Vassili Karis

Vassili Karis (born Vassilj Karamesinis on 22 September 1938) is a Greek-born Italian actor, mainly active in the Spaghetti Western film genre.

Vassili Karis
Vassilj Karamesinis

22 September 1938 (1938-09-22) (age 81)

Life and career

Born in Patras, Karis was first active in the peplum genre, in which he was credited with his birth name or with the stage name Marco Vassilli.[1] Adopted his definitive stage name, he got his first role of weight in 1966, in the Spaghetti Western film Five Giants from Texas.[1] His breakout came in the early 1970s with the role of Holy Ghost ("Spirito Santo" in Italian) in a series of western comedy films.[1][2] Declided the western genre, he slowed his activities, retiring in the mid-1990s.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Enrico Lancia, Fabio Melelli. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Attori stranieri del nostro cinema. Gremese 2006, ISBN 978-8-88440-425-1.
  2. Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779.

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