Nino Frassica

Antonio "Nino" Frassica (born 11 December 1950) is an Italian actor and television personality.

Nino Frassica
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Born (1950-12-11) 11 December 1950 (age 69)
OccupationActor and comedian
Years active1970–present
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)

Biography and careerEdit

Born in Messina, Frassica is mostly known for his deadpan humour. He debuted for Italian television with Renzo Arbore's Quelli della notte (1985), in which he played a semi-illiterate friar. Later, again in collaboration with Arbore, he was given a major role in the surreal quiz show Indietro tutta! (1987).

Frassica has subsequently featured in numerous comic movies, such as Il Bi e il Ba (1986),[1] and TV shows for Italian television. He plays Marshal Antonio "Nino" Cecchini on the Italian TV series Don Matteo.[2]



TV seriesEdit

TV ProgramsEdit


  • Programmone (Radio 2, dal 2015)


  1. ^ Lancia, Enrico; Poppi, Roberto (2003). Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri (in Italian). Gremese Editore. p. 75. ISBN 978-88-8440-269-1. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  2. ^ Nino Frassica Archived 2017-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (TV series) on IMDb

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nino Frassica at Wikimedia Commons