Thursday, April 19, 2018

RIP Pepe Mediavilla

El Mundo
April 19, 2018

Pepe Mediavilla dies, the voice of Morgan Freeman and Dr. Spock

The dubbing actor Pepe Mediavilla has died at 77 years of age. Mediavilla was the Spanish voice of Morgan Freeman, the magician Gandalf (played by Ian McKellen), Dr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), among others.

Mediavilla, born in Barcelona in 1940, was considered one of the great voice actors and began his career in 1964 after his studies in La Voz de España and in 1967 he voiced Jim Brown in Twelve of the Gibbet. A career that he completed over more than fifty years as a doubler in more than 2,800 films.

After years of dubbing secondary characters, he went on to lead roles for his work in television series, gave voice to Dr. Spock in Star Trek: the original series, in Strangers, Courage, Crazy Top and Gabriel's Passion.

In the 1990s, Mediavilla became the regular voice of Morgan Freeman and magician Gandalf, in the trilogy The Lord of the Rings by the British writer Tolkien, which gave him great popularity.

He also worked in animation giving voice to Dr. Gang in the Inspector Gadget series and his characteristic deep voice is also present in video games such as Candle and Sacred, among others.

Five years ago he launched his project on his YouTube channel linking poetry and music with Joe Atlan.

MEDIAVILLA, Pepe (José Fernández Mediavilla)
Born: 5/1/1940, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died: 4/19/2018, Spain

Pepe Mediavilla’s westerns – voice dubber:
Cjamango – 1967 [Spanish voice of Fred Coplan]
Companeros – 1967 [Spanish voice of Eduardo Fajardo]
Ace High – 1968 [Spanish voice of Bud Spencer]
Boot Hill – 1969 [Spanish voice of Bud Spencer]
The 5-Man Army – 1969 [Spanish voice of Bud Spencer]
Sabata – 1969 [Spanish voice of Marco Zuanelli]
El Condor – 1970 [Spanish voice of unknown actor]
A Man Called Sledge – 1970 [Spanish voice of Claude Akins]
Sartana in the Valley of Death – 1970 [Spanish voice of unknown actor]
Blindman – 1971 [Spanish voice of Renato Romano]
Return of Sabata – 1971 [Spanish voice of Ignazio Spalla]
Chato’s Land – 1972 [Spanish voice of James Whitmore]
The Grand Duel – 1972 [Spanish voice of unknown actor]
Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears – 1973 [Spanish voice of Lorenzo Fineschi]
The Spikes Gang – 1974 [Spanish voice of Allen Russell]
The White, the Yellow and the Black – 1975 [Spanish voice of Nazzareno Zamperla]
A Man Called Blade – 1975 [Spanish voice of unknown actor]
Asterix in America – 1994 [Spanish voice of Abraracurcix]
Cold Mountain – 2003 [Spanish voice of James Gammon]

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