50 Top Brazilian Actors

by zeleao48 | created - 09 Oct 2012 | updated - 09 Oct 2012 | Public

1. Antonio Abujamra

Actor | Festa

Antonio Abujamra was born on September 15, 1932 in Ourinhos, São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor and director, known for Festa (1989), A Gordinha (1970) and O Pequeno Mundo de Marcos (1968). He died on April 28, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2. Antônio Fagundes

Actor | Duas Caras

Antônio Fagundes was born on April 18, 1949 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Antônio da Silva Fagundes Filho. He is an actor and writer, known for Duas Caras (2007), O Dono do Mundo (1991) and Por Amor (1997).

3. Armando Bógus

Actor | O Pintor e a Florista

Armando Bógus was born on April 19, 1930 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor, known for O Pintor e a Florista (1964), Pedra Sobre Pedra (1992) and Gabriela (1975). He was married to Elisabeth Nunes Souza and Irina Greco. He died on May 2, 1993 in São Paulo.

4. Ary Fontoura

Actor | A Favorita

Ary Fontoura was born on January 27, 1933 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil as Ary Beira Fontoura. He is an actor and writer, known for A Favorita (2008), Polícia Federal: A Lei é para Todos (2017) and A Indomada (1997).

5. Carlos Vereza

Actor | Memórias do Cárcere

Carlos Vereza was born on March 4, 1939 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Carlos Alberto Vereza de Almeida. He is an actor and writer, known for Memórias do Cárcere (1984), Paraíso (2009) and Noite de Cristais (2010).

6. Carlos Zara

Actor | O Tempo e o Vento

Carlos Zara was born on February 14, 1930 in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil as Antonio Carlos Zarattini. He was an actor and director, known for O Tempo e o Vento (1967), Mulheres de Areia (1973) and Camomila e Bem-Me-Quer (1972). He was married to Eva Wilma. He died on December 11, 2002 in São Paulo,...

7. Cláudio Corrêa e Castro

Actor | O Dono do Mundo

Cláudio Corrêa e Castro was born on February 27, 1928 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Cláudio Luís Miguel Corrêa e Castro. He was an actor, known for O Dono do Mundo (1991), Os inocentes (1974) and Cabocla (1979). He was married to Ileana Kwasinski. He died on August 16, 2005 in ...

8. Claudio Marzo

Actor | Pantanal

Claudio Marzo was born on September 26, 1940 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Cláudio da Silva Marzo. He was an actor and producer, known for Pantanal (1990), O Homem Nu (1997) and Memórias do Medo (1981). He was married to Neia Marzo, Betty Faria, Thaís de Andrade, Denise Dumont and Xuxa ...

9. Dionísio Azevedo

Actor | TV de Vanguarda

Dionísio Azevedo was born on April 4, 1922 in Conceição da Aparecida, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Toufik Jacob. He was an actor and writer, known for TV de Vanguarda (1952), O Tempo e o Vento (1967) and A Moça que Veio de Longe (1964). He was married to Flora Geny. He died on December 11, 1994 ...

10. Elias Gleizer

Actor | Pé na Jaca

Elias Gleizer was born on January 4, 1934 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Ilicz Glejzer. He was an actor, known for Pé na Jaca (2006), Caminho das Índias (2009) and José do Egito (1959). He died on May 16, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

11. Francisco Cuoco

Actor | Redenção

Francisco Cuoco was born on November 29, 1933 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He is an actor and producer, known for Redenção (1966), América (2005) and Treason (1998).

12. Geraldo Del Rey

Actor | Mudar de Vida

Geraldo Del Rey was born in Ilhéus, Brazil and studied dramatic art at university in Salvador. While studying he was approached by director Anselmo Duarte to play the role of Handsome in the movie The Given Word (1962), one of the most important Brazilian movies of all time.

He was nicknamed "the ...

13. Gianfrancesco Guarnieri

Writer | A Hora e Vez de Augusto Matraga

Gianfrancesco Guarnieri was born on August 6, 1934 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Gianfrancesco Sigfrido Benedetto Martinenghi de Guarnieri. He was an actor and writer, known for The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (1971), Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (1981) and Mulheres de Areia (1973). He was ...

