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Germano Longo

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 20:25

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 (credited as Mario Longo) .... Parachutist (Not found)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1968
  48. L'incoronazione di Carlo Magno (TV movie) (credited) .... Capo Sassone
  49. La casa in ordine (TV movie) (credited) .... Guido Maurewarde
  50. Vendo cara la pelle (credited as Grant Laramy) .... Domenique Magdalena

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1977
  76. Castigo (TV mini-series) - episodes 1 & 4 (credited) .... Tocco-Stuart

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

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

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

    2014
  80. Che Dio ci aiuti (TV series, season 3, episode 17: Il prezzo della vendetta) (credited) .... Dying father (also credited in episode 18, but does not appear)
Additional credits
  • Il Fiacre n. 13 (1972) Radio series, episode 14 (credited) .... Simon
More Germano!
Additional titles to check!
  • Tenderly (1968) ANICA, as Giuseppe Belli
  • 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, 20:31

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, 20:36

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, 20:40

Orlando e i Paladini di Francia (1956) credited, as Gualtiero
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 20:42

La zia d'America va a sciare (1958) credited, as Lucio, the singer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 20:45

Sigfrido (1957) credited, as Gerenot
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 20:55

Afrodite, dea dell'amore (1958) credited, as Osco
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 20:57

Il pirata dello sparviero nero (1958) credited, as Marco
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/02/2021, 21:00

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, 21:03

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