João Carlos Barroso

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João Carlos Barroso
Born(1950-02-28)28 February 1950
Died12 August 2019(2019-08-12) (aged 69)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1961–2019

João Carlos de Albuquerque Melo Barroso (Rio de Janeiro, February 28, 1950 - Rio de Janeiro, August 12, 2019) was a Brazilian actor and voice actor.[1][2][3]


Barroso began his acting career when Argentine producers met eleven-year-old João Carlos playing soccer on the sidewalks of Bolivar street in Copacabana. Later he was invited to participate in "Tercer Mundo" film which was shot in the hills of the city. This film was a Brazil-Argentina co-production filmed in 1961 and released only in 1973. With his work in this film, he was invited to perform in Luigi Pirandello's play "Man, Beast and Virtue". For his performance, Barroso received several theatrical revelation awards in 1962.[4] Barroso made his debut on Rede Globo in the series "Rua da Matriz", the station's first dramaturgical production, in 1965, mending a sequence of productions by the company over the next decades.[5] Among his most popular TV characters are Tavico in Estúpido Cupido (1976) and Toninho Jiló in Roque Santeiro (1985), the latter his most outstanding character.[6] Barroso died on August 12, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro after a long battle against pancreatic cancer.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1976 O Pistoleiro Jose
1979 Nos Tempos da Vaselina Onofre
2001-2002 Malhação Delegado Almeidinha 8 Season
2002 Sítio do Picapau Amarelo Tião Susto TV Series
2015-2016 Zorra Various TV Series
2016-2017 Sol Nascente Miranda / Mesquita TV Series, (final appearance)


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  2. ^ "Morre aos 69 anos o ator João Carlos Barroso". Revista Marie Claire (in Portuguese).
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  5. ^ "João Carlos Barroso morre aos 69 anos; relembre a carreira do ator". Gshow (in Portuguese).
  6. ^ "Ator João Carlos Barroso morre aos 69 anos". G1 (in Portuguese).
  7. ^ Reporter, Contributing (14 August 2019). "Notable Brazilian Television Actor João Carlos Barroso Dies at Age 69". The Rio Times.