Longo, Germano

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Longo, Germano

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 21:25

Germano Longo in a publicity shot from the late 50's or early 60's.
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Germano Longo is a C.S.C. actor who graduated from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in 1955, at the age of 22.

He was born on May 24th 1933 in Poggiardo, Italy and, at the time of writing, is still living. His daughter, Germana, has followed her father into the industry as a dubbing artist. IMDb gives the unconfirmed detail that his birth name was Mario Longo, which was the name he was credited with in his first film appearance.

While he only played one lead role, in La grande savana the year of his graduation, he was nevertheless one of the more successful actors to emerge from c.s.c., working steadily for the next 25 years, mostly in fairly substantial supporting roles in peplum and historical features, then in westerns where he adopted the pseudonym Grant Laramy.

Moving into the 70's he worked mostly in television. He disappeared from the screen after 1981, but made a surprising return 31 years later in 2012 and again in 2014, his last known appearance on-screen.

In addition to film acting he was much in demand as a dubbing artist and as an actor in fotoromanzi. He also co-authored the book "Cento anni di cinema in Piemonte, 1896-1996", published in 1997. Germano does have a personal Facebook page, but he is either not very active or else keeps his content private.

Almost all Germano's roles are credited, so I think the chances of finding unknown appearances are fairly small, but then again who knows!

Filmography
1954
  1. Divisione Folgore .... Parachutist (credited as "Mario Longo" but not found)

    1955
  2. La grande savana .... Enrico (poster credit - role unconfirmed)

    1956
  3. Orlando e i Paladini di Francia .... Gualtiero (credited)

    1957
  4. Sigfrido .... Gerenot (credited)

    1958
  5. Afrodite, dea dell'amore .... Osco (credited)
  6. El Alamein .... Soldier (uncredited - probably re-used footage)
  7. Il pirata dello sparviero nero .... Marco (credited)
  8. Il terribile Teodoro .... role? (poster credit)
  9. La zia d'America va a sciare .... Lucio (credited)

    1959
  10. I mafiosi .... Carlo Spano (credited)
  11. Juke box - Urli d'amore .... Mario's friend (credited)
  12. Le notti di Lucrezia Borgia .... Ricardo de Sandaval (credited)

    1960
  13. Appuntamento con la morte (TV movie) .... Curtis (credited)
  14. Giallo club - Invito al poliziesco (TV series) - season 2, ep. 5: "Gioco d'azzardo" .... Lask (credited)
  15. Giallo club - Invito al poliziesco (TV series) - season 3, ep. 4: "Un'impronta dall'aldilà" .... Tom (credited)

    1961
  16. I fratelli Corsi .... Claudio Franchi (credited)
  17. Il segreto dello sparviero nero .... Zampa di Gatto (credited)
  18. Il terrore dei mari .... Michel (credited)
  19. Le avventure di Mary Read .... Ivan (credited)
  20. Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi .... King Agisandro (credited)
  21. Romolo e Remo .... Scebro (credited)
  22. Tutto da rifare pover'uomo (TV series) - ep. 3 .... Pipping (credited)
  23. Una spada nell'ombra .... Braccio (credited)

    1962
  24. Il trionfo di Robin Hood .... Alan Clare (credited)
  25. Maciste, il gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Ligonius (credited)
  26. Pastasciutta nel deserto .... The mechanic (credited)

    1963
  27. Io Semiramide .... General Omnos (credited)

    1964
  28. Gli schiavi più forti del mondo .... Lucius Emilius (credited)
  29. La vendetta di Spartacus .... Marcellus (credited)

    1965
  30. Adiós gringo (credited as Grant Laramy) .... Stan Clevenger (credited)
  31. La Colt è la mia legge .... Mark (credited as "Grant Laramy"?)
  32. La figlia del capitano (TV mini-series) - ep. 2, 3, 4, 5 .... Beloborodov (credited)
  33. Le avventure di Laura Storm (TV series) - season 1, ep. 4: "Un cappotto di mogano per Joe" .... Freddie Coppola (credited)
  34. Le inchieste del commissario Maigret (TV series) - season 1, ep. 2: "L'affare Picpus" .... Justin (credited)
  35. Resurrezione (TV mini-series) - ep. 1, 2, 3 .... Courtroom guard (credited)
  36. Vita di Dante (TV mini-series) - ep. 3 .... Fulcieri de' Calboli (credited)

    1966
  37. I 5 della vendetta .... Jim Latimore (credited)
  38. La lama nel corpo .... Ivan (credited as "Grant Laramy")
  39. Le inchieste del commissario Maigret (TV series) - season 2, ep. 3: "La vecchia signora di Bayeux" .... Maitre'd (credited)
  40. Luisa Sanfelice (TV mini-series) - ep. 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 .... Ferdinando Pignatelli (credited)

    1967
  41. Del vento tra i rami del sassofrasso (TV movie) .... Carlos (credited)
  42. Holyday (Incantesimo) (TV movie) .... Nick Potter (credited)
  43. I criminali della metropoli .... Henry Delange (credited as "James Harrison")
  44. Il complotto di luglio (TV movie) .... Major (credited)
  45. Missione Wiesenthal (TV movie) .... Bauer (credited)
  46. Nascita di Salome (TV movie) .... Caio Lucrezio (credited)
  47. Serata con Karel Čapek (TV movie) .... role?

