Ray Lovelock (actor)

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Ray Lovelock (born June 19 1950, in Rome), is an Anglo Italian actor and musician, best known for his roles in Italian genre cinema.


Early life[edit]

Lovelock's mother was Italian and his father was English. They met during the Allied occupation of Italy in World War II. While at college, he supplemented his income as an extra in movies and TV commercials.

Music career[edit]

Lovelock also performed in a rock band with longtime friend and actor Tomas Milian, where he was discovered by a talent agent.[1] In Italy, he released 5 singles, which included the main theme song of Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man. He also released 2 singles in Japan.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Lovelock played his first credited movie part in the Spaghetti western Se sei vivo spara (1967), directed by Giulio Questi and starring Milian.[3] He has since established himself as a reliable character actor in Italian films and television, working steadily from the late 1960s. Amongst his notable titles are Fiddler on the Roof (where he played a Russian farmer who marries a Jewish girl named Chava, against the wishes of Chava's father) (1971), Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974), Almost Human (1974), Violent Rome (1975), Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976), The Cassandra Crossing (1976) and The Last House on the Beach (1978).[4]

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