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This tall, blond, thin British character actor portrayed some of the most memorable villains of Italian cinema during the 1970s and 1980s. Born in Cheshire county England in 1941, Steiner got his start in films after school with small parts in British productions. Among them was 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by ... See full bio »
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 1989 Massacre Play
 1989 The Nightmare Years (TV Mini-Series)
Reverend Lenz
 1989 Sinbad of the Seven Seas
 1988 Big Man - Boomerang (TV Movie)
 1988 Striker
 1988 Der Commander
 1988 Night of the Sharks
 1987 Portami la luna (TV Movie)
 1987 Julia and Julia
 1986 The Lone Runner
 1986 Body Count
Dr. Olsen
 1986 Operation Nam
James Walcott
 1986 Troppo forte
Mr. Adams
 1985 Kommando Leopard
 1985 The Berlin Affair
Oskar Engelhart
 1985 Cut and Run
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Simon the Magus
- Part 1 (1985) ... Simon the Magus
 1984 Un caso d'incoscienza (TV Movie)
Milton Tennyson
 1984 I due carabinieri
Crazy Man on Train
 1984 The Ark of the Sun God
Lord Dean
 1984 I racconti del maresciallo (TV Series)
Archibald Allen
- In Loving Memory (1984) ... Archibald Allen
 1983 Mystère
 1982 Tenebre
Christiano Berti
 1982 Hunters of the Golden Cobra
Captain David Frank / Dave Kein
 1981 Car Crash
 1981 The Salamander
Captain Roditi
 1980 The Sandbaggers (TV Series)
Trevor D'Arcy
- All in a Good Cause (1980) ... Trevor D'Arcy
 1980 Action
The Manager
 1979 The Little Archimedes (TV Movie)
 1978 Effetti speciali (TV Movie)
 1978 Question of Love
Tom Hastings
 1978 Goodbye & Amen
Donald Grayson
 1978 Il prigioniero (TV Movie)
 1977 L'avvocato della mala
 1977 A Man Called Blade
 1977 Beyond the Door II
Bruno Baldini
 1977 La gabbia (TV Movie)
Il professore
 1976 Milano violenta
 1976 Plot of Fear
 1976 Mark Strikes Again
Paul Henkel
 1976 The Hornet's Nest
 1976 Salon Kitty
 1975 Violent City
Franco Spadoni 'Chiodo'
 1975 Waves of Lust
 1975 Sharon's Baby
Tommy Morris
 1974 Morel's Invention
 1974 Challenge to White Fang
Beauty Smith / Charles Forth
 1974 Occupations (TV Movie)
 1973 La villeggiatura
 1973 Massacre in Rome
Col. Dollmann
 1967-1973 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Johnny / Prince Borodski / Mr. Charles Dumby
- Professional (1973) ... Johnny
- The Marrying Kind (1969) ... Prince Borodski
 1972 Rads 1000 (Short)
 1972 Slap the Monster on Page One
Ingegner Montelli - Publisher of 'Il Giornale'
 1972 The Sextet (TV Series)
Simon Tesco
- A Question of Degree (1972) ... Simon Tesco
 1971 Hine (TV Series)
Jeremy Windsor
- The Big Package (1971) ... Jeremy Windsor
- Everything I Am I Owe (1971) ... Jeremy Windsor
- Survival of the Creeps (1971) ... Jeremy Windsor
- Comrades in Arms (1971) ... Jeremy Windsor
- To Have and to Hold (1971) ... Jeremy Windsor
 1970 Bali
 1970 The Ancines Woods
 1970 May Morning
Roderick Rodney Stanton
 1970 A Girl Called Jules
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
- A Ticket to Nowhere (1970) ... Hershall
 1969 Twelve Plus One
Stanley Duncan
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
- Pig in a Poke (1969) ... Stephen
 1969 Tepepa
Doctor Henry Price
 1968-1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Nigel / Gooch
- What's a Mother For? (1969) ... Nigel
 1968 Work Is a 4-Letter Word
 1968 The Franchise Trail (TV Movie)
Oliver Donut
 1967 Bedazzled
TV Announcer (uncredited)
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Lord Flavell
- Mr. Know-How (1967) ... Lord Flavell
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Mr. Waller
- A Cup of Tea with the Fullers (1967) ... Mr. Waller
 1967 Marat/Sade
Monsieur Dupere
 1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Grey Wyler
- The Death Game (1967) ... Grey Wyler
 1966 Orlando (TV Series)
Trevor Beale
- All in the Book (1966) ... Trevor Beale
- Find the Lady (1966) ... Trevor Beale
- Victory in Sight (1966) ... Trevor Beale
- The Rhyme, But No Reason (1966) ... Trevor Beale
- Skin Deep (1966) ... Trevor Beale
 1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
Brian Graham
- You're Not Cinderella, Are You? (1966) ... Brian Graham
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
- Alice (1965) ... Thornton
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Boscombe's Assistant
- The £150,000 Win (1965) ... Boscombe's Assistant
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Throughout his entire career, Steiner's actual voice is heard in only about half his films. The rest of the time he was dubbed by other actors, especially in the lower-budget films. See more »

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