Claudio Cassinelli was an Italian film, stage and television actor.
Born in Bologna to Giuseppina Tafani and Antonio Cassinelli, a well known opera singer, he had two sisters, Paola Cristina and Loretta. Cassinelli had begun his career in theater, later dedicating himself to film and television work. His film career is divided equally between auteur films and genre films, especially poliziotteschi and action films.
Cassinelli died in Page, Arizona, at 46, during the filming of a scene in Sergio Martino's Vendetta dal futuro, while he was on a helicopter that due to pilot error crashed into Navajo Bridge. He left three children, Sebastiano, Filippo and Giovanni.