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Mike Monty

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Nationality USA
Birth 23 october 1936 at Chattanooga (USA)
Death 4 august 2006 (at 69 years) at Rome (Italie)

Mike Monty (October 23, 1936 – August 4, 2006) was an American character actor, born in 1936 in Chattanooga, Tennessee as Michael O'Donahue but he changed his name to Mike Monty late in life.

He left the United States for Italy in the early 1960s, where he started a modest film career as a supporting actor, appearing mostly in spaghetti westerns, sexploitation and horror. Many of his appearances were uncredited. Some were credited as Mike Monti, Michael Monty or Mike Monte.

One of the more infamous films he acted in during the 70s was the Nazi-exploitation epic Achtung! The Desert Tigers!, directed by Paolo Solvay and starring fellow American expatriates Richard Harrison and Gordon Mitchell (with whom Monty shared an apartment for several years in Italy). Solvay was notorious for recycling scenes from film to film. Achtung! The Desert Tigers was no exception to the rule, featuring footage from his World War II epic Quando Suana la Campana AKA When the Bell Tolls (1970).

In the early 1980s Monty relocated to the Philippines, where he began a very prolific career in Z-movie actioners, many of them made for Silver Star Film Company (called Kinavesa in the Philippines), produced by K.Y. Lim. Over the decade, he appeared in countless low-budget Filipino features and some Italian productions shot in the archipelago, often cast as a military officer or a policeman, in parts very similar to Richard Crenna in First Blood. Although he wasn't a great actor, Monty was thin, straight-postured and gaunt, which translated well to military characters.

He made several films with fellow Filipino Exploitation actors Romano Kristoff, James Gaines, Mike Cohen, Bruce Baron, Ann Milhench, Gwendolyn Hung, Ronnie Patterson, and directors Teddy Page (Teddy Chiu) and John Gale (Jun Gallardo). One of his larger roles from the Filipino period was in the Rambo imitation Slash, directed by Gale and starring Kristoff and Hung. Monty also appeared in all of the films Richard Harrison made in the Philippines: as a POW in Intrusion Cambodia AKA Rescue Team, a police chief in Fireback and as a gangster in Blood Debts. The Silver Star films, otherwise fallen into obscurity, have become minor cult items among some bad movie fans.

His more well-known films from the 1980s were Italian productions such as The Atlantis Interceptors, directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring former Peyton Place star Christopher Connelly and Tony King, and Captain Yankee, directed by Antonio Margheriti and starring Connelly and Lee Van Cleef. Arguably one of Monty's better Philippines-shot films was the American low-budget Vietnam War film Dog Tags for director Romano Scavolini. He also had a very small part in the Fred Williamson vehicle Black Cobra 2.

His acting career dwindled with the near demise of the Filipino film industry at the turn of the 90s. Remaining in the Philippines, he kept occasionally appearing in Japanese productions shot in the Philippines and in some exploitation films shot in the archipel by Bruno Mattei. He died of a heart attack on August 4, 2006, in Rome, Italy, while doing post-production work for a Mattei film.

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Filmography of Mike Monty (10 films)