14. Grande Otelo

Actor | Macunaíma

Sebastião Bernardes de Souza Prata was born in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais state, but became a famous actor in Rio de Janeiro.

At the National Opera, where he studied, got the nickname "The Little Otelo". Then, he decided to be called "Great Otelo" or in Portuguese, "Grande Otelo".

He acted in theaters,...

15. Hugo Carvana

Actor | Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria

Hugo Carvana was born on June 4, 1937 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Hugo Carvana de Hollanda. He was an actor and director, known for Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria (2003), Vai Trabalhar Vagabundo (1973) and Vai Trabalhar, Vagabundo II (1991). He was married to ...

16. Ítalo Rossi

Actor | Doida Demais

Ítalo Rossi was born on January 19, 1931 in Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil as Ítalo Balbo Di Fratti Coppola Rossi. He was an actor, known for Doida Demais (1989), Toma Lá, Dá Cá (2005) and Maria, Mãe do Filho de Deus (2003). He died on August 2, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio ...

17. Jardel Filho

Actor | Macunaíma

Jardel Filho was born on July 24, 1928 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Jardel Frederico Bôscoli. He was an actor, known for Macunaima (1969), Assim na Terra Como no Céu (1970) and Coração Alado (1980). He was married to Beth, Márcia de Windsor, Myriam Pérsia and ...

18. Jece Valadão

Producer | A Noite do Meu Bem

Jece Valadão was born on July 24, 1930 in Campos dos Goitacases, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Gecy Valadão. He was an actor and producer, known for A Noite do Meu Bem (1968), Vale do Canaã (1970) and As Sete Faces de um Cafajeste (1968). He was married to Vera Lúcia, Vera Gimenez, Dulce ...

19. Joffre Soares

Actor | O Predileto

Joffre Soares was born on September 21, 1918 in Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas, Brazil as José Jofre Soares. He was an actor, known for O Predileto (1975), Mr. Abrakadabra! (1996) and Barren Lives (1963). He died on August 19, 1996 in São Paulo, Brazil.

20. Jorge Dória

Actor | Eu Transo, Ela Transa

Jorge Dória was born on December 12, 1920 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Jorge Pires Ferreira. He was an actor and writer, known for Eu Transo, Ela Transa (1972), Que Rei Sou Eu? (1989) and Copacabana Palace (1962). He was married to Isabel Cristina Gasparin and Íris Bruzzi. He died on November 6, ...

21. José Dumont

Actor | A Hora da Estrela

Jose Dumont was born in Bananeiras, a small city in Paráiba, Brazil. In the early 70s he started working in the theatre. He soon started in the cinema too. His first film was "Morte e Vida Severina", a very successful musical in Brazil. His next movie was "Lúcio Flávio, Passageiro da Agonia". In ...

22. José Lewgoy

Actor | Fitzcarraldo

José Lewgoy was born on November 16, 1920 in Veranópolis, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was an actor, known for Fitzcarraldo (1982), Perfume de Gardênia (1992) and The Jew (1996). He died on February 10, 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

23. José Wilker

Actor | Senhora do Destino

José Wilker de Almeida was born on 20th August 1947 in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil. He worked as a speaker in a radio there but he later moved to Recife where he started worked in the theatre as a member of "Movimento de Cultura Popular (MPC)". The group not only brought culture to people but also ...

24. Juca de Oliveira

Actor | Bufo & Spallanzani

Juca de Oliveira was born on March 16, 1935 in São Roque, São Paulo, Brazil as José de Oliveira Santos. He is an actor and writer, known for Bufo & Spallanzani (2001), Nino, o Italianinho (1969) and The Clone (2001). He has been married to Maria Luíza since 1973. They have one child. He was ...

25. Leonardo Villar

Actor | A Hora e Vez de Augusto Matraga

One of the most respected Brazilian thespians of all time, Leonardo Villar has a distinguished career in theatre, cinema and television. He was born on 25 July, 1924 in Piracicaba, São Paulo. His career initiated in the 1950's with several works in theatre and one special series for TV. But it was ...

