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Giovanni Cianfriglia

Giovanni Cianfriglia was born on April 5, 1935 in Anzio, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Hercules the Avenger (1965), The Jewel of the Nile (1985) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). See full bio »

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 2010 Cacao
 2007 Milano Palermo - Il ritorno
Anziano Ferito (uncredited)
 2006 Black Arrow (TV Mini-Series)
Capo Convoglio
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Capo Convoglio
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Capo Convoglio
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Capo Convoglio
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Capo Convoglio
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Capo Convoglio
 2003 Blindati (TV Movie)
 2000 Alex l'ariete
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Old guardsman
- Sabrina Goes to Rome (1998) ... Old guardsman (uncredited)
 1994 Briganti: Amore e libertà
Zi Peppe
 1994 First Action Hero
 1991 Year of the Gun
Alley Thug (uncredited)
 1990 Una vita scellerata
Il capitano
 1988 Big Man - An Unusual Insurance (TV Movie)
Carmelo's Henchman (uncredited)
 1988 The Last Temptation of Christ
Roman Soldier (uncredited)
 1987 I picari (uncredited)
 1987 Cobra nero
Guardsman at Hospital (uncredited)
 1987 The Barbarian Brothers
Ghedo - Strongman
 1986 Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV Series)
Uomo della banda
- Cartografia sacra (1986) ... Uomo della banda (uncredited)
 1985 Ladyhawke
Fornac's Man (uncredited)
 1984 Tuareg: The Desert Warrior
Mubarak - the Bedouin Guide
 1984 The Final Executioner
 1983 I sette magnifici gladiatori
Festo (as Jody Wanger)
 1983 Escape from the Bronx
Rebel / Disinfestor (uncredited)
 1983 Hercules (uncredited)
 1983 2019: After the Fall of New York
Panther - Race Participant (uncredited)
 1983 Ironmaster
Vood's Man
 1983 Thor the Conqueror
Cannibal Chief (uncredited)
 1982 Delitto sull'autostrada
Uomo al capannone (uncredited)
 1982 Gunan, King of the Barbarians
Nameless (as John Richmond)
 1982 Bomber
Thug (uncredited)
 1982 Banana Joe
Torcillo's Thug
 1981 Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure
Hood (uncredited)
 1981 Buddy Goes West
Jack Bold (uncredited)
 1980 Piedone d'Egitto
Don Carmine's Body Guard (uncredited)
 1979 From Corleone to Brooklyn
Fake Medic (uncredited)
 1978 Odds and Evens
Gangster at Car Race
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
1st Henchman
- The Village That Sold Its Soul (1978) ... 1st Henchman
 1978 Uppercut
Soldier #4 (uncredited)
 1978 Covert Action
Henchman (uncredited)
 1978 Knock-Out Cop
Bus Hooligan (uncredited)
 1978 Eyes Behind the Stars
Killer (uncredited)
 1978 The Biggest Battle
British Commando
 1977 In the Name of the Pope King
Un giudice de la Sacra Consulta
 1977 The Heroin Busters
Drug Lab Worker (uncredited)
 1977 Messalina, Messalina
First lover of Messalina (uncredited)
 1977 Crime Busters
 1976 The Last Round
Rico henchman
 1976 Keoma
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1976 Il trucido e lo sbirro
 1976 The Big Racket
 1976 Violent Naples
Maffei, the Bodyguard
 1976 High Rollers
Belle Duke Henchman (uncredited)
 1976 Squadra antiscippo
er Cinese (uncredited)
 1976 Il soldato di ventura
D'Anjou (uncredited)
 1975 Who Breaks... Pays
Brusio (uncredited)
