Mario Besesti

Mario Besesti (November 20, 1894 – June 21, 1968) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Mario Besesti
Besesti in The Mill on the Po (1949)
Born(1894-11-20)November 20, 1894
Milan, Italy
DiedJune 21, 1968(1968-06-21) (aged 73)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1932–1968


Besesti begun a career acting on stage and screen in 1932. He made his film debut in 1938 and among his most popular filmography includes the 1949 film The Mill on the Po. Besesti was also well known as a voice dubber. Because of his strong voice and large build, he usually dubbed actors with the same stature such as Charles Laughton, Edward Arnold, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond Massey, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Coburn and many more.

Besesti was considered to be one of Italy's most significant, well-known dubbers during the Golden Ages. He worked for the Cooperativa Doppiatori Cinematografici and made collaborations with other dubbers which included Gualtiero De Angelis, Lauro Gazzolo, Carlo Romano, Wanda Tettoni and Nino Pavese.

Besesti was also active in the Italian dubs of some of the early Disney animated films. He dubbed Stromboli in Pinocchio, The Huntsman in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Trusty in Lady and the Tramp.


Besesti died in Rome on 21 June 1968 at the age of 73.



Dubbing roles


Live action


  1. "Mario Besesti's dubbing contributions". Archived from the original on 19 November 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

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