Kostas Voutsas

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Kostas Voutsas
Born Kostas Voutsas
(1931-12-31) 31 December 1931 (age 85)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Spouse(s) Erika Broyer (1958), Theano Papaspyrou (1975), children: Sandra Voutsa, Theodora Voutsa, N.Voutsa.
Awards Lifetime Achievement Award International Thessaloniki Film Festival 1984

Kostas Voutsas (Greek: Κώστας Βουτσάς; born 31 December 1931) is a Greek actor, director, and writer.

Biography[edit]

Voutsas was born in Athens in 1931 and moved to Thessaloniki in 1932. He studied drama at the Drama School of the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki and made his stage and screen debut in 1953. In 1961 his breakthrough came when the Greek film director Giannis Dalianidis gave him a leading role in his phenomenally successful youth melodrama O Katiforos. He soon became one of the best and most popular comic actors of his generation and created personal groups, starring in many Greek comedies by top playwrights and classics like Aristophanes' The Wasps (as Philokleon), Molière's Le bourgeois gentilhomme (title role), etc. He has always been more committed to being a theatrical actor. In an interview to the Athens daily newspaper To Vima, he said: "Playing in movies has helped me a lot, but I was always committed to the theatre and that was my highlight." His acting technique is being studied at the University of Patras. He has received many lifetime achievement awards, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and more.

Personal life[edit]

Voutsas is the father of an actress, Theodora.[1]

Career[edit]

He was a major actor in Finos Films and went on to star in about 60 movies, mostly comedies and musicals of the 'golden era" of Greek commercial cinema.

Filmography[edit]

Actor:

1. Nisos (2009) .... Apostolis

2. O diaheiristis (2009) .... Mr. Isidoros

... a.k.a. The Building Manager (International: English title)

3. "Ergazomeni gynaika" (1 episode, 2009)

- I aerosynodos (2009) TV episode

4. "Epta thanasimes petheres" .... Pappous (1 episode, 2009)

- H neodimokratissa pethera (2009) TV episode .... Pappous

5. Bank Bang (2008) .... Ermolaos

6. O gios tou Charlie (2008) .... Big John

... a.k.a. Charlie's Son (International: English title)

7. Nou Dou Fun Park (2008) (TV)

8. "Tyflomyga" (2007) TV series .... (2007)

9. Gynaikeies synomosies (2007) .... Grandfather

... a.k.a. Women's Conspiracies (International: English title)

10. "Yungermann" .... Stratis Sklavoyannis (1 episode, 2007)

- Episode #1.6 (2007) TV episode .... Stratis Sklavoyannis

11. "To kokkino domatio" .... Evangelos Krokan (1 episode, 2006)

- To diamanti tou erota (2006) TV episode .... Evangelos Krokan

12. "Amarties goneon" (2003) TV series .... Paris Koulianos

13. Gyro gyro oloi (2002)

... a.k.a. Merry Go Round (International: English title)

14. "I foni" (2001) TV series

15. Kathe Savvato (1999) .... Thanasis Pallas

... a.k.a. Every Saturday (International: English title)

16. "Gia mia thesi ston ilio" (1999) TV series

17. Oti peite upourge mou (1998) (TV) .... Richard Willow

18. Pros tin elefteria (1996)

19. "Istories horis dakria" (1991) TV series

20. Gabros me to zori (1990) (V)

21. I kokkini margarita (1990) .... Alekos

... a.k.a. The Red Daisy (International: English title)

22. Grippi... agapi mou (1989) (V) .... Gerasimos

23. Ena agathi sto stefani mou (1989) (V) .... Dimitris

24. Antrea, as prosehes! (1988) (V) .... Andreas

... a.k.a. O digamos (Greece: alternative title)

25. Glykeia mou Koutsi, apo to Halkoutsi (1988) (V) .... Kostas

... a.k.a. Glykeia mou koutsi (Greece: reissue title)

26. Kimon, o neoploutos (1988) (V) .... Kimon

27. O anypantros pateras (1988) (V) .... Kostas

28. Oi diakopes tou kerata (1988) (V) .... Manolis

29. I zoi arhizei sta saranta (1988) (V)

30. O erotiaris gatos (1988) (V) .... Kostas

31. Kalokairinos erastis (1988) (V) .... Kostas

32. O antras tis hronias (1988) (V) .... Akis

33. I love thranio (1988) (V) .... Schoolmaster

34. 120 decibel (1987)