26. Lima Duarte

Actor | Roque Santeiro

Lima Duarte was born on March 29, 1930 in Sacramento, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Ariclenes Venâncio Martins. He is an actor and director, known for Roque Santeiro (1985), Pecado Capital (1975) and Sargento Getúlio (1983).

27. Luis Gustavo

Actor | O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta

Luis Gustavo was born on February 2, 1934 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Luis Gustavo Sanchez Blanco. He is an actor, known for O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta (2005), Elas por Elas (1982) and Beto Rockfeller (1968).

28. Mário Lago

Actor | Nina

Mario Lago was an ardent communist who was imprisoned by the Brazilian government 6 times between 1964 and 1986. The Andrew Sisters popularized his song "Aurora" in the 1941 film HOLD THAT GHOST.

29. Milton Gonçalves

Actor | Carandiru

Milton Gonçalves was born on December 9, 1933 in Monte Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is an actor and director, known for Carandiru (2003), A Rainha Diaba (1974) and Filhas do Vento (2004). He has been married to Oda Gonçalves since March 28, 1966. They have three children.

30. Nelson Xavier

Actor | A Queda

Nelson Xavier was born on August 30, 1941 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Nelson Agostini Xavier. He was an actor and writer, known for A Queda (1978), Chico Xavier (2010) and A Despedida (2014). He was married to Vya Negromonte, Heloisa Villela and Joana Fomm. He died on May 10, 2017 in ...

31. Othon Bastos

Actor | Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

Othon Bastos was born on May 23, 1933 in Tucano, Bahia, Brazil as Othon José de Almeida Bastos. He is an actor, known for Black God, White Devil (1964), Bicho de Sete Cabeças (2000) and São Bernardo (1972). He has been married to Martha Overbeck since 1960. They have one child.

32. Paulo Autran

Actor | Guerra dos Sexos

Paulo Autran was born on September 7, 1922 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Paulo Paquet Autran. He was an actor, known for Guerra dos Sexos (1983), O País dos Tenentes (1987) and Pai Herói (1979). He was married to Karin Rodrigues. He died on October 12, 2007 in São Paulo...

33. Paulo Goulart

Actor | Esperança

Paulo Goulart was born on January 9, 1933 in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil as Paulo Afonso Miessa. He was an actor and producer, known for Terra Speranza (2002), O Dono do Mundo (1991) and Mulheres de Areia (1993). He was married to Nicette Bruno. He died on March 13, 2014 in São Paulo, São ...

34. Paulo Gracindo

Actor | O Bem-Amado

Paulo Gracindo was born on June 16, 1911 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Pelópidas Guimarães Brandão Gracindo. He was an actor and writer, known for O Bem-Amado (1973), Gabriela (1975) and Bandeira 2 (1971). He was married to Dulce Xavier de Araújo. He died on September 4, 1995 in Rio ...

35. Paulo José

Actor | O Palhaço

Paulo José was born on March 20, 1937 in Lavras do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Paulo José Gómez de Sousa. He is an actor and director, known for The Clown (2011), Quincas Berro d'Água (2010) and Benjamim (2003). He is married to Kika Lopes. He was previously married to Zezé Polessa, ...

36. Procópio Ferreira

Actor | O Homem Dos Papagaios

Procópio Ferreira was born on July 8, 1898 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as José Alvaro de Jesus Quental Ferreira. He was an actor and writer, known for O Homem Dos Papagaios (1953), Berlim na Batucada (1944) and Titio Não É Sopa (1959). He was married to Hamilta Rodrigues...

37. Raul Cortez

Actor | O Rei do Gado

Raul Cortez was born on August 28, 1932 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Raul Christiano Machado Cortez. He was an actor and casting director, known for O Rei do Gado (1996), Terra Speranza (2002) and Senhora do Destino (2004). He was married to Tânia Caldas and Célia Helena. He died on July 18, ...

38. Reginaldo Faria

Actor | Quem Tem Medo de Lobisomem?

Reginaldo Faria was born on June 11, 1937 in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Reginaldo Figueira de Faria. He is an actor and writer, known for Quem Tem Medo de Lobisomem? (1975), Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia (1977) and Barra Pesada (1977). He has been married to Vânia...

