Ferruccio Amendola

Ferruccio Amendola (July 22, 1930 September 3, 2001) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Ferruccio Amendola
Amendola in 1985
Born(1930-07-22)July 22, 1930
Turin, Italy
DiedSeptember 3, 2001(2001-09-03) (aged 71)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, dubbing director
Years active1943–2001
Spouse(s)Rita Savagnone
(m. 19??; div. 1971)
Children3, including Claudio Amendola
RelativesMario Amendola (uncle)
Alessia Amendola (granddaughter)


Born in Turin to actors Federico Amendola and Amelia Ricci and the nephew of director and screenwriter Mario Amendola, he was among Italy’s most accomplished actors who worked for cinema and television and also did extensive voice dubbing work. Amendola moved to Rome with his family at a young age and he made his film debut at age 13 in Gian Burrasca directed by Sergio Tofano and continued working on cinema, television and theatre in his later years.

In 1968, Amendola began devoting most of his time to voice-over acting. He was best known as the Italian voice of famous actors including Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Tomas Milian in movies as well as Bill Cosby in the television series The Cosby Show as well as Cosby. In addition, he has done the voice over in commercials and TV dramas with great success.

Personal life

From his relationship with his ex-wife Rita Savagnone who is a voice-over actress, he had a son Claudio, who is also an actor as well as his granddaughter Alessia Amendola, who is a voice actress.


Amendola died of throat cancer in Rome on September 3, 2001 at the age of 71.[2] He was interred at the Campo Verano.



Dubbing roles


Live action


  1. "Ferruccio Amendola's dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. "È morto Ferruccio Amendola magnifica voce dei grandi". ricerca.repubblica.it. 4 September 2001. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

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