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Torrisi, Pietro

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 18:09

Pietro Torrisi in Sette contro tutti (1965)
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Pietro Torrisi is a stuntman and actor, active in Italian films from the start of the 60's and still working as recently as 2005.

He was born, according to all available sources, on January 20th 1940 in Catania, Italy. He came to films from the world of bodybuilding, having won the "Mr. Italy" title, and he worked steadily in small, mostly uncredited roles in the various action genres throughout the 60's and 70's.

In the early 80's he belatedly became a leading man, under the pseudonym Peter McCoy, in the sword and sorcery genre which sprang up in the wake of the success of the Conan movies. The general quality of the films however was rather poor and the genre was short-lived, so by the end of 1983 he was back to uncredited supporting roles.

His last known appearances were stunt roles in the big-budget international productions Rome and Casanova (both 2005), since which time he has made occasional appearances at conventions and on television interview shows. As far as is known he is still living at the time of writing.

I have started Pietro's topic only with roles found by myself, so there are plenty more to be added, particularly from westerns and later in his career.

Filmography
1961
  1. Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan .... Torturer's aide (uncredited)
  2. Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai .... Wrestler (uncredited)

    1962
  3. Le 7 fatiche di Alì Babà .... Slave of the Wizard of Sesame / City guard / Strong man pushing wheel (uncredited)

    1963
  4. I dieci gladiatori .... Gladiator (credited)
  5. Italiani come noi .... Italian bodybuilder (uncredited)

    1964
  6. 002 agenti segretissimi .... Bodybuilder (credited as Francesco Torrisi)
  7. Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  8. Ercole l'invincibile .... Guard (uncredited)
  9. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori .... Linezius (credited as Gordon Steve)
  10. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori .... Linezius (credited as Gordon Steve)
  11. Il trionfo di Ercole .... Golden fighter (uncredited)

    1965
  12. Agente 3S3: Passaporto per l'inferno .... Bar customer in Vienna (uncredited)
  13. Giulietta degli spiriti .... Circus strong man (uncredited)
  14. Golia alla conquista di Bagdad .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  15. Sette contro tutti .... Rebel gladiator (credited as Gordon Steven)

    1966
  16. A 077, sfida ai killers .... Fighter in bar (uncredited)
  17. Agente 3S3, massacro al sole .... Lady York's bodyguard (uncredited)
  18. Black Box Affair - Il mondo trema .... Russian fighter (uncredited)
  19. Djurado .... Dallas henchman (uncredited)
  20. Superargo contro Diabolicus .... Diabolicus henchman (uncredited)
  21. Un fiume di dollari .... Henchman (uncredited)

    1967
  22. 7 donne per i Mac Gregor .... Maldonado bandit (uncredited)
  23. El desperado .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  24. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino .... Cowboy in dream sequence (credited?)
  25. Il cobra .... Cobra henchman (uncredited)
  26. Il tempo degli avvoltoi .... Mendoza henchman (uncredited)
  27. Le due facce del dollaro .... Bandit (uncredited)
  28. Le streghe .... Silver super hero (credited as Torrisi Piero)
  29. OK Connery .... Thai henchman (uncredited)
  30. Professionisti per un massacro .... Lloyd henchman (uncredited)
  31. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire .... Sheriff (uncredited)

    1968
  32. Ammazzali tutti e torna solo .... Soldier(s) (uncredited)
  33. Giorni di sangue .... role? (credited?)
  34. La freccia nera (TV mini-series) - eps: 3, 6, 7 .... Merchant's escort; Assailant; Soldier; Nobleman (uncredited)
  35. Non cantare spara (TV mini-series) - ep. 1 .... Saloon brawler(credited as Il team di Musumeci Greco)
  36. Oggi a me... domani a te! .... Bill (uncredited)
  37. The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield .... Muscleman in Jayne's daydream (uncredited)

    1969
  38. Django il bastardo .... Murdock henchman (uncredited)
  39. ...E vennero in quattro per uccidere Sartana! .... Professional fighter (credited)
  40. Un esercito di 5 uomini .... Mexican officer (uncredited)

    1970
  41. Buon funerale amigos!...paga Sartana .... Casino bouncer (uncredited)
  42. ...E Dio disse a Caino .... Acombar henchman (uncredited)
  43. Franco e Ciccio sul sentiero di guerra .... Comanche warrior (uncredited)
  44. I vendicatori dell'Ave Maria .... Sam (credited?)
  45. Lo chiamavano Trinità... .... Harrison henchman (uncredited)
  46. Quel maledetto giorno d'inverno... Django e Sartana all'ultimo sangue .... Paco (credited)
  47. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack .... Reverend henchman (uncredited)
  48. Shango, la pistola infallibile .... Martinez henchman (uncredited)

