I don't know a whole lot more of the Roman voices--aside from the ones that have already been unearthed. McNamara, Borromel, Spafford, Rusoff, deFonseca, Dolgin, Ciannelli, Alexander, Gayford, Forest, Starke, Sturkie, Copleston, Sommer, Knox, Steven Luotto, Mannix, Snegoff, McNamara... The exceptions--
Jason Klassi: Massimo Vanni in Bronx Warriors
, Marcel Bozzuffi, Enrico Maisto, et alii in Contraband
, one of the cops (the other, Larry Dolgin) at the beginning of Pieces.
and incidental parts in at least two others I can't remember. He followed in the direction of Greg Snegoff, Mike Forest, and Ed Mannix in a move to Los Angeles and entrance into working in their dubbing scene--doing more live action dubbing but also moving into animation dubbing, especially anime. Snegoff and Klassi seem to have some personal and/or working relationship. Contraband's dub was clearly directed by an uncredited Snegoff, and Klassi may have sync-assisted, co-directed, or something. Has that kind of vibe to me, and Snegoff gave Klassi work in other stuff he directed in LA, namely Wicked City
(barman Ken) and Megazone 23
(various incidentals). Also, he can be heard extensively in incidental parts all over the series, Robotech,
which he adapted along with Snegoff et alii, and as musketeer Aramis in Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds,
another series he adapted for. Doesn't seem to have really pursued a live action career. Outside of The Lonely Lady,
Rome English dub talent seems to have squeezed their way into (even Mannix, in possibly his only on-screen performance), Klassi's only other credits are bit cameos in two Peter Bogdanovich joints. Bogdanovich and Klassi are friends, and the former wrote the intro to the latter's space exploration book.
Russel Case: George Eastman in Blastfighter,
one of the rapists in To Be Twenty,
incidentals in Atlantis Inferno,
Massimo Vanni in Zombi 3,
Saverio Marconi and Fabrizio Jovine in Contraband
, Al Cliver and
Antonio Mayans in Devil Hunter,
himself in the Valentina
miniseries English version, and many more. Also moved to LA and got more work with Snegoff, Guy in Lily C.A.T.
(underrated and soon to be re-released by the venerable Eastern Star label) and incidentals in Megazone
and Crying Freeman.
Cyril Cusack: I might be late to the party here, but in addition to dubbing his Mala Ordina
role, Cusack did a lot of other dub work. Always incidental roles, but his rather memorable voice always stands out. Mario Pisu in The Boss,
the guy Toni Ucci (dubbed by Charles Borromel) pickpockets in Italia a Mano Armata,
the hotel clerk in Caliber Nine,
the "satan-be-gone!" guy in Violent Naples,
one of the gabbing guys in line behind Merenda in Kidnap Syndicate,
the bank worker and Charlie's partner (one of Mazzarelli's club thugs) in The Big Racket,
the aforementioned records man in Street Law,
and a bunch others I can't remember.
John Karlsen: Mentioned by Ted Rusoff in the excellent Video Watchdog piece. I tracked down an old sci-fi film role of his. He only had one line, a short one too, but it was live sound, and I knew the voice. Dubs incidentals in Heroin Busters, Saxon's accountant in Cynic, the Rat, and the Fist,
and a few others. Rusoff described him well in the interview--a heavy British sound that doesn't lend itself well to these dubs usually. But when John Gayford was too young and Geoffrey Copleston also too young, Karlsen seemed to be their choice.
Andy Luotto: Harry Baer in Rulers of the City,
Massimo Vanni in Heroin Busters
and Italia a mano armata,
Giancarlo Giannini in Hector the Mighty,
Roberto Dell'Acqua in Big Racket,
Assi Dayan in Uranium Conspiracy,
himself in the Italian-language only (well, no known English dub at least) of the Superman parody, SuperAndy,
and a boatload more. Haven't seen it in a while, but I wanna say he did Walter Lucchini in Cannibal Ferox,
and right now I'm watching Naked Violence,
and I'm pretty sure he's one of the students. His brother Steven certainly plays another one of them (the sleepy, alcoholic one). They're often in the same dubs, sometimes paired together in the same scene (the two Bar Italia punks in Street Law
), clearly the result of their father Gene being the director for that partcular film. Speaking of...
Gene Luotto: Passed away two years ago now. Sounds similar to his sons, with a touch of the New York accent with him always (Rusoff notes this in the Watchdog interview). No live action roles that I know of, but it becomes easy to realize his voice after watching a lot of his stuff. Like other actor-directors like Rusoff, Alexander, Leslie Daniels, et cetera, Luotto liked to give himself the best roles (either in line count, prominence, amusement, et cetera) if his particular voice, always a little accented, fit it. Did Gian Maria Volonté in Lucky Luciano,
Baba Subraniam, Tom Tully, et alii in Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure,
Chico in They Call Me Trinity,
Daniele Dublino et alii in Racket,
Vittorio Caprioli in Hector the Mighty,
Enzo Andronico in Italia a mano armata,
Giovanni Bonadonna in Heroin Busters,
and Empedocle Buzzanca in Mala Ordina.
Also, did you or anyone ever make any progress on the idenity of the guy who dubs Giancarlo Prete in Street Law?
That guy is in everything.
Kind of sounds like Mike Forest at times, good range... Did Hill in Trinity,
David Warbeck in Last Hunter,
Robert Kerman in Eaten Alive,
Romano Puppo (and Angelo Ragusa, I think) in Racket,
Merenda in Kidnap Syndicate
(and at least one other Merenda picture), Milian in Emergency Squad
... Drives me bonkers that this guy is still unknown.
Also, here are the clips
on my YouTube channel of several actors to be identified--hopefully by Ted Rusoff or someone else in the know.