Fabio Volo

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Fabio Volo
Fabio Volo, 2013 6.jpg
BornFabio Bonetti
(1972-06-23) 23 June 1972 (age 49)
Calcinate, Italy
Occupation
  • Author
  • actor
  • screenwriter
  • television presenter
  • radio presenter
  • singer

Fabio Volo, pseudonym of Fabio Bonetti,[1] (born 23 June 1972) is an Italian writer, actor, radio and television presenter, screenwriter, drummer, singer and philosopher.[2]

Career[edit]

Fabio Bonetti was born in Calcinate, Italy on 23 June 1972. After attending middle school, he worked in his father's bakery (which is now an ice-cream shop in Brescia) and did other casual jobs (like modeling and nightlife related). In 1996 he became a leading figure at Radio Capital, an Italian radio station.[3] As from 1998, he anchored three edition of the TV program Le Iene.[3]

In 2000 he began to anchor his own radio broadcast "Il volo del mattino" on Radio Deejay[3] and he published his first book entitled "Esco a fare due passi". This was followed by "È una vita che ti aspetto", "Un posto nel mondo", "Il giorno in più", "Il tempo che vorrei", "Le prime luci del mattino" and "La strada verso casa".[2]

In 2002 he debuted as an actor in Alessandro D'Alatri's movie "Casomai". He was nominated for Best Actor at the David di Donatello for his role in this film.[4] In 2006 and 2008 Fabio Volo anchored "Italo Spagnolo" and "Italo Americano" on MTV. In 2010 he won the "Premio Letterario la Tore Isola d'Elba", an ingenuity and excellence award.[5] In 2011, Volo starred in "Il giorno in più", the movie based on his eponymous book.[6] In 2012 he returned in television with "Volo in diretta" on Rai 3.

Internationally, Volo has served as the voice of Po in the Italian version of the Kung Fu Panda film series.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2002 Casomai Tommaso Alessandro D'Alatri Acting debut
Playgirl Fabio Fabio Tagliavia
2003 Opopomoz Farfaricchio (voice) Enzo D'Alò Italian dub; voice role
2005 The Fever Mario Alessandro D'Alatri
2006 One Out of Two Lorenzo Eugenio Cappuccio Also screenwriter
2007 Manual of Love 2 Franco Giovanni Veronesi
2008 Kung Fu Panda Po (voice) John Stevenson Italian dub; voice role
Black and White Carlo Cristina Comencini
2009 Secrets of the Furious Five Po (voice) Raman Hui Italian dub; voice role
2010 Marriage and Other Disasters Alessandro Nina di Majo
Unlikely Revolutionaries Toni Lucio Pellegrini
Niente paura Himself Piergiorgio Gay Documentary film
2011 One Day More Giacomo Pasetti Massimo Venier Also screenwriter
Kung Fu Panda 2 Po (voice) Jennifer Yuh Italian dub; voice role
2013 Studio illegale Andrea Campi Umberto Carteni
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Po (voice) Jennifer Yuh Italian dub; voice role
Un paese quasi perfetto Gianluca Massimo Gaudioso
2018 Alio - Un'avventura tra i ghiacci Narrator (voice) Guillaume Maidachesky Italian dub; voice role
2020 Onward Wilden Lightfoot (voice) Dan Scanlon Italian dub; voice role
2021 Genitori vs influencer Paolo Martinelli Michela Andreozzi
Per tutta la vita Vito Paolo Costella

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
1998–2001, 2016 Le Iene Himself/Co-host Italia 1 Information program (seasons 1–4, 19)
1999–2000 Candid Camera Himself/Co-host Canale 5 Comedy show (season 14)
2001–2002 Ca' Volo Himself/Host MTV Talk show
2003 Smetto quando voglio Himself/Host Italia 1 Variety show
2006–2008 Italo… Himself/Host MTV Reality show
2012–2013 Volo in diretta Himself/Host Rai 3 Variety/talk show
2014–2018 Che tempo che fa Himself/ Recurring guest Rai 1 Variety/talk show
2016–present Untraditional Fabio/Himself Nove Lead role

Books[edit]

With his novels he has sold over 5 million copies in Italy alone.[7] As of 2019, he has written ten books:[2]

  • Esco a fare due passi (2001)
  • È una vita che ti aspetto (2003)
  • Un posto nel mondo (2006)
  • Il giorno in più (2007)
  • Il tempo che vorrei (2009)
  • Le prime luci del mattino (2011)
  • La strada verso casa (2013)
  • È tutta vita (2015)
  • Quando tutto inizia (2017)
  • Una Gran Voglia di Vivere (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fabio Volo" (in Italian). Movieplayer.it. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Fabio Volo on Librimondadori.it[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Biography on deejay.it
  4. ^ Fabio Volo David di Donatello
  5. ^ Premio La Tore Isola d'Elba - Official site
  6. ^ "Il giorno in più" on MYmovies.it
  7. ^ "Fabio Volo, ecco perché i suoi libri sono un successo". Panorama (in Italian). 19 October 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013.

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