Thursday, May 2, 2013

Who Are Those Guys - Jack Berthier

Jacques Maurice Berthier was born on October 2, 1916, in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Berthier studied physical education before enrolling in a fine arts program at the Conservatory Louis Jouvet. He made his film debut in 1942’s “Mlle. Desiree” and began a long career in cinema. His elegant appearance and aristocratic facial features allowed him at a young age to play mature roles representing military officers and men of the world. After a few stage performances and a tour with the play "Ami-Ami" he was most often seen in the mid-1950s in television series. He was given a few leading roles in Italian genre films, and also appeared in short films and documentaries. He directed his only feature film “Quai Notre-Dame” in 1960 which was the film debut of actress Anouk Aimée.
Berthier appeared in three Euro-westerns: “Colorado Charlie” (1965) playing Sheriff ‘Wild Bill’ Danders, “A Golden Sheriff” (1966) as Sheriff Jeff Randall and as Kelly Butler in “The White, the Yellow and the Black” in 1975.
Later in his career he worked as a voice actor in many films dubbing such well-known actors as Raymond Burr, David Niven and Gregory Peck. Berthier’s dubbing voice was heard in the French version of “Trinity is STILL My Name” (1966).
Berthier was married twice. He married Suzanne Besnier in 1939, but she died when she was only 26. The couple had three children all sons Michael, Francis and Paul. He then married actress Lily Baron [1921- ] in 1948 and the two remained together until Jacques death on April 26, 2008 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He was 92.

BERTHIER, Jack (Jacques Maurice Berthier) [2/10/1916, Paris, Île-de-France, France -  4/26/2008, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France] - director, stage, TV, voice actor, married to actress Lily Baron [1921-    ] (1948-2008).
Colorado Charlie - 1965 (Sheriff ‘Wild Bill’ Danders/Carlton)
A Golden Sheriff - 1966 (Sheriff Jeff Randall)
Trinity is STILL My Name – 1971 [French voice of ?]
The White, the Yellow and the Black - 1975 (Kelly Butler)

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