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John Steiner

​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.

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Jan 7, 1941 In Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Saint 1962-10-04
Latest Project:
Movie The Outsider - The Cinema of Antonio Margheriti 2013-04-17
Known For
Poster of Caligula
Poster of Salon Kitty
Poster of The Golden Ass
Poster of The Saint
Movie The Outsider - The Cinema of Antonio Margheriti Himself 2013-04-17
Movie Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s Himself 2012-03-30
Movie Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 Himself 2008-03-06
Movie Paprika Principe Ascanio del Brando 1991-02-13
Movie Sinbad of the Seven Seas Jaffar 1989-04-01
Movie Massacre Play Unknown 1989-01-01
Movie The Night of the Sharks Rosentski 1988-04-01
Movie The Commander Duclaud 1988-04-28
Series Big Man Zebra 1988-11-25
Movie Appuntamento a Liverpool British Police Inspector 1988-09-02
Movie Striker Kariasin 1987-01-01
Movie Julia and Julia Alex 1987-01-01
Movie The Lone Runner Skorm 1986-01-01
Movie Great! Mr. Adams 1986-01-30
Movie Summer Night with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil Frederick, Fulvia's lover 1986-10-31
Movie Cobra Mission James Walcott 1986-07-31
Movie Body Count Dr. Olsen 1986-10-28
Series A.D. Simon der Magier 1985-03-31
Movie Cut and Run Vlado 1985-08-08
Movie Commando Leopard Smithy 1985-10-24
Movie The Berlin Affair Oskar Engelhart 1985-10-03
Movie The Ark of the Sun God Lord Dean 1984-08-17
Movie I due carabinieri Pazzo sul treno 1984-12-21
Movie Yor, the Hunter from the Future Overlord 1983-08-19
Movie Mystère Ivanov 1983-11-28
Movie The Hunters of the Golden Cobra Captain David Franks 1982-08-11
Movie Tenebre Christiano Berti 1982-10-28
Movie The Salamander Captain Roditi 1981-01-01
Movie Car Crash Kirby 1981-07-24
Movie Action The Manager 1980-01-04
Movie The Last Hunter Major William Cash 1980-08-09
Movie Design for Living Leo 1979-05-06
Movie Il piccolo Archimede Alfred 1979-05-30
Movie Caligula Longinus 1979-08-14
Movie Il prigioniero Unknown 1978-01-01
Movie Goodbye & Amen Donald Grayson 1978-02-08
Movie Question of Love Tom Hastings 1978-10-18
Movie La Gabbia Il professore 1977-04-06
Movie Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison Unknown 1977-02-06
Movie Von Buttiglione Sturmtruppenführer Schwein 1977-08-05
Movie The Criminals Attack. The Police Respond Rudy 1977-08-23
Movie Shock Bruno Baldini 1977-08-12
Movie L'avvocato della mala Killer 1977-09-21
Movie A Man Called Blade Valler 1977-08-13
Movie Salon Kitty Biondo 1976-03-02
Movie Milano Violenta Fausto 1976-03-05
Movie Plot of Fear Hoffmann 1976-01-01
Movie Le Guêpier Fisher 1976-03-10
Movie Deported Women of the SS Special Section Herr Erner 1976-11-23
Movie Mark Strikes Again Paul Henkel 1976-10-20
Movie The Last Day of School Before Christmas Unknown 1975-03-20
Movie I Don't Want to Be Born Tommy Morris 1975-01-01
Movie Waves of Lust Giorgio 1975-08-04
Movie Violent City Franco Spadoni 'Chiodo' 1975-08-13
Movie The Demonic Womanizer Costante Nicosia, or: Dracula in Brianza Count Dragulescu 1975-08-21
Movie Morel's Invention Morel 1974-01-01
Movie Challenge to White Fang Beauty Smith / Charles Forth 1974-10-25
Movie Holidays Unknown 1973-01-02
Movie The Police Serve the Citizens? Lambro 1973-01-01
Movie Massacre in Rome SS-Standartenführer Eugen Dollmann 1973-10-24
Movie White Fang Charles 'Beauty' Smith 1973-12-21
Movie Slap the Monster on Page One Ingegner Montelli - Publisher of 'Il Giornale' 1972-10-19
Series Hine Unknown 1971-04-07
Movie The Case Is Closed, Forget It Piro 1971-10-27
Movie A Girl Called Jules Luciano 1970-07-25
Movie May Morning Roderick Rodney Stanton 1970-08-02
Movie The Ancines Woods Robert 1970-01-01
Movie The Golden Ass Aristomene 1970-08-26
Movie Bali Glenn 1970-12-29
Series Department S Unknown 1969-09-09
Movie Tepepa Doctor Henry Price 1969-01-31
Movie Twelve Plus One Stanley 1969-10-06
Movie Work Is a 4-Letter Word Anthony 1968-09-15
Movie Marat/Sade Monsieur Dupere 1967-02-22
Movie Bedazzled TV Announcer (uncredited) 1967-10-30
Series Sanctuary Unknown 1967-06-29
Series The Saint Grey Wyler 1962-10-04