Friday, February 25, 2022

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “California”

 As we know most of the Euro-westerns were co-productions from Italy, Spain, Germany and France 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 be 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 – “California”

[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]

Michael ‘California’ Random – Giuliano Gemma (I) Pino Locchi, (S) Luis Porcar, (G) Erik Schumann, (F) Daniell Gall

Mr. Preston – William Berger (I) Giorgio Piazza, (S) Félix Acaso, (G) Wolf Ackva, (F) Jean Berger

Willy Preston - Miguel Bosé  (I) Massimo Giuliani, (S) Diego Martín, (G) Ulf-Jürgen Wagner, (F) Marc François

Helen Preston – Lucia Bosè  (I) ?, (S) Maria Del Puy, (G) Constanze Engelbrecht, (F) ?

Rope Whittaker – Raimund Harmstorf (I) Glauco Onorato, (S) Vicente Bañó, (G) Raimund Harmstorf, (F) William Sabatier








Luis Porcar  (1943-    )

Luis Porcar Atienza  was born in Valencia, Spain on June 20, 1943. Hehas been dubbing numerous internationally recognized actors for more than 40 years. He entered dubbing, in Madrid, at the beginning of the 1970's, being hired at the "Sincronía" dubbing studio. His first important role in dubbing was dubbing O.J. Simpson in "The Towering Infrno" in 1974 . Today, the best known dubbing of him is in the television series ‘House MD’, in which he provided the voice of the protagonist Gregory House. In the years 1964/67, he participated as a leading actor in the TEU of Valencia under the direction of Antonio Díaz Zamora. A great performance in the play "La Ventanilla" by Jean Tardieu together with FJAlberola at the Cine Club Universitario de Valencia. He also participated in the video game ‘Dante's Inferno’, where he voiced the poet Virgil, Dante's guide through his path through hell. Thanks to his great interpretive level and for having a leading man's voice, he has shone in a multitude of movies, in which he dubbed Peter Falk, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Marcello Mastroianni and a longlist of other actors. What's more. he has lent his voice in many advertising campaigns, corporate videos, news and documentaries.

In 2019, she received an "Irene Award" in recognition of his long career in dubbing and the great work he has done.

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