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Brad Harris

Brad Harris

Bradford Harris born 16 July 1933 in St. Anthony, Idaho is an American actor, stuntman, and executive producer who was well known for a variety of roles in over 50 films, mostly European made productions. He is also a member of the Stuntman's Hall of Fame.

Biography and selected filmography

Brad received an athletic scholarship to UCLA where he studied economics. When he injured his knee he was advised to take up weight lifting to strengthen the injury that developed his interest in bodybuilding.

Harris entered films by being a stand in, stuntman, and later an actor. His first roles were in André De Toth's Monkey On My Back (film) and Li'l Abner (film). Due to his physique Harris travelled to Rome where he did stunts in Spartacus (film) and stayed for the boom in European releases of the sword and sandal, Eurospy, and spaghetti western genres. Harris discovered when working in Germany that stunt coordinators were nonexistent in that country and often did extra duties as a stuntman and stunt coordinator, second unit director as well as an actor.

Harris made his debut as a leading man in the title role of Gianfranco Parolini's Sansone/Samson (1961 Italian film) in 1961 and had a long and continuing relationship in several films written and directed by Parolini. Harris began to be teamed with Tony Kendall starting with the Western Black Eagle of Santa Fe where he later married his fellow star Olga Schoberová. Harris teamed again with Kendall and Parolini in the Kommissar X series, and The Three Fantastic Supermen/I Fantastici Tre Supermen (1967) series.

He also acted as Executive Producer on several of his films such as King of Kong Island and Jack Cardiff's The Mutations. He later made seven appearances on the American soap opera Falcon Crest as "Deputy Duffy". His most recent film was the Andrea Zaccariello's Boom in 1999

Harris has his own company Modern Body Design and has invented exercise machines called "AB-OrigOnals".

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