Giovanni Frezza

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Giovanni Frezza
Born (1972-09-08) 8 September 1972 (age 44)
Potenza, Italy
Occupation Actor (former), marketing manager
Years active 1980–1985

Giovanni Frezza (born 8 September 1972)[1] is an Italian former child actor who appeared in a number of horror films throughout the 1980s.[2]

Early life[edit]

Giovanni Frezza was born in Potenza, Italy.


He made his film debut with a minor role the 1980 Marco Bellocchio-directed comedy-drama Salto nel vuoto (English title: A Leap in the Dark). Frezza then went on to play a variety of juvenile roles, most often in horror films. In 1981 he had a starring role in the gory, supernatural-themed Lucio Fulci-directed Quella villa accanto al cimitero as Bob Boyle, an imperiled child living in a sinister New England house.[3] In 1982 he appeared in Enzo G. Castellari-directed post-apocalyptic Italian action film I Nuovi barbari (English: The New Barbarians).[4][5]

Frezza would continue appearing in films until 1985. His last role was as Kirk in the 1985 Dario Argento-penned and Lamberto Bava-directed thriller Dèmoni (English: Demons). After retiring from films at age thirteen, Frezza concentrated on his studies.

Personal life[edit]

According to his official MySpace page, he currently resides in Chicago and is a married father of three children who works as a marketing manager for a multinational company.[6]



  1. ^ Celebrity Birthday List
  2. ^ Register Horror Express: "Giovanni Frezza, a creepy kid icon of 80’s Italian exploitation cinema thanks to Lucio Fulci’s “House by the Cemetery” and Enzo Castellari’s “The New Barbarians"
  3. ^ Lucio Fulci's A House by the Cemetery
  4. ^ a b B-Notes
  5. ^ Monster Hunter: The New Barbarians"It all happened when Scorpion's car was in need of repair and he took it to his personal mechanic and who should come out of his trailer shop but Giovanni Frezza. Perhaps his secret identity name doesn't mean anything to you, but you'll instantly recognize his flowing blonde locks, pouty lips, and his general "Village Of The Damned" countenance from his role as Bobby, the femme-voiced kid in "House By The Cemetery". He also turned up to save "A Blade In The Dark" and tried to resuscitate the brain-dead "Manhattan Baby."
  6. ^ Giovanni Frezza's Official MySpace page
  7. ^ New York Times Movies
  8. ^ Vacanze di Natale (in Italian)
  9. ^ Monster Hunter
  10. ^ Darkside"In case you were wondering, the lad with the shotgun in the white jeep at the films ending was indeed young Giovanni Frezza, who also played the young lad in Lucio Fulci's "House by the Cemetery".

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