Luigi Pavese

Luigi Pavese (25 October 1897 13 December 1969) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Luigi Pavese
Born(1897-10-25)25 October 1897
Asti, Italy
Died13 December 1969(1969-12-13) (aged 72)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1916–1969
RelativesNino Pavese (brother)
Paila Pavese (niece)


Born in Asti, Pavese started his career in 1916 working as a silent film actor at 19 years of age. He then began his theatrical debut in 1921 and eventually worked his way up to becoming a film actor by the 1930s.[2] He appeared in over 173 films between 1916 and 1969. By the time World War II ended, Pavese's popularity as an actor increased. He often portrayed characters with certain professions such as clerks, lawyers, soldiers, officers and notaries in comedy films and made frequent collaborations with other actors such as Totò, Aldo Fabrizi, Walter Chiari, Alberto Sordi, including his younger brother Nino Pavese.

As a voice actor, Pavese dubbed the voices of characters into the Italian language. He was the official voice actor of Fernando Sancho, Robert Strauss and many more. He even provided the Italian voices of animated characters belonging to The Walt Disney Company, most notably Colonel Hathi in The Jungle Book as well as Boris in Lady and the Tramp and a Labrador in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Pavese died in Rome on 13 December 1969 at the age of 72.

Selected filmography


  1. "Luigi Pavese's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. "Luigi Pavese". MYmovies. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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