Sergio Fiorentini

Sergio Fiorentini (July 29, 1934 – December 11, 2014) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Sergio Fiorentini
Born(1934-07-29)July 29, 1934
Rome, Italy
DiedDecember 11, 2014(2014-12-11) (aged 80)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, dubbing director
Years active1960–2014
Spouse(s)Eliana Lupo (m. ?)
ChildrenMaurizio Fiorentini

Fiorentini was best known for his portrayal of characters in Italian crime dramas and films as well as dubbing Gene Hackman in a majority of his films and Rafiki in the Italian version of The Lion King film series.

BiographyEdit

Born in Rome, Fiorentini started his career on stage in the 1960s, and since the early 1970s he began an intense career as a character actor, being often cast in roles of inspectors, police commissioners and men in uniform in poliziotteschi and in crime films and TV-series, such as A Special Cop in Action and Distretto di Polizia.[2] He most notably portrayed Alfio Cacciapuoti in Il maresciallo Rocca opposite Gigi Proietti.

Fiorentini was also very active as a voice actor and a dubber.[3] He was the official Italian voice actor of Gene Hackman. This was a role he shared with his colleague Renato Mori. Other actors he dubbed included Eli Wallach and Jack Warden as well as Bill Cosby, Burt Young, Tony Burton, Max von Sydow, Tom Wilkinson, Charles Durning, Patrick McGoohan, Bud Spencer, James Doohan, Mel Brooks and he also voiced Benny Hill in the Italian dubbed version of The Benny Hill Show.[4] In Fiorentini’s animated voice roles, he dubbed Rafiki in The Lion King franchise. Other roles include Bumblelion in The Wuzzles, Alm-Onji in Heidi, Girl of the Alps and Trigger in Robin Hood.

Personal lifeEdit

Fiorentini was the father of voice actor Maurizio Fiorentini (born 1963) and he was married to actress Eliana Lupo (who was 27 years younger than him) until his death in 2014.[citation needed]

DeathEdit

Fiorentini died in Rome after battling an illness on the evening of 11 December 2014 at the age of 80.[5][6]

FilmographyEdit

CinemaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Dubbing rolesEdit

AnimationEdit

Live actionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sergio Fiorentini's dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Sergio Fiorentini". MYmovies. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  3. ^ Cronologia fondamentale dell'epoca d'oro del doppiaggio italiano Dagli albori agli anni 1970 (in Italian)
  4. ^ Intervista a SERGIO FIORENTINI (2012) | enciclopediadeldoppiaggio.it
  5. ^ "È morto Sergio Fiorentini, addio al brigadiere Cacciapuoti". La Repubblica. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  6. ^ Redazione Online (12 December 2014). "Cinema: morto l'attore e doppiatore Sergio Fiorentini". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  7. ^ "The Lion King Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  8. ^ "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  9. ^ "The Lion King 1½ Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Timon & Pumbaa Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Robin Hood Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  12. ^ "The Wuzzles Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Antz Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Antz Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Superman Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Superman II Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Get Shorty Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Heartbreakers Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  20. ^ "The Royal Tenenbaums Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Runaway Jury Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  22. ^ "All the President's Men Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  23. ^ "...And Justice for All Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  24. ^ "The Benny Hill Show Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Trading Places Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 3 June 2019.

External linksEdit