Thursday, December 31, 2009

RIP Glauco Onorato

The Turin born voice actor Glauco Onorato died today December 31st of a serious disease. He was 73 years old. Onorato died at Saint Camillo's Hospital in Rome. He was the Italian voice of actors such as Bud Spencer, Charles Bronson, and Arnold Shwarzenegger in “Terminator”. He worked on several comedies of Eduardo De Filippo in the decade of the '60s. Onorato also appeared in several films and soap opears over the years. His last film appearance was in the 2008 film “Chi nasce tondo” as Padre Ignazio.

ONORATO, Glauco (aka Richard Stark) [12/7/1936, Turin, Piedmont, Italy – 12/31/2009, Rome, Lazio, Italy (n/c)] – stage, TV, voice actor, son of actor Giovanni Onorato [1910-1960].

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – 1966 [Italian voice of Al Mulloch]
Return of the Seven - 1966 [Italian voice of Claude Akins]
John the Bastard – 1967 (Morenillo)
Ace High – 1968 [Italian voice of Bud Spencer]
God Forgives… I Don’t – 1968 [Italian voice of Bud Spencer]
The Magnificent Texan - 1968 (Jose Perera) [credited as Richard Stark]
The Nephews of Zorro - 1968 [Italian voice of Franco Fantasia]
The Sons of Trinity – 1968 [Italian voice of Franco Fantasia]
Boot Hill – 1969 (Finch) + [Italian voice of Bud Spencer]
The Five Man Army – 1969 [Italian voice of Bud Spencer]
Madron - 1970 [Italian voice of Richard Boone]
They Call Me Trinity – 1970 [Italian voice of Bud Spencer]
A Man Called Django! – 1971 (Carranza)
Trinity is Still My Name – 1971 [Italian voice of Bud Spencer]
It Can be Done Amigo – 1972 [Italian voice of Bud Spencer]
Massacre at Fort Holman – 1972 [Italian voice of Bud Spencer]
They Still Call Me Amen - 1972 [Italian voice of Alf Thunder]
Carambola! – 1973 (Jim Ballerman)
The Crazy Adventures of Len and Colby – 1974 (Jim Ballermann/El Supremo)
The Genius - 1975 [Italian voice of Raimund Harmstorf]
California – 1977 [Italian voice of Raimund Harmstorf]


  1. Spencer is an italian actor. Why Onorato is the italian voice of Spencer ?

  2. The Spaghetti westerns used German, Italian, Spanish, British, Yugoslavian and American actors among others. Most of the actors only spoke their own language and so these films were shot as silent films and dubbed into English, Spanish, Italian languages later. Many of the actors either charged extra to dub their films or were too busy making other films to stop and dub their voices. A whole branch of the Italian and Spanish film industry was dedicated to dubbing these films. Terence Hill and Bud Spencer until recent years never dubbed their own voices. They were done by Italian voice actors. Most of the time the same voice actor was used for a particular actor so the voice matched the screen actor in their films.