Bud Spencer (1929–2016)

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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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Piedone d'Egitto Commissario Rizzo 'Piedone'


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 2011 Controtempo: Come Bud Spencer E Terence Hill (Music Video)
Bud Spencer
 2010 Recipe for Crime (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
 2008 Pane e olio (TV Movie)
 2005 Father Hope (TV Movie)
Padre Speranza
 2003 Singing Behind Screens
Il vecchio capitano
 2000 Hijos del viento
 1998 Tre per sempre
 1997 To the Limit
 1997 Fireworks
 1997 We Are Angels (Video Game)
Padre Orso
 1997 We Are Angels (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
 1994 Troublemakers
 1991-1993 Detective Extralarge (TV Series)
Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
- Indians (1993) ... Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
- Operazione Condor (1993) ... Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
- L'ombra del guerriero (1993) ... Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
- Pioggia di diamanti (1993) ... Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
- Doppio inganno (1993) ... Jack 'Extralarge' Costello
 1991 Speaking of the Devil
Bull Webster
 1988 Big Man (TV Series)
Jack Clementi
- Big Man - A Policy for Hell (1988) ... Jack Clementi
- Big Man: $ 395 an Ounce (1988) ... Jack Clementi
- Big Man - Boomerang (1988) ... Jack Clementi
- Big Man - The Diva (1988) ... Jack Clementi
- Big Man - The False Etruscan (1988) ... Jack Clementi
 1986 Aladdin
The Genie
 1985 Miami Supercops
Steve Forest / Officer L A Wray
 1984 Double Trouble
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 Buddy Goes West
 1980 Everything Happens to Me
Sheriff Hall
 1980 Piedone d'Egitto
Commissario Rizzo 'Piedone'
 1978 Odds and Evens
Charlie Firpo
 1978 They Called Him Bulldozer
 1978 Knock-Out Cop
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 Four Flies on Grey Velvet
Diomede / Godfrey
 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 Beyond the Law
James Cooper
 1967 God Forgives... I Don't!
Hutch Bessy
 1959 Hannibal
Rutario (as Carlo Pedersoli)
 1957 A Farewell to Arms
Carabiniere (uncredited)
 1957 Mamma's Boy
Oscar D'Orazi (as Carlo Pedersoli)
 1955 A Hero of Our Times
Fernando (as Carlo Pedersoli)
 1954 Siluri umani
Magrini (as Carlo Pedersoli)
 1951 Quo Vadis
Imperial Guard (uncredited)
 1950 Quel fantasma di mio marito
Nuotatore in piscina che soccorre Vivia (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (14 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (73 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

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Other Works:

Book: "Mangio Ergo Sum". (with Lorenzo de Luca). Nicola Pesce Editore. ISBN 978-8897141471 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

my friend Bud | Bud Spencer and Carlo Pedersoli | Carlo Pedersoli | Carl Spencer


6' 2¾" (1.9 m)


Maria Amato  (his death)  (3 children)


Giuseppe Pedersoli | See more »


Alessandro Pedersoli | Rosa Facchetti


Sebastiano Pigazzi (grandchild)

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He only dubbed himself (for the Italian versions) in these films: Flatfoot in Hong Kong (1975), Il soldato di ventura (1976), Knock-Out Cop (1978), Piedone d'Egitto (1980), Buddy Goes West (1981), Fireworks (1997), Singing Behind Screens (2003) & Father Hope (2005). For his other films he was dubbed by Glauco Onorato (in 30 films), Sergio Fiorentini (in 4 films) and Ferruccio Amendola (in Today ... See more »


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