Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola (born August 24, 1951) is an American actor. He played the Jaffa master Bra'tac in Stargate SG-1. He had a recurring role as revolutionary leader Edouard Kagame of Liber8 in the television show Continuum, and played Pinocchio's creator/father, Geppetto on ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Tony Amendola
Tony Amendola by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Amendola at the May 2012 Phoenix Comiccon
Born (1951-08-24) August 24, 1951 (age 70)[1][2]
OccupationActor
Years active1978 – present

Early lifeEdit

Tony Amendola was born in New Haven, Connecticut.[3] His mother originates from the town of Amalfi in Italy. He was the first in his family to attend college and was set to become a lawyer, but his life went into a different direction and he ended up taking both pre-law courses and theater classes. After graduating from Southern Connecticut State University in 1974, he studied and earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1977 at Philadelphia's Temple University.[4] In 1978, he moved to Los Angeles to find work in film and television.

CareerEdit

Amendola is known for widely diverse roles such as the murderous drug dealer Santos Jimenez on Showtime's grisly drama Dexter,[5] the long running role of Jaffa master Bra'tac in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1,[6] Liber8 leader Kagame on the Syfy show Continuum,[5] Geppetto/Marco in ABC's fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time[7] and the Catholic priest Father Perez in the 2014 horror film Annabelle,[5] a role he reprised for the 2019 film The Curse of La Llorona.[8]

Amendola plays a Spanish magistrate in the 1998 swashbuckler film The Mask of Zorro[6] and appears as a separate character in its 2005 sequel.[5] He portrays a Mexican marijuana farmer in the 2001 crime drama film Blow.[6] His television appearances of note include roles on The X-Files, Seinfeld, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Angel, Alias, The Practice, Star Trek: Voyager and She-Wolf of London.[5]

He also has a long history of stage performances and spent his first twelve years as an actor almost exclusively in the theater.[9] His theater credits include Othello,[6] The Taming of the Shrew,[6] American Buffalo,[6] Tupolski in The Pillowman,[5] and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.[5]

Amendola is the voice actor for Khadgar, one of the central characters of the video-game World of Warcraft.[10] In 2019, he voiced Jedi researcher Eno Cordova in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Amendola lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Judith Marx.[4][12] He is fluent in Italian and Spanish.[13]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Character Notes Ref
1985 Maxie Street Bum [14]
1988 Wildfire Lieutenant [14]
1989 The Revenge of Al Capone Zangara TV movie [14]
1990 Dark Avenger Tom Ringerman TV movie [14]
1991 The Borrower Dr. Cheever [14]
False Arrest Doctor TV movie [14]
1992 Wishman Grodnik [14]
1993 The Hit List Rabin [14]
Three of Hearts Harvey [14]
1994 The Cisco Kid Washam TV movie [14]
1995 Chameleon Alberto Cortessi [14]
Follow the River LaPlante TV movie [14]
1996 Lone Star Chucho Montoya [14]
1998 The Mask of Zorro Don Luiz [14]
1999 Cradle Will Rock Carl Jasper [14]
Crazy in Alabama Casino Boss [14]
2001 Blow Sanchez [14]
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 Father Tirmaco [14]
2003 Shade Dr. Daley [14]
2004 Dragon Storm Theldag TV movie [14]
2005 One More Round Slick Sal [14]
Crimson Force Marduk TV movie [14]
Pizza My Heart Father Spealo TV movie [14]
Forbidden Warrior Ajis-Aka [14]
The Legend of Zorro Father Quintero [14]
2007 Read You Like a Book Dante [14]
El Muerto Padre Somera
2008 The Warehouse Job Mark Short film
2009 The Obolus Bridgeman Short film
The Perfect Sleep Dr. Sebastian [14]
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Kentor / Appa Ali Apsa Voice
Borderline Murder Dr. Martinez TV movie [14]
The Healer Medina Short film
2012 The Son of an Afghan Farmer Basil [14]
2014 Annabelle Father Perez
2015 When Duty Calls Shawn TV movie
Pizza with Bullets Sammy 'the Voice'
The Devil's Candy Leonard
2016 The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave Narrator Voice [15]
2019 The Curse of La Llorona Father Perez
2019 Santa Fake Father Estaban
2021 Xico's Journey Tochtli Voice
2021 Caged Warden Perez

