Ray Lovelock (actor)

Raymond Lovelock (Italian pronunciation: [ˈrɛi ˈlɔvlɔk];[1] 19 June 1950 – 10 November 2017) was an Italian actor and musician, best known for his roles in Italian genre cinema.

Ray Lovelock
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Ray Lovelock in Almost Human (1974)
Born(1950-06-19)19 June 1950
Rome, Italy
Died10 November 2017(2017-11-10) (aged 67)
Trevi, Italy
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1964–2015

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Ray Lovelock was born in Rome on 19 June 1950. His mother was Italian and his father was English. They met during the Allied occupation of Italy in World War II. While at college, he supplemented his income as an extra in movies and TV commercials.

Music careerEdit

Lovelock also performed in a rock band with longtime friend and actor Tomas Milian, where he was discovered by a talent agent.[2] In Italy, he released 10 singles, which included the main theme song of Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man. He also released 2 singles in Japan, one of which "Koi Wa Kaze" reached #34 on the Japanese Oricon chart in 1970. His album, "All about Raymond Lovelock" also charted that year and peaked at #19.[3]

Acting careerEdit

Lovelock played his first credited movie part in the Spaghetti Western Se sei vivo spara (1967), directed by Giulio Questi and starring Milian.[4] He had established himself as a reliable character actor in Italian films and television, working steadily from the late 1960s.

Among his more notable film roles are Fiddler on the Roof (where he played Fyedka, a Russian Christian farmer who marries a Jewish girl named Chava, against the wishes of Chava's father; 1971), Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974), Almost Human (1974), Violent Rome (1975), Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976), The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Mia And Me (2014) and The Last House on the Beach (1978).[5]

He died in Trevi on 10 November 2017, at the age of 67 of cancer.[6]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1965 Darling Minor role Uncredited
1967 Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! Evan Templer
1968 I giovani tigri
1968 Bandits in Milan Donato 'Tuccio' Lopez
1968 Seven Times Seven Mildred's Lover Uncredited
1969 Plagio Guido
1969 Run, Rabbit, Run [de] Brian
1969 Oh, Grandmother's Dead Carlo Alberto Ghia
1969 L'amica Claudio Nervi
1970 Le regine David
1971 Oasis of Fear Dick Butler
1971 Fiddler on the Roof Fyedka
1973 One Russian Summer Yuri
1973 Un modo di essere donna Vasco, Francesca's Lover
1974 Emergency Squad Micheli
1974 The King is the Best Mayor Sancho
1974 Almost Human Carmine
1974 Let Sleeping Corpses Lie George Meaning
1975 Autopsy Riccardo
1975 Violent Rome Biondi
1975 La moglie vergine Giovannino Arrighini
1976 Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man Tony
1976 Meet Him and Die Massimo Torlani
1976 The Cassandra Crossing Tom
1977 The Virgo, the Taurus and the Capricorn Patrizio Marchi
1977 Gangbuster Avvocato Mario Gastali
1978 The Greatest Battle Lt. John Foster
1978 The Last House on the Beach Aldo
1978 Being Twenty Rico
1979 L'anello matrimoniale Mario
1979 From Hell to Victory Jim Rosson
1979 Scusi lei è normale? Franco Astuti
1979 Play Motel Roberto / Husband
1980 L'ebreo fascista Oberdan Rossi
1984 Murder Rock George Webb
1986 Mino Michele 4 episodes
1988 Mak P 100
1998 La vuelta de El Coyote Edmond Greene
1999 Una vita non violenta Blind guitar player Uncredited
2000 Il fratello minore Padre di Anna
2000 Primetime Murder Adam
2012 The World of Hemingway Ernest Hemingway old
2013 Controra Von Galen
2015 Mia and Me Renzo Season 2
2015 Barbara ed Io
2016 My Father Jack avv. Pontecorvo
2017 Midday Demons Von Galen (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See Ray. Compare love story and Locke.
  2. ^ Ray Lovelock interview 1
  3. ^ Ray Lovelock Discography
  4. ^ Ray Lovelock interview 2
  5. ^ Verflucht zum Töten (1978) - Franco Prosperi / Sense of View Review
  6. ^ ansa.it. "Morto Ray Lovelock, da "Cassandra Crossing" a Tv". Retrieved 10 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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