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Tony Amendola
Tony Amendola
Character Marco
Geppetto
Season(s) S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7
 
Date of Birth August 24, 1944
 
Origin New Haven, Connecticut, USA
 
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Tony Amendola is one of the supporting actors of Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of Marco/Geppetto.

Biography

Life and Career

Amendola was born in North Haven, Connecticut, on a date unknown. He is an American actor who is best known for playing the Jaffa master Bra'tac in Stargate SG-1. Amendola is also known for his recurring role as revolutionary leader Edouard Kagame of Liber8 in the television show Continuum.

He attended Southern Connecticut State University, and graduated in 1974. While an undergraduate student there, he performed as the leading man in several musicals at Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls college preparatory high school in Hamden, Connecticut. After that, he went on to attend Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating in 1977 with a Master of Fine Arts Degree. Tony then taught theater classes at Southern Connecticut State University, including a course in Stage Speaking, during the spring semester of 1978.

In 1978, he decided to make the move to Los Angeles to find work in film and television. Though this move was originally meant to be temporary, he lives there with his wife to this day.

Tony is a theater-trained actor, and he has a long history of stage performances. Some of these include: American Buffalo as Teach; Othello as Iago; Filumena as Domenico; and The Taming of the Shrew as Petruchio.

He has been featured in several films and television series, such as Dexter, CSI, and The West Wing.

In October 2011, he started portraying the minor role of Marco/Geppetto (Pinocchio's father) on the ABC fantasy-drama series Once Upon a Time.

Curiosities

  • He speaks Spanish and Italian, and some of his interests include: Italian cooking, museums, art galleries and yoga.
  • His favorite play is Taming of the Shrew, and his favorite Stargate SG-1 episode is "Threshold".
  • His favorite charities are: Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Red Cross.

Gallery

Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the actor.

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