Tony Amendola

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Amendola at the May 2012 Phoenix Comiccon
Born (1951-08-24) August 24, 1951 (age 69) [1] [2]
Years active1978 present

Tony Amendola (born August 24, 1951) is an American actor. He played the Jaffa master Bra'tac in Stargate SG-1 . He had a recurring role as revolutionary leader Edouard Kagame of Liber8 in the television show Continuum , and played Pinocchio's creator/father, Geppetto on ABC's Once Upon a Time .


Early life

Tony Amendola was born in New Haven, Connecticut. [3] His mother originates from the town of Amalfi in Italy. He 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. [4] 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 , [5] the long running role of Jaffa master Bra'tac in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1 , [6] Liber8 leader Kagame on the Syfy show Continuum , [5] Geppetto/Marco in ABC's fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time [7] and the Catholic priest Father Perez in the 2014 horror film Annabelle , [5] a role he reprised for the 2019 film The Curse of La Llorona . [8]

Amendola plays a Spanish magistrate in the 1998 swashbuckler film The Mask of Zorro [6] and appears as a separate character in its 2005 sequel. [5] He portrays a Mexican marijuana farmer in the 2001 crime drama film Blow . [6] 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 . [5]

He also has a long history of stage performances and spent his first twelve years as an actor almost exclusively in the theater. [9] His theater credits include Othello , [6] The Taming of the Shrew , [6] American Buffalo , [6] Tupolski in The Pillowman , [5] and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice . [5]

Amendola is the voice actor for Khadgar, one of the central characters of the video-game World of Warcraft . [10] In 2019, he voiced Jedi researcher Eno Cordova in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order . [11]

Personal life

Amendola lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Judith Marx. [4] [12] He is fluent in Italian and Spanish. [13]



1985 Maxie Street Bum [14]
1988WildfireLieutenant [14]
1989 The Revenge of Al Capone ZangaraTV movie [14]
1990 Dark Avenger Tom RingermanTV movie [14]
1991 The Borrower Dr. Cheever [14]
False ArrestDoctorTV movie [14]
1992 Wishman Grodnik [14]
1993 The Hit List Rabin [14]
Three of Hearts Harvey [14]
1994 The Cisco Kid WashamTV movie [14]
1995 Chameleon Alberto Cortessi [14]
Follow the River LaPlanteTV movie [14]
1996 Lone Star Chucho Montoya [14]
1998 The Mask of Zorro Don Luiz [14]
1999 Cradle Will Rock Carl Jasper [14]
Crazy in Alabama Casino Boss [14]
2001 Blow Sanchez [14]
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 Father Tirmaco [14]
2003 Shade Dr. Daley [14]
2004 Dragon Storm TheldagTV movie [14]
2005One More RoundSlick Sal [14]
Crimson ForceMardukTV movie [14]
Pizza My Heart Father SpealoTV movie [14]
Forbidden Warrior Ajis-Aka [14]
The Legend of Zorro Father Quintero [14]
2007Read You Like a BookDante [14]
El Muerto Padre Somera
2008The Warehouse JobMarkShort film
2009The ObolusBridgemanShort film
The Perfect SleepDr. Sebastian [14]
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Kentor / Appa Ali Apsa Voice
Borderline MurderDr. MartinezTV movie [14]
The HealerMedinaShort film
2012The Son of an Afghan FarmerBasil [14]
2014 Annabelle Father Perez
2015When Duty CallsShawnTV movie
Pizza with BulletsSammy 'the Voice'
The Devil's CandyLeonard
2016 The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave NarratorVoice [15]
2019 The Curse of La Llorona Father Perez
2019 Santa Fake Father Estaban
2021 Xico's Journey TochtliVoice


1984 Partners in Crime Emelio OrtegoEpisode: "Fantasyland" [16]
1988 L.A. Law BartenderEpisode: "The Princess and the Pee" [14]
1989 Columbo ClergymanEpisode: "Columbo Goes to the Guillotine" [14]
1991 She-Wolf of London Dr. PretoriusEpisode: "Bride of the Wolfman" [14]
1993 Seinfeld Salman Rushdie Episodes: "The Pilot" and "The Implant" [14]
1995 Space: Above and Beyond Captain LewelynEpisode: "Mutiny" [14]
1996 Chicago Hope Federal Agent NaramooreEpisode: "Hearts and Minds" [14]
Kindred: The Embraced SorrelEpisode: "Cabin in the Woods" [14]
1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman President KasparovEpisode: "Sex, Lies and Videotape" [14]
1997–1999 Todd McFarlane's Spawn Additional voices [14]
1997–2003 The Practice Dr. Alvin Troub
Dr. Willis
Dr. Bernard Gorman
Episode: "The Means"
Episode: "Race Ipsa Loquitor"
Episodes: "Man and Superman" and "Concealing Evidence"
1997–2007 Stargate SG-1 Bra'tac
26 episodes
Episode: "The Changeling"
1999 Babylon 5: Crusade Natchok VarEpisode: "The Needs of Earth" [14]
Judging Amy Atty. MortonEpisode: "Presumed Innocent" [14]
2000 Star Trek: Voyager Chorus #1Episode: "Muse" [14]
The X-Files Cigarette Smoking PontiffEpisode: "Hollywood A.D." [14]
Angel Thesulac DemonEpisode: "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been" [14]
Family Law Dr. MartinezEpisode: "Family Values" [14]
2001–2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hand Writing Expert
Professor Rambar
Episode: "I-15 Murders"
Episode: "Viva Las Vegas"
Episodes: "Secrets & Files" and "Pirates of the Third Reich"
2002 Charmed Dark PriestEpisodes: "Womb Raider" and "Marry-Go-Round" [14]
Alias Tambor BarcelóEpisodes: "Trust Me" and "The Solution" [14]
The West Wing Qumari U.N. Ambassador Ali NissirEpisode: "Game On" [14]
2006 General Hospital Alberto RosalesEpisodes aired August 3–4, 2006
2007 Dexter Santos Jimenez3 episodes [14]
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Enrique SalcedaEpisode: "Gnothi Seauton" [14]
Numb3rs Roman MarkoviusEpisode: "Thirty-Six Hours" [17]
2009 CSI: NY Professor Papakota3 episodes [14]
2009 Dollhouse Atalo DiakosEpisode: "Gray Hour"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Ahmed HijaziEpisode: "Deadline" [14]
2011–2018 Once Upon a Time Geppetto / Marco13 episodes [14] [18]
2012–2015 Continuum Edouard Kagame12 episodes [14]
2014 The Mentalist AurelioEpisode: "Il Tavolo Bianco" [19]
2015 CSI: Cyber Ellis ChristosEpisode: "Bit by Bit" [20]
2017 Castlevania The ElderVoice, 3 episodes [21]
Scandal Prime Minister NazariEpisode: "Lost Girls"
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Arnold CardenasEpisode: "Girl Power"

Episode: "Shapes and Colors"

Blacklist: Redemption Volkan SadikEpisode: "Kevin Jensen"
2018 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure KeeperVoice, Episode: "Keeper of the Spire"
Bud Light WizardTV Ad

Video games

2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Archmage KhadgarVoice
2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Dr. Yousef SalimVoice
2015 Fallout 4 Father, Colonel Smith, JoshVoice
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Archmage Khadgar, OdynVoice
2016 World of Final Fantasy BrandelisVoice
2016 Final Fantasy XV Jared HesterVoice
2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Eno CordovaVoice and motion capture, also likeness.

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