Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Who Are Those Guys? Nicola Di Gioia


Nicola Di Gioia was born in Andria, Apulia, Italy on May 13, 1944. He was known as a film and TV actor, stuntman, and extras casting coordinator and cinema historian.

Di Gioia was a regular on Marco Giusti’s ‘Stracult. Television series and was indispensable in helping Marco find old actors, directors and other film personnel from the Italy’s Golden age of film who had virtually disappeared from the public eye. Nicola began his career in the early 1960s in Sword and Sandal films and then merged into the Spaghetti western genre and continued working till his death in Rome on July 31, 2017.

Di Gioia appeared in seven Euro-westerns: “My Name is Pecos” 1966 (Mexican policeman), “Death Walks in Laredo” 1967 (gunman), “Don’t Wait Django… Shoot!”1967 (Hondo), “Poker With Pistols” 1967 (gunman), “A Stranger in Town” 1967 (bandit), "Son of Django" (1967), “A Stranger in Paso Bravo” 1968 (gunman) and “Arrapaho”1984 [stunts]. 

Di GIOIA, Nicola (aka Nick Roman) [5/13/1944, Andria, Apulia, Italy - 7/31/2017, Rome, Lazio, Italy (diabetes)] – production manager, stuntman, film, TV actor.

My Name is Pecos – 1966 (Mexican soldier)

A Stranger in Paso Bravo – 1966 (gunman) [as Nick Roman]

A Stranger in Town – 1966 (Mexican bandit)

Death Walks in Laredo – 1967 (gunman) [as Nick Roman]

Don’t Wait Django… Shoot! – 1967 (Hondo henchman)

Poker With Pistols – 1967 (Master henchman) [as Nick Roman]

Son of Django - 1967

Arrapaho – 1984 [stunts]

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