Tuesday, October 14, 2014

RIP Jan Schánilec

Czech actor and voice dubber, Jan Schánilec died at the age of 72 years of age on October 12th in a Prague hospital after a long serious illness. Born on October 22, 1941 in České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia, Jan for many years he worked in Prague's Vinohrady Theatre, starring in a number of films and in recent years he devoted himself mainly to dubbing. His lent his voice to actors Bud Spencer and Jack Nicholson. Jan appeared as Julian Barreto in the Euro-western Armed and Very Dangerous in 1977. Jan also voiced Bud Spencer in the westerns:  God Forgives… I Don’t, Beyond the Law, Boot Hill. He also was the Czech voice of Sieghardt Rupp in Fistful of Dollars and Fernando Rey in Villa Rides.

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