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Bud Spencer (1929–2016)

Bud Spencer, the popular Italian actor who starred in innumerable spaghetti Westerns and action-packed potboilers during the 1960s and 1970s, was born Carlo Pedersoli on October 31, 1929, in Naples. The first Italian to swim the 100-meter freestyle in less than a minute, Spencer competed as a swimmer on the Italian National Team at the Olympic ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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They Call Me Trinity
Turn the Other Cheek
Turn the Other Cheek Father / Padre Pedro


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 2010 I delitti del cuoco (TV Series)
Carlo Banci
- Il tesoro della regina (2010) ... Carlo Banci
- Il rapimento di Apicella (2010) ... Carlo Banci
- Una morte dannunziana (2010) ... Carlo Banci
- Morte a passo di danza (2010) ... Carlo Banci
- Un commissario alle elementari (2010) ... Carlo Banci
 2005 Padre Speranza (TV Movie)
Padre Speranza / Father Hope
 2003 Cantando dietro i paraventi
Il vecchio capitano
 2000 Hijos del viento
 1998 Tre per sempre
 1997 Al límite
 1997 Fuochi d'artificio
The blind singer
 1997 Noi siamo angeli (TV Series)
Bob / Father Orso
- Polvere (1997) ... Bob / Father Orso
- Dollari (1997) ... Bob / Father Orso
- La fortuna piove dal cielo (1997) ... Bob / Father Orso
- In cerca dell'Eldorado (1997) ... Bob / Father Orso
- Finalmente si vola (1997) ... Bob / Father Orso
 1997 We Are Angels (Video Game)
Padre Orso
 1993 Extralarge: Condor Mission (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1993 Extralarge: Diamonds (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1993 Extralarge: Gonzales' Revenge (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1993 Extralarge: Ninja Shadow (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1993 Extralarge: Indians (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1993 Extralarge: Lord of the Sun (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1992 Extralarge: Black Magic (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1992 Extralarge: Cannonball (TV Movie)
 1992 Detective Extralarge: Yo-Yo (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1992 Extralarge: Moving Target (TV Movie)
Jack Costello
 1991 Extralarge: Miami Killer (TV Movie)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1991 Extralarge: Black and White (TV Movie)
 1991 Speaking of the Devil
Bull Webster
 1988 Big Man: Polizza inferno (TV Movie)
Jack Clementi
 1988 Big Man: 395 dollari l'oncia (TV Movie)
Jack Clementi
 1988 Big Man: Boomerang (TV Movie)
Jack Clementi
 1988 Big Man: Diva (TV Movie)
Jack Clementi
 1988 Big Man: La fanciulla che ride (TV Movie)
Jack Clementi
 1988 Big Man: Polizza droga (TV Movie)
Jack Clementi
 1986 Aladdin
The Genie
 1985 Miami Supercops
Steve Forest / Officer L A Wray
 1984 Non c'è due senza quattro
Greg Wonder / Antonio Coimbra de la Coronilla y Azevedo
 1983 Go for It
Doug O'Riordan / Mason
 1983 Thieves and Robbers
Lt. Alan Parker
 1982 Bomber
Bud Graziano
 1982 Banana Joe
Banana Joe
 1981 Occhio alla penna
 1980 Piedone d'Egitto
Commissario Rizzo 'Piedone'
 1978 Odds and Evens
Charlie Firpo
 1978 Lo chiamavano Bulldozer
 1978 Piedone l'africano
Commissario Rizzo 'Piedone'
 1977 Crime Busters
Wilbur Walsh
 1977 Charleston
 1976 Il soldato di ventura
Ettore Fieramosca
 1975 Flatfoot in Hong Kong
Inspector 'Flatfoot' Rizzo
 1974 Turn the Other Cheek
Father / Padre Pedro
 1973 The Knock Out Cop
Inspector 'Flatfoot' Rizzo
 1973 Even Angels Eat Beans
Charlie Smith
 1972 All the Way Boys
 1972 Torino nera
Rosario Rao
 1972 It Can Be Done Amigo
Hiram Coburn
 1971 4 mosche di velluto grigio
Diomede 'Dio'
 1971 Trinity Is STILL My Name!
 1971 Blackie the Pirate
 1970 They Call Me Trinity
 1970 The Fifth Day of Peace
 1969 Boot Hill
Arch Hutch Bessy
 1969 The 5-Man Army
 1968 Ace High
Hutch Bessy
 1968 Al di là della legge
James Cooper
 1967 God Forgives... I Don't!
Hutch Bessy
 1959 Hannibal
Rutario (as Carlo Pedersoli)
 1958 Il cocco di mamma
Oscar (as Carlo Pedersoli)
 1957 A Farewell to Arms
Carabiniere (uncredited)
 1957 Un eroe dei nostri tempi
Fernando (as Carlo Pedersoli)
 1954 Siluri umani
Magrini (as Carlo Pedersoli)
 1951 Quo Vadis
Imperial Guard (uncredited)
 1950 Quel fantasma di mio marito
Swimmer who Saved Vivia from the Pool (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Book: "Altrimenti mi arrabbio - La mia vita". (with Lorenzo de Luca & David De Filippi). Aliberti editore. ISBN 978-8874245987 See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bud Spencer and Carlo Pedersoli | Carlo Pedersoli | Carl Spencer


6' 4½" (1.94 m)

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Outside of his home country of Italy, he, along with co-star Terrence Hill, enjoyed major cult status in several European and South American countries, mainly Germany and Hungary. They are widely considered national favorites and some of the most popular actors of all time, their movies are broadcast on numerous television stations multiple times a year and you can even buy official merchandise, ... See more »


Uses to end a fist fight by striking a hammer-like blow on the top of the opponent's head. See more »


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