Biography

Born to a family of other actors and stunt performers, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua started acting in Italian Spaghetti Western productions as a child. Due to his boyish looks and enthusiasm for taking risks, he found himself more and more in demand as both a stunt performer and character actor throughout the 1970's, often appearing alongside one or more of his siblings (Roberto, Alberto, and Arnoldo). In the 1980's he turned to stunt coordinating and has worked steadily on both major Hollywood productions, as well as smaller European films, ever since. He may be best remembered by horror fans as the man behind the worm-eyed zombie mask on the poster for Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE (aka ZOMBI 2) though has possibly the most mainstream exposure in GANGS OF NEW YORK as one of Bill the Butcher's lead henchmen. His only leading roles have been under the name "Richard Raymond" for director Bruno Mattei, particularly in 1983's RATS: THE NIGHTS OF TERROR in which he is top-billed. Curiously the same year he appeared in numerous other post-apocalyptic films (RAGE and AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK) in which he isn't billed at all.

Born to a family of other actors and stunt performers, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua started acting in Italian Spaghetti Western productions as a child. Due to his boyish looks and enthusiasm for taking risks, he found himself more and more in demand as both a stunt performer and character actor throughout the 1970's, often appearing alongside one or more of his siblings (Roberto, Alberto, and Arnoldo). In the 1980's he turned to stunt coordinating and has worked steadily on both major Hollywood productions, as well as smaller European films, ever since. He may be best remembered by horror fans as the man behind the worm-eyed zombie mask on the poster for Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE (aka ZOMBI 2) though has possibly the most mainstream exposure in GANGS OF NEW YORK as one of Bill the Butcher's lead henchmen. His only leading roles have been under the name "Richard Raymond" for director Bruno Mattei, particularly in 1983's RATS: THE NIGHTS OF TERROR in which he is top-billed. Curiously the same year he appeared in numerous other post-apocalyptic films (RAGE and AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK) in which he isn't billed at all.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1954-03-13

Place of Birth Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Also Known As

  • Ottaviano dell'Acqua
  • Raymond Richard
  • Richard Raymond
  • Ottaviano Dell'acqua

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 They Called Him Spencer as Himself / Interviewee
2012 Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s as Himself
2008 Solitaire as Riccardo
2008 Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 as Himself
2002 Gangs of New York as Bill the Butcher's Gangmember
1997 Double Team as Mossad Agent
1989 After Death as Scientist
1989 Miami Cops as Curtis
1988 Strike Commando 2
1988 Zombi 3 as Roger
1988 Cop Game as Soldier
1987 Double Target as Toro
1986 Days of Hell as Russ
1986 The Lone Runner as Emerick's Friend (uncredited)
1985 Cut and Run as Vlado's Man
1984 A Man Called Rage as Attacker / Soldier (uncredited)
1984 Rats: Night of Terror as Kurt
1984 Blastfighter as Matt
1984 The Riffs Trilogy
1984 Tuareg: Desert Warrior as Soldier (uncredited)
1983 Hearts and Armour as Rapist (uncredited)
1983 Escape from the Bronx as Security Guard Delta 1 - Groundbreaking (uncredited)
1983 2019: After the Fall of New York as Eurac Soldier
1983 Ironmaster as Vuud's Tribe
1981 Buddy goes West as Slim Henchman (uncredited)
1981 Erotic Games in the Third Galaxy as Native Boy
1980 Why Did You Pick On Me? as poliziotto
1980 Nightmare City as Zombie (uncredited)
1980 The Rebel
1979 Zombie Flesh Eaters as Worm-Eye Zombie (uncredited)
1979 From Corleone to Brooklyn as Thug
1979 The Concorde Affair as John - Forsythe's Henchman
1978 They Called Him Bulldozer as Gerry
1977 The Heroin Busters as Man in Fight
1977 A Man Called Blade as Rioting Miner (uncredited)
1977 Weapons of Death as Santoro Assassin
1976 Rome, Armed to the Teeth as Gaetano, Stefano's Friend
1976 The Big Racket as Boy (uncredited)
1976 Violent Naples as Undercover Cop (uncredited)
1976 Street War as Thug on Bus (uncredited)
1972 Man Called Amen as Bank Guard
1969 Fellini Satyricon

Crew

2017 John Wick: Chapter 2Stunts
2009 Angels & DemonsStunts
1994 First Action HeroStunts
1988 Dial: HelpStunts
1985 LadyhawkeStunts
1983 The Seven Magnificent GladiatorsStunts
1978 StarcrashStunts
1977 The Heroin BustersStunts
1976 The Big RacketStunts

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