Monday, December 9, 2013

Who Are Those Guys

Salvatore Billa was born in Catania, Sicily, Italy on March 31, 1943. Billa was a character actor and stuntman who was active from the early 1960s until the mid-2000s. He appeared in more than 100 films, alternating from mere extras to the most important roles. Among these are mentioned in the film Rosario Trapanese “Squadra antifurto” (1967), and Don Carlucci Trepalle’s film”I guappi” (1974), “Ginger and Fred” (1986) directed by Federico Fellini and in the movie “L’uomo delle stele” (1995) by Giuseppe Tornatore.
Salvatore was a regular in the Euro-western genre appeared in ten of them from “Beyond the Law” with Lee Van Cleef in 1968 to “Court Martial” with Craig Hill and Hunt Powers in 197e.
Billa also worked in television, participating in some TV dramas, the most famous role is that of Camorra boss Salvatore Gym in the miniseries ‘Naso di cane’ (1986).
Salvatore Billa died at the age of 63 in Rome, Italy on May 22, 2006.

BILLA, Salvatore (aka Billa Salvatore) [3/31/1943, Catania, Sicily Italy - 5/22/2006, Rome, Lazio, Italy] - TV actor.
Beyond the Law - 1967 (Diego)
Adios Sabata - 1970 (Manuel Garcia Otello)
He died at only 63 years in Rome May 22, 200
Django Defies Sartana - 1970 (Singer henchman)
The Unholy Four – 1970 (John) [as Billa Salvatore]
Blindman - 1971 (Mexican soldier)
His Name was King – 1971 (Mestas henchman)
Return of Sabata – 1971 (townsman)
Vengeance Trail – 1971 (Ted)
Gunmen and the Holy Ghost - 1972 (sergeant)
Return of the Holy Ghost – 1972 (Sergeant Carmelo)
Court Martial - 1973 (Sergeant Ballinger)

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