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Eduardo Ciannelli (1889–1969)

Eduardo Ciannelli was born on the beautiful island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples, which is renowned for its thermal baths. His father, a physician, owned a health spa there and Eduardo briefly followed the same career path and studied medicine at the University of Naples, graduating as a fully qualified doctor. His calling, however, lay elsewhere... See full bio »


(age 80) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 1970 Colpo rovente
 1969 Boot Hill
Judge Boone (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1969 Stiletto
Don Andrea
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
Prairie Dog
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
John Danioni
- Moonlight Means Money (1969) ... John Danioni
 1968 The Brotherhood
Don Peppino
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
- 20 Gallons to Kill (1967) ... Kodash
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
- The Beautiful Children (1967) ... Charamboulis
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Prince Boriarsi
- The Catacomb and Dogma Affair (1967) ... Prince Boriarsi
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Count Enrico Galba
- The Ghost of Nero (1967) ... Count Enrico Galba
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
- Two for the Road: Part 2 (1966) ... Bonaface
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Victor Luchek
- A Clean and Quiet Town (1966) ... Victor Luchek (as Eduardo Cianelli)
 1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Father Carlo
- No Drums, No Trumpets (1966) ... Father Carlo
 1966 The Chase
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1962-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Pappas / Angelo Delvecchio
- The Stepping Stone (1962) ... Angelo Delvecchio
 1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Boniface / Capt. Margo
- After the Lion, Jackals (1966) ... Boniface
- Cops and Robbers (1965) ... Capt. Margo
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Serefino Roca / Karl Frankic
- How Impregnable Is a Magic Tower? (1965) ... Serefino Roca
 1965 Insight (TV Series)
- The Killer (1965)
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Dominic De Armand
- Who Killed the Tall One in the Middle? (1964) ... Dominic De Armand
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
- Nightingale for Sale (1964) ... Fontana
 1964 Grand Canyon Massacre
Eric Dancer (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1964 The Visit
 1962-1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Paco / Plation
- Little Man, Big Bridge (1962) ... Plation
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
- Signals for an End Run (1962) ... Bassano
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Tulio Rossi
- The Man with the Other Face (1962) ... Tulio Rossi
 1961-1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Gen. De La Varra / Inspector Le Boude
- The Bride Who Died Twice (1962) ... Gen. De La Varra
- Man in the Cage (1961) ... Inspector Le Boude
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Marino / The Priest
- The Test (1962) ... Mr. Marino
- Strange Miracle (1962) ... The Priest
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Gregory Pindar / Joe Genna
- The Whitey Steele Story (1962) ... Gregory Pindar
- The Mark of Cain (1960) ... Joe Genna
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Joe Scranton
- Chicago Style (1962) ... Joe Scranton
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
- Quicksand (1961) ... Kellas
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
- Re: Fifi (1961)
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Vincent Orlatti
- Markdown on a Man: Lenny Bircher (1961) ... Vincent Orlatti
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Don Miguel Cordura
- Make-Believe Man (1961) ... Don Miguel Cordura
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
- Ransom of a Town (1961) ... Padre
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Papa Kovchek
- An Eye for an Eye (1961) ... Papa Kovchek
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Angelo Zambroni
- Murder Plays Charades (1960) ... Angelo Zambroni
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
- Forbidden Cargo (1960) ... Sebastian
 1959-1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
- Swinging Long Hair (1960) ... Waldo
- The Mask of Jason (1960) ... Waldo
- The List of Death (1960) ... Waldo
- Double Feature (1960) ... Waldo
- Night of Jeopardy (1960) ... Waldo
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Caesar Augustine
- Park Avenue Story (1960) ... Caesar Augustine
 1958-1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
The Father / Renato Donatello
- Gold and Brimstone (1959) ... The Father
- Bitter Wine (1958) ... Renato Donatello
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Killers of Mussolini (1959) ... Graziani
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
- The Lady from Winnetka (1959) ... Bartalli
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Marchese di Parletti
- As the Twig Is Bent (1959) ... Marchese di Parletti
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Clyrio Soriano
- The Clara Duncan Story (1959) ... Clyrio Soriano
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- The Dark Cloud (1958)
 1958 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Ben Kopek
- The Bells of Fear (1958) ... Ben Kopek (as Eduardo Cianelli)
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Mike Risel
- Robert Dixon, M.D. (1958) ... Mike Risel
