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Franco Fantasia (1924–2002)

Franco Fantasia was born on March 5, 1924 in Rhodes, Italy. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978), El Cid (1961) and Lion of the Desert (1980). He died on November 10, 2002 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 78) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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El Cid
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Lion of the Desert
Lion of the Desert Graziani's Aide
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 2003 The Good Pope: Pope John XXIII (TV Movie)
 2000 L'ombra del gigante
 1998 Jeremiah (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1998 Incontri proibiti
Dott. Attilio Velardi
 1998 Something to Believe In
Professor Dervol
 1998 Nicholas' Gift (TV Movie)
The President
 1996 3
Marchese De Carolis
 1996 Nostromo (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1996)
- Episode #1.3 (1996)
- Episode #1.2 (1996)
 1993 A Private Affair (TV Movie)
 1991 Buck ai confini del cielo
Andre Savall
 1991 Hunt for the Golden Scorpion
Killer (as Frank Farrell)
 1990 Killer Crocodile 2
Russel (uncredited)
 1990 Cop Target
Garcia, assistant to the Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1987 The Inquiry
 1986 Hands of Steel
Rev. Arthur Mosely (uncredited)
 1985 Wild Team
Guillermo Cordura
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Valdez
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Captain Valdez (uncredited)
 1984 I ragazzi di celluloide 2 (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Moroni
 1982-1983 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Venetian Captain
- Episode #1.8 (1983) ... Venetian Captain
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... Venetian Captain
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Venetian Captain
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Venetian Captain
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Venetian Captain
 1980 Lion of the Desert
Graziani's Aide
 1980 Eaten Alive!
 1980 Happy Birthday, Harry (uncredited)
 1979 Zombie
Matthias (uncredited)
 1979 From Hell to Victory
Captain Vanderkreut (as Frank Farrell)
 1978 L'inquilina del piano di sopra
Maître d'
 1978 The Mountain of the Cannibal God
Father Moses
 1977 La tigre è ancora viva: Sandokan alla riscossa! (TV Movie)
English Colonel
 1977 Il prefetto di ferro
 1977 California
Man offering work
 1977 The Heroin Busters
Jewelry Store Manager (uncredited)
 1976 Hot Stuff
 1976 The Black Corsair
Van Stiller
 1976 Street People
 1976 Sandokan (TV Mini-Series)
Captain van Doren
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Captain van Doren
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Captain van Doren
 1973 Long Lasting Days
 1973 Man with the Golden Winchester
Captain François Bardeau
 1973 Women in Cell Block 7
 1973 The Big Family
Chief of Police
 1973 Gang War in Milan
Chief Inspector Contalvi
 1972 The Grand Duel
Bounty Killer (uncredited)
 1972 La calandria
Il Bargello
 1972 Knife of Ice
Inspector Duran
 1972 Maniac Mansion
Mr. Porter
 1972 Justine de Sade
 1972 Seven Blood-Stained Orchids
Lt. Renzi
 1972 Amigo, Stay Away
Sheriff Robbins (uncredited)
 1972 I leoni di Pietroburgo (as Frank Farrell)
 1971 Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
Camel Driver (as Frank Fantasia)
 1971 The Return of Sabata
Circus owner
 1971 Cross Current
Professor Mauri
 1970/I Waterloo
Delessart (uncredited)
 1970 Adios Sabata
Señor Ocaño
 1970 Zorro in the Court of England
Captain Wells
 1970 Angeli senza paradiso
 1969 Battle of the Commandos
Schiwers, the French Maquis leader
 1968 Don Chisciotte and Sancio Panza
Fencing master
 1968 Wrath of God
 1968 Odia il prossimo tuo
 1968 Sangue chiama sangue
Sancho's Gang Member (as Frank Farrel)
 1968 A Long Ride from Hell
 1968 Kommissar X - Drei blaue Panther
Robert Hillary / Arthur Hillary
 1968 Odissea (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Mentes (uncredited)
 1967 Eine Handvoll Helden
 1967 The Rover
French Admiral
 1967 Desert Commandos
Major Dalio
 1967 Mister X
Inspector Roux
 1966 Kriminal
Commissario Murad
 1966 $1,000 on the Black
 1966 The Drums of Tabu
Padre Lorenzo
 1966 El Greco
Fencing Master
 1966 Seven Dollars on the Red
Sheriff of Wishville (as Frank Farrell)
 1965 Una ráfaga de plomo (as Frank Farrel)
 1965 Canadian Wilderness
Leo Limoux
 1965 Ich kauf' mir lieber einen Tirolerhut
Journalist (uncredited)
 1965 La magnifica sfida
 1965 Blood for a Silver Dollar
Sheriff Anderson (as Frank Farrel)
 1965 Das Geheimnis der drei Dschunken
Robert Grant (as Frank Fontana)
 1965 Buffalo Bill
George, Poker player (as Frank Farrell)
 1964 Son of Cleopatra
 1964 Return of Sandokan
 1964 Hero of Rome
 1963 Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (uncredited)
 1963 The Lion of St. Mark
 1963 Sword of Zorro
Coronel Martinez
 1963 The Black Duke
 1963 Zorro e i tre moschettieri
Count of Sevilla
 1962 The Masked Conqueror
Manuel Garcia
 1962 Damon and Pythias
Rumius the Fencing Master
 1961 Rage of the Buccaneers
Officer on the slave ship
 1961 The Vengeance of Ursus
Captain of the Guard
 1961 El Cid
 1961 The Centurion
Corinthian Aristicrat
 1961 Constantine and the Cross
Roman Soldier
 1960 The Queen of the Pirates
Pirate Who Likes Sandra
 1960 Assignment: Outer Space
Sullivan (as Frank Fantasia)
 1960 Il cavaliere dai cento volti
Capitano d'Argentero / Silver Knight
 1960 The Angel Wore Red
Cabaret customer (uncredited)
 1960 The Cossacks
Military Strategy Officer
 1960 Terror of the Red Mask
 1959 Attack of the Moors
 1959 The Giant of Marathon
 1959 Ben-Hur
Roman Soldier Who Brings Crown to Gratus (uncredited)
 1959 The Pirate and the Slave Girl
Captain Volan
 1959 The Black Archer
 1959 The Devil's Cavaliers
Duneil the Swordsman
 1959 Son of the Red Corsair
 1958 La spada e la croce
 1958 Capitan Fracassa (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... Basco
 1957 Mamma's Boy
 1956 Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Manuel Gonzales
- Rodeo (1956) ... Manuel Gonzales
 1956 Man of Iron
L'autista (uncredited)
 1955 Il segno di Venere
 1954 Too Bad She's Bad
Un uomo (uncredited)
 1954 The Two Orphans
Roger de Vaudrey's Friend
 1954 The Egyptian
Hittite Officer (uncredited)
 1951 Quo Vadis
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (19 credits)
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Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Franco fantasia also appeared in Turi Vasile's 1960 "La Signora", not yet listed by IMDb.

Alternate Names:

Francesco Fantasia | Frank Fantasia | Franz Fantasia | Frank Farell | Frank Farrel | Frank Farrell | Frank Fontana

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Brother of Andrea Fantasia.

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