer

    1968
  44. Karin un corpo che brucia (poster credit) .... Role?
  45. Oggi a me...domani a te! (credited as maestro d'armi) ... Credit only
  46. Sette volte sette (credited as Neno Zamperla) .... Bananas
  47. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire (credited as maestro d'armi) ... Credit only

    1969
  48. La collina degli stivali (credited as Neno Zamperla and as Stunt director) .... Franz, the acrobat

    1970
  49. Corbari (credited as maestro d'armi) ... Credit only
  50. Le tigri di Mompracem (uncredited) .... Prisoner

    1971
  51. L'arciere di fuoco (uncredited) .... One of Robin Hood's men

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

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

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

    1976
  57. La madama (credited) .... Bad guy

    1977
  58. California (credited as Stunt director as Neno Zamperla) .... Brother of northern soldier

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

    1980
  61. L'avvertimento (credited as Master of Arms as Nazareno Zamperla) .... Inspector Toniatto

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

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

    1995
  65. Cutthroat Island (credited as Swordmaster as Neno Zamperla) .... Credit only

    1998
  66. Dangerous Beauty (credited as Stunt coordinator as Neno Zamperla) .... Credit only

    1999
  67. Cleopatra (TV mini-series) (credited as Sword master as Neno Zamperla) .... Credit only

    2001
  68. Vercingétorix, la légende du druide roi (credited as Fencing master) .... Credit only

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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 12:29

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, 12:32

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, 12:42

Il cavaliere dalla spada nera (1957) as Soldier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/06/2020, 12:45

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, 12:49

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, 12:54

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