The father, due to the great economic difficulties, decided to follow the path taken by many other italians and emigrated to Argentina where, once he found a job and settled down, he also wanted to bring the family that had to leave the small hometown. Here the young Nazzareno spent his adolescence strongly determined to want to return to Italy, because he had a dream: to be a famous actor.
So, around the early 60s he left his family and returned to Limpidi where he stayed for a short time. Subsequently he moved to Rome, to take advantage of the opportunities that the capital certainly offered. In 1962 he began his acting studies at C.S.C. obtaining his diploma in 1965. In the meantime, he had made a brief appearance in the film La noia (1963) by Damiano Damiani. In 1968 he participated in Romeo e Giulietta by Franco Zeffirelli, but his real debut takes shape in the same year with the role of Silio in Pietro Germi's Serafino, a famous film with Adriano Celentano, filmed in the Abruzzo countryside.
In 1971, after having worked in Venga a prendere un caffè da noi by Alberto Lattuada, he was chosen to play the role of the poor incarcerated Saverio in Detenuto in attesa di giudizio. In this circumstance he found Nanni Loy, his acting teacher at the time of studies at the C.S.C., and he was able to demonstrate him a great versatility, playing a very intense and dramatic role.
His career will always continued with small parts, despite he was one of the most talented and eclectic actors from C.S.C. We often find him as a "guest" in important movies, where he manages to give that something more.
In addition to having studied at the C.S.C., Nazzareno also boasts an experience at the Actors Studio in New York, a country where he has marginally participated in some film productions.
He's gone on June 21, 2006 due to an incurable disease. He remembered a little bit the Welsh actor Ronald Lewis.
- La noia .... The son of Balestrieri, the old painter (credited)
- Da uomo a uomo (credited as "Natale Nazareno" but not found)
- Oggi a me... domani a te! (credit only)
- Romeo e Giulietta .... Boy in the scuffle (uncredited)
- Serafino .... Silio (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Venga a prendere il caffè da noi .... The roundsman (credited as "Natale Nazzareno")
- Detenuto in attesa di giudizio .... Saverio Bordascione (credited)
- Camorra .... Capeca henchman (uncredited)
- Fratello homo sorella bona .... Bruno (credited)
- Joe Petrosino (TV mini-series) .... Gaetano Casalis (credited)
- No il caso è felicemente risolto …. Augusto, the coachbuilder (credited)
- Rappresaglia .... Partisan with glasses (credited)
- Teatro inchiesta N.35 (TV series) - ep.: "Ricorda la Pueblo" .... Sailor Harris (credited on Radiocorriere TV)
- Teresa la ladra .... Federico (credited)
- Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Jim, a confessor (credited as "Natale Nazzareno")
- Dedicato a un medico (TV mini-series) - ep. 2 .... Mechanic (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- E cominciò il viaggio nella vertigine .... Vanja (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Il piatto piange .... Bertinelli, the milkman (credited)
- Il sorriso del grande tentatore .... Father Monaldi (credited)
- Il giustiziere di mezzogiorno .... The street sweeper who throws the garbage bags (uncredited)
- La pupa del gangster .... Frankie Bottles (credited)
- Novecento .... Peasant at Attila's execution (credited)
- Squadra antifurto .... The dog vendor (uncredited)
- Messalina, Messalina .... Matrullo (uncredited)
- Squadra antitruffa .... The taxi driver (credited as "Natale Nazzareno")
- La notte rossa del Falco (La ciudad maldita) .... Butler to Elihu Willson (uncredited)
- Volontari per destinazione ignota (TV movie) .... The Sergeant (credited as "Natale Nazzareno")
- La patata bollente .... Factory worker (credited)
- Il giocattolo .... Police officer (uncredited)
- Orient Express (TV mini-series) - episode 4: "Jane" .... role? (credited)
- Café Express .... Machinist drinking coffee (uncredited)
- Il vizietto 2 .... Demis (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- La cicala .... Gandula (credited as "Natale Nazzareno")
- Mia moglie è una strega .... Taxi driver (uncredited)
- Pronto emergenza (TV series) - ep.: "La morsa di fuoco" .... Forest official (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- L'adieu aux as (TV series) - ep. 3: "Hors saison" .... André (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Un eroe del nostro tempo (TV mini-series) - eps. 1, 2 .... Cesare (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Venise en hiver (TV movie) .... Pagliero (credited on a journal)
- La chambre des dames (TV mini-series) - ep. 9 .... Amaury's messenger (uncredited)
- La partita .... Tommaso, the wife seller (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Slugs: The Movie .... The italian cook (credited?)
- La primavera di Michelangelo / A Season of Giants (TV mini-series) - ep. 1 .... Foreman (credited)
- Il ritmo del silenzio .... The grocer (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Miliardi .... Beppe, the petty drunk (credited)
- Scoop (TV mini-series) - ep. 2: "Segreto professionale" (Part 2) .... Cosimo Salento (credited?)
- L'ispettore Sarti (Un poliziotto, una città) (TV series) - season 2, ep. 3: "Brindisi di compleanno" .... Panco (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- I guardiani del cielo (TV mini-series) - episode 1 .... Mishat (credited)
- Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (TV movie) .... Don Vincenzo (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Un medico in famiglia (TV series) - season 1, ep. 1: "La casa nuova" .... The pizza chef (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Un medico in famiglia (TV series) - season 1, ep. 8: "Ferite vecchie e nuove" .... Adolfo, the pizza chef (credited as "Nazareno Natale")
- Un uomo perbene .... Warrant officer (credited as "Nazzareno Natale Natale")
- Gangs of New York .... Don Whiskerandos, the barber (credited)
- Gente di mare (TV series) - ep. 8: "Principessa" .... Leoni (credited)
List of movies where's he's reported by someone on IMDb, but he doesn't appear at all and he's not credited.
- Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) - supposed to be his film debut, but if he is there he is not identifiable. We have been through this film thoroughly in it's topic.
- Per un pugno di dollari (1964)
- 7 pistole per i MacGregor (1966)
- Ringo, il volto della vendetta (1966)
- Sette pistole per un massacro (1967 - credit verified)
- Arriva Sabata! (1970)
1. Domenico Giofrè. Profile of Nazzareno Natalein Acquaro.net|
2. Associazione Italiana Autori Scrittori Artisti "L'ARCHIVIO".
3. Elenco degli ex allievi C.S.C. in Fondazionecsc.it