Biography

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John Steiner (born 7 January 1941 in Chester) is an English actor. Tall, thin and gaunt, Steiner attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked for a few years at the BBC. Steiner featured in a lead role in a television production of Design for Living by Noel Coward. Later he found further work primarily in films. In the late 1960s, Steiner was hired to play a part in the spaghetti western Tepepa. He found himself in demand in Italy and relocated there, specializing in playing villains in a great number of Italian B-movies and exploitation films. John Steiner has appeared in various genres of movies, including horror films and police actioners. He also became a favorite of famed Italian filmmaker Tinto Brass featuring in Salon Kitty alongside Ingrid Thulin and Helmut Berger.

Steiner was in very steady demand until the late 1980s. As the Italian film industry dwindled, Steiner retired from acting in 1991 and relocated to California, where he became a real estate agent.

In the late 1990s a special magazine was started by Cranston McMillan's Also Press. Titled, John Steiner the zine was dedicated to Steiner's film, TV and stage work, featured reviews and helping fans trace prints of his more obscure Italian work, the publication triggered new interest in the happily retired star. Selling mainly in mainland Europe and the USA the zine ran until successfully 2005. A special large format issue ended the run. McMillan remains the best authority on John Steiner and has promised that his long awaited definitve work on the actors career will be with publishers soon.

Steiner has recently contributed to DVD extras on some of his films and given interviews about his Italian work.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  John Steiner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

John Steiner (born 7 January 1941 in Chester) is an English actor. Tall, thin and gaunt, Steiner attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked for a few years at the BBC. Steiner featured in a lead role in a television production of Design for Living by Noel Coward. Later he found further work primarily in films. In the late 1960s, Steiner was hired to play a part in the spaghetti western Tepepa. He found himself in demand in Italy and relocated there, specializing in playing villains in a great number of Italian B-movies and exploitation films. John Steiner has appeared in various genres of movies, including horror films and police actioners. He also became a favorite of famed Italian filmmaker Tinto Brass featuring in Salon Kitty alongside Ingrid Thulin and Helmut Berger.

Steiner was in very steady demand until the late 1980s. As the Italian film industry dwindled, Steiner retired from acting in 1991 and relocated to California, where he became a real estate agent.

In the late 1990s a special magazine was started by Cranston McMillan's Also Press. Titled, John Steiner the zine was dedicated to Steiner's film, TV and stage work, featured reviews and helping fans trace prints of his more obscure Italian work, the publication triggered new interest in the happily retired star. Selling mainly in mainland Europe and the USA the zine ran until successfully 2005. A special large format issue ended the run. McMillan remains the best authority on John Steiner and has promised that his long awaited definitve work on the actors career will be with publishers soon.

Steiner has recently contributed to DVD extras on some of his films and given interviews about his Italian work.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  John Steiner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1941-01-07

Place of Birth Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 The Outsider as Himself
2012 Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s as Himself
2008 Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 as Himself
1991 Paprika as Principe Ascanio del Brando
1989 Sinbad of the Seven Seas as Jaffar
1989 La notte degli squali as Rosentski
1988 Big Man: Boomerang
1988 Appointment In Liverpool as British Police Inspector
1988 The Commander as Duclaud
1987 Julia and Julia as Alex
1987 Striker as Kariasin
1986 Summer Night with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil as Frederick, Fulvia's lover
1986 Body Count as Dr. Olsen
1986 Cobra Mission as James Walcott
1986 Great! as Mr. Adams
1986 The Lone Runner as Skorm
1985 Commando Leopard as Smithy
1985 The Berlin Affair as Oskar Engelhart
1985 Cut and Run as Vlado
1985 A.D. (5 episodes) as Simon der Magier
1984 I due carabinieri as Pazzo sul treno
1984 The Ark of the Sun God as Lord Dean
1983 Mystère as Ivanov
1983 Yor, the Hunter from the Future as Overlord
1982 Tenebre as Christiano Berti
1982 The Hunters of the Golden Cobra as Captain David Franks
1981 Car Crash as Kirby
1981 The Salamander as Captain Roditi
1980 The Last Hunter as Major William Cash
1980 Action as The Manager
1979 Il piccolo Archimede as Alfred
1979 Design for Living as Leo
1979 Caligula as Longinus
1978 Question of Love as Tom Hastings
1978 Goodbye & Amen as Donald Grayson
1978 Il prigioniero
1977 L'avvocato della mala as Killer
1977 The Criminals Attack. The Police Respond as Rudy
1977 A Man Called Blade as Valler
1977 Shock as Bruno Baldini
1977 Von Buttiglione Sturmtruppenführer as Schwein
1977 La Gabbia as Il professore
1977 Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison
1976 Mark Strikes Again as Paul Henkel
1976 Le Guêpier as Fisher
1976 Milano Violenta as Fausto
1976 Salon Kitty as Biondo
1976 Plot of Fear as Hoffmann
1975 Deported Women of the SS Special Section as Herr Erner
1975 The Demonic Womanizer Costante Nicosia, or: Dracula in Brianza as Count Dragulescu
1975 Violent City as Franco Spadoni 'Chiodo'
1975 Waves of Lust as Giorgio
1975 The Last Day of School Before Christmas
1975 I Don't Want to Be Born as Tommy Morris
1974 Challenge to White Fang as Beauty Smith / Charles Forth
1974 L'invenzione di Morel as Morel
1973 White Fang as Charles 'Beauty' Smith
1973 Massacre in Rome as SS-Standartenführer Eugen Dollmann
1973 Holidays
1973 The Police Serve the Citizens? as Lambro
1972 Slap the Monster on Page One as Ingegner Montelli - Publisher of 'Il Giornale'
1971 The Case Is Closed, Forget It as Piro
1971 Hine (13 episodes)
1970 Bali as Glenn
1970 L'âne d'or as Aristomene
1970 May Morning as Roderick Rodney Stanton
1970 A Girl Called Jules as Luciano
1970 Wolf in the Woods as Robert
1969 Twelve Plus One as Stanley
1969 Department S (1 episode)
1969 Tepepa as Doctor Henry Price
1968 Work is a 4-Letter Word as Anthony
1967 Bedazzled as TV Announcer (uncredited)
1967 Sanctuary (UK) (1 episode)
1967 Marat/Sade as Monsieur Dupere
1962 The Saint (1 episode) as Grey Wyler

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