Cesare Barbetti

Cesare Barbetti (September 29, 1930 – September 13, 2006) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Cesare Barbetti
Barbetti in Dagli Appennini alle Ande (1943)
Born(1930-09-29)September 29, 1930
Palermo, Italy
DiedSeptember 13, 2006(2006-09-13) (aged 75)
Lucca, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, dubbing director
Years active1934–2006

Barbetti began his career as a child actor in films during the Fascist era. He also worked as a voice actor, dubbing foreign-language films for the Italian market.[2]


Barbetti was born in Palermo in Sicily in 1930. His parents were both actors. He started off his career as a child actor in 1934 making an uncredited appearance in The Three-Cornered Hat. After his career as a child actor ended, Barbetti became a very successful voice actor and dubber. He was the official Italian voice of Robert Redford.

Other actors Barbetti was known for dubbing also included Robert Duvall, Warren Beatty, Steve McQueen, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Rutger Hauer and Dick Van Dyke. He was recognized for voicing Ken Hutch in the Italian version of Starsky & Hutch. Despite being well known as a voice actor, he still did continue his career as a film and television actor.


In July 2006, Barbetti was involved in a car crash. This then resulted in him suffering a severe brain injury and he died two months later just 16 days short of his 76th birthday. His final film role was serving as the Italian voice of Doc Hudson in the Pixar film Cars.[3]



Dubbing roles


Live action


  1. "Cesare Barbetti's dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. Lentz, H.M. (2007). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2006: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. Lentz's Performing Arts Obituaries. McFarland, Incorporated Publishers. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-7864-2933-2. Retrieved 11 August 2018. BARBETTI,. CESARE. Italian character actor Cesare Barbetti died in Lucca, Italy, on September 13, 2006. He was 75. Barbetti was born in Palermo, Sicily, Cesare Barbetti Italy, on September 29, 1930. He began his career as ...
  3. "Morta la voce italiana di Robert Redford". Antoniogenna.net. 13 September 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2018.


  • Callisto Cosulich. I film di Alberto Lattuada. Gremese Editore, 1985.

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