Ivan Rassimov (Born Ivan Đerasimović; Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Ђерасимовић) (7 May 1938 – 14 March 2003) was an Italian film actor who appeared in many horror and exploitation films.

Ivan Rassimov
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Screenshot of Rassimov in Inhibition, 1976
Born
Ivan Đerasimović

(1938-05-07)7 May 1938
Died14 March 2003(2003-03-14) (aged 64)
OccupationActor
Years active1964-1987

BiographyEdit

Born in Trieste to Serbian parents, Velimir and Vera Đjerasimović (née Petrijević), he attended the Slovenian scientific lyceum (realna gimnazija s slovenskim ucnim jezikom) in Trieste. He made his film debut in 1964 after graduating from university and Actors' Studio in Rome. Mostly cast in villainous roles, he appeared in Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires (1965), Sergio Martino's Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972), Umberto Lenzi's Man from Deep River (1972) and Eaten Alive! (1980), Mario Gariazzo's The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (1974), and Ruggero Deodato's Last Cannibal World (1977), among many other titles.

He retired from acting in 1987. At the time of his tragic motorcycle accident, which led to his death, he was working for a publishing firm in Rome.

His sister, Rada Rassimov, is a film actress. He had a younger brother Milovan Djerasimović (1945-2012), a music professor in Trieste.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
1964 Super rapina a Milano Adriano Celentano As Ivan Rassimovich
1965 Planet of the Vampires Carter Mario Bava
1966 Un uomo a metà Vittorio De Seta
1966 La strega in amore Librarian Damiano Damiani
1966 The Bible: In the Beginning Dignitary of Babylon John Huston Uncredited
1967 Non aspettare Django, spara Django Foster Edoardo Mulargia As Sean Todd
1967 Soledad Mario Camus
1967 Il ragazzo che sapeva amare Enzo Dell'Aquila
1967 Cjamango Cjamango Edoardo Mulargia As Sean Todd
1968 Se vuoi vivere... spara Django / Johnny Dall Sergio Garrone As Sean Todd
1969 Sette baschi rossi Alain Carrès Mario Siciliano
1969 Esa mujer Carlos Alcántara Mario Camus
1969 I vigliacchi non pregano Daniel Mario Siciliano As Sean Todd
1970 Overrun! Lt. Crossland Mario Siciliano
1970 The Tigers of Mompracem Sandokan Mario Sequi
1971 Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh Jean Sergio Martino
1971 La vendetta è un piatto che si serve freddo Perkins Pasquale Squitieri
1971 Cross Current Burt Tonino Ricci
1972 All the Colors of the Dark Mark Cogan Sergio Martino
1972 The Man from the Deep River John Bradley Umberto Lenzi
1972 Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave Walter Sergio Martino
1972 Un bianco vestito per Marialé Massimo Romano Scavolini
1973 Si può essere più bastardi dell'ispettore Cliff? Insp. Cliff Massimo Dallamano
1974 Spasmo Fritz Bauman Umberto Lenzi
1974 The Eerie Midnight Horror Show Satan Mario Gariazzo
1974 Salvo D'Acquisto German Sergeant Romolo Guerrieri
1975 Il lupo dei mari Death Larsen Giuseppe Vari
1976 Rome Armed to the Teeth Antonio 'Tony' Parenzo Umberto Lenzi
1976 Inhibition Peter Smart Paolo Poeti
1976 Colt 38 Special Squad Marsigliese (it. version) / Black Angel (eng. version) Massimo Dallamano
1976 Emanuelle in Bangkok Prince Sanit Joe D'Amato
1977 Last Cannibal World Rolf Ruggero Deodato
1977 Shock Dr. Aldo Spidini Mario Bava
1977 Emanuelle Around the World Dr. Malcolm Robertson Joe D'Amato
1978 Spy Kill The Silent Romolo Guerrieri
1979 The Humanoid Lord Graal Aldo Lado
1980 Eaten Alive! Jonas Melvyn Umberto Lenzi
1981 I figli... so' pezzi 'e core Lorenzo Berisio Alfonso Brescia
1982 Ciao nemico Pvt. Russ Baxter Enzo Barboni
1983 The Atlantis Interceptors Bill Cook Ruggero Deodato
1984 Buio nella valle Giuseppe Fina TV Mini-Series
1984 Torna Stelvio Massi
1985 I cinque del Condor Marius Umberto Lenzi
1986 Body Count Deputy Sheriff Ted Ruggero Deodato
1989 Appuntamento a Trieste Bruno Mattei 3 episodes, (final appearance)

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