Jean Del Val

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Jean Del Val
Jean Del Val in Flying Deuces.jpg
Del Val in The Flying Deuces (1939)
Born (1891-11-17)17 November 1891
Reims, France
Died 13 March 1975(1975-03-13) (aged 83)
Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.
Other names Jean Gauthier
Jean Gautier
Occupation Actor
Years active 1917—1973

Jean Del Val (17 November 1891 – 13 March 1975) was a French-born actor, also credited as Jean Gauthier and Jean Gautier.

He played roles during the Hollywood silent era, beginning with The Fortunes of Fifi in 1917. During the early days of talkies he served as a translator and vocal coach for French language versions of American-made films. The classic 1942 film Casablanca featured Jean in the limited role as an announcer for a French radio station. In 1966 he played a non-speaking role as the comatose scientist in the science fiction film Fantastic Voyage.

Del Val died at age 83 from a heart attack in Pacific Palisades, California. He is interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City.

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