Gianni Musy

Giovanni "Gianni" Musy (August 3, 1931 – October 7, 2011) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Gianni Musy
Musy in I giorni dei Turbin (1969)
Giovanni Musy

(1931-08-03)August 3, 1931
Milan, Italy
DiedOctober 7, 2011(2011-10-07) (aged 80)
Mentana, Italy
Other namesGianni Glori
Gianni Musy Glori
OccupationActor, voice actor, dubbing director, lyricist
Years active1942-2011
Spouse(s)Rada Rassimov
ChildrenStella Musy
Mascia Musy


Born in Milan, the son of actors Enrico Glori and Gianna Pacetti, he started his career as a child actor at eleven years old.[2] He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in his hometown.[2] Starting from the late 1950s, Musy began an intense career as a character actor, being often cast in roles of villain.[2] Musy became best known through his television work, notably the RAI TV-series Le inchieste del commissario Maigret, E le stelle stanno a guardare, Dov'è Anna.[2][3]

Musy was also very active as a voice actor and a dubber.[2][3] He was the primary Italian voice of Dumbledore from the Harry Potter film franchise as well as Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings. He sometimes dubbed actors such as Richard Harris, Marlon Brando, Christopher Plummer, Sean Connery, George Peppard, James Coburn and more.

Personal life

Musy was the father of voice actress Stella Musy. He also had another daughter, Mascia from his first marriage to actress Rada Rassimov.


Musy died in Mentana of a long illness on October 7th 2011 at the age of 80.

Selected filmography

Dubbing roles


Live action


  1. "Gianni Musy's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. Roberto Poppi, Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. pp. 67–68. ISBN 8884402697.
  3. "E' morto Gianni Musy: doppiò Gandalf e Silente". Rai News24. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.

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