39. Rodolfo Mayer

Actor | Redenção

Rodolfo Mayer was born on February 4, 1910 in São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor, known for Redenção (1966), Sangue do Meu Sangue (1969) and Onde Estás Felicidade? (1939). He was married to Lourdes Mayer. He died in 1985.

40. Rubens de Falco

Actor | Os Imigrantes

He began his career making theater. In 1955, he integrated the group "Os Jograis", of São Paulo, beside Ruy Afonso, Italo Rossi and Felipe Wagner. In 1952 he made a debut at the movie theater, in a tip in the film Apassionata, for the fabled Cinematographic Company Vera Cruz. In television, he had ...

41. Selton Mello

Producer | O Palhaço

Selton Mello is a Brazilian actor, director, and screenwriter.

Beginning his career in television during childhood, Mello is today one of Brazil's most prominent and critically acclaimed artists - with an extensive body of work in theater, cinema, and other creative fronts.

Mello played leading roles...

42. Sérgio Britto

Director | A Muralha

Sérgio Britto was born on June 29, 1923 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Sérgio Pedro Corrêa de Britto. He was an actor and director, known for A Muralha (1968), Sangue do Meu Sangue (1969) and Ilusões Perdidas (1965). He died on December 17, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro.

43. Sérgio Cardoso

Actor | A Cabana do Pai Tomás

Sérgio Cardoso was born on March 23, 1925 in Belém, Pará, Brazil. He was an actor and director, known for A Cabana do Pai Tomás (1969), O Cara Suja (1965) and O Sorriso de Helena (1964). He was married to Nydia Lícia. He died on August 18, 1972 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

44. Stênio Garcia

Actor | Eu Tu Eles

Stênio Garcia was born on April 28, 1933 in Mimoso do Sul, Espírito Santo, Brazil as Stênio Garcia Faro. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Me You Them (2000), O Dono do Mundo (1991) and The Clone (2001). He has been married to Marilene Saade since May 9, 2009. He was previously ...

45. Tarcísio Meira

Actor | Roda de Fogo

Tarcísio Meira was born on October 5, 1935 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Tarcísio Magalhães Sobrinho. He is an actor and director, known for Roda de Fogo (1986), Páginas da Vida (2006) and A Muralha (2000). He has been married to Glória Menezes since 1962.

46. Tony Ramos

Actor | Cabocla

Tony Ramos was born on August 25, 1948 in Arapongas, Paraná, Brazil as Antônio Carvalho Barbosa Ramos. He is an actor, known for Cabocla (2004), Se Eu Fosse Você (2006) and Se Eu Fosse Você 2 (2009). He has been married to Lidiane Ramos since September 17, 1969. They have two children.

47. Wagner Moura

Actor | Tropa de Elite

Moura was born in Salvador, a city located in Northeast Region of Brazil, but grew up in the small town of Rodelas, Bahia. His mother, Alderiva, was a housewife, and his father, José Moura, was a Sergeant in the Brazilian Air Force. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Salvador, Bahia.

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48. Walmor Chagas

Actor | São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima

Walmor Chagas was born on August 28, 1930 in Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was an actor and producer, known for São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (1965), Asa Branca - Um Sonho Brasileiro (1980) and Patriamada (1984). He was married to Cacilda Becker. He died on January 18, 2013 in...

49. Wilson Grey

Actor | O Segredo da Múmia

Wilson Grey was born on December 10, 1923 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Wilson Chaves. He is known for his work on O Segredo da Múmia (1982), A Dança dos Bonecos (1986) and As Sete Vampiras (1986). He died on October 3, 1993 in Rio de Janeiro.

50. Zbigniew Ziembinski

Director | Fredek uszczesliwia swiat

Zbigniew Ziembinski was born on March 17, 1908 in Wieliczka, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Zbigniew Marian Ziembinski. He was an actor and director, known for Fredek uszczesliwia swiat (1936), Grande Teatro Tupi (1951) and O Diabo Mora No Sangue (1968). He died on October 18, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro, ...