Aldo Sambrell (1931–2010)

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Prolific, versatile, and ubiquitous character actor Aldo Sambrell was featured in over 140 international motion pictures in a remarkably long, varied, and illustrious career that spanned four and a half decades. Swarthy and burly, usually sporting a thick mustache, and often projecting an air of quiet oily menace, Sambrell was frequently cast in ... See full bio »

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A Fistful of Dollars Rojo gang member
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Member of Angel Eyes' Gang


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 2007 El comisario (TV Series)
Paolo Aldani
- Cadena de errores (2007) ... Paolo Aldani
 2006 Río seco (Short)
 2005 El masticar de los muertos en sus tumbas (Short)
Dr. Montero
 2004 Legami sporchi
 2003 Flesh for the Beast
Alfred Fischer (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 2002 Killer Barbys vs. Dracula
Pepe Morgan
 1999 The Power of Desire (TV Series)
 1999 The Long Kill (TV Movie)
Stagecoach Steward
 1997 Tender Flesh
 1996 Pasajes
 1996 Aquí llega Condemor, el pecador de la pradera
Valerio (as Aldo Sanblell)
 1996 Vampire Killer Barbys
Arkan (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1995 Unknown Soldier
Major Owen
 1995 Fleshy Doll
 1995 Dis-moi oui...
Le grand-père
 1994 Men of War
Goldmouth (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1992 Narcos
 1990-1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
- Nothing Is Forever (1992) ... Roberto
- Getting Even (1990) ... Roberto (as Aldo Sanbrell)
- The Price of Love (1990) ... Roberto
 1991 Caged Women
Capt. Juan
 1991 Don Quijote de la Mancha (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1991)
 1991 Operation Condor
Adolf (as Alfredo Brel Sánchez)
 1990 Seducción mortal
 1990 The Cross of Iberia
Capitán Guardia Civil
 1990 Brigada central (TV Series)
- El hombre del reloj (1990) ... Jalil
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 3 (1990)
- Part 2 (1990)
- Part 1 (1990)
 1990 Zorro (TV Series)
Sword Master
- Zorro: The Legend Continues ... Sword Master
 1989 Ocean (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Dionisio (as Aldo Sanbrell, credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Dionisio (as Aldo Sanbrell, credit only)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Dionisio (as Aldo Sanbrell, credit only)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Dionisio (as Aldo Sanbrell, credit only)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Dionisio (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1989 The Free Frenchman (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Astran
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Astran
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Astran
 1989 Hot Blood
Don Luis
 1989 Blood and Sand
 1989 Fine Gold
Terrorist (uncredited)
 1989 The Return of the Musketeers
Burly Demonstrator
 1989 Al Andalus
 1989 The Man in the Brown Suit (TV Movie)
Taxi driver #2
 1988 Hemingway (TV Mini-Series)
Old Italian Soldier
- The Old Man and the Sea (1988) ... Old Italian Soldier
- For Whom the Bell Tolls (1988) ... Old Italian Soldier
- The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1988) ... Old Italian Soldier
- Discovery of Europe (1988) ... Old Italian Soldier
 1988 Abatjour 1
Antonio (as Aldo Brell)
 1987 I picari
Il ricettatore (uncredited)
 1987 Beaks: The Movie
Arthur Neilson
 1987 Flavia
Valerio Augusto (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1986 Marine Issue
Lt. Juan Muñoz (as Aldo San Brell)
 1986 Return to Treasure Island (TV Mini-Series)
- Spanish Gold (1986) ... Lopez
- In Chains (1986) ... Lopez
 1986 Blood Hunt
 1985 Hierro dulce
 1985 Tex and the Lord of the Deep
El Dorado
 1985 Black Arrow (TV Movie)
Scar (as Adolf Sambrell)
 1984 Runaway Island (TV Series)
Jose Rodrigues
- The Quest for Jamie McLeod Part 2 (1984) ... Jose Rodrigues
- The Quest for Jamie McLeod Part 1 (1984) ... Jose Rodrigues
 1984 Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold
Flores (as Aldo Sambrel)
 1984 Killing Machine
Picot (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1984 Tuareg: The Desert Warrior
Sgt. Malick
 1984 Héctor, el estigma del miedo
Padre de Héctor
 1983 Al oeste de Río Grande
Juan Sanchez (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1982 Agnese E... (Video)
 1982 Emanuelle in the Country
Romolo Rossi
 1982 Black Commando
Col. Montano
 1982 Satan's Baby Doll
Antonio Aguilar (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1982 Biancaneve & Co...
Re Agesilao
 1982 Los diablos del mar
 1981 Eroticón
Erasmo Roncalla
 1981 Las muñecas del King Kong
Damian (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1981 La leyenda del tambor
General Schwartz
 1981 Last Harem
Bedouin Chief (uncredited)
 1980 Cuatro locos buscan manicomio
 1980 Secret Valley (TV Series)
Carlos Ortega
- The Trojan bull (1980) ... Carlos Ortega
- The horse who could dance (1980) ... Carlos Ortega
 1980 Monstroid
 1980 Cabo Blanco
 1979 Süpermenler
Baba Jackson (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1979 Savana: Violenza carnale
Damián the Gang Leader (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1978 Silver Saddle
Garrincha (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1977 A Dog Called... Vengeance
Omar Romero
 1977 The Black Pearl
 1977 Curro Jiménez (TV Series)
- Un estudiante, un fraile y un algarrobo (1977) ... Cazarrecompensas (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1976 Atraco en la jungla
