|Birth name||Leonardo Jaime|
April 23, 1960 |
|Genres||New wave, pop rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, writer|
|Instruments||Vocals, electric guitar|
|Associated acts||João Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados, Eduardo Dussek, Barão Vermelho, Metrô|
Leonardo "Léo" Jaime (born April 23, 1960) is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, film, television, theater and voice actor, composer and writer, famous for being one of the founding members of the new wave band João Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados.
Léo Jaime was born in Goiânia, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Goiás, in 1960. In 1977, when he was 17 years old, he moved to São Paulo in order to study theater, but later abandoned his studies and went to Rio de Janeiro, where he worked as a barman and as a clothes salesman before embracing the musical career, founding the band Zoo (which would be renamed João Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados in 1982) alongside Selvagem Big Abreu, Leandro Verdeal, Avellar Love, Cláudio Killer and Bob Gallo; however, he left the band in 1984 to pursue a solo career, releasing five studio albums as of 2008 and collaborating with Eduardo Dussek, Barão Vermelho and Metrô, among others. His second studio album, Sessão da Tarde, sold more than 160,000 copies.
In 1985 Jaime began to pursue a career as an actor as well; his debut film was Ivan Cardoso's As Sete Vampiras, to which he also contributed an eponymous song to the soundtrack. Afterwards he appeared in and contributed to the soundtrack of Lael Rodrigues' Rock Estrela, and also provided the singing voice of Dodger in the Brazilian Portuguese dub of Oliver & Company. He reached higher prominence after starring in the telenovela Bebê a Bordo in 1988, and would also appear in O Profeta, in the sitcom Toma Lá, Dá Cá and, more recently, in the long-running soap opera Malhação. He was also one of the hosts of the talk show Saia Justa from January to February 2014, alongside Dan Stulbach, Eduardo Moscovis and Xico Sá, and composed the opening theme of another talk show, Amor e Sexo. He also starred in the theater plays Vítor e Vitória, alongside Marília Pêra, and Era no Tempo do Rei, based on Ruy Castro's eponymous work, portraying King John VI of Portugal.
Jaime is also a writer, and has wrote articles for magazines and newspapers such as O Globo, O Dia and Capricho, as well as for TV shows such as Domingão do Faustão and Megatom. His first book, Cabeça de Homem, was published in 2014 by Editora Agir.
- 1984: Phodas "C"
- 1985: Sessão da Tarde
- 1990: Sexo, Drops e Rock n' Roll
- 1995: Todo Amor
- 2008: Interlúdio
- 1985: As Sete Vampiras — Bob Rider
- 1985: Rock Estrela — Tavinho
- 1988: Oliver & Company — Dodger (voice actor; singing voice only)
- 1990: O Escorpião Escarlate — Jarbas
- 1988: Bebê a Bordo — Zezinho
- 2006: O Profeta — Caruso (1 episode)
- 2008: Toma Lá, Dá Cá — Tavares (1 episode)
- 2009: Caras & Bocas — presenter (2 episodes)
- 2012–2013: Malhação — Nando Rocha
- Arthur Dapieve (1996). BRock: o rock brasileiro dos anos 80. Editora 34. p. 29. 8573260084, 9788573260083.
- 1985, O Ano em Que o Brasil Recomeçou. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- CABEÇA DE HOMEM – Léo Jaime : Livraria da Travessa (Portuguese)
- Revista Trip - Léo Jaime (Portuguese)
- Official website
- Léo Jaime at the Internet Movie Database
- Léo Jaime on Facebook
- Léo Jaime on Twitter
- Léo Jaime on Discogs