    1971
  49. Bella di giorno, moglie di notte .... Maciste (credited)
  50. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità .... Hitman (uncredited)
  51. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta .... An henchman (uncredited)
  52. Giù le mani... carogna! .... Card player involved in a fight (uncredited)
  53. Gli fumavano le Colt… lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Gunman (uncredited)
  54. Il venditore di morte .... Townsman (uncredited)
  55. L'arciere di fuoco .... Fighter with Robin Hood (uncredited)
  56. La spada normanna .... Soldier (uncredited)
  57. La vendetta è un piatto che si serve freddo .... Butch (uncredited)
  58. La vita di Leonardo da Vinci (TV mini-series) - ep. 2 .... Performer in the Feast of Paradise (uncredited)
  59. Le calde notti di Don Giovanni .... Alil (credited as Peter Thorys)
  60. Posate le pistole, reverendo .... Bandit (uncredited)
  61. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo .... Soldier (uncredited)

    1972
  62. Alleluja e Sartana figli di...Dio .... McGregor brother (uncredited)
  63. ...E alla fine lo chiamarono Jerusalem l'implacabile .... Indian (uncredited)
  64. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  65. Ettore lo fusto .... Gay biker gang member (credited)
  66. I due figli di trinità .... Sartana (uncredited)
  67. I due gattoni a nove code... e mezza ad Amsterdam .... Man carrying the Franco mannequin (credited?)
  68. Il west ti va stretto, amico...è arrivato alleluja .... Nut cracker in hotel (credited?)
  69. La mano lunga del padrino .... Gallo (credited)
  70. La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  71. Sei iellato, amico hai incontrato Sacramento .... Dinamite / Murdock henchman (credited)
  72. Sotto a chi tocca! .... Pilipon (credited)
  73. Storia di fifa e di coltello - Er seguito d'er più .... Brawler at the lighting ceremony (uncredited)
  74. Trinità e Sartana figli di... .... Brawler (uncredited)
  75. Una cavalla tutta nuda .... Torello (credited)

    1973
  76. 4 caporali e ½ e un colonnello tutto d'un pezzo .... Private Santi (credited)
  77. Diario di una vergine romana .... Gladiator (uncredited)
  78. Diario segreto da un carcere femminile .... Henchman (uncredited)
  79. ...E il terzo giorno arrivo il corvo .... Lou Sloane (uncredited)
  80. Elena sì, ma... di Troia .... Ajax 1 (uncredited)
  81. Fuori uno sotto un altro.... arriva il Passatore .... Carabinieri convoy leader (uncredited)
  82. Giorni d'amore sul filo di una lama .... Turi (credited as Pietro Turrisi)
  83. Il boss .... Hitman (uncredited)
  84. Il brigadiere Pasquale Zagaria ama la mamma e la polizia .... Zoppas henchman (uncredited)
  85. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe .... Ranch hand (uncredited)
  86. La legge della camorra .... Mafioso henchman (credited)
  87. La morte ha sorriso all'assassino .... Dr. Sturgess's mute assistant (uncredited)
  88. La padrina .... Henchman (uncredited)
  89. La ragazza di via Condotti .... Russo's henchman (uncredited)
  90. Le Amazzoni - Donne d'amore e di guerra .... Man of the Amazons (uncredited)
  91. Ming, ragazzi! .... Football player (uncredited)
  92. Piedone lo sbirro .... Policeman demolishing drug lab (uncredited)
  93. Primo tango a Roma... storia d'amore e d'alchimia .... Attacker (uncredited)
  94. Sentivano uno strano, eccitante, pericoloso puzzo di dollari .... Lumberjack (uncredited)
  95. Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) .... Henchman (uncredited)

    1974
  96. ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo! .... Gymnast (uncredited)
  97. Carambola .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  98. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Georgie Striker (uncredited)
  99. Eroi all'inferno .... German van co-driver (uncredited)
  100. Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca .... Saloon brawler (uncredited)
  101. Prostituzione .... Gangster's henchman (credited)
  102. Quelli che contano .... Alfio Scannapieco (credited)
  103. Superuomini, superdonne, superbotte .... Villager (credited)
  104. The Arena / La rivolta delle gladiatrici .... Gladiator (uncredited)

    1975
  105. Ah sì? E io lo dico a Zzzzorro! .... Man carrying Zorro (uncredited)
  106. Carambola, filotto... tutti in buca .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  107. Che botte ragazzi! .... Barnes henchman (uncredited)
  108. I sette del gruppo selvaggio .... Cooper henchman (uncredited)
  109. L'ambizioso .... Aldo's henchman (credited)
  110. L'uomo che sfidò l'organizzazione .... Harry's henchman (credited)
  111. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! .... Gunman on firing range (uncredited)
  112. Mondo candido .... Living statue (uncredited)
  113. Piedone a Hong Kong .... Accardo henchman (uncredited)
  114. Qui comincia l'avventura .... Gangster / Cinema brawler (uncredited)
  115. Roma violenta .... Carpet thief (uncredited)
  116. Simone e Matteo - un gioco da ragazzi .... Sailor in bar fight (uncredited)
  117. Un genio, due compari, un pollo .... Mortimer gang member (uncredited)
  118. Zanna Bianca alla riscossa .... Nelson henchman (uncredited)

