Biography

A cousin of director Enzo G. Castellari and nephew of director Marino Girolami, Massimo Vanni became involved in the Italian film industry at a young age both as a bit-part player and stuntman before slowly graduating to larger more dramatic roles toward the end of the decade. A skilled acrobat and fight choreographer, Vanni himself became known as the Italian Jackie Chan of the 1980's, usually getting a good fight scene in before meeting with an inevitable demise.

A cousin of director Enzo G. Castellari and nephew of director Marino Girolami, Massimo Vanni became involved in the Italian film industry at a young age both as a bit-part player and stuntman before slowly graduating to larger more dramatic roles toward the end of the decade. A skilled acrobat and fight choreographer, Vanni himself became known as the Italian Jackie Chan of the 1980's, usually getting a good fight scene in before meeting with an inevitable demise.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 63

Birthday 1946-07-08

Place of Birth Italy

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Also Known As

  • Alex McBride
  • Patrick O'Neil
  • Max Vanders
  • Patrick O'Neil jr.

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Roma criminale
2008 Solitaire as Moriero
2008 Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 as Himself
2008 Bastardi as Brasi
2005 Belle da morire 2 as Killer
2005 Il ritorno del Monnezza as Gargiulo
2003 Five Moons Plaza as Brigatista con mitra
2002 Gangs of New York as Bar Bouncer (uncredited)
2002 Black Angel
2001 Vajont - La diga del disonore as Roncacci
2000 Alex L'ariete
1997 Body and Soul as Killer
1997 The Wax Mask as Victor
1994 A Pure Formality
1994 Una grande voglia d'amore as Nicole's Friend
1994 First Action Hero as Drake
1990 Shocking Dark as First Soldier (practicing nunchucks)
1990 After Death as David
1989 Sinbad of the Seven Seas as Man (uncredited)
1989 Born to Fight as Prisoner #1
1988 Strike Commando 2 as Kelly Sellers
1988 Zombi 3 as Bo
1988 Cop Game as Head of the Killers
1988 Robowar as Pvt. Larry Guarino (as Alex McBride)
1987 My Sister and I as Uomo nel treno
1987 Double Target
1986 Il tenente dei carabinieri as Camurati as ladro
1985 Light Blast as Policeman in Warehouse
1985 È arrivato mio fratello as poliziotto
1984 Rats: Night of Terror as Taurus
1984 Blastfighter as Dying Police Officer
1984 The Bronx Warriors Trilogy
1984 Tuareg: Desert Warrior as Corporal
1983 Escape from the Bronx as Big Little Man
1983 The New Barbarians as Mako
1982 1990: The Bronx Warriors as Blade
1982 The Gorilla as ladro baffuto
1981 Delitto al ristorante cinese as brigadiere Gargiulo
1981 The Last Shark as Jimmy (as Max Vanders)
1980 Day of the Cobra as Beltrame
1980 The Last Hunter as Phillips
1980 Delitto a Porta Romana as Brigadiere Gargiulo
1979 Assassination on the Tiber as brigadiere Gargiulo
1979 The House by the Edge of the Lake as Manuel
1979 John Travolto: The Face with Two Left Feet as Paolo
1978 Little Italy as Gargiulo
1978 The Inglorious Bastards as French Resistance
1978 Magnum Cop as Vinnie
1977 The Heroin Busters as Massimo
1977 Squadra antitruffa as brigadiere Gargiulo
1977 Nerone as pittore
1977 Weapons of Death as Rosati - Undercover Cop
1976 A Special Cop in Action as Fabbri
1976 Keoma as Man Shot off Horse
1976 Squadra antifurto as Gargiulo
1976 The Big Racket as Vanni
1976 The Loves and Times of Scaramouche
1975 Violent City as Valli
1975 Emmanuelle's Revenge as Robi
1974 Street Law as Hood #2
1974 Lovers and Other Relatives as Mr. Muscle
1973 High Crime as Killer

Crew

2002 Gangs of New York Stunts
1994 First Action Hero Stunt Coordinator
1990 Shocking Dark Stunt Coordinator
1988 Robowar Stunt Coordinator
1987 Strike Commando Stunt Coordinator
1984 Tuareg: Desert Warrior Stunts

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