Ferruccio Amendola

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Ferruccio Amendola
Ferruccio e Claudio Amendola 1992.jpg
Ferruccio Amendola with his son Claudio (1992)
Born (1930-07-22)July 22, 1930
Turin, Italy
Died 3 September 2001(2001-09-03) (aged 71)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1943–2000

Ferruccio Amendola (July 22, 1930 – September 3, 2001) was an Italian actor and voice-over actor who worked for cinema and television.


Son of actors, Federico Amendola and Amelia Ricci, nephew of director/screenwriter Mario Amendola, he started in films with Gian Burrasca directed by Sergio Tofano and soon began working as a voice-over actor. After years of theater magazines, cinema and TV, in 1968 he began devoting most of his time to voice-over acting.

Voice-over acting[edit]

Amendola is best known as the Italian voice of famous actors including Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Tomas Milian in movies as well as Bill Cosby in the television series The Cosby Show. In addition, he has done the voice over in commercials and TV dramas with great success.

From his relationship with his ex-wife Rita Savagnone who is a voice-over actress, he had a son Claudio, who is also an actor as well as his granddaughter Alessia Amendola, who is a voice actress.


Amendola died of throat cancer in Rome on September 3rd 2001 at the age of 71.



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