Paolo Ferrari
Ferrari in 1961
Born(1929-02-26)26 February 1929
Brussels, Belgium
Died6 May 2018(2018-05-06) (aged 89)
Rome, Italy
Occupation(s)Actor, voice actor, television presenter
Years active1938-2018
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Marina Bonfigli
    (m. 1956; div. 19??)
Laura Tavanti
(m. 1970)
Children3, including Fabio Ferrari

Paolo Ferrari (26 February 1929 – 6 May 2018) was an Italian actor, voice actor and television presenter.[1]


Ferrari was born in Brussels as his father was at the time the Italian consul in the Belgian Congo, and was in Belgium for a diplomatic mission.[2] His mother, Giulietta, was a concert pianist.[2] He made his acting debut at 9 years old, in Alessandro Blasetti's Ettore Fieramosca and he appeared in over 45 films between 1938 and 2018.[2] He became first known as "the balilla Paolo", a character he played in numerous radio programs for children and teenagers during the fascist era.[3] After the war he studied at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts.[2]

Ferrari died in Rome on 6 May 2018, at the age of 89.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Paolo Ferrari's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Gerardo Di Cola (2004). Le voci del tempo perduto: la storia del doppiaggio e dei suoi interpreti dal 1927 al 1970. Èdicola, 2004. ISBN 8882670236.
  3. ^ Peppino Ortoleva, Barbara Scaramucci (2003). Enciclopedia della radio. Garzanti, 2003. ISBN 881150497X.
  4. ^ "È morto Paolo Ferrari, grande attore di teatro, cinema e televisione". Retrieved 6 May 2018.