Antonio Casale was born in Italy on May 17, 1932. Casale was an Italian film actor of the 1960s and 1970s who appeared in mostly Spaghetti Westerns between 1965 and 1976. Sometimes credited as Nino Casale and Anthony Vernon he was also spent time behind the camera as a director and assistant director.
Although his later roles were more prominent, Casale is probably most known worldwide for his brief appearance as the dying Bill Carson in Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), a film that has consistently been voted one of the greatest of all time. After the western craze was finished Casale could be seen in several crime films during the 1970s.
CASALE, Antonio (aka Nino Casale, Nino Cassale, Anthony Vernon, Antony Vernon) [5/17/1932, Italy – 2/4/2017, Italy] – director, assistant director, film actor.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – 1966 (Jackson/Bill Carson)
Ramon the Mexican – 1966 [assistant director]
Born to Kill - 1967 [assistant director]
Buckaroo – 1967 [assistant director]
Son of Django – 1967 [assistant director]
Revenge for Revenge - 1968
Duck You Sucker – 1971 (Notary on Stagecoach) [as Anthony Vernon]
The Grand Duel – 1972 (Hoak) [as Antony Vernon]
A Man Called Blade - 1977 (Dahlman) [as Nino Casale]