Tuesday, June 16, 2009

RIP Freddy Unger

From the Cinema Italiano website it has been learned that actor, stunt coordinator, stuntman Goffredo “Freddy” Unger passed away in mid May of this year. Word was passed down by his son. Born Goffredo Unger in Oslo, Norway on June 6, 1933 and acted under several pseudonyms such as Freddy Hagar, Fred Hunger, Freddy Hunger, Frederico Hunger and John Silver but is known by most of us as Freddy Unger. Besides his being an actor Unger was also an assistant director, stunt coordinator, stuntman and special effects expert. He appeared in many Spaghetti Westerns as an actor and stuntman but also the stunt coordinator on several. He was one of the best stuntmen who appeared in the genre.

Freddy Unger’s westerns - actor, stuntman, master of arms, stunt coordinator, assistant director:
Un fiume de dollari (The Hills Run Red) - 1966 [as Goffredo Unger]
Faccia a faccia (Face to Face) – 1967 [as Freddy Unger]
Corri, uomo corri (Run, Man Run!) - 1967 [as Freddy Unger] also Master of Arms
Sette pistole per un Gringo (7 Pistols for a Massacre) - 1967 [as Freddy Unger]
Joko, invoca Dio… e muori (Vengeance) - 1967 [as Freddy Unger]
Black Jack - 1968 [as Freddy Unger]
Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco (Gatling Gun) - 1968 [as Freddy Unger]
Uno dopo l’altro (One After the Other) - 1968 [as Freddy Unger]
Uno di più all’inferno (Full House for the Devil) - 1968 [as Freddy Unger]
Viva cangaceiro (The Magnificent Bandits) - 1969 [as Goffredo Unger] also Asst. Dir.
Chapaqua (Chapaqua’s Gold) - 1970 [as Freddy Unger]
Django sfida Sartana (Django Defies Sartana) - 1970 [as Freddy Unger]
Buon funerale, amigos…paga Sartana (Have a Good Funeral… Sartana will Pay) - 1970 [as Goffredo Unger]
Prega per il morto e ammazza il vivo (Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead) - 1970 [as Freddy Unger] also Stunt Coordinator
Lo chiamavano Spirito Santo (Blazing Guns) - 1971 [as Freddy Unger]
Gli fumavano le colt…lo chiamavano Camposanto (Bullet for a Stranger) - 1971 [as
Freddy Unger]
I corvi ti scaveranno la fossa (The Buzzards and Crows Will Dig Your Grave) - 1971 [as Freddy Unger]
Anda muchacho spara! (Dead Men Ride) - 1971 [as Goffredo Unger]
Testa t’ammazzo, croce sei morto… mi chiamano Alleluia! (Guns for Dollars) - 1971 [as
Freddy Unger]
Lo chiamavano King (His Name was King) - 1971 [as John Silver]
I due figli di Trinita (Two Sons of Trinity ) - 1971 [as Freddy Hunger]
Los amigos (Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears) - 1972 [as Freddy Unger]
Due fratelli i un posto chiamato Trinita (Jesse and Lester, Two Brothers in a Place Called Trinity) - 1972 [as Goffredo Unger]
Il West ti fa stretto, amico…e arrivato Alleluia (The Return of Halleluia) - 1972 [as Goffredo Unger] also Master of Arms
Te deum (Sting of the West) - 1972 [as Freddy Unger]
Trinita e Sartana figli di (Trinity and Sartana those Dirty SOBs) - 1972 – Stunt
Ci risiamo, vero Providenza? (Another Try, Eh Providence) - 1973 [as Goffredo Unger]
Storia di karate pugni e fagioli (Karate, Fists and Beans) - 1973 [as Freddy Unger]
Lo chiamavano Tressette… giocava sempre colla morta (The Man Called Invincible) - 1973 [as Goffredo Unger]
Arriva! il Crow (On the Third Day Arrived the Crow) - 1973 Master of Arms
Il ritorno di zanna bianca (Challenge to White Fang) - 1974 [as Goffredo Unger] also
Stunt Coordinator
Di Tressette ce n’è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno (The Crazy Bunch) - 1974 [as Freddy Unger]
I quattro dell’apocalisse (Four of the Apocalypse) - 1974 [as Goffredo Unger] also Stunt Coordinator
Una donna chiamata Apache (Apache Woman) - 1976 Stunt Coordinator
Thunder (Thunder Warrior) - 1983 [as Goffredo Unger] also Asst. Dir.


  1. Hi,
    I wonder If you can help me. I am looking for relatives to Gofreddo Unger, who died in 2009. Gofreddos mother was my grandfathers sister and I am looking for my relatives to get in contact with them. Please if you know something about if Gofreddo had children give me the address.

    With best regards
    Mike jackson (grandfather Genesio Amadori)