Thanasis Veggos

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Thanasis Veggos or Vengos (1926-2011) was a Greek actor. He was born May 1926 in Neo Faliro(part of Piraeus).

Veggos made his acting debut in 1952. His first major role was in 1962 comedy film Psila ta heria, Hitler! ("Hands Up, Hitler!"). He often plays everyday characters struggling to get by, but he has also done anti-heros, pure dramas, and on stage has acted in Aristophanes' comedies. His characters are often named Thanasis. He often works with director Giorgos Lazaridis. A documentary of his life, which translates as An All-Weather Man, was made in 2004. He always played his scenes without using a stuntman even for the most dangerous stunts like hanging with a single rope from a balcony, or walking through a glass door. During the "Golden Sixties" of the Greek film industry, he made the more famous of his films such as: the sequel of Secret Agent 000, Papatrechas, Enas trellos Vengos and many others, most of them by his own company Θ-Β comedy films (Tainies Geliou)

On a personal level he was exiled to Makronisos, from 1948 to 1950, for political reasons. There, he met director Nikos Koundouros who later gave him his first movie role in Magiki polis (1955). In 2000, his car crashed into a train but he survived. He later did advertisements on the subject of auto safety.

Veggos had married and had two children.

In 2010, Veggos underwent surgery twice after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He died on May 3, 2011, after being hospitalized for five months in the hospital in Athens following a stroke he had suffered.

Filmography

The Early movies

  • Magiki Polis ( 1955 ) , Magic City
  • Katadikasmeni ki apo to paidi tis ( 1955 ) , Condemned even by her child
  • Drakos ( 1956 ) , The fiend
  • To koritsi me ta mavra ( 1956 ) , The Girl in Black
  • Echei theio to koritsi ( 1956 ) , The girl who has an uncle
  • To koritsi me ta paramythia ( 1957 ) , Fairytale girl
  • Maria i Pentagiotissa ( 1957 ) , Maria Pentagiotissa
  • I ftoheia thelei kaloperasi ( 1958 ) , Having a good time in poverty
  • To eispraktoraki ( 1958 ) , The little money collector
  • Diakopes stin Aigina ( 1958 ) , Holidays in Aegina
  • Oi kavgatzides ( 1958 ) , The brawlers
  • Mono gia mia nyhta ( 1958 ) , Only for one night
  • Haroumenoi alites ( 1958 ) , Happy streetboys
  • Kathe empodio se kalo ( 1958 ) , Each obstacle is for good
  • O Mimikos kai Mairi ( 1958 ) , Mimikos and Mairy
  • To koritsi tis amartias ( 1958 ) , The girl of sin
  • O Karagiozis ( 1959 ) , O Karagiozis
  • Gamilies Peripeteies ( 1959 ), Nuptial Adventures
  • I mousitsa ( 1959 ) , The cunning jade
  • Anthismeni amigdalia ( 1959 ) , Blooming almond tree
  • Ena nero Kyra Vaggelio ( 1959 ), Gimme some water Kyra Vaggelio
  • O Ilias tou 16ou ( 1959 ), Ilias of 16th precinct
  • Gia to psomi kai ton erota ( 1959 ) , For the bread and love
  • Oi dosatzides ( 1959 ), The tallymen
  • Enas Ellinas sto Parisi ( 1959 ) , A Greek in Paris
  • To agorokoritso ( 1959 ) , The tomboy
  • O theios apo ton Kanada ( 1959 ) , The uncle from Canada
  • To rantevou tis Kyriakis ( 1960 ) , The Sunday date
  • Ta dervisopaida ( 1960 ) , The dervish boys
  • To klotsoskoufi ( 1960 ), The plaything
  • Madalena ( 1960 ), Madalena
  • Pothoi sta stahya ( 1960 ), Desires in the hay
  • Erotika paihnidia ( 1960 ), Erotic games
  • Pote tin Kyriaki ( 1960 ), Never on a Sunday
  • Oikogeneia Papadopoulou ( 1960 ), The Papadopoulos family
  • O Mitros ki o Mitrousis stin Athina ( 1960 ) , Mitros and Mitrousis in Athens
  • Tyflos Aggelos ( 1960 ), Blind Angel
  • I avgi tou thriamvou ( 1961 ), The dawn of triumph
  • Oi enniakosioi tis Marinas ( 1961 ) , The nine hundred of Marina
  • Gia sena tin agapi mou ( 1961 ), For you my love
  • Mia tou klefti ( 1961 ), Once a thief
  • Horis mitera ( 1961 ) , Without a mother
  • Poios tha krinei tin koinonia ; ( 1961 ) , Who will judge society ?
  • Diavolou kaltsa ( 1961 ), Cunning woman
  • I katara tis manas ( 1961 ) , The mother's curse
  • Hamena oneira ( 1961 ) , Lost dreams
  • Ziteitai pseftis ( 1961 ), Liar wanted
  • Lathos ston erota ( 1961 ) , Mistake in love
  • I myrtia ( 1961 ), The myrtle
  • Diamando ( 1961 ) , Diamando
  • Eftyhos trelathika ( 1961 ), Fortunately I went nuts
  • Poia einai i Margarita ; ( 1961 ), Who is Margarita
  • Liza ki i alli ( 1961 ), Liza and the other girl
  • Doulepste gia na fate ( 1961 ) Work to eat
  • O atsidas ( 1962 ), The clever one
  • Douleies tou podariou ( 1962 ) , Odd jobs
  • To pithari ( 1962 ), The earthenware jar
  • Yperohi optasia ( 1962 ), Beautiful illusion

