Renzo Montagnani

Renzo Montagnani (September 11, 1930 – May 22, 1997) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Renzo Montagnani
Renzo Montagnani 1972b.jpg
Montagnani in 1972
Born(1930-09-11)September 11, 1930
DiedMay 22, 1997(1997-05-22) (aged 66)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1961–1997
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Eileen Jarvis
(m. 1959)


Renzo Montagnani in 1971

Montagnani was born in Alessandria, Piedmont, and debuted as theatre actor thanks to the help of Erminio Macario. His first cinema success was his dramatic role in Metello (1970), but he later switched to the commedia all'italiana with his roles in the last two chapters of the Amici miei series (1982 and 1985). In the 1980s he also participated to a TV show as Don Fumino, an easy-speaking Tuscan parish priest.[2]

Montagnani also intensively worked as dubber, dubbing actors such as Michel Piccoli, Charles Bronson and Philippe Noiret for the Italian version of movies. He was also the Italian voice of Thomas O'Malley in the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats.[3]

In his later years he participated to numerous commedia sexy all'italiana films, often pairing with Edwige Fenech, the most popular actress of the genre, and also with Alvaro Vitali as the comic sidekick.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1959, Montagnani married Eileen Jarvis, who was a member of the Bluebell Girls. In 1963, they had one son, Daniele.[citation needed]


Montagnani died in Rome of lung cancer on 22 May 1997 at the age of 66. He was buried in England.[4] His son Daniele, died of cancer in 2004 and was buried alongside his father.[citation needed]


Renzo Montagnani in 1972


  1. ^ "Renzo Montagnani's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Renzo Montagnani". MYmovies. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Chi era Renzo Montagnani?". (in Italian). Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ "È morto Renzo Montagnani, Fu uno degli 'Amici Miei'" (in Italian). 24 May 1997. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Renzo Montagnani at Wikimedia Commons