Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Who Are Those Guys? - Rick Boyd

Federico Boido was born in Novi Ligure, Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy on January 8, 1940. Boido was credited under several aliases during his career including Rick Boido, Rico Boido, Rick Bold, Rich Boyd, Ryck Boyd, and Ryk Boyd. Most of us know him as Rick Boyd. He began his film career in Rome in 1957 where he was an uncredited stuntman during the Sword and Sandal boom. His acting career began with an appearance in 1964’s “Lost Treasure of the Aztecs”. He used the name of Rick Boyd when he appeared in “A Fistful of Dollars” where many of the Italian actor’s real names were Americanized and Federico Boido became Rick Boyd. Rick would go on to appear in over 60 films and TV appearances. He appeared in over 40 Euro-westerns and was one of the premier Italian villains of the genre. Rick was also worked as a journalist, writer, screenwriter, scriptwriter, theater director, painter and miniaturist. After he retired from the film business he began to write poetry. In 2011 wrote the book “The Truth about the Death of Mussolini (views from a child)”.
Rick’s facial features were looked upon as being cast as a villain by directors and he was more than happy to oblige them. This led to 30 years of filmmaking where he rose in the ranks of henchman and gang members to one of the leading villains of the Euro-western and crime genre of films. Rick will always be remembered for his magnificent death scenes and his obnoxious and sadistic character portrayals.
Rick recently passed away in Ostia a suburb of Rome, Italy on October 7, 2014. 
BOIDO, Federico (aka Rick Boido, Rico Boido, Rick Bold, Rich Boyd, Rick Boyd, Ryck Boyd, Ryk Boyd) [1/8/1938, Novi Ligure, Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy – 10/7/2014, Ostia, Rome, Lazio, Italy] – screenwriter, poet, TV actor, stuntman, awarded the ‘La Patarina d’Oro’ [1980].
Lost Treasure of the Aztecs – 1964
Djurado - 1966 (Tucan/Duncah henchman)
Hallelujah for Django - 1966 (Jarrett henchman) [as Rick Boyd]
Ace High - 1967 (Foster) [as Rick Boyd]
The Bang Bang Kid - 1967 (Six-Finger Sykes) [as Rick Boyd]
Cjamango - 1967 (El Tigre henchman) [as Rick Boyd]
Django Kills Silently - 1967 (‘The Nervous One’) [as Rik Boyd]
Face to Face - 1967 (Sheriff of Purgatory City) [as Rick Boyd]
Payment in Blood – 1967 (Fred Calhoun) [as Ryk Boyd]
Run, Man, Run – 1967 (Steve Wilkins) [as Rick Boyd]
The Ruthless Four – 1967 (Hal Brady) [as Rick Boyd]
And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars - 1968 (Roger Pratt) [as Rick Boyd]
I Want Him Dead - 1968 (Steve) [as Rick Boyd]
Once Upon a Time in the West – 1968 (man at way station)
Sartana the Gravedigger – 1969 (Bill Cochran)
Adios, Sabata - 1970 (Geroll) [as Rick Boyd]
Ballad of Death Valley - 1970 (Slim Craig/Slim Douglas) [as Rick Boyd]
Chapaqua’s Gold - 1970 (Billy George Black)
Django Defies Sartana - 1970 (Singer henchman) [as Rick Boyd]
Fistful of Lead - 1970 (Joe Fossit) [as Rick Boyd]
Have a Nice Funeral - 1970 (Jim Piggot) [as Rick Boyd]
Roy Colt and Winchester Jack – 1970 (Boida)
Blazing Guns - 1971 (Vern Crow/Crohn) [as Rick Boid]
Bullet for a Stranger - 1971 (ambusher)
Drummer of Vengeance - 1971 (Deputy Burt) [as Rick Boyd]
Guns for Dollars - 1971 (Frank/Duke Slocum) [as Rick Boyd]
His Name was King - 1971 (Sam Benson) [as Rick Boyd]
His Name was Pot... They Called Him Allegria - 1971 [as Rick Boyd]
Holy Water Joe - 1971 (gunman) [as Rick Boyd]
Joe Dakota - 1971 (Chuck) [as Rick Boyd]
Return of Sabata – 1971 (McIntock henchman)
Vendetta at Dawn – 1971 (Peter Fargas)
Everything for a Friend - 1972 [as Rick Boyd]
Jesse and Lester, Two Brothers in a Place Called Trinity - 1972 (Blondie) [as Rick Boyd]
They Call Him Veritas – 1972 [as Rico Boido]
Another Try, Eh Providence? - 1973 (bandit) [as Rick Boyd]
Hallelujah to Vera Cruz – 1973 (Caquete) [as Rick Boyd]
Shanghai Joe – 1973 (Slim) [as Rick Boyd]
The Return of Shanghai Joe – 1974
Apache Woman - 1976 (Gary) [as Rick Boyd]

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