The Leads

  • Psila ta heria, Hitler ( 1962 ) , Stick them up, Hitler!
  • Oi yperifanoi ( 1962 ) , The proud
  • Zito i trela ( 1962 ) , Hurrah for madness
  • Vasilias tis gafas ( 1962 ) , King of gaff
  • Astronaftes gia desimo ( 1962 ) , Crazy astronauts
  • Min ton eidate ton Panai ; ( 1962 ) , Anyone see Panai?
  • Gabros gia klamata ( 1962 ) , Pathetic son in law
  • Anysiha niata ( 1963 ) , Anxious youth
  • O Yppolitos kai to violi tou ( 1963 ), Yppolitos and his violin
  • Tyfla na hei o Marlon Brando ( 1963 ), Marlon Brando doesn't compare
  • Polytehnitis kai erimospitis ( 1963 ), Jack of all trades and master of one
  • O trelaras ( 1963 ), The nutcase
  • To tyhero panteloni ( 1963 ), Lucky trousers
  • Scholi gia soferines ( 1964 ), School for women drivers
  • Oi ftohodiavoloi ( 1964 ), The poor demons
  • O polyteknos ( 1964 ), Father of many children
  • Exo i ftoheia kai kali kardia ( 1964 ), Poverty and gentle heart
  • Tha se kano vasilissa ( 1964 ) , I will make you a queen
  • Ta Didyma ( 1964 ), The Twins
  • O Katafertzis ( 1964 ), The hustler
  • Einai enas trelos, trelos Veggos ( 1965 ) , He is one crazy, crazy Veggos
  • O Papatrehas ( 1966 )The babbler
  • Voitheia!... O Veggos faneros praktor 000 ( 1967 ) , Help!... Veggos non-secret agent 000
  • Pare kosme ( 1967 ) , For all to take
  • Trelos, palavos kai Vengos ( 1967 ) , Crazy, daft and Veggos
  • Doktor Zi-Veggos ( 1968 ) , Doctor Zi-Veggos
  • Poios Thanasis ; ( 1969 ) , Which Thanasis?
  • Ena asyllipto koroido ( 1969 ), An amazing dupe
  • Thou - Vou falakros praktor , epiheirisis gis madiam ( 1969 ) , Thou-Vou bald agent, operation: havoc
  • Enas Veggos gia oles tis douleies ( 1970 ) , One Veggos for all trades
  • O Thanasis , i Ioulieta kai ta loukanika ( 1970 ) , Thanasis , Ioulieta and the sausages
  • Diakopes sto Vietnam ( 1971 ) , Holidays in Vietnam
  • Ti ekanes sto polemo Thanasi ; ( 1971 ) , What did you do in the war Thanasis ?
  • Enas xenoiastos palaviaris ( 1971 ), One carefree wacko
  • Thanasi pare to oplo sou ( 1972 ), Thanasis take your weapon
  • O anthropos pou etrehe poly ( 1973 ), The man who ran a lot
  • Diktator kalei Thanasi ( 1973 ), Dictator calling Thanasis
  • O tsarlatanos ( 1973 ), The charlatan
  • O Thanasis sti hora tis sfaliaras ( 1976 ), Thanasis in the land of slap
  • Apo pou pane gia havouza ; ( 1978 ), What's the way to the refuse dump ?
  • O palavos kosmos tou Thanasi ( 1979 ), The daft world of Thanasis
  • O falakros mathitis ( 1979 ), The bald-headed student
  • Thanasi sfixe ki allo to zonari ( 1980 ), Thanasis tighten up your belt a bit more
  • O trelos kamikazi ( 1980 ), The mad kamikaze
  • To megalo kanoni ( 1981 ), The big cannon
  • O Thanasis kai to katarameno fidi ( 1982 ), Thanasis and the acursed serpent
  • Trelos kai pasis Ellados ( 1983 ) , The madman of all Greece
  • O Thanasis sti hora tou tha ( 1988 ) , Thanasis in the country of 'will'
  • Trelokomeion i Ellas ( 1988 ), A Mad house called "Greece"
  • To didymo tis symforas ( 1989 ), The duo of misfortune
  • O protathlitis ( 1989 ), The champion
  • Prosohi ... mas valane boba ( 1990 ), Attention ... they set us a bomb
  • Isyhes meres tou Avgustou ( 1991 ), The calm days of August
  • Zoi harisameni ( 1993 ), Pleasant life
  • To vlemma tou Odyssea ( 1995 ) , Ulysses' Gaze
  • Vimata ( 1996 ), Steps
  • Ola einai dromos ( 1998 ), Everything is a journey
  • To ainigma ( 1998 ), The riddle

