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Victor Magnotta (1943–1987)

Victor Magnotta was a personal friend of Martin Scorsese. They went to NYU together. He also wanted to be a priest but he ended up joining the Special Forces when the Vietnam broke out. After Vietnam he became a stunt man. He had bits in almost all Scorsese's films. The Taxi Driver (1976)'s "mohawk" idea came up during a dinner conversation about ... See full bio »

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 1988 The In Crowd (stunt coordinator) / (stunt player)
 1987 Orphans (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnota)
 1987 Who's That Girl (stunt coordinator: New York) / (stunt player)
 1987 The Squeeze (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1987 The Believers (stunts)
 1987 Ishtar (stunt coordinator)
 1987 The Secret of My Succe$s (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta) / (stunts)
 1987 Outrageous Fortune (stunts)
 1987 Hotshot (additional stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnatta)
 1986 Playing for Keeps (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1986 Popeye Doyle (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator: New York Crew)
 1986 Legal Eagles (stunts)
 1986 F/X (stunt coordinator)
 1986 Highlander (stunt coordinator: New York Unit - as Vic Magnotta)
 1985 Izzy & Moe (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator)
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1985) ... (stunt coordinator: New York)
 1985 Key Exchange (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... (stunts)
 1985 Alamo Bay (stunt coordinator)
 1985 Finnegan Begin Again (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1984 The Cotton Club (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
 1984 Firstborn (stunt coordinator) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan (stunt coordinator)
 1984 Beat Street (stunt coordinator)
 1984 The Bounty (stunt arranger - as Vic Magnotta)
 1984 Moscow on the Hudson (stunt coordinator)
 1984 Splash (stunt coordinator: New York)
 1983 No Big Deal (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator)
 1983 Slayground (stunt arranger: USA crew)
 1983 I Am the Cheese (stunt coordinator)
 1983 Easy Money (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator)
 1983 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode)
- The Haunted Mansion Mystery (1983) ... (stunt coordinator)
 1982 Amityville II: The Possession (stunt coordinator)
 1982 The World According to Garp (stunt coordinator)
 1982/I Fighting Back (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta) / (stunts - as Vic Magnotta)
 1982 Muggable Mary, Street Cop (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator)
 1982 A Stranger Is Watching (stunt coordinator)
 1981 Rollover (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
 1981 Ragtime (stunt co-ordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
 1981 The Chosen (stunt coordinator)
 1981 Wolfen (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
 1981 Endless Love (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
 1980 Dressed to Kill (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
 1980 Simon (stunts)
 1979 The Wanderers (stunt coordinator)
 1978 King of the Gypsies (stunts)
 1978 Somebody Killed Her Husband (stunt coordinator - as Vic Magnotta)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in "The Jeffersons".

Alternate Names:

Vic Magnatta | Vic Magnota | Victor V. Magnotta | Vic Magnotta

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Taught Physical Education and coached at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, New York.

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