Anthony De Longis

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Anthony De Longis
Born
Anthony Charles De Longis

(1950-03-23) March 23, 1950 (age 70)
OccupationActor, stuntman, fight choreographer
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)
Mary de Longis
(m. 2003)
Websitewww.delongis.com Edit this at Wikidata

Anthony Charles De Longis (born March 23, 1950) is an American actor, stuntman, and fight choreographer.

Life and career[edit]

De Longis was born in Glendale, California. He attended California State University, Northridge where he was initiated into the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

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 his roles on Highlander: The Series, as Lymon Kurlow in the third-season episode "Blackmail", and as Otavio 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.[1]

De Longis provided the voice of Marshal Leigh Johnson in the 2010 western video game, Red Dead Redemption. He also appeared in the downloadable content pack Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.

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[2] 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, Almería, 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.[3]

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.

In 2009, De Longis appeared on an episode of the Deadliest Warrior as an expert for the weapons and tactics used by William Wallace.

In 2015, De Longis appeared on an episode of MythBusters, teaching Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman how to use a bullwhip so they could test Indiana Jones myths.

In 2018, De Longis appeared as a guest on an episode of Good Mythical Morning in which he whipped Rhett McLaughlin on the buttocks.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Acting[edit]

Film[edit]

Years Title Role Notes
2020 Fallen Angel Spear Man
2018 Dead Men Anson Cardena
2016 Six Gun Savior Rex Cooper
2016 Duke John Wayne Short
2016 The Hunted: Origins Vincent Short
2016 Tower of Joy: A Game of Thrones FanFilm Lord Commander Gerold Hightower Short
2016 The Code of Cain Kidnapper
2015 Boomerang Returns Vic Short
2014 Rise of the Lonestar Ranger Jeff Ake
2013 Nightcomer 'Tex'
2013 Gangster Squad Burbank Jail Thug
2012 Cowboy Creed Sheriff Graves Short
2012 Day for Knight Narrator Short
2011 Last Words Cavalryman Video short)
2010 Overlords, Incorporated Vincent Marlowe Short
2010 Blood Trail The Master Short
2006 Fearless Anthony Garcia
1995 Expect No Mercy Damian
1992 Batman Returns Terrifying Clown #2 Uncredited
1989 Road House Gary Ketchum
1987 Masters of the Universe Blade
The Chipmunk Adventure Klaus Furschtein (voice)
1985 Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Lord Zygon (voice)
1984 3 Days Jesus
1984 The Warrior and the Sorceress Kief Credited as Anthony DeLongis
1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer Rodrigo
1979 Jaguar Lives Bret Barrett
1978 Circle of Iron Morthond
1976 Swashbuckler Soldier in Bar Uncredited
1969 The Gay Deceivers Uncredited

