Friday, August 31, 2018

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Fernando Cerulli

Fernando Cerulli is an Italian character actor born in Rome, Italy on January 19, 1926.  As an actor he has participated in numerous films since the mid-1950s; endowed with a weak but clear and harmonious voice, in the past he was also active as a voice actor;  one of his most significant parts is the voice of the actor Umberto Zuanelli in the film “Culo e camicia” (1981).

As a film actor, Fernando Cerulli has distinguished himself for his acting skills in different genres since 1955, especially in comedies and detective films; a meeting with director Fernando Di Leo resulted in an almost twenty-year artistic association for Cerulli, who directs him in several films, swinging his artistic verve between the poliziottesco genre and the erotic thrillers.

Among his most significant roles is that of the hotel keeper in “Milan caliber 9” ( 1972 ), the jeweler in “Diamanti sporchi di sangue” (1978) and finally the Prince of Collepardo in “La Carbonara” (2000), which was his last appearance on big screen.

Cerulli appeared in five Euro-westerns all in supporting roles with maybe his best remembered role as Doc Clan in “Apocalypse Joe”.

CERULLI, Fernando (aka Francesco Cerulli, Franco Cerulli, Nando Cerulli) [1/19/1926, Rome, Lazio, Italy -     ] – film, TV, voice actor.
Apocalypse Joe - 1970 (Doc Clan) [as Nando Cerulli]]
Jesse and Lester Two Brothers in a Place Called Trinity – 1972 (Thompson)
Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? - 1972 (piano player)
Behold the Strange, Stimulating Smell of Dollars – 1973 (sheriff) [as Nando Cerulli]
The Genius – 1975 (husband)

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