Paolo Hendel

Paolo Hendel (born 2 January 1952) is an Italian actor, playwright and comedian.

Paolo Hendel
Born (1952-01-02) 2 January 1952 (age 70)
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)

Life and careerEdit

Born in Florence, at young age Hendel made several works, including gamekeeper, guardian of a garage and detective.[1][2] He debuted as a comedian in early 1980s, as the sidekick of David Riondino.[2][3] Shorty later he began an intense theatrical activity as author and actor of comic monologues, characterized by a satirical and surreal style.[1][3]

Hendel started appearing on television in 1985, then he got a large popularity in 1996, with the Italia 1 variety show Mai dire Gol, in which he created the successful character of "Carcarlo Pravettoni" a cynical capitalist who was candidate for mayor of Milan.[1][2][3] Hendel also appeared in several films, starring the main roles in two films directed by Daniele Luchetti, It's Happening Tomorrow and The Week of the Sphinx.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b c Giorgio Dell’Arti, Massimo Parrini. Catalogo dei viventi. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 9788831795999.
  2. ^ a b c d Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  3. ^ a b c Felice Cappa; Piero Gelli; Marco Mattarozzi (1998). Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Baldini & Castoldi, 1998. ISBN 8880892959.
  4. ^ Mario Sesti (1996). La "scuola" italiana: storia, strutture, e immaginario di un altro cinema, 1988-1996. Marsilio, 1996. ISBN 8831764772.

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