Glauco Onorato

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Glauco Onorato
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Onorato in W Django! (1971)
Born (1936-12-07)7 December 1936
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Died 31 December 2009(2009-12-31) (aged 73)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1959–2008

Glauco Onorato (7 December 1936 — 31 December 2009) was an Italian actor.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. His father was Giovanni Onorato, also an actor, and his brother was Marco Onorato, cinematographer.


Active in film, theater, and television. Among his most notable roles were as a man haunted by the supernatural in Mario Bava's masterpiece Black Sabbath, a soldier returning from the Russian front in Vittorio De Sica's Sunflower, and as a ruthless gangster in the crime film The Big Racket. He worked consistently from the late 1950s until shortly before his death.

With a deep, booming, yet comical voice, he gained his greatest fame as a voice actor. He provided the Italian voice for actors such as Danny Glover, Arnold Schwarzenegger in his earlier films, Anthony Quinn and Charles Bronson. He may however be best known for dubbing Italian actor Bud Spencer (whose heavy Neapolitan accent was considered unsuitable for his roles) in nearly all of his movies.




Onorato died at the San Camillo Hospital in Rome, Lazio, Italy, after battling an undisclosed serious illness for some time.


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