Nino Del Pesco

Nino Del Pesco

Screenwriter, Musician, Playwright, Actor, Voice Actor and Voice Artist

Los Angeles, California

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About Nino

Nino Del Pesco started his career in 1978 with the San Diego avant-garde band, "The Amazing Humans" which featured members of "The Young Americans," most notably multi-instrumentalist Dan Mareen who would go on to play bass clarinet for Harry Partch before finally settling in Zurich. The band garnered immediate interest in the scene but was short lived. In 1979, Nino became a founding member of "The Puppies" along with Dane Conover (Trees), Richard Filaccio, James Krieger, and Irene Liberatore. The New Wave band was discovered by Kim Fowley and recorded the single, "Mechanical Beat" on the Stiff America label. The single was produced by Liam Sternberg. From 1981–1983, Del Pesco played with "Country Dick & the Snuggle Bunnies" before moving to Los Angeles and co-founding "The Lonesome Strangers" with Jeff Rymes, Randy Weeks, and ex-Wall of Voodoo drummer Joe Nanini. The band's debut album, "Lonesome Pine", was produced by Pete Anderson and featured such notable artists as Chris Hillman and Al Perkins. The album was well received and garnered critical acclaim, but was not a commercial success for the band. Nino left the Lonesome Strangers in 1987 to form "Snake Farm" with Barry McBride (The Plugz) and Gurf Morlix.

In 1988, Nino joined the "Knights of the Living Dead," who had demos produced by Dave Jerden and Warren Zevon (Zevon also wrote the band's bio). Between 1991–1996, Del Pesco went on hiatus to attend college, earning himself a BA degree in psychology from UCLA in 1996. Though college was the priority during that period, Nino still found time to play with various bands and continued to do session work. Del Pesco returned to music full-time in 1997, when he co-founded AntiProduct with Alex Kane from Life, Sex & Death and Eddie Reuter. After Kane left the band in 1999, AntiProduct became the "Black Tongued Bells" which also featured guitarist Steve Dior. Both Dior and Del Pesco left the band in 2003. Del Pesco and Dior reunited in 2007 to record "Pretty Dope Fiend" which appears in the film, "Who Killed Nancy?" and is featured in the opening of the official trailer.

In 2005, Nino took a break from music to focus on screenwriting and in 2008 his first script, THE THIRD REALM, won the CineStory Screenwriting Contest, the deadCENTER Screenwriting Award, and took First Place in the Omaha Film Festival's Feature Length Screenplay category. The Third Realm was also a Finalist in Scriptapalooza and the Sweet Auburn International Film Festival’s Screenplay Category, a Semi-Finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break Contest, the ReelHeART International Film Festival, Screenwriting Contest #18 and made the Top 10 in the Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival's Screenplay Competition.

Unique traits: Coolness. Just plain cool.


  • The Linguini Incident

    The Linguini Incident (1991)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Art department Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory). Written by John Sacksteder <>

  • Dangerous Love

    Dangerous Love (1988)
    Film (Thriller) Art department Someone is videotaping & killing members of a video dating club.

  • Defense Play

    Defense Play (1988)
    Film (Action and Drama) Art department Professor Vandemeer works on a secret project for the US-Air-Force called DART: a very small helicopter for scouting and defense. When he gets killed, Colonel Denton gets under suspicion. His son Scott and Vandemeers daughter Karen believe in his innocence and search for the true murderer and his motives. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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