Insp. Ramirez
 1976 Paisaje con figuras (TV Series)
El Empecinado
- El Empecinado (1976) ... El Empecinado (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1975 Last Chance
Alan Randall
 1975 The Wind and the Lion
Ugly Arab
 1975 Kara Ben Nemsi Effendi (TV Series)
Manach el Barscha / Manach El Barscha
- In der Teufelsschlucht (1975) ... Manach el Barscha (uncredited)
- Der Überfall (1975) ... Manach el Barscha
- Der Turm der alten Mutter (1975) ... Manach el Barscha (uncredited)
- Der Tschakan des Skipetaren (1975) ... Manach El Barscha (uncredited)
- Knapp am Tode vorbei (1975) ... Manach el Barscha
 1975 Jo Gaillard (TV Series)
- Le complot (1975)
 1974 Bloody Sun
Oruro (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1974 House of the Damned
Atrilio (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1974 Voodoo Black Exorcist
Guedé Nibo
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
- Implicado (1973) ... Jacques
 1973 The Man Called Noon
 1973 Shaft in Africa
 1973 Charley-One-Eye
Mexican Driver
 1973 Halleluja to Vera Cruz
Commanding officer on the train shouting out of the windows (uncredited)
 1972 Travels with My Aunt
Hakim's Assistant (uncredited)
 1972 Treasure Island
Israel Hands
 1972 Antony and Cleopatra
 1972 Amigo, Stay Away
Sheriff Walkers (uncredited)
 1971 Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest
Lee Grayton (as Aldo Sambrel)
 1971 Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
Carcopino (as Aldo Sambrel)
 1971 Bad Man's River
 1971 Hannie Caulder
Mexican Soldier (uncredited)
 1971 Duck You Sucker
Mexican Officer (uncredited)
 1971 Rain for a Dusty Summer
Col. Marinos
 1971 The Light at the Edge of the World
Tarcante (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1971 The Last Run
Miguel (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1971 A Town Called Hell
 1971 Kill Django... Kill First
Burton / Manuel Santana
 1970 When Heroes Die
James (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1970 Cannon for Cordoba
Ortega (uncredited)
 1970 Awkward Hands
 1970 Tristana (uncredited)
 1969 Battle of the Commandos
Sgt. Karim Habinda
 1969 100 Rifles
Sgt. Paletes
 1968 Crime Story
Scarabesca (as Aldo Sambrel)
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West
Cheyenne's Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1968 Seven Into Hell
 1968 Requiem for a Gringo
Charley Fair
 1968 White Comanche (uncredited)
 1968 I Live for Your Death
Mexican Bounty Hunter
 1968 Superargo and the Faceless Giants
Kamir / Pao-Ki (as Harold Sambrel)
 1968 A Train for Durango
Captain of Mexican Army
 1967 A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
Jesús María (uncredited)
 1967 15 Scaffolds for a Murderer
Danny / Bud Lee
 1967 Face to Face
Zachary Shot / Zachary Shawn (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1967 The Long Duel
Prem (as Aldo Sanbrel)
 1967 The Cruel Ones
Pedro (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1967 A Bullet for the General
Lt. Alvaro Ferreira
 1966 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Member of Angel Eyes' Gang
 1966 Il grande colpo di Surcouf
Le marin 'La Bombarde'
 1966 The Man Who Never Was (TV Series)
the General
- To Kill an Albatross (1966) ... the General (as Aldo Sandrell)
 1966 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
Arab Chief
- The Gun Runner Raid (1966) ... Arab Chief
 1966 Navajo Joe
Mervyn 'Vee' Duncan (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1966 The Sea Pirate
Le marin 'La bombarde'
 1966 Dynamite Jim
Slate (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1966 Lost Command
Ibrahim (as Aldo Sanbrell)
 1966 The Texican
Gil Rio (as Aldo Sambrel)
 1966 Dollars for a Fast Gun
Rick, Martin Henchman
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (uncredited)
 1965 For a Few Dollars More
 1965 In a Colt's Shadow
Ramirez (as Aldo Sanbrel)
 1965 Don Quijote von der Mancha (TV Mini-Series)
 1965 Son of a Gunfighter
Juan Morales - Bandit Chief
 1964 Relevo para un pistolero
 1964 Saul e David
 1964 100 Horsemen
Alfaqui (uncredited)
 1964 Three Sergeants of Bengal
Gamal / Sikki Dharma
 1964 Doomed Fort
 1964 Tomb of the Pistolero
 1964 Texas Ranger
 1964 A Fistful of Dollars
Rojo gang member (as Aldo Sambreli)
 1964 Apache Fury
Secuaz de Burt (uncredited)
 1964 Fuera de la ley
Sheriff (as Al Sambrell)
 1964 Three Ruthless Ones
Palmer Henchman
 1964 Gunfighters of Casa Grande
Rojo, Bandit Chief (as Aldo Sambell)
 1963 Gunfight in the Red Sands
Juan Guardo (as Ald Sambrell)
 1963 Implacable Three
Hombre de Bardon (as Joe Sambell)
 1961 King of Kings
Judea Soldier (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Aldo S. Brell | Aldo San Brell | Aldo Brell | Alfred S. Brell | Aldo Sambell | Joe Sambell | Aldo Sambrel | Harold Sambrel | Aldo Sambreli | Adolf Sambrell | Ald Sambrell | Al Sambrell | Aldo Sanblell | Aldo Sanbrel | Aldo Sanbrell | Aldo Sandrell | Alfredo Brel Sánchez

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When I was going to do my first Western they asked me how well I could handle horses. And I said very poetically with much conviction, "Beautiful." And I had never seen a horse before in my life! But being a physical actor I learned! I have always liked Westerns very much, even before I ever acted in them. There is much to love concerning Westerns.


Worked with Sergio Leone for a long time and became perhaps one of the most used European actors in Italian westerns. See more »

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