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Victor Spinetti (1929–2012)


Comic eccentric and gifted raconteur, Victor Spinetti was born in Wales on September 2, 1929, the son of Giuseppe Spinetti and Lily (Watson) Spinetti. He was educated at Monmouth School. Initially interested in a teaching degree, he turned to acting instead and studied for the stage at the College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. A familiar stage ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2006 Cosa raccomanda lei? (Short)
Man, Taxi Driver, Waiter, Barman, Gangster
 2006/I Wednesday (Short)
Mr. Pomeroy
 2005 High Hopes (TV Series)
Daniel Gold
- Every Picture Tells a Story (2005) ... Daniel Gold
 2005 New Tricks (TV Series)
Binky
- Episode #2.4 (2005) ... Binky
 2005 The Beatles: Love Me Do (Video)
Host
 2002 First Degree (TV Series)
Founder
 1999 Boobs in the Wood (Video)
Friar Tuck
 1999 Harry and the Wrinklies (TV Series)
Max
 1999 Julie and the Cadillacs
Cyril Wise
 1995 Bottom (TV Series)
Maitre 'd
- Finger (1995) ... Maitre 'd
 1994 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
- The Secret Garden (1994) ... (voice)
 1992 Secrets (TV Mini-Series)
Sigmund Vandenhoff
 1992 Take Off with T-Bag (TV Series)
Darren Katz
- The Red Shoes (1992) ... Darren Katz
 1991 An Actor's Life for Me (TV Series)
Desmond Shaw
- Not Suitable for Parents (1991) ... Desmond Shaw
- Night of the Living Dead (1991) ... Desmond Shaw
- May the Farce Be with You (1991) ... Desmond Shaw
- Fathers and Sons (1991) ... Desmond Shaw
- I Can Do That (1991) ... Desmond Shaw
 1991 Paul Merton: The Series (TV Series)
Soldier
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Soldier
 1991 Singles (TV Series)
Louie
- To Russia with Love (1991) ... Louie
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Tybalt / Benvolio (voice)
 1990 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Gachet
- Van Gogh (1990) ... Dr. Gachet
 1990 The Krays
Mr. Lawson
 1989 Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look (Video)
Club Owner (video 'All I Need Is A Miracle')
 1988 Bad Boyes (TV Series)
Inspector Oiseau
- Boulogne - Part 2 (1988) ... Inspector Oiseau
- Boulogne - Part 1 (1988) ... Inspector Oiseau
 1986 Under the Cherry Moon
The Jaded Three #1
 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series)
Susumu
 1984 Mistral's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Bianchi
 1983 Sweet Sixteen (TV Series)
Ken Green
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Ken Green
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Ken Green
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Ken Green
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Ken Green
 1978-1983 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Trivelin / Hatch
- Infidelities (1983) ... Trivelin
- The Sea (1978) ... Hatch
 1979-1982 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #4.5 (1982)
- Episode #2.6 (1980)
- Episode #2.4 (1980)
- Episode #2.2 (1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
 1980 Time of My Life (TV Series)
Vittorio
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Vittorio
 1980 Bernie (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1980)
 1979 Take My Wife... (TV Series)
Maurie Watkins
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Maurie Watkins
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Maurie Watkins
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Maurie Watkins
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Maurie Watkins
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Maurie Watkins
 1979 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul T. Guest
- The Magic Poltergeist (1979) ... Paul T. Guest
 1977 Masterspy (TV Series)
 1977 Fiona
Duncan
 1977 Some Like It Cool
The Prefect
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Dr. Erich Strauss
 1976 Emily
Richard Walker
 1976 Fred Basset (TV Series) (voice, as Victor Spinnetti)
 1975 Cooper (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1975)
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Randel
- Worth Dying For (1975) ... Randel
 1975 The Return of the Pink Panther
Hotel Concierge
 1974 The Great McGonagall
Mr. Stewart / Second-Lieutenant Rotlo / Supposed John Brown / ...
 1973 Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World
Professor Ribart
 1973 The 500 Pound Jerk (TV Movie)
Martin Bloore
 1970 Defeat of the Mafia
Charles Agostino
 1969-1970 Two in Clover (TV Series)
Vic Evans
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... Vic Evans
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... Vic Evans
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... Vic Evans
- Episode #2.2 (1970) ... Vic Evans
- Episode #2.1 (1970) ... Vic Evans
 1968 The Biggest Bundle of Them All
Captain Giglio
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
George
- Not for Just an Hour (1966) ... George
 1965 Help!
Foot
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
T.V. Director
 1964 I Think They Call Him John (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1964 Becket
French Tailor (uncredited)
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Commmissionain
- The Romantic Matron (1964) ... Commmissionain
 1963 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
 1963 The Wild Affair
Quentin
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Arnold
 1961 The Gentle Terror
Joe
 1958 Expresso Bongo (TV Movie)
Ensemble
 1958 Behind the Mask
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (37 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Neil Simon's play, "The Odd Couple," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England, with Jack Klugman in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Victor Spinnetti
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A lot of actors won't do things beacause they say it is boring when you are always working. A lot of them won't go on tour, a lot won't do pantomime. I think you should do everything. People ask me what they should do about being in this business. I say, learn the three Rs: redundancy, rejection and resting. See more »

Trivia:

Barry Burnett was his close friend and agent. See more »

Nickname:

Vic

Star Sign:

Virgo

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