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Character Notes Ref
1984 Partners in Crime Emelio Ortego Episode: "Fantasyland" [16]
1988 L.A. Law Bartender Episode: "The Princess and the Pee" [14]
1989 Columbo Clergyman Episode: "Columbo Goes to the Guillotine" [14]
1991 She-Wolf of London Dr. Pretorius Episode: "Bride of the Wolfman" [14]
1993 Seinfeld Salman Rushdie Episodes: "The Pilot" and "The Implant" [14]
1995 Space: Above and Beyond Captain Lewelyn Episode: "Mutiny" [14]
1996 Chicago Hope Federal Agent Naramoore Episode: "Hearts and Minds" [14]
Kindred: The Embraced Sorrel Episode: "Cabin in the Woods" [14]
1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman President Kasparov Episode: "Sex, Lies and Videotape" [14]
1997–1999 Todd McFarlane's Spawn Additional voices [14]
1997–2003 The Practice Dr. Alvin Troub
Dr. Willis
Dr. Bernard Gorman
Episode: "The Means"
Episode: "Race Ipsa Loquitor"
Episodes: "Man and Superman" and "Concealing Evidence"
[14]
1997–2007 Stargate SG-1 Bra'tac
Brae
26 episodes
Episode: "The Changeling"
[14]
1999 Babylon 5: Crusade Natchok Var Episode: "The Needs of Earth" [14]
Judging Amy Atty. Morton Episode: "Presumed Innocent" [14]
2000 Star Trek: Voyager Chorus #1 Episode: "Muse" [14]
The X-Files Cigarette Smoking Pontiff Episode: "Hollywood A.D." [14]
Angel Thesulac Demon Episode: "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been" [14]
Family Law Dr. Martinez Episode: "Family Values" [14]
2001–2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hand Writing Expert
Landlord
Professor Rambar
Episode: "I-15 Murders"
Episode: "Viva Las Vegas"
Episodes: "Secrets & Files" and "Pirates of the Third Reich"
[14]
2002 Charmed Dark Priest Episodes: "Womb Raider" and "Marry-Go-Round" [14]
Alias Tambor Barceló Episodes: "Trust Me" and "The Solution" [14]
The West Wing Qumari U.N. Ambassador Ali Nissir Episode: "Game On" [14]
2006 General Hospital Alberto Rosales Episodes aired August 3–4, 2006
2007 Dexter Santos Jimenez 3 episodes [14]
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Enrique Salceda Episode: "Gnothi Seauton" [14]
Numb3rs Roman Markovius Episode: "Thirty-Six Hours" [17]
2009 CSI: NY Professor Papakota 3 episodes [14]
2009 Dollhouse Atalo Diakos Episode: "Gray Hour"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Ahmed Hijazi Episode: "Deadline" [14]
2011–2018 Once Upon a Time Geppetto / Marco 13 episodes [14][18]
2012–2015 Continuum Edouard Kagame 12 episodes [14]
2014 The Mentalist Aurelio Episode: "Il Tavolo Bianco" [19]
2015 CSI: Cyber Ellis Christos Episode: "Bit by Bit" [20]
2017 Castlevania The Elder Voice, 3 episodes [21]
Scandal Prime Minister Nazari Episode: "Lost Girls"
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Arnold Cardenas Episode: "Girl Power"

Episode: "Shapes and Colors"

Blacklist: Redemption Volkan Sadik Episode: "Kevin Jensen"
2018 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Keeper Voice, Episode: "Keeper of the Spire"
Bud Light Wizard TV Ad

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Character Notes
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Archmage Khadgar Voice
2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Dr. Yousef Salim Voice
2015 Fallout 4 Father, Colonel Smith, Josh Voice
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Archmage Khadgar, Odyn Voice
2016 World of Final Fantasy Brandelis Voice
2016 Final Fantasy XV Jared Hester Voice
2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Eno Cordova Voice and motion capture, also likeness.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Amendola, Tony [@tmamendola] (August 25, 2013). "Heartfelt Thanks to friends in US,Canada,Europe ,S.America and Down Under for your kind Birthday wishes yesterday. Greatly appreciated" (Tweet). Archived from the original on November 20, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ https://scifi.media/event/tony-amendolas-birthday/
  3. ^ a b http://scifiandtvtalk.typepad.com/scifiandtvtalk/2011/10/sci-fi-blast-from-the-past-tony-amendola-stargate-sg-1.html
  4. ^ a b "Tony Amendola". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Veteran Actor Tony Amendola Battles Demon Doll Annabelle". blackfilm.com - Black Movies, Television, and Theatre News. 2014-09-29. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Durán, Alex. "SCI-FI STAR: AN INTERVIEW W/ TONY AMENDOLA – FUSION MAGAZINE". Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  7. ^ "Proud Papa: Interview with Once Upon a Time's Tony Amendola". www.themortonreport.com. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ "How The Curse of La Llorona Connects To The Conjuring Universe". ScreenRant. 2019-04-20. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  9. ^ http://www.tonyamendola.com/bio.html
  10. ^ Amendola, Tony [@tmamendola] (October 16, 2014). "Had a great time voicing archmage Khadgar for the early Nov. release of the newest WORLD OF WARCRAFT . t.co/xH8xdaX2RJ" (Tweet). Retrieved January 23, 2021 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Lewis, Alek (2019-11-25). ""Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order": A story-driven experience fans will love". The Statesman. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  12. ^ http://www.tv.com/people/tony-amendola/biography/
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150318160850/http://www.onceuponafans.com/apps/blog/show/25377323-master-of-the-craft
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd "Tony Amendola Credits". Tony Amendola Official Website. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  15. ^ Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (December 17, 2015). "From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave". PR Newswire. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Cast and Credits of Partners in Crime". Listal. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "Numbers Cast and Characters". TVGuide.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  18. ^ "Tony Amendola". IMDB.com. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "The Mentalist Cast and Characters". TVGuide.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  20. ^ Trongo, Rachel. "'Ghost In The Machine', 'Bit By Bit' & 'Family Secrets' Official Details, Plus What's On This Week". CSI Files. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  21. ^ "Netflix Castlevania series reveals voice cast". 2017-06-28.

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