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Dan Vadis (1938–1987)

Dan Vadis was born on January 3, 1938 in Shanghai, China as Constantine Daniel Vafiadis. He is known for his work on Bronco Billy (1980), High Plains Drifter (1973) and Every Which Way But Loose (1978). He was married to Sharon Jessup. He died on June 11, 1987 in Lancaster, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1980 Any Which Way You Can
 1980 Bronco Billy
Chief Big Eagle
 1979 Mr. Horn (TV Movie)
Gene Laughoff
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
- Hutchinson for Murder One (1978) ... Cardwell
 1977 The Gauntlet
 1977 The White Buffalo
Tall Man (uncredited)
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal
 1968 The Scalphunters
 1967 A Man, a Horse, a Gun
En Plein
 1966 Degueyo
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Bearded Henchman
- The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth (1965) ... Bearded Henchman (uncredited)
 1965 The Sucker (uncredited)
 1964 Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators
Gladiator Roccia
 1964 Zorikan the Barbarian
 1963 The Ten Gladiators
Roccia / The Rock
 1962 Colossus of the Arena
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He began his film career as a star in the Italian produced sword and sandal/mythological muscleman movies. His films were produced in the waning years of that genre. However, unlike the other stars of that genre, he was able to obtain roles in the next popular Italian produced genre, the spaghetti westerns. See more »

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