Michele Gammino

Michele Gammino


Michele Gammino (born June 16, 1941) is an Italian actor, voice actor and television presenter.

Born in Rome to parents who originated from Palermo, Gammino began his career during the early 1970s. For his work on Italian television, Gammino has become famous on a number of occasions but mostly as presenter of Giochi senza frontiere, the Italian edition of Jeux Sans Frontières, which he co-hosted with Ettore Andenna and Milly Carlucci between 1979 and 1982. He also commentated for Italy at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest. Gammino continued to act for television, he provided newly restored voices in a series of Italian films which include Le ragazze di Piazza di Spagna, Carabinieri 7, Una donna per amico, Linda e il brigadiere, Un medico in famiglia and the third season of I Cesaroni.

Gammino is probably best known in Italy for his roles in dubbing film into the Italian language. He is the official Italian voice actor of Harrison Ford and Steven Seagal. He has even dubbed over 40 characters in films portrayed by actors such as Kevin Costner, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase, Chazz Palminteri and Bob Hoskins. He also performed the Italian voice of James Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill which both starred Timothy Dalton as Bond. In Gammino's animated roles, he dubbed the voices of Nando in Asterix and Cleopatra and Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He also became the new voice of Morbo in Futurama after the death of Sandro Sardone in 2009.

Since 2008, Gammino has been a presenter on Rai Radio 2.

Gammino is the father of voice actor Roberto Gammino. His niece Letizia Scifoni is also a voice actress.

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