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 – “Johnny Yuma”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Johnny Yuma - Mark Damon (I) Pino Locchi, (G) Claus Jurichs, (F) Jean-Pierre Duclos
Linus Jerome Carradine – Lawrence Dobkin (I) Sergio Graziani, (G) Rolf Schult, (F) Alain Nobis
Samantha Felton – Rosalba Neri (I) Rita Savagnone, (G) Margot Leonard. (F) Estelle Gérard
Pedro – Luigi Vannucchi (I) Bruno Persa, (G) Gerd Matienzen. (F) Michel Barbey
Dorito - Fidel Gonzáles (I) Carlo Romano, (G) Helmut Ahner, (F) Gérard Hernandez
Jean-Pierre Duclos (1931 – 2016)
Jean-Pierre Duclos was born in Switzerland on October 2, 1931. After classical studies at the College of Geneva , he enrolled at the Conservatory. In 1951, he left for Paris to try his luck. From then on, he followed the lessons of René Simon then those of Marianne Stein at the Max Reinhardt school. Like many actors, he made his acting debut in the theater.
In 1953, he appeared Dona Rosita alongside Sylvia Montfort , then that of the Cercle de Craie. In 1954, he discovered the world of dubbing and later lent his voice to various actors such as Peter Graves, James Coburn and Karl-Heinz Böhm in the Sissi saga. In 1962, he was chosen to become the French voice of Sean Connery in the role of James Bond and remained faithful to it until a last opus of the said saga in 1971, in 1983, where Jean-Claude Michel takes over Connery’s voice.
In 1983, tired of the Parisian daily, he took early retirement and retired to the Alps , near his native Switzerland. There he died on February 19, 2016.
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