Tony Amendola (born August 24, 1951) is an American actor. He played the Jaffa master Bra'tac in Stargate SG-1 and Pinocchio's creator/father, Geppetto on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He also had a recurring role as revolutionary leader Edouard Kagame of Liber8 in the television show Continuum.
|Born||August 24, 1951|
|Years active||1978 – present|
Tony Amendola was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His mother originates from the town of Amalfi in Italy. In an interview by Blackfilm.com, he was asked, "Are you of Latino descent?" He answered, "I'm of Italian [descent], but a diaspora [that has led to] into Argentina and Mexico. My family came to the States."[dead link] Tony was the first in his family to attend college and was set to become a lawyer, but his life went into a different direction and he ended up taking both pre-law courses and theater classes. After graduating from Southern Connecticut State University in 1974, he studied and earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1977 at Philadelphia's Temple University. In 1978, he moved to Los Angeles to find work in film and television.
Amendola is known for widely diverse roles such as the murderous drug dealer Santos Jimenez on Showtime's grisly drama Dexter, the long running role of Jaffa master Bra'tac in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, Liber8 leader Kagame on the Syfy show Continuum, Geppetto/Marco in ABC's fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time and the Catholic priest Father Perez in the 2014 horror film Annabelle, a role he reprised for the 2019 film The Curse of La Llorona.
Amendola plays a Spanish magistrate in the 1998 swashbuckler film The Mask of Zorro and appears as a separate character in its 2005 sequel. He portrays a Mexican marijuana farmer in the 2001 crime drama film Blow. His television appearances of note include roles on The X-Files, Seinfeld, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Angel, Alias, The Practice, Star Trek: Voyager and She-Wolf of London.
He also has a long history of stage performances and spent his first twelve years as an actor almost exclusively in the theater. His theater credits include Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, American Buffalo, Tupolski in The Pillowman, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.
Amendola is the voice actor for Khadgar, one of the central characters of the video-game World of Warcraft. In 2019, he voiced Jedi researcher Eno Cordova in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Amendola lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Judith Marx. He is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
|1989||The Revenge of Al Capone||Zangara||TV movie|||
|1990||Dark Avenger||Tom Ringerman||TV movie|||
|1991||The Borrower||Dr. Cheever|||
|False Arrest||Doctor||TV movie|||
|1993||The Hit List||Rabin|||
|Three of Hearts||Harvey|||
|1994||The Cisco Kid||Washam||TV movie|||
|Follow the River||LaPlante||TV movie|||
|1996||Lone Star||Chucho Montoya|||
|1998||The Mask of Zorro||Don Luiz|||
|1999||Cradle Will Rock||Carl Jasper|||
|Crazy in Alabama||Casino Boss|||
|Megiddo: The Omega Code 2||Father Tirmaco|||
|2004||Dragon Storm||Theldag||TV movie|||
|2005||One More Round||Slick Sal|||
|Crimson Force||Marduk||TV movie|||
|Pizza My Heart||Father Spealo||TV movie|||
|The Legend of Zorro||Father Quintero|||
|2007||Read You Like a Book||Dante|||
|El Muerto||Padre Somera|
|2008||The Warehouse Job||Mark||Short film|
|2009||The Obolus||Bridgeman||Short film|
|The Perfect Sleep||Dr. Sebastian|||
|2011||Green Lantern: Emerald Knights||Kentor / Appa Ali Apsa||Voice|
|Borderline Murder||Dr. Martinez||TV movie|||
|The Healer||Medina||Short film|
|2012||The Son of an Afghan Farmer||Basil|||
|2015||When Duty Calls||Shawn||TV movie|
|Pizza with Bullets||Sammy 'the Voice'|
|The Devil's Candy||Leonard|
