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Tony Russel is a Actor American born on 23 november 1925 at Kenosha (USA)

Tony Russel

Tony Russel
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Birth name Anthony Russo
Nationality USA
Birth 23 november 1925 at Kenosha (USA)
Death 18 march 2017 (at 91 years)

Tony Russel (born Anthony Russo on November 23, 1925 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA) is a former film, stage, and television actor. He is noted for having worked extensively in the Italian film industry in the mid-1960s, and for his work as a voice actor where he was the founder and president of the English Language Dubbers Association (ELDA) in Italy. He was one of several American actors who turned down the lead of A Fistful of Dollars.

After making Burt Topper's War is Hell, he went to Italy first appearing in the title role of La leggenda di Fra Diavolo. He then appeared in several sword and sandal and Eurospy films. Russel played Zorro in Behind the Mask of Zorro; he had originally tested for the role of Walt Disney's Zorro but lost out to Guy Williams. Among Russel's starring roles are parts in the sci-fi epics Wild, Wild Planet and its sequel, War of the Planets filmed concurrently. He left Italy for America in 1967.

In 1969, Russel played the rustler Mike Cassidy in the episode "Drop Out" of the syndicated television series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor, not long before Taylor's own death. In the story line, the rebellious George Leroy Parker, played by Michael Margotta, takes the name Butch Cassidy in honor of his acquaintance. The episode aired the same year as the film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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Filmography of Tony Russel (15 films)

