Gigi Reder

Gigi Reder (born Luigi Schroeder; 25 March 1928 – 8 October 1998) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1] He was best known for the role of Filini in the Fantozzi film series.

Gigi Reder
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Reder in 1953
Luigi Schroeder

(1928-03-25)25 March 1928
Naples, Italy
Died8 October 1998(1998-10-08) (aged 70)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1951-1998
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)


Born in Naples in to a German father and a Neapolitan mother, Reder moved to Rome where started his career in radio as host and actor of radio-dramas.[2] He also debuted on stage in "teatro dialettale" and vaudeville, then performed in the stage companies of Peppino De Filippo, Turi Ferro, Giorgio Albertazzi and Mario Scaccia.[2] Reder made his film debut in the early 1950s, but became popular in the 1970s as the sidekick of Paolo Villaggio in some successful comedies, such as the Fantozzi and Fracchia series.[2][3]

He was an atheist.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Gigi Reder's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi; Fabio Melelli; Mario Pecorari. Gli Attori - Vol.3. Gremese Editore.
  3. ^ Massimo Giraldi; Enrico Lancia; Fabio Melelli. 100 caratteristi del cinema italiano. Gremese Editore, 2006.
  4. ^ Fulvia Caprara (9 October 1998). "Villaggio: era insostituibile". La Stampa.

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