... a.k.a. 120 Decibels (International: English title)

35. O kourdistos erastis (1987) (V) .... Kostas

36. Poliethnikos gambros (1987) (V)

37. Areso kai kykloforo (1986) (V) .... Babis

... a.k.a. Kai leftas kai adekaros (Greece: alternative title)

38. Einai gata o giatros (1986) (V) .... Tasos Hatzikostas

39. Oi pontioi (1986) .... Kostikas

... a.k.a. O kostikas ki o Giorikas (Greece: alternative title)

40. Agapisa enan Pontio (1986) .... Kostikas Panaidis

... a.k.a. I Loved a Pontian (International: English title)

41. "O androklis kai ta liontaria tou" (1985) TV series .... Androklis

42. O ippotis tis lakouvas (1985) .... Mihalis Anoihtomatis

43. Ta touvla (1985) .... Kotsos

44. O erotas tou Odyssea (1984) .... Odysseas

... a.k.a. The Love of Ulysses (International: English title)

45. I dimokratia tou nefous (1983)

46. Serifis, o 'mihanofagos' (1983) .... Grigoris

47. Allagi... kai to louri tis manas (1982) .... Mihalis Paparounas

... a.k.a. Enas kleftis ston Paradeiso (Greece: TV title)

48. O teleftaios... antras! (1981) .... Kosmas Prinos

... a.k.a. The Last Man (International: English title)

49. O Kotsos exo apo to N.A.T.O. (1981) .... Kotsos

... a.k.a. Enas timios anthropos (Greece: TV title)

50. O Kotsos kai oi exogiinoi (1980) .... Kotsos Kotopoulos

51. O kotsos stin E.O.K. (1980) .... Kotsos

52. "To imerologio enos thyrorou" (1979) TV series .... Vangelis Garidas

53. Jack o... kavallaris (1979) .... Jack

... a.k.a. Τζακ ο καβαλάρης (Greece)

54. "O anthropos mas" (1975) TV series

55. Ena tanks sto... krevvati mou (1975) .... Kostas

56. O tromokratis (1975) .... Kostas

57. To pio labro bouzouki (1973) .... Fanouris Brokolas/Giorgos Kartalis

58. Enas trellos, trellos aeropeiratis (1973) .... Stefanos Drakakis

... a.k.a. Ενας τρελός, τρελός αεροπειρατής (Greece)

59. O aisiodoxos (1973) .... Hristos Antypas

... a.k.a. The Optimist (International: English title)

60. 20 gynaikes ki ego! (1973) .... Kostas Filippou

... a.k.a. Twenty Women and I (International: English title)

61. Ton arapi ki an ton plenis, to sapouni sou halas!.. (1973) .... Antonis Pikramenos

62. O antifasistas (1972) .... Nicola Mancholini

... a.k.a. Mas klepsane ti nyfi (Greece: TV title)

63. 7 hronia gamou (1972) .... Alekos Fotiou

... a.k.a. Seven Years of Marriage (International: English title)

64. Agapi mou, paliogria (1972) .... Loukas

... a.k.a. Αγάπη μου παλιόγρια (Greece)

... a.k.a. Bedlam My Love (International: English title)

65. Agapisa mia... polythrona (1971) .... Grigoris

... a.k.a. I Loved an Armchair (International: English title)

66. Piso mou s' eho, satana (1971) (uncredited) .... Cameo

67. Ethelontis ston erota (1971) .... Thomas Raizis

68. Ego rezilepsa ton Hitler (1970) .... Gigoris Tsavos

69. O daskalakos itan leventia (1970) .... Evlabios Mandekas

70. I Pariziana (1969) .... Man in hotel

... a.k.a. The Parisian (International: English title)

71. To anthropaki (1969) .... Eftyhios Kopeoglou

72. O anthropos tis karpazias (1969) .... Anestis Rakas

73. O gois (1969) .... Babis

74. To... thyma (1969) .... Mihalis

... a.k.a. The Victim (International: English title)

75. Enas afragos Onasis (1969) .... Agisilaos Onasis

76. Gia poion htypa i... koudouna (1968) .... Kostas

77. Mia kyria sta bouzoukia (1968) .... Kostas Masouros

78. O pseftis (1968) .... Kostas

79. Oi thalassies oi hantres (1967) .... Kostas Pitouras

... a.k.a. The Blue Beads from Greece (International: English title)