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Your Friend the Rat, 11minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Patton Oswalt, Peter Sohn, Tony Russel, Lou Romano, John Ratzenberger
Roles Disclaimer Guy
Rating70% 3.54053.54053.54053.54053.5405
The short starts in with Remy introducing himself and Emile to the audience and speaking on behalf of oppressed rats everywhere. Emile starts frowning about having to speak out, while Remy pulls a scroll and a two-dimensional animation starts by presenting the relation between a human and a rat in contrast with human-dog and human-cat relationships. Remy points out that humans regarded rats in former times as sacred and luck-bringing. He says that during the Roman Empire if a white rat crosses your path, it brought good luck, while if a black rat crosses your path, it brought bad luck. He moves on to discussing black rats (Rattus rattus) and their connection to the Black Death, pointing out that it was caused by fleas not rats, resulting in the death of one third of Europe's population.
The Vegas Strip War, 1h36
Directed by George Englund
Origin USA
Themes Gangster films
Actors Rock Hudson, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Pat Morita, Robert Costanzo, Dennis Holahan
Roles Morgan Steinman
Rating54% 2.7312752.7312752.7312752.7312752.731275
Neil Chaine et ses associés sont propriétaires du casino Desert Inn à Las Vegas. Ils souhaiteraient en ouvrir un autre à Atlantic City mais la commission des jeux leur refuse ce projet en raison des mauvaises fréquentations de Chaine. En effet ce dernier a des liens avec Jimmy Weldstrom qui, selon les autorités, serait un membre de la mafia. Mais Neil certifie que ses rapports avec Weldstrom sont purement amicaux...
Soul Hustler, 1h21
Directed by Burt Topper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Fabian Forte, Casey Kasem, Tony Russel, Larry Bishop, Marshall Reed
Roles Evin Calder
Rating63% 3.1828453.1828453.1828453.1828453.182845
Singer Matthew Crowe teams up with a tent show preacher who uses him as part of his touring show. Matthew lands a record deal and the preacher becomes his manager. They hire a group of musicians and become very successful.
The Invasion of Carol Enders, 1h6
Directed by Dan Curtis, Burt Brinckerhoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Meredith Baxter, Charles Aidman, John Karlen, George DiCenzo, Tony Russel
Roles Dan Petrie
Rating64% 3.247233.247233.247233.247233.24723
Après avoir été assassinée, l'esprit de Diana Bernard prend possession du corps d'une autre femme hospitalisée, Carol Enders. Son fiancé Adam Reston aide la jeune femme a retrouvé son véritable assassin qui s'avère être son mari, le docteur Peter Bernard.
The Hard Ride, 1h33
Directed by Burt Topper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Robert Fuller, Tony Russel, Biff Elliot
Roles Big Red
Rating54% 2.72552.72552.72552.72552.7255
Behind the Mask of Zorro, 1h46
Directed by Ricardo Blasco
Origin Espagne
Genres Adventure, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette, Zorro
Actors Tony Russel, María José Alfonso, Agustín González, Jesús Puente, Rosita Yarza, Sancho Gracia
Roles Zorro
Rating47% 2.3831052.3831052.3831052.3831052.383105
1847, Californie. Zorro tente de protéger le gouverneur de Santa Barbara de rebelles mexicains.
The Wild, Wild Planet, 1h33
Directed by Antonio Margheriti
Genres Science fiction
Actors Tony Russel, Lisa Gastoni, Massimo Serato, Carlo Giustini, Franco Nero, Enzo Fiermonte
Roles Cmdr. Mike Halstead
Rating46% 2.316052.316052.316052.316052.31605
Dans une station spatiale réservée aux forces de police, alors que Connie entraîne de jeunes recrues au close-combat, le commandant Mike Halstead reçoit un message urgent. Sur Terre, depuis quelques jours, un certain nombre de personnalités ont mystérieusement disparu. Mike et Connie décident de rentrer sur la planète bleue afin de retrouver l'auteur de ces enlèvements. Leurs investigations les mènent rapidement à l'adresse du professeur Delfos. Celui-ci, employé dans un laboratoire top secret, ne semble pas avoir la conscience tranquille. En effet, la nuit venue, profitant des installations de ses employeurs, il pratique d'étranges expériences sur les personnes qu'il a fait enlever.
War of the Planets, 1h45
Directed by Antonio Margheriti
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Space opera
Actors Tony Russel, Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero, Enzo Fiermonte, Carlo Giustini, Linda Sini
Roles Cmdr. Mike Halstead
Rating42% 2.1358752.1358752.1358752.1358752.135875
The film begins on New Year's Eve in the middle of the 21st century. After space station Alpha-Two reports impossible "negative radiation" readings and loses contact with United Democracies (U.D.) headquarters, Captain Tice and his crew are sent to investigate. They find the Alpha-Two crew immobilized, some dead, before coming under attack themselves by green glowing energy beings. The creatures immobilize Tice's team and the space station disappears entirely. On space station Gamma-One, Commander Halstead sends ships to investigate the remaining space stations and evacuates all but a skeleton crew. Meanwhile on Earth, the creatures have possessed Captain Dubois and use him to break into the Institute for Advanced Sciences's nuclear reactor. The possessed Dubois sends the U.D. a message offering "symbiotic partnership" for "the good of the whole".
Les Cavaliers de la terreur, 1h23
Directed by Mario Costa
Origin France
Genres Adventure, Historical
Actors Tony Russel, Scilla Gabel, Yves Vincent, Jacques Dacqmine, Nerio Bernardi, Pietro Tordi
Roles Paolo
Rating49% 2.4907452.4907452.4907452.4907452.490745
Au XVI siècle, dans le duché de Pretsch, des cavaliers masqués vêtus de manteaux rouges, sèment terreur et mort. Le peuple est révolté par l'inertie du duc qui suit les conseils de Wladimir. Le capitaine Mirko, un mercenaire, propose au duc de l'aider à mettre fin à ces terribles expéditions si sa fille Christina accepte de l'épouser...
War Is Hell, 1h21
Directed by Burt Topper
Origin USA
Genres War
Themes Political films
Actors Michael Bell, Baynes Barron, Audie Murphy, Tony Russel, Burt Topper
Roles Sgt. Keefer
Rating68% 3.4414853.4414853.4414853.4414853.441485
Set during the Korean War, the film depicts the atrocities of battle. Sgt. Garth (Barron), an egomaniacal, blood thirsty leader, neglects to tell his soldiers that there has been a cease fire. The Sergeant sends his unit into an enemy bunker, where they are fiercely attacked by the enemy. The few who survive secure the bunker, and Garth attempts to take credit for their actions. Further chaos ensues, resulting in the deaths of many in the platoon, as well as the mortal wound to the Sergeant himself.
Last Train from Gun Hill, 1h34
Directed by John Sturges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rape and revenge films, Auto-justice
Actors Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, Brad Dexter, Brian G. Hutton
Rating73% 3.6955953.6955953.6955953.6955953.695595
Two old friends, Matt Morgan (Douglas) and Craig Belden (Quinn), now find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Belden is the de facto ruler of the town of Gun Hill, a rich cattle baron. Morgan is a U.S. marshal living in another town with his Native American wife (played by Ziva Rodann) and young son, Petey.
King Creole, 1h56
Directed by Michael Curtiz, Michael Vincenzo Gazzo, Hal B. Wallis, Herbert Baker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Vic Morrow
Rating69% 3.4971253.4971253.4971253.4971253.497125
Nineteen-year-old high school student Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) works before and after school in order to support his father (Dean Jagger) and sister Mimi (Jan Shepard). After Danny's mother died, his grieving father lost his job as a pharmacist, and moved his impoverished family to the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Signé Zorro, 1h31
Directed by Norman Foster, Lewis R. Foster, Vincent McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Personne sourde ou muette, Zorro
Actors Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Romney Brent, Don Diamond, George J. Lewis
Roles Carlos Martinez (archive footage) (as Tony Russo)
Rating70% 3.542823.542823.542823.542823.54282
Au début du XIX siècle, de retour d'Espagne où il faisait ses études, Don Diego de la Vega découvre que Los Angeles est tyrannisée par le commandant de la garnison de cette petite ville de la Californie espagnole. Le jeune noble décide alors de combattre ces abus de pouvoir et prend les armes sous le nom de Zorro (renard en espagnol).