Sunday, August 14, 2016

RIP Franco Ukmar



RIP Franco Ukmar

Italian film actor, stunt coordinator, stuntman, acrobat Franco Ukmar died in Rome, Italy on August 10th. He was 80.

Born in Rome on March 29, 1963, Ukmar was a member of the Uckmar circus family and became a stuntman and later an actor in the late 1950s. During that time a call went out for acrobats to perform stunts in the Peplum (Sword and Sandal) films that had captured the Italian film industry by storm. He along with his brothers Giancarlo, Giovanni, Sergio, Bruno and Clemente answered the call and became some of the busiest stuntmen and coordinators in the business. After the boom was over Franco found plenty of work as an actor and stuntman in the Spaghetti western genre racking up over 50 film appearances. This was followed by appearances in the adventure, crime and other trendy genres that followed.  


UKMAR, Franco
Born: 3/29/1936, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died: 8/10/2016, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Franco Ukmar’s westerns – actor, stuntman:
Adiós Gringo – 1965 (Ranchester cowboy)
The Brute and the Beast – 1966 (Scott henchman)
Thomson 1880 (Brady gang member)
Two Sons of Ringo - 1966 (Sheriff’s henchman)
Any Gun Can Play - 1967 (Montero gang member)
Kill and Pray – 1967 (Mexican with Leonardo)
Killer Caliber .32 – 1967 (gunman)
The Magnificent Texan – 1967 (Stark henchman)
Payment in Blood – 1967 (Durango townsman)
Professionals for a Massacre – 1967 (bandit)
Seven Pistols for a Massacre - 1967 (
Son of Django – 1967 (Ferguson henchman)
Wanted Johnny Texas – 1967 (
And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars – 1968 (saloon brawler)
The Great Silence – 1968 [stunt coordinator]
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death - 1968 (bandit)
If You Want to Live... Shoot! - 1968 (Marlow henchman)
No Graves on Boot Hill – 1968 (Rod henchman)
Two Pistols and a Coward – 1968 (circus man)
The 5-Man Army – 1969 (Mexican soldier)
God Will Forgive My Pistol - 1969 (Ross henchman)
No Room to Die – 1969 (Cherokee)
Sabata – 1969 (Cutty)
Sartana the Gravedigger - 1969 (gunman)
The Stranger’s Gundown – 1969 (Murdok henchman)
Three Silver Dollars – 1969 (Mexican henchman)
Roy Colt and Winchester Jack - 1970 (bounty hunter)
Shango – 1970 (Martinez henchman)
They Call Me Trinity – 1970 (Mexican badman)
A Bullet for a Stranger – 1971 (saloon patron)
His Name Was Holy Ghost – 1971 (bounty hunter)
The Price of Death – 1971 (gunman)
The Return of Sabata – 1971 (spectator at duel)
Tara Poki – 1971
Trinity Is STILL My Name! - 1971 (gunman)
Vendetta at Dawn – 1971
Alleluja & Sartana Are Sons... Sons of God - 1972 (
The Ballad of Ben and Charlie – 1972 (brawler)
Beyond the Frontiers of Hate - 1972 (brawler)
God Is My Colt .45 - 1972 (Collins henchman)
It Can Be Done Amigo - 1972 (gunman)
Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? - 1972 (James henchman)
Man of the East – 1972 (saloon patron)
Panhandle .38 - 1972 (Indian)
Trinity and Sartana Are Coming - 1972 (henchman)
And They Smelled the Strange, Exciting, Dangerous Scent of Dollars - 1973 (Costello 
      henchman)
Karate, Fists and Beans – 1973 (trapper)
A Man Called Invincible – 1973
The Man with the Golden Winchester - 1973
Crazy Bunch – 1974 (Man after Faina)
Carambola's Philosophy: In the Right Pocket - 1975 (bandit)
The Return of Shanghai Joe – 1975 (gunman)
We are No Angels – 1975 (Shark gang member)
Keoma – 1976 (bandit)
A Man Called Blade - 1977 (Valler’s man)

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