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Zombie Flesh Eaters 2, 1h35
Directed by Lucio Fulci, Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Deran Sarafian, Mike Monty, Massimo Vanni, Luciano Pigozzi, Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Roles General Morton (uncredited)
Rating49% 2.454022.454022.454022.454022.45402
A group of scientists are working on a serum called Death One, which reanimates the dead. When Dr. Alan Holder (Robert Marius) and his assistant Norma experiment on a human corpse, the corpse becomes a zombie, prompting Dr. Holder to resign from the project. As he prepares to surrender the serum to waiting military officers, a small group of criminals ambush the center; all but one are killed, and the surviving criminal manages to abscond with Death One. During a chase, the container with the serum is shot out of his hand and breaks; as he tries to pick it back up, he accidentally touches the serum. He flees to the Sweet River Resort and settles in Room 4. General Morton (Mike Monty) promises Dr. Holder that he and his men will capture the criminal. By the time they catch up to him, however, he has already succumbed to the disease, but not before infecting a bellhop and killing a maid before finally cutting off his own hand in a failed attempt to stop the spread of the infection. General Morton orders the patrons and staff killed and buried in a mass grave, and condemns the resort; the criminal's remains are delivered to him and his right-hand men, Tracey (Bruno Mattei) and Cheney (Claudio Fragasso), and burned. As Dr. Holder and Norma fear, the ashes quickly infect the air, killing an entire flock of birds passing by.
Strike Commando, 1h44
Directed by Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Origin Italie
Genres War, Action
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Reb Brown, Christopher Connelly, Luciano Pigozzi, Massimo Vanni, James Gaines, Mike Monty
Rating51% 2.555562.555562.555562.555562.55556
Sgt. Michael Ransom (Brown) and his team of "Strike Commandos" are sneaking into a Vietnamese base, who are planning to lay explosives. Colonel Radek and Ransom's majors watch from a nearby vantage point. All prove to be successful, until one of the commandos is caught and killed by a sentry, rising the alarm. The commandos have no choice but to retreat, but Colonel Radek who is in charged of the mission demands the explosives be set off as the commandos are still retreating. One of the explosives kill one of Ransom's soldiers as he retreats, and Ransom is blown into a river.
Blood Debts, 1h31
Origin Philippines
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films
Actors Richard Harrison, Mike Monty, James Gaines, Dick Israel
Rating43% 2.1808252.1808252.1808252.1808252.180825
While enjoying a picnic, Sarah Collins (Catherine Miles) and her boyfriend (Tom Dulaney) are surprised by a gang of juvenile hunters. They rape her and kill him, but just before they are about to kill her she escapes and runs to her parents´ house.
Commando Leopard, 1h40
Directed by Antonio Margheriti
Genres War, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Lewis Collins, Klaus Kinski, Luciano Pigozzi, John Steiner, Subas Herrero, Mike Monty
Rating50% 2.5249552.5249552.5249552.5249552.524955
In an unnamed Latin American dictatorship, a group of rebel freedom fighters fight to bring about a less oppressive society. The rebels, led by the enigmatic Enrique Carrasco (Collins) who has returned to his native land to fight, attack a hydro-electric dam. Along with Carrasco's native fighters are Smithy (Steiner), a British mercenary, and Maria, a native ex medical-student turned freedom fighter. After killing the security guards, Carrasco's men place explosives at a crucial point in the dam wall, when they blow the dam the resulting tidal surge destroys a nearby bridge that is carrying Government convoy.
Raiders of Atlantis, 1h32
Directed by Ruggero Deodato
Genres Science fiction, Action
Actors Christopher Connelly, George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov, Michele Soavi, Bruce Baron, Mike Monty
Rating48% 2.405732.405732.405732.405732.40573
En plein coeur du Tropique du Cancer, sur une plate-forme de recherche océanique, une équipe de chercheurs découvre une plaque en or, gravée de mystérieuses inscriptions. Dépéchée sur les lieux pour la déchiffrer, Kathy Earls, spécialiste en civilisation pré-colombienne, est victime d'un immense raz-de-marée. Mick et Washington qui naviguaient dans les parages recueillent trois survivants, dont Kathy. Revenus sur la terre ferme, ils découvrent une ville ravagée par un gang, les Interceptors..
Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks, 1h29
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Rossano Brazzi, Michael Dunn, Edmund Purdom, Gordon Mitchell, Luciano Pigozzi, Xiro Papas
Roles Paisan
Rating38% 1.9155451.9155451.9155451.9155451.915545
A neanderthal man is lynched by villagers and a Count Frankenstein brings the monster back to life. Trying to avoid detection from the authorities and the locals, his creation escapes and wreaks havoc.
Five for Hell, 1h35
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres War, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Klaus Kinski, Gianni Garko, Margaret Lee, Salvatore Borgese, Luciano Rossi, Mike Monty
Roles Capt. Nixon (uncredited)
Rating50% 2.5119152.5119152.5119152.5119152.511915
Italie, 1944. À la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un commando spécial de cinq soldats américains, dirigé par le lieutenant Glenn Hoffman, est formé pour mettre la main des plans ennemis cachés dans un coffre-fort. La troupe va devoir s'infiltrer dans une villa qui sert de QG aux Nazis pour les voler. Mais le plan s'avère être plus compliqué lorsqu'ils vont devoir faire face à l’infâme colonel Hans Müller, un officier SS d'une cruauté aussi implacable que glaciale. Hoffman et ses hommes peuvent compter sur l'aide d'Helga Richter, une agent double allemande et informatrice pour les Alliés. Mais elle est convoitée par Müller, obsédé par cette dernière au point de tuer son amant sous ses yeux.