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Tony Kendall is a Actor and Scriptwriter Italien born on 22 august 1936 at Rome (Italie)

Tony Kendall

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Birth name Luciano Stella
Nationality Italie
Birth 22 august 1936 at Rome (Italie)
Death 28 november 2009 (at 73 years) at Rome (Italie)

Tony Kendall (22 August 1936 – 28 November 2009) was an Italian model turned film actor with over 50 film credits that reflect the trends of popular European cinema in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.


Born as Luciano Stella, Kendall was formerly a model for Italian Fumetti, comics done in photographs.

He changed his name to Tony Kendall at the suggestion of Vittorio De Sica in the fashion of many Italian actors whose films were shown in countries outside of Italy in the days when European films proliferated. Stella made his film debut in Femmine Tre Volte in 1959 but didn't make another appearance until he used his new name of Tony Kendall in Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963) one of the sword and sandal craze of films popular in the early 1960s.

Kendall is most famous for his various teamings with Brad Harris, with the two predating Terence Hill and Bud Spencer as a popular and prolific action team. In the derivative world of the European cinema of the 1960s, Kendall and Harris first teamed up in two sauerkraut western films "inspired" by the successful German Karl May Winnetou series with Harris as a Lex Barker clone and Kendall as a Native American "Chief Black Eagle" in Pirates of the Mississippi (1963) and Black Eagle of Santa Fe (1965).

With the international success of the James Bond films and the German Jerry Cotton series, Kendall became best known for his role as private detective Joe Walker in the seven films of the Eurospy Kommissar X series where he played opposite Brad Harris in the role of New York Police Captain Tom Rowland. The popularity of Batman (TV series) led to Harris and Kendall appearing in The Three Fantastic Supermen (1967) the first in a long series that interestingly enough had stunt work performed by a young Jackie Chan (“The Three Fantastic Supermen in the Orient”).

Kendall has prominently appeared in other varieties of European cinema in the 1960s and 1970s such as Giallo horror (The Whip and the Body (1963)), spaghetti westerns (as Django in Django Against Sartana (1970) and Gunman of 100 Crosses (1971), crime movies such as Machine Gun McCain (1969), and adventure films such as Oil! (1977). He also appeared in European versions of women in prison (The Big Bust Out (1972)) zombie horror Return of the Blind Dead (1973) and films inspired by The Godfather (Corleone (1978)). Aside from an appearance in Alex l'ariete (2000), Kendall's last film role was in On the Dark Continent in 1993.

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Filmography of Tony Kendall (27 films)

