|Birthday:||August 24, 1951|
|Birthplace:||New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Education:|| Southern Connecticut State University|
Philadelphia's Temple University
|Family & Friends|
|Relationships:||Judith Marx (Wife)|
|Character:||Marco / Geppetto|
|Last appearance:||Leaving Storybrooke|
Tony Amendola is an American actor who is best known for playing the Jaffa master Bra'tac in Stargate SG-1. Amendola is also known for his recurring roles as revolutionary leader Edouard Kagame of Liber8 in the television show Continuum and on ABC's Once Upon a Time as Pinocchio's creator/father, Geppetto.
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Tony Amendola was born in New Haven, Connecticut. 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. 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.
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