Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy 65th Birthday Bobby Rhodes

Bobby Rhodes was born in Livorno, Italy on October 15, 1947. He first began acting in films in the late 1960s. Rhodes has been frequently cast as hard-as-nails two-fisted macho-guy types in various Italian war, action, and horror features made throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Bobby was excellent as the funky, no-nonsense Tony the Pimp in Lamberto Bava's outrageously gruesome cult fright flick “Demons” (1985). He was likewise fine as rugged gym instructor Hank in the equally enjoyable sequel “Demons 2” (1986). His other memorable movie parts include rough 'n' tumble soldier Carlos in the thrilling “L'ultimo cacciatore” (1980); crafty, fearsome hunter Woody Aldridge in the exciting futuristic sci-fi/action opus “Endgame - Bronx lotta finale” (1983); narcoleptic soldier Private Wilbur Davis Jr. in the dreadful war comedy “Ciao nemico” (1982); a formidable mercenary in “Hearts and Armour” (1983); King Xenodama in “Hercules” (1983); and a profane P.O.W. mechanic in “Afghanistan - The Last War Bus” (L'ultimo bus di guerra) (1989). Moreover, Rhodes has also worked in films as both a stand-in and a stuntman. His Euro-western films include, “Buck at the Edge of Heaven” (1991), “Jonathan of the Bears” (1994) and “Buck and the Magic Bracelet” (1997). Today we celebrate Bobby Rhodes’ 65th birthday.

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