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Giovanni Di Benedetto

Giovanni Di Benedetto was born on November 3, 1921 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964), The Evil Eye (1963) and Syndicate Sadists (1975). See full bio »

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The Evil Eye Professor Torrani
Syndicate Sadists Police Inspector
Falcone Michele Greco


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 2011 The Immature
Girolamo Bartoli
 2008 Wild Blood
 2005 Mussolini's Daughter (TV Movie)
 2001 Soldati di pace (TV Movie)
Padre Di Silvestro
 2001 L'attentatuni (TV Movie)
Paolo Borsellino
 2000 Le giraffe
 1999 Falcone (TV Movie)
Michele Greco
 1998 Gallo cedrone
Dott. Molteni
 1998 Professione fantasma (TV Series)
- Un'espressione inconfondibile (1998) ... Notaio
 1994 Only You
Pension Concierge
 1993 The Final Scoop
 1992 Mi manca Marcella
Il principe (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1992 Daens
 1992 Gangsters
 1990 A Season of Giants (TV Movie)
2nd Cardinal (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1990 Act of Sorrow
Avvocato Maffei
 1988 Gli indifferenti (TV Movie)
 1987 Gila and Rik (TV Movie)
 1984 ...e la vita continua (TV Mini-Series)
 1984 Rome 2033 - The Fighter Centurions
Sam (uncredited)
 1980 Ora zero e dintorni (TV Series)
Tom / Il vecchio
- Drugstore (1980) ... Tom (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
- Extra mild (1980) ... Il vecchio (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1980 Dolce... calda Lisa
Ing. Boschi (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1978 Closed Circuit (TV Movie)
 1978 Seagulls Fly Low
Dr. Mauro Martini (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1977 Goodbye & Amen
Foreign Secretary (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1977 Nazi Love Camp 27 (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1976 Ancora una volta... a Venezia
Commendatore Di Giacomo (uncredited)
 1976 Extra (TV Mini-Series)
Col. Mckay
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Col. Mckay (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1975 Eye of the Cat
Collaborator with Cesare (uncredited)
 1975 La verginella
Oscar Gentili (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1975 Mahogany
Ad Agency Executive (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1975 Syndicate Sadists
Police Inspector (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1975 The Manhunt
Journalist (uncredited)
 1975 Last Stop on the Night Train
Intellectual on the Train (uncredited)
 1975 Silent Action
General Stocchi (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1975 Autopsy
Professor Mari
 1974 Enter the Devil (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1973 Sepolta viva (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1972 Afyon oppio (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1971 Four Flies on Grey Velvet
Funeral Exhibition Attendant (uncredited)
 1971 They Call Him Cemetery
Douglas Toland (as Gianni di Benedetto)
 1971 The Cat o' Nine Tails
Chief of Police Salmi (uncredited)
 1971 Die Journalistin (TV Series)
- Gesetz ohne Gnade (1971) ... Brigadier (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1970 A Man Called Sledge
Secondino (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1970 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Professor Rinaldi (uncredited)
 1970 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Avvocato Parker
- La casa degli attori (1970) ... Avvocato Parker (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1969 So Sweet... So Perverse
Monsieur Valmont (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1969 The Tough and the Mighty
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1969 Besieged
Commissioner (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1968 Bandits in Rome (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1968 The Girl Who Couldn't Say No (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1968 Ragan
General Moreno (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1968 The Young, the Evil and the Savage
Di Brazzi (as John Hawkwood)
 1968 Django, Prepare a Coffin
Walcott (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1967 $100,000 for a Killing
Mr. Forest (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1967 Sheridan: Squadra omicidi (TV Mini-Series)
E. George Livan
- Paso doble (1967) ... E. George Livan (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1967 The Rover
Lt. Bolt (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1967 Hate for Hate
Prison Doctor (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1967 Killer Caliber .32
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1967 Vita di Cavour (TV Mini-Series)
Secondo ufficiale
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Secondo ufficiale (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning...
Nimrod's Man (uncredited)
 1966 Fury in Marrakesh (as John Hawkwood)
 1966 The Hired Killer
Andrea Ferri (as John Hawkwood)
 1966 Killers Are Challenged
Fleming's Boss (as John Hawkwood)
 1965 Vita di Dante (TV Mini-Series)
Uguccione della Faggiola
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Uguccione della Faggiola (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1965 7 uomini d'oro (uncredited)
 1965 Come le foglie (TV Movie)
 1964 Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators
Spartacus (as John Heston)
 1964 Triumph of the Ten Gladiators
Arimandro (as John Heston)
 1964 The Visit (uncredited)
 1964 La cittadella (TV Mini-Series)
Socio del club
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... Socio del club (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... Socio del club (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Socio del club (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1963 Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1963 Il processo di Verona
Carlo Pareschi
 1963 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
- The Roman Patriot (1963) ... Man (as Gianni Benedetto)
 1963 The Evil Eye
Professor Torrani (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1961 Barabbas
Officer (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1961 Duel of the Titans
Ufficiale sabino
 1960 Blood and Roses
Police Marshal (uncredited)
 1960 Silver Spoon Set
Actor Jacobi (as Gianni De Benedetto)
 1959 Ottocento (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... L'usciere (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1954 The Art of Getting Along
Onorevole Toscano (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
 1954 Ulysses
Demolteleno (uncredited)
 1954 Woman of Rome
Il pittore (as Gianni Di Benedetto)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the 1960s Italian photo comic series Killing (known in America as Sadistik) and has done an interview about it for a new documentary, The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal.

Alternate Names:

Gianni Benedetto | Gianni De Benedetto | Gianni Di Benedetto | John Hawkwood | John Heston | Gianni di Benedetto

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Currently lives on a ranch in Puglia where he pursue the mission to spread the thought and products of Herba Life in the deep South of Italy.

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