John Steiner

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    • January 7th, 1941
​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.


Acting (26 Credits)

1991Paprika as Principe Ascanio del Brando
1989Sinbad of the Seven Seas as Jaffar
1987Julia and Julia as Alex
1986Troppo forte as Mr. Adams
1986Body Count as Dr. Olsen
1985The Berlin Affair as Oskar Engelhart
1984I due carabinieri as Pazzo sul treno
1984Cut and Run as Vlado
1983Yor, the Hunter from the Future as Overlord
1982Tenebrae as Christiano Berti
1981The Salamander as Captain Roditi
1980The Last Hunter as Major William Cash
1979Caligula as Longinus
1977Shock as Bruno Baldini
1977A Man Called Blade as Valler
1976Salon Kitty as Biondo
1976Plot of Fear as Hoffmann
1975Violent City as Franco Spadoni 'Chiodo'
1975Sharon's Baby as Tommy Morris
1973White Fang as Charles 'Beauty' Smith
1973Massacre in Rome as SS-Standartenführer Eugen Dollmann
1972Slap the Monster on Page One as Ingegner Montelli - Publisher of 'Il Giornale'
1969Tepepa as Doctor Henry Price
196912 + 1 as Stanley
1967Marat/Sade as Monsieur Dupere
1967Bedazzled as TV Announcer (uncredited)

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