Television series

Also Veggos played in televisual series in decades of 1990 and 2000 . Mainly, he played roles of older wiser persons, who gave advice to the young.

  • Astynomos Thanasis Papathanasis ( 1990 ) ANT1 channel , Police commissioner Thanasis Papathanasis
  • Peri anemon kai ydaton ( 2002 ) Mega channel , About everything
  • Erotas , opos i erimos ( 2003 ) NET channel , Love, like the desert
  • Kathrefti , kathreftaki mou ( 2006 ) ANT1 channel , Mirror, mirror

Theatrical performances and troupes

Performances

  • O trelos tou louna park kai i atsida ( 1959 - 70 ) , The madman of the playground and the wizard
  • Okto andres katigoroundai ( 1963 ), Eight men accused
  • Kokkina triandafylla ( 1963 ), Red roses
  • Oi ftohodiavoloi ( 1963 ), The poor demons
  • Arhodorebetissa ( 1963 - 64 ), Lady rebetis
  • Kypros yiok ( 1963 - 64 ), Cyprus gone
  • Ti ekanes ston Troiko polemo Thanasi ; ( 1971 ) , What did you do during the Trojan War, Thanasis ?
  • To vlima ( 1972 ), The missile
  • Mam , kaka , koko kai nani ( 1975 ), Eat, poop, shag and sleep
  • Peace of Aristophanes ( 1995 )
  • Ellin exastheneis ( 1997 ), Greek, you are losing your senses
  • Acharnians of Aristophanes ( 1998 )
  • Ellines eiste kai faineste ( 1998 - 99 ) , Greek is as Greek does

Troupes

  • Mandoubala
  • Kainourgia Athina , New Athens
  • Anthropoi tou ' 60 , People of ' 60

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