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Pietro Torrisi

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1972
  58. Alleluja e Sartana figli di...Dio (uncredited) .... McGregor brother
  59. ...E alla fine lo chiamarono Jerusalem l'implacabile (uncredited) .... Indian
  60. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico (uncredited) .... Barroom brawler
  61. Ettore lo fusto (credited) .... Gay biker gang member
  62. I due figli di trinità (uncredited) .... Sartana
  63. I due gattoni a nove code... e mezza ad Amsterdam (credited?) .... Man carrying the Franco mannequin
  64. Il west ti va stretto, amico...è arrivato alleluja (credited?) .... Nut cracker in hotel
  65. La mano lunga del padrino (credited) .... Gallo
  66. La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? (uncredited) .... Barroom brawler
  67. Sei iellato, amico hai incontrato Sacramento (credited) .... Dinamite / Murdock henchman
  68. Sotto a chi tocca! (credited) .... Pilipon
  69. Trinità e Sartana figli di... (uncredited) .... Brawler

    1973
  70. 4 caporali e ½ e un colonnello tutto d'un pezzo (credited) .... Private Santi
  71. Diario di una vergine romana (uncredited) .... Gladiator
  72. Diario segreto da un carcere femminile (uncredited) .... Henchman
  73. ...E il terzo giorno arrivo il corvo (uncredited) .... Lou Sloane
  74. Elena sì, ma... di Troia (uncredited) .... Ajax 1
  75. Fuori uno sotto un altro.... arriva il Passatore (uncredited) .... Carabinieri convoy leader
  76. Giorni d'amore sul filo di una lama (credited as Pietro Turrisi) .... Turi
  77. Il boss (uncredited) .... Hitman
  78. Il brigadiere Pasquale Zagaria ama la mamma e la polizia (uncredited) .... Zoppas henchman
  79. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (uncredited) .... Ranch hand
  80. La legge della camorra (credited) .... Mafioso henchman
  81. La morte ha sorriso all'assassino (uncredited) .... Dr. Sturgess's mute assistant
  82. La padrina (uncredited) .... Henchman
  83. La ragazza di via Condotti (uncredited) .... Russo's henchman
  84. Ming, ragazzi! (uncredited) .... Football player
  85. Piedone lo sbirro (uncredited) .... Policeman demolishing drug lab
  86. Primo tango a Roma... storia d'amore e d'alchimia (uncredited) .... Attacker
  87. Sentivano uno strano, eccitante, pericoloso puzzo di dollari (uncredited) .... Lumberjack
  88. Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) (uncredited) .... Henchman

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

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

    1976
  110. Emanuelle nera n° 2 (credited) .... Simon
  111. Il corsaro nero (credited) .... Blanchot
  112. Il soldato di ventura (uncredited) .... French knight
  113. Il trucido e lo sbirro (uncredited) .... Brescianelli's henchman / Actor in film (re-used footage)
  114. Kidnap in Rome (uncredited) .... Thug
  115. L'unica legge in cui credo (uncredited) .... Hitman
  116. La lupa mannara (uncredited) .... Alvaro
  117. Salon Kitty (uncredited) .... Tattooed gypsy

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

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

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

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

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

    1982
  126. Bomber (uncredited) .... Bar bouncer
  127. Gunan il guerriero (credited as Peter McCoy) .... Gunan
  128. Sangraal, la spada di fuoco (credited as Peter McCoy) .... Sangraal

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

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

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

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

    1989
  134. I promessi sposi (TV mini-series) - episode 2 (credited as stuntman) .... One of L'Innominato's men

    1990
  135. Fantozzi alla riscossa (uncredited) .... Mafioso on trial

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

    2004
  137. Germanikus (credited) .... Thraker

    2005
  138. Casanova (credited as stunts - guard) .... Guard (uncertain identification)

Più Pietro!
Further titles where Pietro may appear.
  • Giorni di sangue (1968) ANICA / IMDb
  • Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire (1968) IMDb as Sheriff in the opening sequence
  • Zenabel (1969) IMDb
  • Lo chiamavano Verità (1972) IMDb as Man in saloon
  • Una cavalla tutta nuda (1972) ANICA / IMDb as Torello
  • Buttiglione diventa capo del servizio segreto (1975) IMDb as Marine in restaurant
  • Come Again Doctor (1975) IMDb
  • I sette del gruppo selvaggio (1975) IMDb as Townsman
  • 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.
  • 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
  • La sporca insegna del coraggio (1987) IMDb
  • 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, 16:12

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

In the interview (viewtopic.php?f=40&t=751&start=100#p28863), Pietro cites this as being his film debut.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:16

Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai (1961) as Wrestler
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:20

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, 16:26

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, 16:31

002 agenti segretissimi (1964) credited as Francesco Torrisi, as Bodybuilder
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:34

Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (1964) as Wrestler
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:37

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

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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