Elias Gleizer

Ilicz Glejzer (4 January 1934 – 16 May 2015), better known as Elias Gleizer, was a Brazilian comedian and actor.

Elias Gleizer
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Elias Gleizer in 2006.
Ilicz Glejzer

4 January 1934 (1934-01-04)
São Paulo, Brazil
Died16 May 2015 (2015-05-17) (aged 81)
Years active1959-2013

Born in São Paulo, Gleizer was the son of two Polish Jewish immigrants, a shoemaker and a housewife.[1][2] He began his artistic career at age 12, playing the violin in a youth orchestra.[1] In 1956 he won the award for best actor in an amateur festival, and in 1959 he made his television debut on TV Tupi.[1][2] His first major work was Joseph of Egypt, a 1964 telenovela.[1] In 1984 he started an intense collaboration with the Rede Globo, acting in Free to Fly, and then appearing in dozens of telenovelas and miniseries.[1][2]


Year Title Role Notes
1965 Quatro Brasileiros em Paris Policial
1971 Diabólicos Herdeiros
1980 O Meu Pé de Laranja Lima Padre Rosendo TV Series
1988 Fera Radical Donato Orsini
1989 Tieta Jairo
1992 Pedra sobre Pedra TV Series
1992-1993 Despedida de Solteiro Vitório 203 episodes
1993-1994 Sonho Meu
1999 Terra Nostra Padre Olavo TV Series
2000 Uga-Uga Ceguinho TV Series
2004 Didi Quer Ser Criança Seu Tião
2006-2007 Pé na Jaca Giácomo 159 episodes
2009 Divã Agenor
2009 Caminho das Índias Cadore 95 episodes
2010-2011 Passione Diógenes Santarém 68 episodes
2013 Flor do Caribe Manolo Gutierrez TV Series
2014 Boogie Oogie Padre Claudius TV Series, (final appearance)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Morre o ator Elias Gleizer, aos 81 anos" [Actor Elias Gleizer dies at age 81]. Universo Online (in Portuguese). 16 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Morre, aos 81 anos, o ator Elias Gleizer". Terra (in Portuguese). 16 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.

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