|Born||December 11, 1950
Antonio "Nino" Frassica (born December 11, 1950) is an Italian actor.
Born in Messina, he debuted for Italian television with Renzo Arbore's Quelli della notte (1985), in which he played a semi-illiterate friar. Later, again under Arbore, he was given a major role in the also surreal and successful Indietro tutta! of 1987.
Frassica has subsequently featured in numerous comic movies, Il Bi e il Ba (1986), and TV shows for Italian television. He plays Lt. Cecchini on the Italian TV series Don Matteo. His most prominent role was that of Brigadier Mele in the Hollywood blockbuster The Tourist, which grossed US$ 278 million worldwide.