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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 High Plains Drifter (1973), Rebel Gladiators (1962) and The Ten Gladiators (1963). He was married to Sharon Jessup. He died on June 11, 1987 in Lancaster, California, USA. See full bio »

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High Plains Drifter Dan Carlin
The Ten Gladiators Roccia / The Rock


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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
 1973 High Plains Drifter
Dan Carlin
 1969 God Will Forgive My Pistol
Deputy Jason Martin
 1968 The Scalphunters
 1967 The Stranger Returns
En Plein
 1966 For a Few Extra Dollars
Nelson Riggs
 1966 Degueyo
 1965 The Sucker (uncredited)
 1964 Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators
Gladiator Roccia
 1964 Zorikan the Barbarian
 1964 Hercules the Invincible
 1963 The Ten Gladiators
Roccia / The Rock
 1962 Rebel Gladiators
 1962 Colossus of the Arena
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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Dan Vadis featured as Frank, one of the "Black Widows", a motorcycle gang that gave Clint Eastwood's character, Philo Bedoe, no end of trouble in Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980). See more »

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