Claude d’Yd was born Raymond Jean Claude Perret in Paris, France on September 16, 1922. He was the son of French actor Jean d’Yd [1880-1964] and brother of actresses Ginette d’Yd, Renée d'Yd and Berthe d’Yd. Claude was a stage, film and TV actor but was best known in France as a voice dubber and is best associated for dubbing the voice of William Devane. He specialized in dubbing; his characteristic voice is very often associated with American actor William Devane. He also dubbed an important character from the television series ‘Hercule Poirot’ in its French version: Inspector Japp. Claude appeared in one European Western as McGregor in "Dynamite Jack" (1961) with French actor Fernandel. He died in Saint Maurice, Val-de-Marne, France on September 25, 2009, at the age of 87.
d’YD, Claude (Raymond Jean Claude Perret) [9/16/1922, Paris, Île-de-France, France – 9/25/2009, Saint Maurice, Val-de-Marne, France] – theater, film, TV, voice actor, son of actor Jean d’Yd (Paul Jean Félix Didier Perret) [1880-1964], brother of actress Ginette d’Yd (Pierrette Ginette Gabrielle Perret) [1913-2005], actress Renée d'Yd, actress Berthe d'Yd, uncle of production designer, actor Didier d'Yd (Didier Louis Jean François Bouquet-Nadaud) [1933-1991]
Dynamite Jack - 1960 (McGregor)