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Elio Pandolfi is an Italian voice actor who dubbed Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and (in early seasons) Waldorf on Il Muppet Show (The Muppet Show). He went on to dub Professor Krassman (renamed Professor Kraffen) in Ecco il film dei Muppet! (The Muppet Movie) and the British Gentleman in Giallo in casa Muppet (Great Muppet Caper). For Creature Shop-effects films, he dubbed Old Major in Animal Farm and Aelus in The Odyssey.

Pandolfi performed on Italian radio in the early 1950s and then segued into dubbing. He provided the Italian voice of a variety of actors, including Donald Pleasence in several films, Christopher Lloyd in The Addams Family movies, Steve Martin in The Three Amigos, Mickey Rooney in Night at the Museum, Joel Grey in Cabaret, Anthony Perkins in China Blue, Jim Broadbent in Richard III, Richard Griffiths in Stage Beauty, Dom DeLuise in Haunted Honeymoon, Peter Sellers in The Naked Truth, Donald O'Connor in Singin' in the Rain, Warner Oland in the Charlie Chan movies, and Bela Lugosi in the redub of Dracula.

For animation, Pandolfi dubbed a canine Sherlock Holmes in the anime series, LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, Ranger Woodlore in several Donald Duck TV compilations (and occasionally Donald himself), the narrator in Vincent, Jollitourax in Asterix in Britain, and Mildew Wolf on Help! It's the Wolf.

Pandolfi worked in RAI television, as well as radio, playing William Collins in a 1957 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. In film, he appeared in several sixties Italian films, including the Sergio Leone spoof For a Few Dollars Less and the Lex Barker adventure movie Son of the Red Corsair. He also performed in English language co-productions, such as Priest of Love (1981, with Ian McKellen and John Gielgud) and Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers (2004, with Sophia Loren and F. Murray Abraham).

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