Italian director, musician, actor, comedian, voice dubber
Gigi Proietti died in Rome on his birthday November 2, 2020 from heart failure.
Born in Rome in 1940 he studied law before embarking on a long and highly
successful career in theater, film, TV and music in the early 1960s. Gigi was
also known for his dubbing work, being the Italian voice of actors such as
Roberto De Niro and Sean Connery. He also had a long association with Rome’s
Globe Theater as artistic director of the summer Shakespearean festival.
Proietti’s European western career included being the Italian voice of Robert Mark
in “Kill or Die” (1966), Massimo Serato in “The Magnificent Texan”, Craig Hill
in “15 Scaffolds for a Killer”, Gino Pernice in “The Hellbenders”, Benito
Stefanelli in “Day of Anger” and Luigi Pistilli in “Death Rides a Horse” all in
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.