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Alex the Ram
Directed by Damiano Damiani
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Orso Maria Guerrini, Corinne Cléry, Ramona Badescu, Tony Kendall, Massimo Vanni, Giovanni Cianfriglia
Roles Comandante
Rating19% 0.9687950.9687950.9687950.9687950.968795
Alessandro Corso surnommé Alex l'ariete est un carabinier des forces spéciales qui a toujours été impeccable dans ses interventions mais lors d'une opération il provoque la mort d'un de ses camarades qu'il laisse seul en sauvant un enfant. Sa hiérarchie par punition le transfère dans une ville calme où il ne se passe jamais rien. D'un façon inattendue, il fait la rencontre d'une femme nommée Antavleva, menacée par la pègre, il doit la protéger et la conduire comme témoin à un procès...
Le Guignolo, 1h42
Directed by Georges Lautner
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Galabru, Mirella D'Angelo, Georges Géret, Pierre Vernier, Carla Romanelli
Roles Fredo
Rating59% 2.9560752.9560752.9560752.9560752.956075
Alexandre Dupré, voleur récemment libéré de prison, est chargé de passer la frontière italienne avec une mallette. Cette mallette contient un briquet, dont il ignore qu'il cache un microfilm. Une horde d'espions étrangers se lance à ses trousses dans Venise.
Cop or Hood, 1h47
Directed by Georges Lautner
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Georges Géret, Marie Laforêt, Jean-François Balmer, Claude Brosset, Julie Jézéquel
Roles Inspector Rey
Rating64% 3.2447353.2447353.2447353.2447353.244735
Stanislas Borowitz is a divisional commissioner from the IGPN (Inspection Générale de la Police Nationale) who uses particularly expeditious methods to counteract the "ripoux" (French term for "corrupt cops"). Sent to Nice to struggle against the Mafia and enquire on a murder of a notoriously corrupt commissioner, he changes his identity into a thug named Antonio Cerruti to trigger a gang war between the two biggest local sponsors, Théodore Musard ("l'Auvergnat") and Achille Volfoni ("le Corse"), and discovers a police organization with the mafia of the town. But the corrupt police inspectors Rey and Massard, on the pay of Volfini, absolutely want to harm him.
Oil (1977)
, 1h30
Directed by Mircea Drăgan
Origin Roumanie
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Disaster films
Actors Stuart Whitman, Gheorghe Dinică, Radu Beligan, Florin Piersic, Jean Constantin, Jean Constantin
Roles Tony
Rating60% 3.040363.040363.040363.040363.04036
An International petroleum company named "Consolidated Oil" secretly lights an oil well in the Sahara because the local government in the Middle East doesn't comply with their demands. Due to the expected size of the damage oil prices hit the roof. Merely as an alibi the company's president (Mr. Stewart) assigns John Carter aka "Salamander" to take care of this matter. Yet once Carter arrives on location one of the company's representants hinders him to extinguish the endurance burning and signalises to him that this catastrophe happened for a reason. "Consolidated Oil" hires a Romanian crew with lesser experience in regards to this kind of burnings. But the Romanian specialists team up with Carter and find prove for arson. Step by step they succeed in putting the seven fire sources to rest. "Consolidated Oil" tries to sabotage the firefighting but their attempts are proven futile. Finally the International news media disclose the conspiration. Stewart is unmasked as one of the driving forces behind the scheme. He needs to learn that he is chosen as a pawn sacrifice and while he still thinks this over he is murdered. His secretary isn't surprised at all when she's informed he just died. Instead she is eager to show the obituary she wrote. Meanwhile the Romanian firefighters are publicly celebrated in Arabia.
Attack of the Blind Dead, 1h31
Directed by Amando de Ossorio
Origin Espagne
Genres Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy, Frank Braña, José Canalejas
Roles Jack Marlowe
Rating57% 2.8999452.8999452.8999452.8999452.899945
The film opens with a flashback to 13th century Bouzano, Portugal. A peasant mob has captured the Templar knights and is preparing to burn them for witchcraft and murder. One of the captured knights swears revenge on the village. The villagers (in a break from the first film) burn the knights eyes out with torches before burning them to death.
La dernière bourrée à Paris, 1h30
Directed by Raoul André
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Tony Kendall, Patricia Lesieur, Francis Blanche, Michel Galabru, Marion Game, Daniel Prévost
Roles Victor
Rating31% 1.586631.586631.586631.586631.58663
Berthe who live a too peaceful life is fascinated by the film Brando loves in Last Tango in Paris. From there, she saw only through the eyes of the heroine she is literally bewitched ...
The Big Bust Out, 1h35
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Vonetta McGee, Tony Kendall, William Berger, Gordon Mitchell, Nuccia Cardinali
Roles Jeff
Rating44% 2.242022.242022.242022.242022.24202
It tells the story of seven beautiful women who escape from a high-security prison. After the breakout, Rebecca (Karen Carter) and her fellow escapees find they are in more trouble than they had imagined as they become the victims of Miller Drake (Gordon Mitchell), who is involved in white slavery.
Machine Gun McCain, 1h35
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors John Cassavetes, Britt Ekland, Peter Falk, Gabriele Ferzetti, Luigi Pistilli, Gena Rowlands
Roles Pete Zacari
Rating60% 3.0489453.0489453.0489453.0489453.048945
Le clan des intouchables est une mafia locale puissante. Jack engage son père Hank McCain, qui vient de sortir de prison après douze ans, pour cambrioler un casino appartenant à la célèbre mafia. Le casse est organisé par Charlie Adamo, récemment nommé responsable des activités mafieuses de la côte Ouest. Mais apprenant qui sont les propriétaires de la cible des braqueurs, ce dernier tente alors d'empêcher l'opération. Après la mort de Jack, tué par les hommes de main d'Adamo, Hank décide d'opérer seul, assisté par sa jeune épouse Irene. Il parvient, après avoir bombardé le casino, à s'enfuir avec la recette. Aussitôt, De Marco, le patron de la mafia new-yorkaise, orchestre sa vengeance. Il engage un tueur pour persécuter et poursuivre les fuyards, Charlie et ses complices, et jusqu'à l'ancienne compagne de Hank, Rosemary.