Anthony De Longis
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|Anthony De Longis|
|Born||Anthony Charles De Longis
March 23, 1950
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, stuntman, choreographer|
Life and career
De Longis was born in Glendale, California. He is well known for his recurring role during the first two seasons of the TV series Star Trek: Voyager, as First Maje Jal Culluh, leader of the Kazon-Nistrim.
A very experienced swordsman, he is also known for the his roles on Highlander: The Series, as Lymon Kurlow in the third season episode "Blackmail", and as Ottavio Consone in the fifth season episode "Duende". De longis auditioned and was considered for the lead role in the series. A martial artist and weapon master in several disciplines, he played a swordsman opposite Jet Li in the 2006 martial arts epic Fearless, and gave Harrison Ford extensive whip training for the 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He also taught Michelle Pfeiffer how to use the bullwhip for her role as Catwoman in the 1992 film Batman Returns.
De Longis' best known film role was as the character Blade in the 1987 film Masters of the Universe, in which he was also Frank Langella's stunt double. He also portrayed Gary Ketchum in Road House, performing featured fights against Patrick Swayze's Dalton.
He appeared as Claus Van Zandt in 1985 on the soap opera Days of our Lives, and as Leo Mitchell in 1989 on Santa Barbara. He has also made guest appearances on many other TV series, including Battlestar Galactica (original series), V, Babylon 5, Queen of Swords, and MacGyver. De Longis provided his voice in a Star Trek video game. De Longis was the voice actor as the main antagonist Lord Zygon in Starchaser: The Legend of Orin on 1985 film.
De Longis was also the swordmaster and stunt co-ordinator on the first six production episodes of the syndicated TV series Queen of Swords (101-107, not 105). The Queen of Swords was portrayed by newcomer Tessie Santiago and he trained her for two months in pre-production in California in the use of the rapier and dagger in the Spanish mysterious circle (Destreza) style  to give the heroine a unique fighting style. He had used this style in the episode "Duende" of Highlander: The Series. He also trained Santiago in the use of the whip before moving to Texas Hollywood, Almeria, Spain for the filming of the series. He appears in episode 1, "Destiny", as Maestro Torres the fencing instructor of Tessa Alvarado and episode 16, "The Hanged Man", as the ruthless Krane of the title. In the series he trained guest stars Bo Derek and Cristián de la Fuente and also doubled for him.
In 1999, De Longis formed Palpable Hit Productions, a production company specializing in bladed weapons and bullwhip training videos. The initial productions presented swordplay for performance, but in 2002 branched out to include historically correct combative fencing techniques in conjunction with the Martinez Academy of Arms.
- DC Nation Shorts (2011) - Tested Green Arrow's boxing glove arrow
- Resistance 3 (2011)- Mick Cutler
- Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (2010)- Marshal Leigh Johnson
- Red Dead Redemption (2010)- Marshal Leigh Johnson
- Deadliest Warrior (2009) - Member of Team William Wallace
- Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
- Fearless (2006)
- La Verdadera Destreza: The True Art and Style of Spanish Swordsmanship (1999/2001) (with Maestro Ramon Martinez)
- Queen of Swords (2000) TV series as actor (2 episodes: "Destiny", "The Hanged Man") and first six production episodes as swordmaster/stunt co-ordinator
- Final Round (1994)
- Batman Returns (1992)
- Far and Away (1992)
- Road House (1989)
- Masters of the Universe (1987)
- The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
- Dangerously Close (1986)
- Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
- The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984) - Kief, Zeg's Captain (as Anthony DeLongis)
- The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
- Jaguar Lives! (1979)
- Circle of Iron aka The Silent Flute (1978) - Morthond
- Swashbuckler (1976)
- The Gay Deceivers (1969)
- Behind the scenes with de longis picture training Michelle Pfeiffer
- Behind the scenes and on the set with Anthony De Longis.. Destiny retrieved March 9, 2010
- Behind the scenes...Dual with a Stranger http://www.delongis.com/LaReina/Duel2.html retrieved March 2012