    1968
  48. L'incoronazione di Carlo Magno (TV movie) .... Capo Sassone (credited)
  49. La casa in ordine (TV movie) .... Guido Maurewarde (credited)
    *]Tenderly .... Giuseppe Belli (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  50. Vendo cara la pelle .... Domenique Magdalena (credited as "Grant Laramy")

    1969
  51. Kidnapping! Paga o uccidiamo tuo figlio .... The false sheriff (credited as "Herman Lang")
  52. Nero Wolfe (TV series) - ep. 2: "Circuito chiuso" .... Jim Eber (credited)
  53. Oliver Cromwell: Ritratto di un dittatore (TV mini-series) - ep. 1 .... Lieutenant Joyce (credited)
  54. Quarta parete .... Nani (credited)

    1970
  55. I girasoli .... Ettore (credited)
  56. L'urlo .... Asylum director (credited)
  57. La mosca mora (TV movie) .... Commissario Scala (credited)

    1971
  58. ...e le stelle stanno a guardare (TV mini-series) - ep. 6, 7, 8, 9 .... Jim Mowson (credited)
  59. La vita di Leonardo da Vinci (TV mini-series) ep. 5 .... Charles d'Amboise (credited)
  60. Policeman .... Officer giving lecture (credited)

    1972
  61. Morte di Danton (TV movie) .... Légendre (credited)

    1973
  62. Qui squadra mobile (TV mini-series) - ep. 4: "Il saltafossi" .... Vincenzoni (credited)

    1974
  63. Dedicato a una coppia (TV mini-series) - ep. 2 .... Giorgio (credited)
  64. L'assassinio dei fratelli Rosselli (TV mini-series) - ep. 1, 2, 3 .... Pierrot (credited)
  65. L'olandese scomparso (TV mini-series) - ep. 1, 2, 3 .... Vidoli (credited)
  66. Permettete signora che ami vostra figlia? .... Burino (credited)
  67. Senza uscita (TV mini-series) - ep. 1 .... Ismael Melwill (credited)

    1975
  68. I due prigionieri (TV series) - ep. 6 .... Racs (credited)
  69. Il marsigliese (TV mini-series) ep. 2 .... Colonnello della Guardia di Finanza (credited)
  70. Marco Visconti (TV mini-series) ep. 5 .... Arrigo (credited)
  71. Orlando furioso (TV mini-series) ep. 3 .... Oberto (credited)
  72. Racconti di Ernest Hemingway (TV series) - ep.: "I killers" .... Ole Anderson (credited)

    1976
  73. Aut aut: Cronaca di una rapina (TV mini-series) - ep. 1, 2 .... Inspector (credited)
  74. Extra (TV mini-series) - ep. 1, 2 .... Sheriff (credited)
  75. Una vita venduta .... Major Limentani (poster credit - role unconfirmed)

    1977
  76. Castigo (TV mini-series) - ep. 1, 4 .... Tocco-Stuart (credited)

    1979
  77. Nel silenzio della notte (TV movie) .... Second agent (credited)

    1980
  78. L'eredità della Priora (TV mini-series) - ep. 1, 2 .... Ruvo (credited)

    2012
  79. Tutto tutto niente niente .... Speaker of the chamber (credited?)

    2014
  80. Che Dio ci aiuti (TV series) - season 3, ep. 17: "Il prezzo della vendetta" .... Dying father (credited - also credited in ep. 18, but does not appear)

Additional credits
  • Il Fiacre n. 13 (Radio series, 1972) - ep. 14 .... Simon (credited)

More Germano!
Additional titles to check!
  • Amore amaro (1974) - ANICA, as Francesco Galli
  • ...E noi non faremo karakiri (1981) - ANICA, as Gigi
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Re: Germano Longo

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 21:31

Divisione Folgore (1954) credited as Mario Longo, but not found, as Parachutist.

Coming one year before his c.s.c. graduation, this is Germano's earliest known credit. I'm sure Germano does appear, however there are a lot of young actors playing parachutists and the copy I found was rather soft, so I wasn't able to recognise him.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 21:36

La grande savana (1955) credited, as Enrico.

This was released the year of his c.s.c. graduation and is Germano's only known leading role. I haven't been able to find a copy of the film, but he does appear prominently in the advertising.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 21:40

Orlando e i Paladini di Francia (1956) credited, as Gualtiero
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 21:42

La zia d'America va a sciare (1958) credited, as Lucio, the singer
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Sigfrido (1957) credited, as Gerenot
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 21:55

Afrodite, dea dell'amore (1958) credited, as Osco
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 21:57

Il pirata dello sparviero nero (1958) credited, as Marco
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 22:00

I mafiosi (1959) credited, as Carlo Spano.

Germano's entire role, including his death, takes place in the pre-credit sequence.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 22:03

Juke box - Urli d'amore (1959) credited, as Mario's friend
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