Tuesday, March 15, 2011

RIP Pep Torrents

Pep Torrents, actor and Catalan Spanish  voice of Al Pacino in "The Godfather"

Voice actor Pep Torrents, who dubbed Al Pacino in “The Godfather” and became popular for his work on the series of TV-3 “Poble Nou”, “Nissaga de poder” and “El cor de la ciutat”, died at the age of 67 years on March 3, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Josep Torrents Garcia was born in Sabadell, Barcelona on September 3 1942 and worked in theater, film and television as well as being a director and voice actor. Pep started in the acting world in 1968 in the Cova del Drac, Tuset street of Barcelona. Since 1983 he has been devoted to aspects of dubbing director and voice actor and dubbed Alan Alda in “Manhattan Murder Mystery” and Anthony Hopkins in “The Elephant Man”, among many other actors, in Spanish. Pep was the voice of Clint Eastwood in “A Fistful of Dollars” (1964), Lee Van Cleef in “Sabata” (1969), Franco Nero in “Keoma” (1976) and Wayde Preston in “A Long Ride from Hell” (1968).

[Thanks to Nzoog Wahrlfhehen for bringing Pep's passing to my attention.]


  1. Torrents actually dubbed Preston into Castilian (what is internationally known as Spanish). He only dubbed Hopkins in THE ELEPHANT MAN into Catalan; in the Castilian language version he dubbed Hopkins's surgeon friend.