Italian stuntman Domenico Cianfriglia died of a heart
attack on October 20, 2020, He was 82. Cianfriglia the younger brother of
stuntman, actor Giovanni Cianfriglia aka Ken Wood was born in Anzio, Italy on
May 19, 1938. He worked as a stuntman for over 30 years without appearing in
any major roles, he mostly played villains and henchmen. Later in his career
his experience as a stuntman was also in demand for some major productions such
as "Daylight" (1996) with Sylvester Stallone and "The Phantom of
the Opera" (1998) by Dario Argento. Domenico appeared in 18 Euro-westerns
beginning in 1967 with “Killer Kid” and ended with his final appearance in “Comin’
at Ya!” (1980).
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.