As we know most of the Euro-westerns were co-productions
from Italy, Spain, Germany
which incorporated British and American actors to gain a worldwide audience.
The films were shot silent and then dubbed into the various languages where
they were sold for distribution. That means Italian, Spanish, German, French
and English voice actors were hired to dub the films. Even actors from the
countries where the film was to be shown were often dubbed by voice actors for
various reasons such as the actors were already busy making another film, they
wanted to paid additional salaries for dubbing their voices, the actor’s voice
didn’t fit the character they were playing, accidents to the actors and in some
cases even death before the film could be dubbed.
I’ll list a Euro-western and the (I) Italian, (S) Spanish,
(G) German and (F) French, (E) English voices that I can find and once in a
while a bio on a specific voice actor as in Europe
these actors are as well-known as the actors they voiced.
Today we’ll cover “Dallas”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E)
Dallas – Anthony
Steffen (I) Sergio Graziani, (S) Rogelio Hernández, (G) Andreas von der
Aguadulce – Fernando
Sancho (I) Carlo Romano, (S) Felipe Peña, (G) Arnold Marquis
Glenda Kelly –
Gillian Hills (I) ?, (S) María Luisa Solá, (G) ?
Rompemanos – Ricardo
Palacios (I) ?, (S) Antonio Fernández Sánchez, (G ) ?
Brownville Sheriff –
Sergio Dore (I) Sergio Dore, (S) Luis Posada Mendoza, (G) ?
Sergio Graziani was born in Udine, Italy
on November 10, 1930. He attended the Silvio
d'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts, and began his career on stage in the
late 1950s with an appearance in “The Power and the Gloru” by Graham Greene and
directed by Luigi Squarzina. He then went on to appear in other plays by
authors such as Camus and Pasolini. Since the 1950s he dedicated to voice
dubbing. He dubbed Donald Sutherland and Peter O'Toole in most of their films. In
1999 he gave his voice to Professor Farnsworth from ‘Futurama’ for the first five seasons of the show, until he was
replaced by Mino Caprio in the second run of the show. He also appeared in a
few films and TV dramas between 1960 and 2000. Graziani officially retired from
his career in 2014. He then worked as a painter and showed his work in numerous
exhibitions both in Italy
and abroad. He published two volumes of poems on of which, Chiaro di rabbia was a finalist for the Martina Franca Prize.
Graziani died in Rome
on May 25, 2018, at the age of 87.