Adalberto Maria Merli

Adalberto Maria Merli (born 14 January 1938) is an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Adalberto Maria Merli
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Merli in Black Holiday (1973)
Born (1938-01-14) 14 January 1938 (age 82)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1965–present
ChildrenEuridice Axen


Born in Rome, Merli is active on film and television and he has appeared in over 27 films since 1965. He had his breakout role in the 1968 RAI television series La freccia nera.[2] After some further television success through the TV series Le terre di Sacramento and E le stelle stanno a guardare Merli made his film debut in the 1971 Miklós Jancsó's drama film La tecnica e il rito, then he became quite active in films of "poliziottesco" or political genre, often in leading roles.

Merli is also active as a voice actor.[2] He is known for having dubbed over the voices of Clint Eastwood, Ed Harris, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, David Carradine, Brian Cox, Malcolm McDowell and Michael Caine in some of their films. In his Italian dubbed animation roles, he voiced James P. Sullivan in Monsters, Inc., Mr. Incredible in The Incredibles, The Spirit of the West in Rango, and Pacha in The Emperor's New Groove.[2][3]

Personal lifeEdit

Through his relationship with Swedish actress Eva Axén, he is the father of actress Euridice Axen.

Selected filmographyEdit

Dubbing rolesEdit


Live actionEdit

Video gamesEdit


  1. ^ "Adalberto Maria Merli's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
  3. ^ a b c d Ponzo, Raffaella (24 February 2018). "Adalberto Maria Merli – Personaggi". PALCOSCENICO (in Italian). Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  4. ^ ""Monsters & co." di Peter Docter - CineFile". 6 April 2002. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  5. ^ "ZONA CINEMA: "Monsters & Co."". presenta: IL MONDO DEI DOPPIATORI (in Italian). Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  6. ^ ""Rango", lo spaghetti western (ri)animato da un cartone - Cronaca nazionale". Abruzzo24ore (in Italian). 23 March 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  7. ^ Catalli, Claudia (15 November 2009). "Million Dollar Baby". Homepage di MenteSociale (in Italian). Retrieved 11 August 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Adalberto Maria Merli at Wikimedia Commons