Gino Buzzanca

Gino Buzzanca (8 March 1912 5 May 1985) was an Italian film actor.

Gino Buzzanca
Born(1912-03-08)8 March 1912
Messina, Italy
Died5 May 1985(1985-05-05) (aged 73)
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Messina, Buzzanca began his career on stage, specializing as an actor of the Sicilian language theater, and starring in works by Luigi Pirandello and Giovanni Verga.[1] Discovered by Luigi Zampa, who offered him a role of weight in the film Easy Years, Buzzanca then had a long film career as a character actor, often cast in negative roles.[1] He also appeared in several Spaghetti Westerns, usually credited as Bill Jackson.[1] He was the uncle of the actor Lando Buzzanca.[1]

Partial filmography


  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Gli Attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
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