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Anthony 'Pops' Renzi
- The Case of the Pint-Sized Client (1958) ... Anthony 'Pops' Renzi
 1956-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Papa Raoul / Mr. Brenero / Martinez / ...
- The Disappearance of Daphne (1958) ... Papa Raoul
- Night of a Rebel (1957) ... Mr. Brenero
- Island in the City (1956) ... Martinez
- The Shadow of Evil (1956) ... Amelio
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Suicide Club (1958)
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1956) ... Doctor
 1957 Love Slaves of the Amazons
Dr. Crespi
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- The Secret of Polanta (1957) ... Prosecutor
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Eduardo D'Alessio
- Nightmare (1957) ... Eduardo D'Alessio
 1957 Il ricatto di un padre
Alessandro Arlandi
 1956-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Mr. Martinelli
- Visitor from Italy (1956) ... Mr. Martinelli
 1956 Helen of Troy
 1955 Luna nova
don Giuseppe
 1954 La tua donna
 1954 Forbidden
 1954 Attila
Onegesius, counsellor to Attila (as Eduardo Cianelli)
 1954 Uomini ombra
Ammiraglio Zora (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1954 Mambo
Il padre di Giovanna (as Edoardo Cianelli)
 1954 La mano dello straniero
Dr. Vivaldi
 1953 I vinti
Claudio's father
 1953 Sul ponte dei sospiri
Inquisitore (as Edward Cianelli)
 1952 Prigionieri delle tenebre
Marchese Rionero (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1952 The City Stands Trial
Alfonso Navona (as Edward Cianelli)
 1952 Il tenente Giorgio
Barone di Polia
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- Winterset (1951) ... Trock
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1951 È l'amor che mi rovina
Capo delle spie (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Sol 'Knuckles' Lanzetta
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Man's First Debt (1951)
 1950 Rapture
 1950 The Fighting Men
Barone Occhipinti
 1950 Patto col diavolo
Giacomo Mola
 1950 La strada buia
Ralph Clementi
 1950 Vulcano
 1949 Prince of Foxes
Art Dealer (uncredited)
 1948 To the Victor
 1948 On Our Merry Way
 1948 I Love Trouble
John Vega Caprillo
 1947 Rose of Santa Rosa
Don José de Garfias
 1947 The Crime Doctor's Gamble
Maurice Duval
 1947 The Lost Moment
Father Rinaldo
 1947 Seven Keys to Baldpate
 1947 California
 1946 Heartbeat
Baron Ferdinand Dvorak
 1946 Perilous Holiday
Señor Aguirre
 1946 Gilda
Cartel Member (uncredited)
 1945 The Crime Doctor's Warning
Nick Petroni (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Nick the Greek
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Maj. Nasta
 1945 Dillinger
Marco Minelli (as Eduardo Cianelli)
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
 1944 The Conspirators
Police Colonel Almeida (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1944 The Mask of Dimitrios
Marukakis (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1944 Passage to Marseille
Chief Engineer (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets
Kurt von Helger, alias Corby
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls (uncredited)
 1943 The Constant Nymph
Roberto (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1943 They Got Me Covered
Baldanacco (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1943 Flight for Freedom
Johnny Salvini
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Boss Greer
 1942 Cairo
Ahmed Ben Hassan (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Vic Telli (as Edward Cianelli)
 1941 Paris Calling
Mouche (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1941 I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island
Dr. Victor Martel
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Hotel Manager (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1941 Sky Raiders
Felix Lynx (as Edward Cianelli)
 1941 Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery
Count Brett (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan
Doctor Satan (as Edward Ciannelli)
 1940 The Mummy's Hand
The High Priest (as Eduardo Cianelli)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Mr. Krug (as Eduardo Cianelli)
 1940 Forgotten Girls
 1940 Zanzibar
 1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Dave Reeves
 1940 Strange Cargo
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
 1939 Society Lawyer
Jim Crelliman
 1939 Gunga Din
 1939 Risky Business
Philip Decarno
 1938 Law of the Underworld
 1937 Hitting a New High
Andreas Mazzini
 1937 On Such a Night
Ice Richmond
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Professor Herman
 1937 The Girl from Scotland Yard
Franz Jorg
 1937 The League of Frightened Men
Paul Chapin
 1937 Marked Woman
Johnny Vanning
 1937 Criminal Lawyer
 1936 Winterset
Trock Estrella
 1935 The Scoundrel
Maurice Stern (as Edward Cinnelli)
 1917 The Food Gamblers
The Italian (as Eduardo Cianelli)
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Stage Play: Uncle Vanya. Drama (revival). Written by Anton Chekhov, as adapted by Rose Caylor. Directed by Jed Harris. Cort Theatre: 15 Apr 1930- Jul 1930 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Eduardo Ciannelli (as "Ilya Ilyich Telegin, Waffles"), Walter Connolly (as "Ivan Petrovich Voinitsky, Vanya"), Lillian Gish (as "Yelena ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Edoardo Cianelli | Eduardo Cianelli | Edward Cianelli | Edward Ciannelli | Edward Cinnelli

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He married Alma Wolfe in 1918. They had two sons, Lewis E. Ciannelli and Eduardo Jr. See more »

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