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Gérard Tichy

Gérard Tichy

Spanish actor
Gérard Tichy
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Spanish actor
Was Actor
From Germany
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 11 March 1920, Weißenfels
Death 11 April 1992, Madrid (aged 72 years)
Star sign PiscesPisces
The details


Gerard Tichy (also Gérard Tichy, Gerhard Tichi and Gerardo Tichy) was a Spanish actor of German descent, who appeared in numerous movies, including several international productions. He was born in Weißenfels, Germany, on March 11, 1920, and died in Madrid, Spain, on April 11, 1992.
Tichy participated in World War II and held the rank of a lieutenant when it ended. He was put in a French POW camp but soon managed to escape to Spain. There he started his film career in the war epic Balarrasa (1951) and quickly became a prominent character actor in Spanish cinema, ultimately appearing in 99 films over the course of his career.
A capable if not fluent English speaker, Tichy also appeared in several international productions that were filmed in Spain, most notably King of Kings (1961) as Joseph, El Cid (1961) playing King Ramirez, and Doctor Zhivago (1965) as Liberius, a Red partisan commander.
He appeared in numerous spaghetti Westerns, most notably Sergio Corbucci's Compañeros (1971).

Selected filmography

  • Neutrality (1949)
  • Service at Sea (1951)
  • Cuba Cabana (1952)
  • The Call of Africa (1952)
  • I Was a Parish Priest. (1953)
  • An Impossible Crime (1954)
  • He Died Fifteen Years Ago (1954)
  • Kubala (1955)
  • The Cock Crow (1955)
  • King of Kings (1961)
  • El Cid (1961)
  • The Happy Thieves (1961) as Antonio, Prado Museum Guard
  • Queen of The Chantecler (1962)
  • The Blancheville Monster (1963)
  • Casablanca, Nest of Spies (1963)
  • Train d'enfer (1965)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965) as Liberius, Red Partisan Commander
  • Superargo Versus Diabolicus (1966)
  • Agent X-77 Orders to Kill (1966)
  • They Came to Rob Las Vegas (1968)
  • The Magnificent Tony Carrera (1968)
  • Maravillas (1981)

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