Checco Zalone

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Checco Zalone
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Luca Pasquale Medici

(1977-06-03) 3 June 1977 (age 41)
Bari, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Checco Zalone (Italian pronunciation: [ˌkekko dzaˈloːne], modeled on the Apulian insult "Che cozzalone!", lit. What a stupid!), art name of Luca Pasquale Medici[1] (born 3 June 1977), is an Italian actor, musician, singer-songwriter, imitator, comedian, and screenwriter.

Biography and career[edit]

Born in Bari, after being a regular in many editions of the Canale 5 variety show Zelig, he became famous in 2006 thanks to the song Siamo una squadra fortissimi, celebrating the Italian team just before the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[1]

In January 2016, his film Quo Vado? grossed over €22m (£16.5m) over the three-day holiday weekend at the beginning of the year, nearly equalling the total that Star Wars: The Force Awakens film had made in three weeks.[2][3]



  1. ^ a b Zalone, Checco, in Treccani, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. 15 March 2011.
  2. ^ Hoad, Phil. "Backward-looking The Force Awakens might pay the price beyond the west". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  3. ^ "Quo Vado? has beaten Star Wars at the box office". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-01-12.