Peter Martell

Pietro Martellanza (30 September 1938 – 1 February 2010), best known as Peter Martell, was an Italian film actor who had numerous bigger roles in Spaghetti westerns. Sometimes he was credited as Pete Martell or Peter Martel.

Peter Martell
Martell in The Forgotten Pistolero (1969)
Pietro Martellanza

(1938-09-30)30 September 1938
Died1 February 2010(2010-02-01) (aged 71)

Born in Bolzano, he started his career in cinema as a stuntman.[1] He was mainly active in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in about 70 films.[1] After a longer break he starred in some movies again from 2002 on.

Martell was chosen as the leading actor in God Forgives... I Don't!, but the day before the first shoot he broke his foot during a fight with his girlfriend and was replaced by Terence Hill, which started Hill's successful partnership with Bud Spencer.[2][3]


Year Title Role Notes
1963The CommandantGiovane ufficiale
1965La violenza e l'amoreDelinquente
1966Il pianeta erranteDubrowski
1966Arizona ColtRancherUncredited
1966My Name Is Pecos
1967Fury of Johnny KidRodrigo Campos
1967Due croci a Danger PassAlex Mitchell
1967The CobraMike Rand
1967Omicidio per appuntamentoCar mechanic
1967Come rubare un quintale di diamanti in RussiaAlain
1967Lola ColtRod Strater
1968Ringo, il cavaliere solitarioDan Blake / Capt. Bly / Ringo
1968Bandits in MilanThe Protector
1968Long Days of HateTony Guy
1968God Made Them... I Kill ThemDon Luis del la Vega / Rod Douglas
1968May God Forgive You... But I Won'tJack Smart
1968Il lungo giorno del massacroJoe Williams
1969Probabilità zeroSam the Brit
1969The Tough and the MightyAntonio Masala
1969The Forgotten PistoleroRafael Garcia
1970The Bloody JudgeBarnaby
1970Chuck MollSilver
1971Deserto di fuocoBill
1971Il suo nome era PotKid 'Pot' Potter / Allegria / Cheerful
1971Savage GunsPeter MartellUncredited
1972The French Sex MurdersAntoine Gottvalles
1972Death Walks at MidnightStefano
1974Die StoßburgKasimir
1974Laß jucken, Kumpel 3. Teil – Maloche, Bier und BettMario
1974Liebesgrüße aus der Lederhose II. Teil: Zwei Kumpel auf der Alm
1974La pazienza ha un limite... noi no!'Pupo' Bill McDonald
1976Street PeoplePano
1976Safari ExpressHoward Spring
1986MomoGrauer HerrUncredited
2002Killer Barbys vs. DraculaFalso Dracula
2004Tears of KaliLars Eriksson(segment "Poona, India 1983")
2009Melancholie der EngelHeinrich


  1. "Cinema: morto Peter Martell, il Terence Hill sudtirolese". Ticino News. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  2. Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9.
  3. "Intervista a Terence Hill". Retrieved 12 December 2011.

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