Nik Novecento

Nik Novecento (19 February 1964 – 15 October 1987) was an Italian actor and television personality.

Nik Novecento
Leonardo Sottani

(1964-02-19)19 February 1964
Died15 October 1987(1987-10-15) (aged 23)
Occupationactor, television personality

Life and career

Born in Bologna as Leonardo Sottani, Novecento's career was launched by Pupi Avati, that discovered him when he worked at a gas station;[1] Novecento starred in six Avati's films between 1983 and 1987. Aside from the films, Novecento gained some popularity as regular opinionist of Maurizio Costanzo Show and as television host of the Avati's TV-show Hamburger Serenade, broadcast by RaiUno in 1986.[1][2][3] In October 1987, at 23, he suddenly died of a heart attack while he was in Rome at the Avati's studios.[1][2]


Year Title Role Notes
1983A School OutingBaraldi
1984The Three of UsNicola
1985Graduation PartyNicola Porelli
1986Una domenica sìNik
1987Ultimo minutoNik
1988The Strangeness of LifeYoung Patient
1988SposiDavide(final film role)


  1. "Nick Novecento: Con lui è morta un pò di Emilia". La Stampa. 16 October 1987.
  2. Maria Pia Fusco (17 October 1987). "Addio a Nick Novecento uno che offriva sorrisi". La Repubblica.
  3. "Nick Novecento, morte a puntate". La Stampa. 16 October 1987.
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