Giampiero Albertini

Giampiero Albertini (December 20, 1927 – May 14, 1991) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Giampiero Albertini
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Albertini on the set of Return of Sabata (1971)
Born(1927-12-20)December 20, 1927
Muggiò, Italy
DiedMay 14, 1991(1991-05-14) (aged 63)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1955-1991


Born in Muggiò, Albertini started his career as stage actor at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, under the guidance of Giorgio Strehler.[2][3] In 1962, he made his film debut with Dino Risi's La marcia su Roma, and later worked with, among others, Mario Monicelli, Luigi Comencini, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Rosi, Gillo Pontecorvo, Nanni Loy. Albertini also was active in poliziotteschi and giallo films, in which he was sometimes credited as Al Albert.[4]

During the 1970s, Albertini was featured in the Ignis commercials as a disgruntled customer struggling to find the items he is searching for.

As a voice actor, Albertini was best known as the official Italian dubbing voice of Peter Falk as the title character in Columbo.[3] He has also occasionally dubbed other actors such as Martin Balsam, Donald Pleasence, Phil Brown, Brian Keith, Terry Jones and Vic Tayback. One of his final dubbing works was the voice of Saddam Hussein in his interview with Bruno Vespa on Rai 1.


On May 14, 1991, Albertini died at the age of 63 in his home in Monte Mario, in Rome, of a heart attack.[3] The dubbing voice of Columbo was passed on to Antonio Guidi in the remaining seasons of the show.



Dubbing rolesEdit


Live actionEdit


  1. ^ "Giampiero Albertini's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. ^ Istituto di studi pirandelliani. Ariel, Volume 7. Bulzoni, 1992.
  3. ^ a b c "E' morto Giampiero Albertini". La Repubblica. 16 May 1991. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  4. ^ Enrico Lancia, Fabio Melelli. Attori stranieri del nostro cinema. Gremese Editore, 2006.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Giampiero Albertini at Wikimedia Commons