Giampiero Albertini

Giampiero Albertini (December 20, 1927 – May 14, 1991) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Giampiero Albertini
Albertini on the set of Return of Sabata (1971)
Born(1927-12-20)December 20, 1927
Muggiò, Italy
DiedMay 14, 1991(1991-05-14) (aged 63)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1955-1991


Born in Muggiò, Albertini started his career as stage actor at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, under the guidance of Giorgio Strehler.[2][3] In 1962, he made his film debut with Dino Risi's La marcia su Roma, and later worked with, among others, Mario Monicelli, Luigi Comencini, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Rosi, Gillo Pontecorvo, Nanni Loy. Albertini also was active in poliziotteschi and giallo films, in which he was sometimes credited as Al Albert.[4]

As a voice actor, he was best known as the official Italian dubbing voice of Peter Falk in Columbo.[3]


Albertini died at the age 63 in Monte Mario, in Rome, of a heart attack.[3] The dubbing voice of Columbo was passed on to Antonio Guidi in the remaining seasons of the show.

Selected filmography


  1. "Giampiero Albertini's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. Istituto di studi pirandelliani. Ariel, Volume 7. Bulzoni, 1992.
  3. "E' morto Giampiero Albertini". La Repubblica. 16 May 1991. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  4. Enrico Lancia, Fabio Melelli. Attori stranieri del nostro cinema. Gremese Editore, 2006.

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