Thursday, April 19, 2018

RIP Pepe Mediavilla

The Spanish dubbing actor Pepe Mediavilla has died at 77 years of age. Mediavilla was the Spanish voice of Morgan Freeman, the magician Gandalf (played by Ian McKellen), Dr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), among others. Born in Barcelona on May 1, 1940, he was considered one of the great voice actors and began his career in 1964 after his studies in La Voz de España and in 1967 he voiced Jim Brown in Twelve of the Gibbet. A career that he completed over more than fifty years as a doubler in more than 2,800 films. Pepe was the Spanish voice of several different actors in over 20 Euro-westerns. He’s probably best remembered as the Spanish voice of Bud Spencer in “Boot Hill”, “Ace High” and “The 5-Man Army”. He was also the voice of James Whitmore in “Chato’s Land”, Eduardo Fajardo in “Companeros” and Claude Akins in “A Man Called Sledge”.

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