Piotr Fronczewski

Piotr Fronczewski (born 8 June 1946 in Łódź, Poland), is a Polish actor and a cabaret and theatre singer. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most popular actors of his generation.[1]

Piotr Fronczewski
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Born (1946-06-08) 8 June 1946 (age 76)
Łódź, Poland
Alma materThe Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw
OccupationActor, singer
SpouseEwa Fronczewska
ChildrenKatarzyna Fronczewska
Magdalena Fronczewska
Musical career
Also known asFranek Kimono, Crazy Zdzich, Pan Kimono
GenresDisco, ballad
LabelsArston, Polskie Nagrania Muza, Alcom, Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment Poland, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Poland, Vega, Polmark, Polton, Savitor, Brawo, Polskie Radio/Pomaton EMI

Life and careerEdit

He was born to a Polish mother, Bogna Duszyńska (1912–2016) and a Polish-Jewish father, Władysław Fronczewski (1900–1969). His father was born as Władysław Finkelstein and changed his last name before the outbreak of World War II. He is a graduate of the Karol Świerczewski Liceum in Warsaw.[2]

Piotr Fronczewski created a fictional character Franek Kimono he issued a disco LP in 1983 which was meant to be a musical joke but turned out to be a great success. Fronczewski started his acting career playing in the theater. He also performed in cabarets. His daughters – Kasia and Magda Fronczewski were very popular child-singers in late 1980s and early 1990s.

From his TV and movie work, he is best known as Pan Kleks (Mr Inkblot), the main character of a series of movies based on books written by Jan Brzechwa and illustrated by Craig Bonner. He also voiced Robert "Bob" Parr Mr. Incredible in the Polish dub of The Incredibles franchise and Diego in the Polish version of the Ice Age film series.

In 1990, Gustaw Holoubek ranked Piotr Fronczewski among the three greatest Polish dramatic actors post-1965 alongside Andrzej Seweryn and Wojciech Pszoniak. He played outstanding leading roles in some films of the prominent Polish directors, e.g. Andrzej Wajda, as well as countless supporting roles in big productions. Also, very well known for his unforgettable role of "Pan Piotrus" in the Cabaret of Olga Lipinska. Later became active and very successful on the Polish Cabaret and Standup Comedy scene. Piotr Fronczewski is known as a master of intelligent humour and snappy retort.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Piotr Fronczewski" (in Polish). Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Urodziny Piotra Fronczewskiego. Wybitny aktor kończy dziś 75 lat" (in Polish). RDC. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  3. ^ "PIOTR FRONCZEWSKI skończył 70 lat! Zobacz wszystkie wcielenia Pana Kleks". Retrieved 16 April 2020.

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