Chico Anysio (born Francisco Anysio de Oliveira Paula Filho, 12 April 1931 – 23 March 2012) was a Brazilian actor, comedian, writer and composer.

Chico Anysio
Alfredo Francisco Anysio de Oliveira Paula Filho

(1931-04-12)12 April 1931
Died23 March 2012(2012-03-23) (aged 80)
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, humorist and composer
Known forChico City; Chico Total; Chico Anysio Show; Escolinha do Professor Raimundo
Spouse(s)Nancy Wanderley; Rose Rondelli; Regina Chaves; Alcione Mazzeo; Zélia Cardoso de Mello; Malga Di Paula


Anysio was born in Maranguape, Ceará. He moved with the family on Rio de Janeiro when he was 7 years old, and tried to work on Rádio Guanabara. Since 1968 was joined to Rede Globo, which achieved the status of a star cast that boasted the most famous artists of Brazil.

Anysio was one of the most famous Brazilian comedians of all times and is considered the greatest Brazilian comedian ever. He died on 23 March 2012, aged 80, in Samaritano Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, from multiple organ failure.[1]

Private lifeEdit

He was the brother of actress Lupe Gigliotti, of director Zelito Viana and composer and Radio-producer Elano de Paula[2] and father of actors Lug de Paula, Nizo Neto and DJ Cícero Chaves, born from marriage with Regina Chaves.[3] His last wife was the manager Malga Di Paula.[4] Regarding religion Anysio was a vocal atheist.[5]





  1. ^ "Morre aos 80 anos Chico Anysio". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Morre a atriz Lupe Gigliotti, irmã de Chico Anysio". Folha (in Portuguese). 20 December 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  3. ^ Dercy de Verdade: Nizo Neto interpreta o pai, Chico Anysio
  4. ^ Chico Anysio, Caras Archived 23 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Chico Anysio fica revoltado com morte do filho de Cissa Guimarães: "que Deus é este?"" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2012.

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