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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 (uncredited) .... Torturer's aide
  2. Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai (uncredited) .... Wrestler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1987
  142. La sporca insegna del coraggio (credited) .... Role not found

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

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

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

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

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

    2004
  150. Germanikus (credited) .... Thraker

    2005
  151. Casanova (credited as stunts - guard) .... 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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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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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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