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Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi)

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Biography

Rome, Lazio, Italy
Joe D'Amato was born Aristide Massaccesi on December 15, 1936, in Rome, Italy. At age 14 he began working for his father, a chief electrician and later the founder of the company A.C.M. By going to school in the daytime, Massaccesi worked afternoons part-time as a stagehand and stage cameraman around various film sets. After finishing grade school, from 1953 to 1957 Massaccesi worked for his father. Mole Richardson, another motion picture company, was looking for someone to work as an assistant cameraman and Massaccesi jumped at the opportunity. Read more...

Actor

Character: Psychiatrist at Mental Hospital talking to Emanuelle

Emanuelle e gli ultimi cannibali 1977

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Character: Il regista hardcore

Sono positivo 1999

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Character: Neighbour #2

Sick-o-pathics 1996

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