Claudio Bisio

Claudio Bisio (Italian pronunciation: [ˈklaudjo ˈbiːzjo]; born 19 March 1957) is an Italian actor, presenter, voice actor, comedian, and writer.

Claudio Bisio
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Bisio in 2009.
Born
Claudio Bisio

(1957-03-19) 19 March 1957 (age 63)
OccupationActor, presenter, voice actor, comedian, television presenter, writer
Years active1983–present
Political partyWorkers Vanguard
(1970s–1978)
Spouse(s)Sandra Bonzi (2003–present)
ChildrenAlice Bisio ; Federico Bisio

Early lifeEdit

Bisio was born in Novi Ligure, Piedmont, and raised in Milan, Lombardy. He attended scientific lyceum Luigi Cremona of Milan and graduated from drama school of Piccolo Teatro of Milan.[1]

CareerEdit

 
Claudio Bisio in 2013 at IULM University of Milan

Bisio started his career as theatre actor performing classical and modern drama; he began his movie career in 1983 with Come dire... (How to say).[2] His first major appearance on TV was in 1998 during Zanzibar, an Italian TV show. He has been the presenter of Zelig, an Italian sketch comedy, for 13 years (in 1997 and from 2000 to 2012).[3]

In 2009, he played in Ex and gained a David di Donatello nomination for best supporting actor.[4] In 2010 he was the protagonist of Benvenuti al Sud (Welcome to the South) and Maschi contro femmine (Males vs Females) and in 2011 of Benvenuti al Nord (Welcome to the North) and Femmine contro maschi (Females vs Males).

In the Italian version of the Ice Age series, Bisio is the voice of Sid (one of the protagonists of the film).[5][6][7][8] He is also the voice of Count Dracula in the Italian version of Hotel Transylvania.

In the summer of 2014 has been announced he will be part of Italia's Got Talent jury for its sixth series, aired in 2015 by the pay-TV Sky Uno.

Personal lifeEdit

Bisio is married to Sandra Bonzi. He has two children, Alice and Federico.

He is an atheist.[9]

FilmographyEdit

As actorEdit

Year Title Role
1983 Come dire...
1983 Dream of a Summer Night Moth
1984 Domani mi sposo Attilio
1985 Madman at War Lieutenant Pintus
1987 A fior di pelle
1987 I picari Leader of the mutinous oarsmen
1987 Topo Galileo
1987 The Strangeness of Life Patient
1988 Kamikazen: Last Night in Milan Vincenzo Amato
1988 The Camels
1990 On Tour Gas station attendant
1991 Mediterraneo Corrado Noventa
1992 Puerto Escondido Alex
1993 Bonus malus Baldini
1993 Sud Giacomo Fiori
1994 Dietro la pianura
1996 Albergo Roma Danilo Giorgini
1997 Nirvana Corvo Rosso
1997 The Truce Ferrari
1999 Asini Italo
2006 The Bodyguard's Cure Gorilla/Socio
2006 Natale a New York Dr. Severino Benci
2007 Manual of Love 2 DJ Fulvio
2008 Amore, bugie e calcetto Vittorio
2008 Si può fare Nello
2009 Many Kisses Later Sergio
2009 I mostri oggi Claudio / patient / Enzo / husband
2010 Benvenuti al Sud Alberto Colombo
2010 Men vs. Women Marcello
2011 Women vs. Men Marcello
2011 Bar Sport Eros
2012 Benvenuti al Nord Alberto Colombo
2013 Welcome Mr. President President of the Italian Republic
2013 Indovina chi viene a Natale? Domenico
2014 People Who Are Well Umberto Maria Dorloni
2014 Happily Mixed Up Marcello
2015 What a Beautiful Surprise Guido
2016 Non c'è più religione Cecco
2017 Couch Potatoes Giorgio Selva
2018 Arrivano i prof Prof Mario Locuratolo
2019 Bentornato Presidente President of the Italian Government
2019 Se mi vuoi bene Diego Anastasi

As voice actorEdit

Year Title Role
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Gaëtan "Mole" Molière
2002 Ice Age Sid
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Sid
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Sid
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Sid
2012 Hotel Transylvania Count Dracula
2019 Beware the Gorilla Peppe the gorilla

TelevisionEdit

As presenterEdit

Plays (theatre)Edit

As actorEdit

  • Sogno di una notte di estate, 1981 (G. Salvatores)
  • Nemico di Classe (di N. Williams), 1983 (Elio De Capitani)
  • Café Procope, 1985 (G. Salvatores)
  • Comedians (di T. Griffiths), 1985 (G. Salvatores)
  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist, 1987 (Dario Fo)
  • Guglielma, 1990 (Gigio Alberti)
  • Aspettando Godo, 1991 (Paola Galassi)
  • Le nuove mirabolanti avventure di Walter Ego, 1993
  • Tersa Repubblica, 1994–1995
  • Monsieur Malaussène au théâtre (di Daniel Pennac), 1997–2001 (G. Gallione)
  • La buona novella (di Fabrizio De André), 2000–2001 (G. Gallione)
  • Appunti di viaggio, 2002 (G. Gallione)
  • I bambini sono di sinistra, 2003 (G. Gallione)
  • Grazie (di Daniel Pennac), 2005 (G. Gallione)
  • Coèsi se vi pare (with Elio e le Storie Tese), 2006

BibliographyEdit

  • Quella vacca di Nonna Papera 1993.
  • Prima comunella poi comunismo 1996. ISBN 88-8490-185-5.
  • I bambini sono di sinistra 2005
  • Doppio misto. Autobiografia di coppia non-autorizzata 2008

DiscographyEdit

  • Paté d'animo (1991)

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Cooming Soon "Claudio Bisio – Biografia e filmografia" (in Italian).
  2. ^ "Claudio Bisio – Biography".
  3. ^ Il Messaggero "Claudio Bisio lascia Zelig" (in Italian).
  4. ^ "David di Donatello 2009, le nomination" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Claudio Bisio – L'era glaciale" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Claudio Bisio – L'era glaciale 2" (in Italian).
  7. ^ "Claudio Bisio – L'era glaciale 3" (in Italian).
  8. ^ "Claudio Bisio – L'era glaciale 4" (in Italian).
  9. ^ Religione, in Claudio Bisio, 30 December 2004.

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