Sullen faced blonde Frederico Boido was born in 1938 at Novi Ligure, Alessandria, Piemonte in Italy. He became a familiar character in European films from sci-fi to westerns and was a charter cast member of the dark photo novels known as Killing in Italy, Satanik in France and Sadistik in America. Usually playing a deranged psycho, he has the honor of having been killed by space vampires and cowboys as well as dark comics icons Diabolik and Sadistik (many times)!At 26, his first film was a standard peplum (sword & sandal) epic of the era, Sansone e il tesoro degli Incas (known in the US as Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas). It also co-starred future Sadistik actor, Franco Jamonte. Next Boido was in a three-segment film called Thrilling that had an episode based on the dark, Diabolik-inspired character Sadik.After some uncredited appearances in some spy films, Rico Boido made a splash on the screen in the atmospheric Mario Bava film Terrore nello spazio (Planet of Vampires, 1965) as a zombie astronaut.From the first issue in 1966, Rico Boido appeared in the Sadistik adventures while still menacing the film screen. A prime ingredient in spaghetti westerns, Rico was also a hood in Bava's incredible Danger: Diabolik. He had a memorable role as a henchman who casually plugs a bullet hole in a jet cabin with a wad of chewing gum. Boido made a cameo in Frederico Fellini's wild Toby Dammit segment in Histoires extraordinaires (Spirits of the Dead, 1968).For the next ten years Boido mostly showed up as a gunslinger in a series of Trinity, Sartana, Django and Sabata westerns, though he did have a presence as a hitman in 1973's Superfly T.N.T.Recently, Boido filmed an interview about his photo novel experiences for a documentary called The Diabolikal Super Kriminal.