Jesse Corti

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{{Infobox person | name = Jesse Corti | image = | imagesize = | caption = | birth_date = (1955-07-03) July 3, 1955 (age 59) | birth_place = Venezuela | death_date = | death_place = | occupation = Actor | years_active = 1978–present | spouse = Julietta Corti | children = Jesse David Corti
Avrielle Corti } Jesse Corti (born July 3, 1955), known professionally as Jesse Corti, is an Venezuelan-American actor, prolific in voice over roles, perhaps best known as Lefou in the 1991 Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast and playing Courfeyrac in the original Broadway show Les Misérables. He has appeared in numerous feature films. He has appeared on several popular TV shows such as 24, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, West Wing, Judging Amy, Law & Order and many more. In 1990 he received a Clio Award for his Drug Free America commercial.

Personal life[edit]

Jesse Corti is originally from Venezuela, but was raised in Paterson, New Jersey. His father was a Baptist minister. He graduated from Eastside High School in 1973. He is married to Julietta Corti and they have two children. Their children are Jesse David Corti, an actor, who provided the voice of Neku Sakuraba in the video games The World Ends with You and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and Avrielle Corti, who is also an actress.[citation needed]

He is the uncle of Miguel Corti, who is part of Capcom's localization staff.[citation needed]

Corti's first wife, Laura, was killed in a 1987 collision between an Amtrak train and a Conrail freight train in Chase, Maryland.[1] At that time, Laura Corti had been returning to New York City after having seen her husband perform in Les Misérables at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The crew of the freight train in that collision tested positive for marijuana and Jesse Corti subsequently appeared in both an English-language and a Spanish-language public service announcement for Partnership for a Drug-Free America.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Animated film[edit]

Live-action film[edit]

Live-action television[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (12 February 1987). "Suits filed over train fatalities". Beaver County Times. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "YouTube: Partnership for a Drug-Free America: Yes! You Can Beat Drugs!". Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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