Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1936-12-07 · Deathday: 2009-12-31 (73 years old)
28 Movies · 5 TV shows
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Onorato was born in Turin and was educated at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts. His father was Giovanni Onorato, also an actor, and his brother was Marco Onorato, who was a cinematographer. Active in film, theater, and television, Onorato starred in over 31 films and 51 television shows. Among Onorato's most notable roles were as a man haunted by the supernatural in Mario Bava's masterpiece Black Sabbath, a soldier returning from the Russian front in Vittoria De Sica's Sunflower, and as a ruthless gangster in the crime film The Big Racket. He also starred as Leonardo Da Vinci's father Piero Da Vinci in the television miniseries The Life of Leonardo da Vinci. He also made acting performances on stage. On stage, Onorato starred in the 1978 edition of the 1962 musical comedy play Rugantino and made collaborations with many other stage actors and directors such as Enrico Montesano and Ottavia Piccolo. He also starred as Sir John Falstaff in stage adaptation of The Merry Wives of Windsor. With a deep, booming, yet comical voice, Onorato gained his greatest fame as a voice actor. He had dubbed many foreign language films and television shows in Italian. He provided the Italian voice for actors such as Danny Glover, James Coburn, Anthony Quinn and Charles Bronson as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger in his earlier and iconic films, most notably The Terminator. He may however be best known for dubbing Italian actor Bud Spencer (whose heavy Neapolitan accent was considered unsuitable for his roles) in nearly all of his movies. In Onorato's animated roles, he provided the Italian voices of Captain Gantu in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, Sykes in Oliver & Company, Professor Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective and Carface Caruthers in All Dogs Go to Heaven. Personal life. Onorato had two children: Riccardo Nissem Onorato and Sara Onorato, who are also voice actors.
Movies & TV shows
Saint Anthony: The Miracle Worker of Padua
Depiction of the life of St. Anthony, beginning with his initial calling to the priesthood as a young Portugese nobleman, and following him as he becomes a Franciscan monk and preaches across Africa a...
2 TV shows
La Cage aux Folles II
In a move to make his partner, Renato, jealous, the flamboyant Albin waits in a local cafe - dressed as a woman - hoping to be picked up. But Albin gets more than he bargains for when the fly he catch...
Armenia Balducci's feature film debut, featuring super star Gian Maria Volontè in the guise of Stark, a cop-movie actor that falls prey to paranoia because he fears his latest movie will be a failure....
Sugar, Honey and Pepper
There are three episodes of this show. First Valerio was mistaken for a notorious criminal. Journalists brought him to her house for an exclusive interview. She tries to get him to have sex. The secon...
L'altra metà del cielo
Don Vincenzo is a priest sent to a mining village in Australia, seeks to redeem the Sicilian Susanna.
A hot-shot police driver who has more guts than brains, often landing him in hot water with his middle-aged mentor, who was once a legendary police interceptor responsible for numerous large scale arr...
Carambola's Philosophy: In the Right Pocket
Len and Cody are two friends who can not spend more than two minutes without arguing. These crazy gunmen snatched a Confederate colonel charged an archaic machine gun sidecar soon becomes a coveted pr...
A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while avoiding attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secre...
Sarah's Last Man
With her marriage and her life disintegrating before her eyes, in this Italian political thriller, Sarah (Verena Volonte) has made a detailed filmed record of it all. Not only that, she made a film of...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Fra' Tazio da Velletri
Tazio Brother from Velletri has a reputation as a miracle worker. Messer Nuccio de 'Tornabuoni bets that will win Lisa, the wife of the standard-bearer of Justice Lapo de' Pazzi. To realize the dream ...
The Magnificent Dare Devil
A race-car driver must elude the police and two rival criminal organizations as he tries to locate a suitcase full of heroin and absolve himself of murder.
Door Into Darkness
Italian anthology horror miniseries conceived by Dario Argento.
The Five Days
As Italy becomes engulfed in a bubbling revolution to finally get rid of the ruling Austrian's,a patriotic prisoner called Cainazzo begins to wonder if he will soon get the chance to see the revolutio...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Django is on the trail of some renegade outlaws who raped and killed his wife. En route, he rescues a horse thief from an impromptu hanging. He discovers the man knows who committed the murder. The me...
The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
La vita di Leonardo da Vinci — in English, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci — is a 1971 Italian television miniseries dramatizing the life of the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. The Gold...
Hatchet for the Honeymoon
A man haunted by the ghost of his ex- wife is carving a trail.
At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. There's a flashback to their brief courtship nea...
In a Colt's Shadow
A story about two gunfighters, Duke and Steve. Steve is in love with Duke's daughter but Duke disapproves of the match, envisioning a life of hardship and danger for the girl if she marries Steve..
Revenge of Ivanhoe
The Saxons are being held in bondage in 12th-century England and the fair maid is going to die if William of Ivanhoe doesn't rescue her. Rik Van Nutter, who played Felix Leiter in "Thunderball", is th...
Three episodes of varying pitch and quality. In the first a maid plans the elimination of her lover's wife with him, but she doesn't enjoy the fruits of victory. In the second (The patrol) a soldier o...
Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a ...