Anthony De Longis

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Anthony De Longis
Born
Anthony Charles De Longis

(1950-03-23) March 23, 1950 (age 69)
OccupationActor, stuntman, fight choreographer
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)Mary de Longis (2003-present)
Websitehttp://www.delongis.com

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, 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.[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
2014 Rise of the Lonestar Ranger Jeff Ake
2011 Resistance 3 Mike Cutler
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 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]

Years Title Role Notes
2015 MythBusters Himself Episode: "Indiana Jones Special"
2012 Grimm Judge Logan Patterson Episode: "Game Ogre"
2009–2011 The Hunted Vincent 6 episodes
2009 Deadliest Warrior Member of Team William Wallace "Episode 8: William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu"
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey Himself 2 episodes
2001 The Queen of Swords Krane Episode: "Hanged Man"
2000 Maestro Juan Torres Episode: "Destiny"
1996 Babylon 5 Harry Episode: "Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?"
1995–1996 Star Trek: Voyager First Maje Jal Culluh 5 episodes
1989 Santa Barbara Leo Mitchell Unknown episodes
1987 MacGyver Major Nicolai Kosov Episode: "Lost Love"
1986 Piedra Episode: "The Assassin"
1985 Days of Our Lives Claus Van Zandt Unknown episodes
1984 General Hospital Irving Unknown episodes
1982 The Dukes of Hazzard Norton Episode: "The Hazzardgate Tape
1979 Battlestar Galactica Taba 2 episodes

Videogames[edit]

Years Title Role
2014 Wasteland 2 Pistol Pete
2012 Hitman: Absolution Hope Cops
2011 Bulletstorm General Earl Sarrano
Might & Magic Heroes VI Hiroshi
Resistance 3 Mick Cutler, Martin, Ray
2010 Red Dead Redemption Marshal Leigh Johnson
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
2000 Fear Effect Jacob "Deke" DeCourt
1993 Star Trek: Judgement Rites Adm. Richards, Commander, Curator Breznia
1992 Star Trek: 25 Anniversary Enhanced Federation Admiral

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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