Giovanni Lombardo Radice Movies and Career Information
Virgo Sep 23, 1954 Rome Actor
Giovanni Lombardo Radice is an Italian film actor, better known to audiences as John Morghen.
Radice is best known for the gruesome death scenes his characters fall victim to, i.e. in such films as Cannibal Ferox. In an interview, he reportedly stated that he wished he had never portrayed Mike Logan in Cannibal Ferox. Radice created his stage name, John Morghen, by taking the anglicized form of his first name and using his grandmother's maiden name as his last name. His family practically disowned him when they discovered he was using his family name to create incredibly violent films.
Radice has refused to carry out any animal killings in film and has voiced strong objections to their filming such as in Cannibal Ferox. Although he was shown killing an animal in that film, Radice claims the director used a stand-in's hand for the actual killing scene, and he rejoiced in the fact that the stand-in accidentally incurred a gruesome wound to his hand as he stabbed the poor creature on film.