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Ioannis "Giannis" Bezos (Greek: Ιωάννης (Γιάννης) Μπέζος; born in Athens, 10 September 1956) is a Greek actor and director. He has performed on TV and in the theatre, mainly as a comedian. He has also acted in five films.
The person who discovered Bezos first was Thymios Karakatsanis, at a performance at Smaroula theatre. Initially, he worked with Aliki Vougiouklaki on stage. He went on to have a number of TV hits: The Unacceptables (1991–92, 1992–93), The Children of Greece (1993–95), These and Me (1996-98), Flower-spread Life (1998–99), Exclusively Family Issue (2001-3), Happy Together (2007–10), My Daughter's Marriage (2010) and Clinical Case (2011). In many of the TV series in which he starred and stars, he has cooperated with the director Andreas Morfonios, with whom he has a close friendship, while some of these are directed by Bezos himself.
Also, he starred in various theatrical performances in the 1980s including Frogs and Lysistrata. In March 2009, the theatrical hit La Cage Aux Folles, a Jean Poiret French musical, starring Bezos, made its premiere at Pallas theatre, with direction by Stamatis Fasoulis.
Bezos is also famous for his singing, which he often demonstrates while performing. Consequently, he has featured in musical performances, periodical cooperations and on records (at Giorgos Hatzinasiou, Notis Mavroudis and Thanos Mikroutsikos records). Since 1987, he has been married to actress Natalia Tsaliki, who has featured alongside Bezos many times on TV and stage. They have a daughter, Iro Bezou (1988).
In April 2016, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation announced Bezos would host a new television series, "Speaking of Theatre" («Μιλώντας για θέατρο»), on ERT2, Bezos's first TV hosting role for some time.
- A hero with flip-flops (2014–15)
- Nefeles (2012)
- Fraudmen and Gentlemen (2012)
- May the Wife be Afraid of her Husband (2010-2011)
- Don Juan (2010)
- The Imaginary Invalid (2009)
- La Cage Aux Folles (2009-2010)
- Hotel Paradise (2007-2008)
- Marriage Words (2006-2007)
- The Birds (play) (2006)
- Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (2005)
- Lysistrata (2004)
- Laterna, Ftohia kai Filotimo (1999-2000)
- The Frogs (1998)
- Lift the anchors up! (1997-1998)
- "Biography of Giannis Bezos (Greek)". 90 λεπτά. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
- «O Γιάννης Μπέζος σε ρόλο παρουσιαστή-Όλες οι λεπτομέρειες» ("Giannis Bezos in presenter role"), entertv.gr, 19 April 2016.