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Quest Red Episode: "Day of Outrage"
1977 Family Tony Family: "Someone's Watching"
Quincy, M.E. Russell Episode: "Has Anybody Here Seen Quincy?"
Logan's Run Ketcham Episode: "Logan's Run"
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Sergio Morse Episode: "Campus Terror"
1979 Battlestar Galactica Taba 2 episodes
1982 Strike Force Dennis Episode: "Lonely Ladies"
1984 General Hospital Irving Unknown episodes
Matt Houston Klein Episode: "Criss-Cross"
The A-Team Tony Episode: "Harder Than It Looks"
Trapper John, M.D. Mick Taggart Episode: "The Fred Connection"
The Master Draper Episode: "The Java Tiger"
Velvet Rawls TV movie
V Ghalen Episode: "The Dissident"
Murder, She Wrote Serge Berensky Episode: "Death Takes a Curtain Call"
1982-1985 The Dukes of Hazzard Slade / Norton 2 episodes
1985 Days of Our Lives Claus Van Zandt Unknown episodes
1986 The Twilight Zone Thompson Episode: "The Convict's Piano"
1984-1987 The New Mike Hammer Jack Cooley / David Cardell 2 episodes
1987 She's the Sheriff The Butterfly Episode: "Butterfly Is Free"
1986-1987 MacGyver Major Nicolaj Kosov / Piedra - Assassin 3 episodes
1987 Moonlighting Chain Gang Soloist Episode: "Cool Hand Dave: Part 2"
1987 Simon & Simon Zorn Episode: "You, Too, Can Be a Detective"
1988 Sledge Hammer! Arvin Swenson Episode: "Suppose They Gave a War and Sledge Came?"
1988 High Mountain Rangers Ivan Denisovitch Episode: "Asylum"
1988 Houston Knights Corliss Episode: "For Caroline"
1989 Santa Barbara Leo Mitchell Unknown episodes
1990 Days of Our Lives Hans Episode #1.6290"
1993 Renegade Pastorini / Frank Sand 2 episodes
1995–1996 Star Trek: Voyager First Maje Jal Culluh 5 episodes
1996 Pacific Blue Travis Morell Episode: "Rapscallions"
1996 Babylon 5 Harry Episode: "Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?"
1994-1997 Highlander: The Series Otavio Consone / Lymon Kurlow 2 episodes
1997 Goosebumps Man in Black Episode: "Don't Go to Sleep"
1997 Conan Prince Shadizar Episode: "The Curse of Afka"
1998 The Adventures of Sinbad Malek Episode: "The Gryphon's Tale"
1998 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes Vern Episode: "The Case of the Galloping Ghost"
2000-2001 Queen of Swords Maestro Juan Torres, Krane 2 episodes "Destiny", " Hanged Man"
2001 The Outer Limits Commander McCarty Episode: "The Vessel"
2001 MythQuest Sir Lancelot Episode: "Sir Caradoc at the Round Table"
2002 Ariana's Quest Tarak" TV movie
2004 ER EMT Episode: "Try Carter"
2005 Las Vegas Very Big Guy Episode: "Double Down, Triple Threat"
2007 The War at Home Fencing Instructor Episode: "A Bitter Pill to Swallow"
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hajek Bodyguard #1" TV Short
2008 The Riches Redneck Episode: "Trust Never Sleeps"
2008 iCarly Emile Episode: "iFence"
2009 Leverage Butcher of Kiev Episode: "The Wedding Job"
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey Himself 2 episodes
Deadliest Warrior Member of Team William Wallace "Episode 8: William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu"
2010 Justified Rufus Episode: "Bulletville"
2011 The AOF Channel Anthony De Longis
2009–2011 The Hunted Vincent 6 episodes
2012 Grimm Judge Logan Patterson Episode: "Game Ogre"
2012 NCIS Whipcord Episode: "Secrets"
2012 Happily Never After Bruce Cleland Episode: "Weeping Widow"
2014 Revolution Head Ranger Episode: "S#!& Happens"
2014 Ride the Lightning Bill Dixon Episode: "Vengeance Part 3"
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Harrison Goodsell Episode: "The Grey Man"
2015 The Millers The Pope Episode: "When the Pope Comes Marching In"
2015 The Story of Billy the Kidd Sheriff Gary Kidd" TV movie
2015 MythBusters Himself Episode: "Indiana Jones Special"
2017 Rusty Revolver: Origin The Sunset Comanche Episode: "Pilot"
2017 Midnight, Texas Plantation Master Episode: "Lemuel, Unchained"
2018 Arrested Development Mr. F #2 3 episodes

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role
1992 Star Trek: 25 Anniversary Enhanced Federation Admiral
1993 Star Trek: Judgment Rites Adm. Richards, Commander, Curator Breznia
2000 Fear Effect Jacob "Deke" DeCourt
2010 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Marshal Leigh Johnson
Red Dead Redemption
2011 Resistance 3 Mick Cutler, Martin, Ray
Might & Magic Heroes VI Hiroshi
Bulletstorm General Earl Sarrano
2012 Hitman: Absolution Hope Cops, Supporting Cast
2014 Wasteland 2 Pistol Pete
2020 Wasteland 3 Male Nightclub Bouncer, Flab the Inhaler, Percival Wesson, Ranch Leader, Marshal Lupinski

Stunts/miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behind the scenes with de longis picture training Michelle Pfeiffer
  2. ^ Behind the scenes and on the set with Anthony De Longis.. Destiny retrieved March 9, 2010
  3. ^ Behind the scenes...Dual with a Stranger http://www.delongis.com/LaReina/Duel2.html retrieved March 2012
  4. ^ Rhett & Link (2018-03-06). "Can You Feel Someone Else's Pain? (Experiment)". Good Mythical Morning. Season 13. Episode 1289. Timestamp 8:17. Retrieved 2019-04-09 – via YouTube.

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