Cecconi, Aldo


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Cecconi, Aldo

Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 16:17

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Aldo Cecconi in Le spie uccidono a Beirut (1965)

Aldo Cecconi was a stocky small-part actor and stuntman active in Italian films from at least the start of the 1960's until the mid-1970's.

Aldo began his career as a stuntman in peplum and historical films and has several master of arms credits, with his earliest known role currently being from 1959. By the mid-60's he was getting small credited character roles in eurospies and westerns, sometimes under the pseudonym "Jim Clay". In the 70's he was back to smaller, often-uncredited, roles. His career ends abruptly in 1976.

No biographical details are currently known.

I have found a few undocumented stunt appearances in peplums and I am sure there will be still more to be discovered. I think it is also highly likely that there will also be some 50's roles to be found since he was obviously already in his late 30's or 40's when his known career began.

Filmography
1959
  1. Annibale .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  2. Ben-Hur .... Galley guard (uncredited)

    1960
  3. Cartagine in fiamme .... Jailer's assistant (uncredited)
  4. Esther and the King .... Jewish fighter (uncredited)
  5. Messalina Venere imperatrice .... Soldier in palace attack (uncredited)
  6. Morgan il pirata .... Pirate (uncredited)

    1961
  7. Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide .... Tavern brawler (uncredited)
  8. Il ratto delle sabine .... Bocus (uncredited)
  9. Le vergini di Roma .... Soldier (credited as Master of Arms)
  10. Rosmunda e Alboino .... Soldier of Alboino (uncredited)

    1962
  11. Giulio Cesare contro i pirati .... Tullio (credited)
  12. Il capitano di ferro .... Lieutenant of Di Rauchwitz (credited as actor and Master of Arms)

    1963
  13. Brenno il nemico di Roma .... Karnak (credited)
  14. Cyrano e D'Artagnan .... Duellist with Cyrano / Challenger in the street duel (uncredited)
  15. Il leone di San Marco .... Pirate who duels with Manrico (uncredited)
  16. Il segno di Zorro .... Francesco (uncredited)

    1964
  17. Anthar l'invincibile .... Raschid (credited)
  18. I giganti di Roma .... Prianus (credited)
  19. Il trionfo di Ercole .... Thief (credited)
  20. La rivolta dei pretoriani .... Soterus (credited)
  21. La valle dell'eco tonante .... Sheik Abul (credited)
  22. Sandokan alla riscossa .... Ally of Sandokan (uncredited)

    1965
  23. Gli uomini dal passo pesante .... Jim Hennessy (credited as "Harrys Gerard")
  24. Il giuramento di Zorro .... role? (credited)
  25. L'uomo di Toledo .... Don Raphael (credited)
  26. La Colt è la mia legge .... Sheriff (credited)
  27. Le spie uccidono a Beirut .... Ivan (credited as "Jim Clay")

    1966
  28. A 077, sfida ai killers .... Tommy Sturges (credited as "Jim Clay")

    1967
  29. 10,000 dollari per un massacro .... Scarface (credited)
  30. Il cobra .... Lieutenant commander Gunsen (credited)
  31. Il triangolo rosso (TV series) - season 1, episode 6: "Il guardiano notturno" .... Giuseppe Pini (credited)
  32. Joe l'implacabile .... Frank (credited)
  33. La morte non conta i dollari .... Nolan (credited)
  34. OK Connery .... Wilson (credited)
  35. Troppo per vivere... poco per morire .... Gang member (credited as "Jim Clay")

    1968
  36. Eva, la Venere selvaggia .... Theodore (credited as "Jim Clay")
  37. Sapevano solo uccidere .... Bronco (credited)
  38. Se vuoi vivere... spara! .... Hans Muller (credited as "Jim Clay")
  39. Uno di più all'inferno .... Herman (credited as "Jim Clay")

    1969
  40. La legge dei gangsters .... Fulvio Rigani (credited)

    1970
  41. Il magnifico Robin Hood .... Friar Tuck (credited as "Jim Clay")
  42. L'inafferrabile invincibile Mr. Invisibile .... General Ivan (credited)
  43. Waterloo .... King Charles X (uncredited)

    1971
  44. Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  45. Il corsaro nero .... Captain of The Victoria (credited)

    1972
  46. Bronte: cronaca di un massacro che i libri di storia non hanno raccontato .... Judge (credited)
  47. ...Correva l'anno di grazia 1870 (TV movie) .... Prison governor (credited)
  48. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... Guard with Ferguson (uncredited)
  49. Jesse & Lester - Due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinità .... Bank manager (credited)
  50. Un Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura .... Man being hit in flashback sequence (credited)

    1973
  51. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe .... Racist saloon customer (uncredited)
  52. L'onorata famiglia - Uccidere è cosa nostra .... Nicol (uncredited)
  53. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... Dallas sheriff (uncredited)
  54. Mi chiamavano 'Requiescat'... ma avevano sbagliato .... Sheriff (credited)

    1974
  55. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Mob boss (credited)
  56. Carambola .... Stoker (uncredited)
  57. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Striker brother (credited)
  58. Il figlio della sepolta viva .... Father of Maria, a kidnapped girl (credited)

    1975
  59. Giubbe rosse .... Fred (credited)

    1976
  60. L'adolescente .... Grazia's father (credited)
  61. La poliziotta fa carriera .... Giacomo Spizzichino (uncredited)
  62. Sangue di sbirro .... Officer Owen (credited)
Additional credits
  • I complessi (1965) - segment: "Il complesso della schiava nubiana". Aldo can be seen as Thor in the film "Thor e le 4 regine nude" shown on a cinema screen, but the footage is recycled from I gladiatori di Roma (1964).
Filmography to check
  • Mimì Bluette... fiore del mio giardino (1976) IMDb
No Aldo!
Titles where Aldo is credited somewhere online, but where I was unable to find him. There always has to be one!
  • Bersaglio mobile (1967) IMDb with no role. Not found
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Re: Cecconi, Aldo

Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 16:22

Cartagine in fiamme (1960) As best I could work out he is some sort of Assistant to the jailer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 16:24

Morgan il pirata (1960) as Pirate
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 16:28

Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (1961) as Tavern brawler
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 16:30

Il ratto delle sabine (1961) as Bocus
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 16:32

Le vergini di Roma (1961) credited as Master of Arms, as Soldier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 16:34

Rosmunda e Alboino (1961) as Soldier of Alboino
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 16:37

Giulio Cesare contro i pirati (1962) credited, as Tullio.

IMDb mis-credits him in the role of Akim and ascribes Pasquale Basile to his role!
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 17:14

Brenno il nemico di Roma (1963) credited, as Karnak
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Post by PeplumParadise » 14/04/2021, 17:17

Il leone di San Marco (1963) as Pirate who duels with Manrico
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