Wednesday, January 13, 2021

RIP Vass Gabor


RIP Vass Gábor. Hungarian theater, radio and voice actor Vass Gábor died on January 13, 2021. He was 64. Vass Gábor was born in Kömlő, Hungary on June 23, 1956 and graduated from the College of Theater and Film Arts in 1978 as a student of the last class of Zoltán Várkonyi. He worked at the Szigliget Theater in Szolnok, the Szeged National Theater and the Madách Theater, then became a freelancer. Due to his deep, characterful voice, he often dubbed actors in movies. For example, he has dubbed Sean Connery several times in James Bond films, and several times Samuel L. Jackson had a Hungarian voice, and he was Bruce Willis' dubbed voice in the first “Die Hard”. He was the voice of such actors and Euro-westerns as: an unknown actor in “The Treasure of Silver Lake” (1962); Paul Muller in “The Last of the Mohicans” (1965); Frank Wolff in “God Forgives… I Don’t! (1967); Gordon Mitchell in “Little Rita in the West” (1967); Brock Peters in “Ace High”, Piero Lulli in “A Pistol for 100 Coffins”, Anthony Quinn in “Guns for San Sebastian”, Sydney Chaplin in “If You Meet Sartana, Pray for Your Death”, Sean Connery in “Shalako”, Horst Frank in “Viva Django” all in 1968; Woody Strode and Glauco Onorato in “Boot Hill (1969); Riccardo Pizzuti in “The Price of Power” and an unknown actor in “The Beast” both (1969); Fabio Testi in “Dead Men Ride” and James Coburn in “Duck You Sucker” Anthony Steffen in “A Man Called Apocalypse Joe” all in (1971); Georges Geret in “Massacre at Fort Holman” (1972); Rik Battaglia in “White Fang” (1973); Pietro Torissi in “Carambola” (1974); Maric Valgui in “The Genius (1974); Woody Strode in “Keoma” (1974); Geoffrey Lewis in “Silver Saddle” (1978), the voice of Jolly Jumper “The Daltons on the Loose” (1983); William Forsythe in “Dollar for the Dead” (1998) and Angel de Andres Lopez in “800 Bullets” (2007).

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