Károly Gesztesi (born Károly Tóth; 16 April 1963 – 4 January 2020) was a Hungarian actor and voice actor. His ex-wife is Claudia Liptai. He was best known for providing the Hungarian dubbing of Shrek from the movie of the same name.

Károly Gesztesi
Károly Tóth

(1963-04-16)16 April 1963
Budapest, Hungary
Died4 January 2020(2020-01-04) (aged 56)
Budapest, Hungary
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1988-2020
Claudia Liptai
(m. 2006; div. 2009)

Life and careerEdit

He graduated from the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest and, until 1990, he was a member of the Thalia Theater company. He then traveled to Holland for a few months. He acted in multiple theatres throughout the 1990s, including the National Theatre of Miskolc, the Attila József Theatre, and the Comedy Theatre of Budapest. Since 1998, he was a freelance actor. He was also a member of a band. Gesztesi was best known as a Hungarian voice actor. He voiced the protagonist Shrek in the Hungarian dubs of the Shrek films. He was divorced and the father of five children. His eldest son is actor Máté Gesztesi.

On 4 January 2020, Gesztesi died from a heart attack in Budapest.[1]

Theatre rolesEdit


Dubbing rolesEdit

Film Role Syncing
Baywatch Garner Ellerbee Gregory Alan Williams
Central Park West Mark Merrill Tom Verica
Renegade Bobby Sixkiller Branscombe Richmond
Sirènes, sirènes Richard Stiles Christopher Judge
The A Team Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus Mr. T
Highlander Duncan 'Mac/Highlander' MacLeod Adrian Paul
Kórház a pálmák alatt
Clemant Charles M. Huber
Das Boot Werner Herbert Grönemeyer
Inspector Rex Peter Höllerer Wolf Bachofner
Spin City Paul Lassiter Richard Kind
Robin Hood Little John Richard Ashton
Baywatch Nights Garner Ellerbee Gregory Alan Williams
Nash Bridges Joe Dominguez Cheech Marin
The Enforcer Mr. Chapel Michael Madsen
Players Isaac 'Ice' Gregory Ice-T
Footballers' Wives Jason Turner Cristian Solimeno
The Wire William 'Bunk' Moreland Wendell Pierce
Game of Thrones Robert Baratheon Mark Addy

Film dub rolesEdit

Film Year Character Syncing
Lock Up 1989 Frank Leone Sylvester Stallone
Puss in Boots 1999 Óriás Kevin Dorsey
Dawn of the Dead 2004 Kenneth Ving Rhames
Pet Sematary II 1992 Sheriff Gus Gilbert Clancy Brown
Star Wars 1995 Lando Calrissian Billy Dee Williams
Monsters Inc. 2001 James P. "Sulley" Sullivan John Goodman
Monsters University 2013 James P. "Sulley" Sullivan John Goodman
Jingle All The Way 1996 Sinbad Myron Larabee
Cars 2006 Mater Larry the Cable Guy
Cars 2. 2011 Mater Larry the Cable Guy
Shrek 2001 Shrek Mike Myers
Shrek 2. 2004 Shrek Mike Myers
Shrek the Third 2007 Shrek Mike Myers
Shrek Forever After 2010 Shrek Mike Myers
Shrek the Halls 2007 Shrek Mike Myers
Scared Shrekless 2010 Shrek Mike Myers
The Princess and the Frog 2009 Louie Michael-Leon Wooley


  • Miskolc város nívódíja (1990)[2]
  • Filmszemle Legjobb Férfi Epizódalakítás Díja (1997)[2]
  • VOXCar-díj (2002)[3]
  • Lions-díj (2006)
  • Story Ötcsillag-díj (2006, 2009)


  1. ^ "Meghalt Gesztesi Károly". Index.hu. January 4, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Weblap Gesztesi Károlyról - Egyéb
  3. ^ A legjobb szinkron: Shrek


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