|2016||The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave||Narrator||Voice|||
|2019||The Curse of La Llorona||Father Perez|
|2019||Santa Fake||Father Estaban|
|2022||Father Stu||Coach Beech|
|1984||Partners in Crime||Emelio Ortego||Episode: "Fantasyland"|||
|1988||L.A. Law||Bartender||Episode: "The Princess and the Pee"|||
|1989||Columbo||Clergyman||Episode: "Columbo Goes to the Guillotine"|||
|1991||She-Wolf of London||Dr. Pretorius||Episode: "Bride of the Wolfman"|||
|1993||Seinfeld||Salman Rushdie||Episodes: "The Pilot" and "The Implant"|||
|1995||Space: Above and Beyond||Captain Lewelyn||Episode: "Mutiny"|||
|1996||Chicago Hope||Federal Agent Naramoore||Episode: "Hearts and Minds"|||
|Kindred: The Embraced||Sorrel||Episode: "Cabin in the Woods"|||
|1997||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||President Kasparov||Episode: "Sex, Lies and Videotape"|||
|1997–1999||Todd McFarlane's Spawn||Additional voices|||
|1997–2003||The Practice||Dr. Alvin Troub
Dr. Bernard Gorman
|Episode: "The Means"
Episode: "Race Ipsa Loquitor"
Episodes: "Man and Superman" and "Concealing Evidence"
Episode: "The Changeling"
|1999||Babylon 5: Crusade||Natchok Var||Episode: "The Needs of Earth"|||
|Judging Amy||Atty. Morton||Episode: "Presumed Innocent"|||
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager||Chorus #1||Episode: "Muse"|||
|The X-Files||Cigarette Smoking Pontiff||Episode: "Hollywood A.D."|||
|Angel||Thesulac Demon||Episode: "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been"|||
|Family Law||Dr. Martinez||Episode: "Family Values"|||
|2001–2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Hand Writing Expert
|Episode: "I-15 Murders"
Episode: "Viva Las Vegas"
Episodes: "Secrets & Files" and "Pirates of the Third Reich"
|2002||Charmed||Dark Priest||Episodes: "Womb Raider" and "Marry-Go-Round"|||
|Alias||Tambor Barceló||Episodes: "Trust Me" and "The Solution"|||
|The West Wing||Qumari U.N. Ambassador Ali Nissir||Episode: "Game On"|||
|2006||General Hospital||Alberto Rosales||Episodes aired August 3–4, 2006|
|2007||Dexter||Santos Jimenez||3 episodes|||
|2008||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Enrique Salceda||Episode: "Gnothi Seauton"|||
|Numb3rs||Roman Markovius||Episode: "Thirty-Six Hours"|||
|2009||CSI: NY||Professor Papakota||3 episodes|||
|2009||Dollhouse||Atalo Diakos||Episode: "Gray Hour"|
|2011||NCIS: Los Angeles||Ahmed Hijazi||Episode: "Deadline"|||
|2011–2018||Once Upon a Time||Geppetto / Marco||13 episodes|||
|2012–2015||Continuum||Edouard Kagame||12 episodes|||
|2014||The Mentalist||Aurelio||Episode: "Il Tavolo Bianco"|||
|2015||CSI: Cyber||Ellis Christos||Episode: "Bit by Bit"|||
|2017||Castlevania||The Elder||Voice, 3 episodes|||
|Scandal||Prime Minister Nazari||Episode: "Lost Girls"|
|Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||Arnold Cardenas||Episode: "Girl Power"
Episode: "Shapes and Colors"
|Blacklist: Redemption||Volkan Sadik||Episode: "Kevin Jensen"|
|2018||Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure||Keeper||Voice, Episode: "Keeper of the Spire"|
|2022||iCarly||Vinny||Episode: "iHire a New Assistant"|
|2022||Black Bird||Vincent Gigante||3 episodes|
|2023||Law & Order: Organized Crime|
|2014||World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor||Archmage Khadgar||Voice|
|2015||Call of Duty: Black Ops III||Dr. Yousef Salim||Voice|
|2015||Fallout 4||Father, Colonel Smith, Josh||Voice|
|2016||World of Warcraft: Legion||Archmage Khadgar, Odyn||Voice|
|2016||World of Final Fantasy||Brandelis||Voice|
|2016||Final Fantasy XV||Jared Hester||Voice|
|2018||Just Cause 4||Lanza Morales||Voice|
|2019||Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order||Eno Cordova||Voice and motion capture, also likeness.|
|2022||World of Warcraft: Shadowlands||Archmage Khadgar, Odyn||Voice|
|2022||World of Warcraft: Dragonflight||Archmage Khadgar||Voice|