Tony Amendola

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Quotes (7)

  • Tony Amendola: Acting is very schizophrenic because you'll have one director who'll say "no, smaller, smaller, you're doing far too much, you're doing far too much, smaller," and then you'll have a director saying "what are you doing? You know, give me something" and Mario's larger than life, and I have to make that adjustment. I'm watching him and he's a bear of a man, much bigger than I am, so I said "this take I'm going for it. I'm going for it. I don't care, what are they gonna do? If they don't like it, they'll cut it."

  • Tony Amendola: (about being on the "Stargate" set) The welcome wagon is really Teryl and Amanda, they really make you feel at home, but Chris, to me, has been such a gift…he writes things for me and he's just a joy…he's bright and filled with life. Pretty much everyone right down to Jan Newman who's the make-up co-ordinator is just extraordinary and it truly is like returning to a group of people you really enjoy to be around.

  • Tony Amendola: (about the similarities between himself and his character Bra'tac) Stubbornness, silliness I'd like the say occasionally... kind of a belief in education and the belief in the important of mentors. And still to this day a hunger for experience and knowledge and to just somehow made myself and the world better and somehow make life more enjoyable for us all.

  • Tony Amendola: My true spirit is in the theatre, it's made me who I am.

  • Tony Amendola: I'm a theatre-trained actor, and I did that for many years so the notion of going from genre to genre and character to character is very appealing to me. I loved doing The West Wing, clearly I love doing Stargate otherwise I wouldn't return. It's just variety, change of pace, I love the experience of working in different countries or visiting different countries; being here in England for this event is great.

  • Tony Amendola: (on three things he would bring to a desert island) The complete works of Shakespeare, some good red wine and cheese, and my wife.

  • Tony Amendola: I enjoy Stargate a lot because it is given me so much work. And it's such an interesting character. I love working with Christopher judge, who is a fellow actor and a great friend. He has been very kind to me, he has written stuff for me, he has helped me in so many ways, so Stargate is special for me.

Trivia (27)

  • Tony Amendola and Judith Marx narrated a book together named An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg.

  • Tony Amendola wears a necklace called the Crossing Key or the Key of Creativity through Challenge. He got the necklace in 2000 at the BOBW convention in Sydney, Australia.

  • Tony Amendola's first job out of university was in a film archive in New York.

  • Tony Amendola started working at the age of seven; he delivered newspapers.

  • He first appeared in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Bloodlines".

  • Tony's favorite play is Taming of the Shrew, and his favorite Stargate SG-1 episode is "Threshold."

  • Tony attended Southern Connecticut State University where he apparently had no intention of becoming an actor, but happened to get and audition anyway.

  • Tony was in the movies Three of Hearts (1993) as Harvey, and Lone Star (1996) as Chucho Montoya.

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