Riccardo Garrone (actor)

Riccardo Garrone (1 November 1926 14 March 2016) was an Italian actor, voice actor and director.[1]

Riccardo Garrone
Garrone in The Most Wonderful Moment (1957)
Born(1926-11-01)1 November 1926
Rome, Italy
Died14 March 2016(2016-03-14) (aged 89)
Milan, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, director
Years active1949–2014
RelativesSergio Garrone (brother)


Garrone began his acting career in 1949 and attended the Silvio d'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts.[2] He appeared in more than 140 films from 1949 until his retirement in 2014. He made his debut in the film Adam and Eve directed by Mario Mattoli. He also worked in several theatre productions alongside other actors such as Vittorio Gassman, Diana Torrieri and Elena Zareschi.

Garrone often portrayed characters with persuasive, polite personalities in a variety of B movie comedies, spaghetti-westerns and horrors. In the 1980s, he made frequent stage collaborations with Antonella Steni and he made more appearances on television. One of his most popular television roles was on Un medico in famiglia in which he portrayed Nicola Solari. He also had a recurring role on Amico mio starring Massimo Dapporto.

Garrone also worked occasionally as a voice actor and dubber. He often dubbed characters in animated films. He was internationally renowned for providing the Italian voice of Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in Toy Story 3.

Personal life

Garrone was the younger brother of director Sergio Garrone. He retired in 2014. Garrone died in Milan on 14 March 2016 at the age of 89.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. "Riccardo Garrone's dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. "Riccardo Garrone". cinematografo. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. "È morto l'attore Riccardo Garrone, da Fellini agli spot una vita per lo spettacolo". lastampa. Retrieved 14 March 2016.

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