Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Remembering Sandro Scarchilli

Sandro Scarchilli was born on April 22, 1934 in Rome, Italy. He is the brother of Claudio Scarchilli.
Sandro was a circus acrobat who became a film actor who appeared in several films in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is best known to Euro-western film dans for his small debut role in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” in 1966, where he played Chico, one of Tuco's Gang Members. Sandro however was never as famous as his brother Claudio Scarchilli, who appeared in over twenty different films and also appeared with him in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.
Sandro appeared in five Euro-westerns including “The Strangers Gundown” (aka “Django the Bastard”) (1968) and “Django… Adios!” (1971). His last appearance on film was in 1976’s “Hot Stuff”.
Sandro died in Italy on August 31, 1999.
Today we remember Sandro Scarchilli on what would have been his 80th birthday.

Here's a picture of Sergio Scarchilli. Look in the comments and see the films I have listed for his Euro-western filmography. I don't know what his relationship is to Sandro and Claudio.


  1. Tom, I find a third Scarchilli: *Sergio*, looking suspiciously like Sandro. Is it a mix-up or a third brother?

  2. Fatman yes, there is a Sergio Scarchilli who was in Hate for Hate – 1967
    A Taste of Death – 1968 – (Scaife/Skede henchman)
    The Sheriff of Rock Springs - 1971
    The Magnificent West - 1972
    I'll temporarily post his picture on the blog. I don't know what relationship he is to Sandro and Claudio.

  3. Looks like a twin, at least....

  4. Well Sandro I'm sure is nickname but it's usually a nickname for Allesandro. I guess we'll have to do more research.

  5. Both Sandro and Sergio are listed as actors in Mario Costa's "The Beast" with Klaus Kinski.

  6. I'll have a look. Question is, are they listed in the official cast or are they listed cause someone spotted them...

  7. I hear you and I don't know if they are listed on the film credits or someone came up with the credits. The Beast with Kinski I've only seen once. It's a lousy film so I admire you courage. Best, Tom