    1976
  119. Check-up érotique .... "The medicine man" (credited?)
  120. Emanuelle nera n° 2 .... Simon (credited)
  121. Il corsaro nero (credited) .... Blanchot (uncredited)
  122. Il soldato di ventura .... French knight (uncredited)
  123. Il trucido e lo sbirro .... Brescianelli's henchman / Actor in film (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  124. Kidnap in Rome .... Thug (uncredited)
  125. L'unica legge in cui credo .... Hitman (uncredited)
  126. La lupa mannara .... Alvaro (uncredited)
  127. Salon Kitty .... Tattooed gypsy (uncredited)

    1977
  128. I due superpiedi quasi piatti .... Fred henchman in the bowling hall (uncredited)

    1978
  129. Pugni, dollari e spinaci .... Jo Monumento (credited)
  130. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Henchman (uncredited)

    1979
  131. Caligola .... Muscleman on decapitation machine; Imperial bordello client (uncredited)
  132. Il malato immaginario .... Doorman (credited)

    1980
  133. Popeye .... Bolo (credited)
  134. Un uomo da ridere (TV mini-series) - ep. 3 .... Bodybuilder (credited)

    1981
  135. Ciao nemico .... American bodybuilder soldier (uncredited)

    1982
  136. Bomber .... Bar bouncer (uncredited)
  137. Gunan il guerriero .... Gunan (credited as Peter McCoy)
  138. Sangraal, la spada di fuoco .... Sangraal (credited as Peter McCoy)

    1983
  139. Il trono di fuoco .... Siegfried (credited as Peter McCoy)
  140. La guerra del ferro: Ironmaster .... Mogo's murderer (uncredited)

    1984
  141. Dagobert .... A soldier (credited)

    1985
  142. Red Sonja .... Kalidor (uncredited) (as Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt-double)

    1987
  143. La sporca insegna del coraggio (credited but not found)

    1988
  144. Big Man: Polizza inferno (TV) .... Orderly (uncredited)

    1989
  145. I promessi sposi (TV mini-series) - ep. 2 .... One of L'Innominato's men (credited as Stuntman)
  146. Sinbad of the Seven Seas .... Torture chamber guard (uncredited)

    1990
  147. Fantozzi alla riscossa .... Mafioso on trial (uncredited)
  148. The Godfather Part III .... Guard at the Atlantic City meeting (uncredited)

    1994
  149. S.P.Q.R. 2000 e ½ anni fa .... Spartacus (uncredited)

    2002
  150. Gangs of New York .... Member of Priest's gang (uncredited)

    2004
  151. Germanikus .... Thraker (credited)

    2005
  152. Casanova .... Guard (credited as stunts - guard - uncertain identification)
Più Pietro!
Further titles where Pietro may appear.
  • Zenabel (1969) - IMDb
  • Lo chiamavano Verità (1972) - IMDb as Man in saloon
  • Buttiglione diventa capo del servizio segreto (1975) - IMDb as Marine in restaurant
  • Il bianco il giallo il nero (1975) - IMDb
  • Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (1976) - IMDb as Brute man - looked for but not found
  • Il lupo dei mari (1975) - IMDb as Macedonian sailor
  • Chissà perché... capitano tutte a me (1980) - IMDb as Masked hooligan. I looked for him here with no luck, but there are a lot of hooligans wearing an assortment of masks in the film, so the role is quite possible, but identifying which one he is would be another matter.
  • S+H+E (1980) I think he probably plays one of the henchmen who make a human bridge, but it would take a good quality copy to confirm this and to get images.
  • Tex e il Signore degli abissi (1985) ANICA - as Quetzal
  • Caccia al ladro d'autore (1986) (TV series, episode 6 "Il calice di Murano") - IMDb as killer bulgaro
  • Panama Sugar (1990) - ANICA
  • Incantesimo 7 (2004) (TV series, episode 7) - IMDb as Domenico Capuoti
  • Rome (2005) (TV series) - IMDb, stunts (unknown episodes)
No Pietro!
Titles where Pietro is credited with appearing somewhere online, but either he does not appear or I was unable to find him for some reason.
  • Troppo per vivere... poco per morire (1967) - IMDb, credited as Peter Barclay. IMDb also credits Pietro Ceccarelli, who does appear and regularly used that pseudonym, as being Peter Barclay. Torrisi does not appear.
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Re: Pietro Torrisi

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 18:12

Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (1961) as Torturer's aide

In the interview, Pietro cites this as being his film debut.
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Re: Pietro Torrisi

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 18:16

Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai (1961) as Wrestler
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Re: Pietro Torrisi

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 18:20

Le 7 fatiche di Alì Babà (1962) in multiple roles as Slave of the Wizard of Sesame, City guard and Strong man pushing wheel.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 18:26

I dieci gladiatori (1963) credited, as Gladiator.

Pietro was one of seven of the gladiators who appeared in all 3 films in the series. In the sequels he was credited under a pseudonym and had a character name, but here he is under his real name and his character has no name.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 18:31

002 agenti segretissimi (1964) credited as Francesco Torrisi, as Bodybuilder
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Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (1964) as Wrestler
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 18:37

Ercole l'invincibile (1964) as Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 18:43

Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (1964) credited as Gordon Steve, as Linezius
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Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (1964) credited as Gordon Steve, as Linezius
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