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
Born(1950-06-19)19 June 1950
Rome, Italy
Died10 November 2017(2017-11-10) (aged 67)
Trevi, Italy
OccupationActor, musician
Years active19642015


Early life

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 career

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 career

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]


Year Title Role Notes
1965DarlingMinor roleUncredited
1967Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!Evan Templer
1968I giovani tigri
1968Bandits in MilanDonato 'Tuccio' Lopez
1968Seven Times SevenMildred's LoverUncredited
1969Run, Rabbit, RunBrian
1969Oh, Grandmother's DeadCarlo Alberto Ghia
1969L'amicaClaudio Nervi
1970Le regineDavid
1971Oasis of FearDick Butler
1971Fiddler on the RoofFyedka
1973One Russian SummerYuri
1973Un modo di essere donnaVasco, Francesca's Lover
1974Emergency SquadMicheli
1974The King is the Best MayorSancho
1974Almost HumanCarmine
1974Let Sleeping Corpses LieGeorge Meaning
1975Violent RomeBiondi
1975La moglie vergineGiovannino Arrighini
1976Live Like a Cop, Die Like a ManTony
1976Meet Him and DieMassimo Torlani
1976The Cassandra CrossingTom
1977The Virgo, the Taurus and the CapricornPatrizio Marchi
1977GangbusterAvvocato Mario Gastali
1978The Greatest BattleLt. John Foster
1978The Last House on the BeachAldo
1978Being TwentyRico
1979L'anello matrimonialeMario
1979From Hell to VictoryJim Rosson
1979Scusi lei è normale?Franco Astuti
1979Play MotelRoberto / Husband
1980L'ebreo fascistaOberdan Rossi
1984Murder RockGeorge Webb
1986MinoMichele4 episodes
1988Mak P 100
1998La vuelta de El CoyoteEdmond Greene
1999Una vita non violentaBlind guitar playerUncredited
2000Il fratello minorePadre di Anna
2000Primetime MurderAdam
2012The World of HemingwayErnest Hemingway old
2013ControraVon Galen
2015Mia and MeRenzo2 episodes
2015Barbara ed Io
2016My Father Jackavv. Pontecorvo
2018Midday DemonsVon Galen(final film role)


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