Cesare Polacco

Cesare Polacco (14 May 1900 – 2 March 1986) was an Italian actor and voice actor.

Cesare Polacco
Born(1900-05-14)14 May 1900
Venice, Italy
Died2 March 1986(1986-03-02) (aged 85)
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Venice, Polacco started his career in 1920 in the stage company of Emilio Zago, with whom he played most of the Goldoni's repertoire.[1] In 1928 he moved to Rome, where in addition to theatre he started appearing in films and working as a dubber.[1] Being of Jewish origin, he was temporarily forced to abandon acting because of the 1938 Fascist racial laws, resuming his activities at the end of the war, in 1945.[1] Also active on radio and television, he got a large popularity thanks to the Inspector Rock character he played in Carosello, in a series of giallo-comedy shorts aired between 1957 and 1968.[1][2]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Poppi, Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. pp. 125–126. ISBN 8884402697.
  2. Laura Delli Colli (4 March 1986). "E' morto Polacco l'infallibile Ispettore Rock della brillantina". La Repubblica. p. 24. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
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