 1975 Violent City
 1975 The Night Caller
 1975 The Climber
 1975 Flatfoot in Hong Kong
Accardo's Thug (uncredited)
 1974 Blood River
Village Indian (uncredited)
 1974 Watch Out, We're Mad
Boxer in Gymnasium (uncredited)
 1973 Mean Frank and Crazy Tony
Annunziata Henchman (uncredited)
 1973 The Magnificent Dare Devil
Mitridates' henchman
 1973 The Knock Out Cop
Ship Thug (uncredited)
 1973 Mr. Hercules Against Karate
Football Player (uncredited)
 1973 High Crime
Hitman (uncredited)
 1973 Even Angels Eat Beans
Angelo's Hitman #2 (uncredited)
 1972 Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?
The Challenger (as Ken Wood)
 1972 Man of the East
Brawler (uncredited)
 1972 The Italian Connection
Peppiniello (uncredited)
 1972 Bada alla tua pelle Spirito Santo!
Garibaldino (as Ken Wood)
 1972 Spirito Santo e le 5 magnifiche canaglie
Il Garibaldino (as Ken Wood)
 1972 Death Is Sweet from the Soldier of God
Spirito Santo's Man (uncredited)
 1972 Thunder Over El Paso (as Ken Wood)
 1972 Amigo, Stay Away
Security Guardian in the Gaming House (uncredited)
 1972 Hector the Mighty
Gang (uncredited)
 1971 Viva! Django
Jeff Henchman
 1971 Scipio the African
Messenger #2 (uncredited)
 1971 Day of Judgment
Blackie (as Ken Wood)
 1971 Return of Sabata
Irishman Henchman with Hat (uncredited)
 1971 Three Giants of the Roman Empire
Soldier at Tavern (uncredited)
 1971 Long Live Robin Hood
Archer At Tournament (uncredited)
 1971 Durango Is Coming, Pay or Die
Bandit (uncredited)
 1970 Le tigri di Mompracem (uncredited)
 1970 Wanted Sabata
Messicano (uncredited)
 1970 Adiós, Sabata
Austrian agent (uncredited)
 1970 La sfida dei MacKenna (as Ken Wood)
 1970 The Unholy Four
Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
 1968 Kill Them All and Come Back Alone
Blade (as Ken Wood)
 1968 Three Crosses Not to Die
Reno (as Ken Wood)
 1968 Bury Them Deep
Billy 'The gun' (as Ken Wood)
 1968 Two Pistols and a Coward
Roy Elroy (as Ken Wood)
 1968 Superargo and the Faceless Giants
Superargo (as Ken Wood)
 1968 If You Want to Live... Shoot!
Stark (as Ken Wood)
 1967 La feldmarescialla
German Soldier (uncredited)
 1967 Massacre Mania
Inspector Griffith (as Ken Wood)
 1967 Killer Kid
Ramirez (as Ken Wood)
 1967 The Devil's Man
The Professor (as Ken Wood)
 1967 Ballata per un pistolero
Gambler (uncredited)
 1966 Superargo contro Diabolikus
Superargo (as Ken Wood)
 1966 Five for Revenge
 1966 Ringo and His Golden Pistol
 1966 Hired Killer (uncredited)
 1965 The Tramplers (uncredited)
 1965 The Relentless Four
Deputy (uncredited)
 1965 Desperate Mission
Barrow's Henchman
 1965 Hercules the Avenger
 1965 The Revenge of Ivanhoe
One of Lockey's men
 1965 Temple of a Thousand Lights
 1964 La vendetta dei gladiatori
Gladiator Fulvio
 1964 Castle of Blood
Herbert (as Phil Karson)
 1964 Temple of the White Elephant
Krishna (uncredited)
 1963 Sandokan the Great
 1963 Torpedo Bay
Italian Marine
 1962 A Queen for Caesar
Commerciante #1 (uncredited)
 1962 The Slave
Soldier whiplashing at Saïda
 1961 Duel of the Titans
Uomo con la frusta
 1961 The Trojan Horse
Diomedes (as Giovanni Cianfrilla)
 1960 Morgan, the Pirate
Slave trader's assistant (uncredited)
 1958 The Pirate of the Black Hawk
Soldier on Ship (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Giovanni Cianfrilla | Giovanni Gianfriglia | Phil Karson | John Richmond | Jody Wanger | Ken Wood

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