Actor of action films and Italian westerns who became known for his work with friend and co-star
He survived the Dresden Bombing while living in Germany during World War II.
After making a career in westerns, he embarked on a successful TV career in Italy, taking on the role of a crime-fighting parish priest in 2000 in the series, Don Matteo.
He was born Mario Girotti to a German mother and an Italian father. He married Lori Hill in 1967 and they had two children together.
He and Bud Spencer starred in the 1972 sequel to their successful film, They Call Me Trinity, titled Trinity is Still My Name!