Thursday, January 3, 2019

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Renato Chiantoni

Renato Chiantoni in Brescia, Lombardy, Italy on April 19, 1906. He was the son of stage actors. His mother was Alfonsina Pieri and his father Amedeo Chiantoni. Renato began acting as a child and was associated with various companies both drama and revue, in 1931 he was chosen by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia for a part in the film “Vele ammaninate”, it was the first in a long career as a film actor in nearly 120 films, working until almost a few months before his death in Rome in 1979. After World War II Chiantoni became a director of documentaries for a while until turning full time to a film acting career.

In the 1930s and 1940s he worked in radio plays for EIAR then for RAI, he also made some television appearances both in comedies and in the variety.

Renato Chiantoni appeared as a supporting actor in ten Euro-westerns sometimes using the aliases Richard Beery, Gay Gallwey, Guy Galway before his death on December 24, 1979 in Rome, Italy.

CHIANTONI, Renato (aka Richard Beery, Gay Gallwey, Guy Galway) [4/19/1906, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy – 12/24/1979, Rome, Lazio, Italy] – director, theater, film, radio, TV, voice actor, son of actor Amedeo Chiantoni [1871–1965] actress Alfonsina Pieri [1880-1959], nephew of actress Giannina Chiantoni [1881–1972].
Gold Train – 1965 (Mr. Randall) [as Richard Beery]
The Colt is My Law - 1965 (Sam)
A Stranger in Sacramento – 1965 (deputy) [as Guy Galway]
Cisco – 1966 (Scrubby)
Death at Owell Rock - 1966
The Man from Nowhere – 1966 (undertaker)
The Bang-Bang Kid – 1967 (hotel clerk)
A Colt in the Hand of the Devil - 1967 (telegrapher)
Dead for a Dollar – 1968 (Doctor Aloisius)
I Want Him Dead – 1968 (Newton)

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