Gérard Tichy

Gerard Tichy (also Gérard Tichy, Gerhard Tichi and Gerardo Tichy, 11 March 1920 – 11 April 1992) was a Spanish actor of German descent, who appeared in numerous movies, including several international productions. He was born in Weißenfels, Germany, on 11 March 1920, and died in Madrid, Spain, on 11 April 1992.

Gerard Tichy
Gérard Tichy in 100.000 dollari per Ringo (1965).jpg
Gerard Tichy as Tom Cherry in 100.000 dollari per Ringo (1965)
Born(1920-03-11)11 March 1920
Weißenfels, Germany
Died11 April 1992(1992-04-11) (aged 72)
Madrid, Spain
Other namesGerard Tichy
Gerardo Tichy
Years active1949-1992


Tichy participated in World War II and held the rank of a lieutenant when it ended. He was put in a French POW camp but soon managed to escape to Spain. There he started his film career in the war epic Balarrasa (1951) and quickly became a prominent character actor in Spanish cinema, ultimately appearing in 99 films over the course of his career.

A capable if not fluent English speaker, Tichy also appeared in several international productions that were filmed in Spain, most notably King of Kings (1961) as Joseph, El Cid (1961) playing King Ramirez, and Doctor Zhivago (1965) as Liberius, a Red partisan commander.

He appeared in numerous spaghetti Westerns, most notably Sergio Corbucci's Compañeros (1971). He also worked with noted Spanish horror film directors such as Jesus Franco (Marquis de Sade: Justine), Paul Naschy (The Beast and the Magic Sword) and Amando de Ossorio (Serpiente del mar), and famed Italian director Mario Bava (Hatchet for the Honeymoon).

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