80. Gabros ap' to Londino (1967) .... Kostas Papadopoulos

81. Nyhta gamou (1967) .... Iakovos Iordanidis

... a.k.a. Wedding Night (International: English title)

82. O xypolytos pringips (1966) .... Kostas Sotiriou

83. Rantevou ston aera (1966)

... a.k.a. Rendez-vous in the Air (International: English title)

84. Ohi, ...kyrie Johnson (1965)

85. Ena exypno exypno... moutro (1965) .... Mahos

... a.k.a. A Smart Guy (International: English title)

... a.k.a. O aktypitos (Greece: alternative title)

86. Koritsia gia filima (1965) .... Kostas Kaliakoudas

... a.k.a. Girls in Kisses (USA: TV title)

... a.k.a. Kiss the Girls (International: English title)

87. Teddy boy... agapi mou (1965) .... Aris Matsakoulis

88. To prosopo tis imeras (1965) .... Grigoris Mavrofrydis

89. Oi klironomoi (1964) .... Sotiris Mihaloudis

... a.k.a. The Heirs (International: English title)

90. Kati na kaiei (1964) .... Klearhos

... a.k.a. Κατι να καιει (Greece)

91. I hartopaihtra (1964) .... Lakis Oikonomidis

92. Oti thelei o Laos (1964) .... Mistoklis

93. O filos mou o Lefterakis (1963) .... Lefteris Tsabardis/Babis Davos

... a.k.a. Ο Φιλος μου ο Λευτερακης (Greece)

94. Ziteitai timios (1963) .... Pantelis

95. Ena koritsi gia dyo (1963) .... Aristeidis

... a.k.a. A Girl for Two (International: English title)

96. I pseftra (1963) .... Filippas

97. Emeis ta batirakia (1963)

98. O Thodoros kai to dikano (1962) .... Mihalis

... a.k.a. Ο Θοδωρος και το Δικανο (Greece)

... a.k.a. Thodoros and the Double-Barrel Shotgun (International: English title)

99. Astronaftes (1962) .... Polykarpos

... a.k.a. Astronaftes gia desimo (Greece: alternative title)

100. Nomos 4000 (1962) .... Renos

... a.k.a. Law 4000 (International: English title)

101. Oi gynaikes theloun xylo (1962)

... a.k.a. Oi gynaikokataktites (Greece: alternative title)

102. Merikoi to protimoun kryo... (1962) .... Kleopas

... a.k.a. Some Like It Cool (International: English title)

103. I Aliki sto Naftiko (1961) .... Cadet

... a.k.a. Αλίκη στο Ναυτικό, Η (Greece)

... a.k.a. Alice in the Navy (USA)

104. O skliros andras (1961) .... Policeman

... a.k.a. The Tough Guy (International: English title)

105. Katiforos (1961) .... Bisbiras

... a.k.a. Κατήφορος (Greece)

... a.k.a. The Decline (International: English title)

106. To agori p' agapo (1960)

... a.k.a. The Boy I Love (International: English title)

107. Gia tin agapi tis voskopoulas (1959) .... Labros

108. I kyra mas, i mammi (1958)

... a.k.a. Mrs Midwife (International: English title)

... a.k.a. The Midwife

109. O babas ekpaidevetai (1953)

Director:

1. Nou Dou Fun Park (2008) (TV)

2. Allagi... kai to louri tis manas (1982) ... a.k.a. Enas kleftis ston Paradeiso (Greece: TV title)

3. "O anthropos mas" (1975) TV series

Writer:

1. "Istories horis dakria" (1991) TV series (writer)

2. Gabros me to zori (1990) (V) (writer)

3. Ta touvla (1985) (idea)

Self:

1. "Baby Dance" .... Himself (1 episode, 2008)

- Episode #1.8 (2008) TV episode .... Himself

2. "TV tiglon" .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)

- Episode #1.32 (2007) TV episode .... Himself

3. I Athina ti nyhta (1962) .... Himself

... a.k.a. Athens by Night (International: English title)

Voice actor:

  • Up ... Carl Fredricksen (Greek voice)

Achievements[edit]

In 1984 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

References[edit]

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