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      Lino Banfi

      Lino Banfi

      Highest Rated: 60% Where am I going? (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 60% Where am I going? (2016)

      Birthday: Jul 9, 1936

      Birthplace: Andria, Italy

      Best known for his contribution to the "Italian Sex Comedy" film genre of the 1970s, Lino Banfi transcended his status as an actor when he became a Goodwill Ambassador for the children's rights organization UNICEF in 2000. With more than 100 acting credits in film alone on his resume, it's no surprise that he began performing his comedy routine on stage at the young age of 18. His spot-on impersonations caught the eyes of audiences and fellow performers alike, and celebrated actor Antonio de Curtis helped him catapult to stardom by recommending that he change his name to Lino Banfi (from his less punchy birth name, Pasquale Zagaria) and adopt a signature trademark for his act: to speak exclusively in an exaggerated version of his natural Bari dialect. After taking his act to Rome, Banfi found great success as a cabaret performer while snagging supporting roles in dozens of low-profile comedy films throughout the '60s and early '70s. In addition to his numerous turns in "sexy comedies"--including perhaps his most famous performance in Luciano Salce's sketch-based comedy "Vieni avanti cretino"--he played the mayor in Ciccio Ingrassia's now cult-classic "The Exorcist: Italian Style," an oddball spoof of the classic chiller. While starring in Italy's hugely successful and inspirational TV series "Un medico in famiglia," Banfi returned to the big screen in 2008 after a twenty-year break from the film industry with "L'allenatore nel pallone 2 ," the sequel to his classic soccer comedy.

      Highest rated movies

      60% Where am I going?

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cecchi Gori: Una famiglia italiana Self - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Madre mia Unknown (Character) - 2018
      60% 64% Where am I going? Senatore Binetto (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buona giornata Senatore Leonardo Lo Bianco (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scusate il disturbo Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 56% Wedding Fever in Campobello Antonio (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Focaccia Blues Barese (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Un'estate al mare Nicola (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What if Santa Claus ... Again! Ezechiele (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Il mio amico Babbo Natale 2 Ezechiele (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Il mio amico Babbo Natale Ezechiele (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tale of the Dog Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Flaw Nicola Gammarota (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Blue Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Blue 2 Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missione eroica: I pompieri 2 Nicola Ruoppolo (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missione Eroica Nicola Ruoppolo (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bellifreschi Tommaso/Tom (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scuola di ladri Amalio Siraghi (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grandi magazzini Nicola (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I pompieri Nicola Ruoppolo (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Al bar dello sport Lino (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vai avanti tu che mi vien da ridere Commissario Pasquale Bellachioma (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dio li fa poi li accoppia Dario Ricciotti (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fracchia, la belva umana Commissario Auricchio (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La moglie in vacanza... L'amante in città Peppino (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugar, Honey and Pepper Pugliese (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La ripetente fa l'occhietto al preside Rodolfo (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'insegnante al mare con tutta la classe Ercole Cubetti (Character) - 1980
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday, Sunday and Friday Nicola La Brocca (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 57% How to Seduce Your Teacher Pasquale La Ricchiuta (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La poliziotta della squadra del buon costume Unknown (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'infermiera nella corsia dei militari Prof. Amedeo La Russa (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La soldatessa alle grandi manovre Don Pagnotta (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'insegnante va in collegio Peppina (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 67% L'insegnante viene a casa Amedeo (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La liceale nella classe dei ripetenti Zenobio Cantalupo (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Basta che non si sappia in giro! Il direttore del carcere (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'esorciccio Pasquale Abbate (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Venga a fare il soldato da noi Angelo Maria Pisanò (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I due pompieri Pompiere pugliese (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adulterio all'italiana Marco (Character) - 1966