Riccardo Pizzuti was born on May 28, 1934 in Cetraro, Calabria, Italy. Pizzuti became the poster boy for symbol of the Italian bad guy and was a constant presence in the films of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. He was an outstanding stuntman with a great propensity for acting, often playing the leader of the henchmen who serves the lead villain. In many of his roles he finds himself downsized by the films hero. Much has been made about his constant participation in the films of Hill and Spencer which has reached twenty. In some cases, he was given a major role as in “Man of the East” (1972) as Morton and in others he’s a minor character as in “They Call Me Trinity” (1970) as Jeff.
The Roman actor also took part in numerous westerns (30) in the 1960s and 1970s, and even in a few films by Enzo Barboni (EB Clucher ) without Hill and Spencer, such as “Deguello” (1965) as Tom, “The Man from Nowhere” as Corporal Wilson and “Sugar Colt” (both 1966) playing a soldier. Pizzuti also used the pseudonyms Rick Piper and Richard Stark.
Today Riccaro is retired and living in Saint-Jean France, near Toulouse.
Today we celebrate Riccaro Pizzuti’s 80th birthday.