Silviospaccesi

Silvio Spaccesi (1926-2015) was an Italian voice actor who dubbed Doc Hopper in Ecco il film dei Muppet! (The Muppet Movie) Mike Tarkanian in Giallo in casa Muppet ‎ (The Great Muppet Caper), and the Ghost of Christmas Present in Festa in casa Muppet (The Muppet Christmas Carol).

Spaccesi was the Italian voice of Yoda in the Star Wars entries The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He lent his voice to often gruff actors including Jack Warden in The Verdict and Problem Child, Charles Durning in To Be or Not To Be and I.Q., John Goodman in Raising Arizona, Harry Dean Stanton in Alien, Pat Hingle in Batman, Herbert Lom in Revenge of the Pink Panther, Edward Asner and others in Roots, and Vincent Gardenia in Little Shop of Horrors. He also dubbed Billy Crystal in The Princess Bride and Red Buttons in Pete's Dragon.

Cartoon roles included Barney Rubble on The Flintstones, Orville in The Rescuers, Santa Claus in The Nightmare Before Christmas, Larry on The New Three Stooges, Thundarr the Barbarian, and Nick Carter's assistant Patsy on the comic strip-based Italian series SuperGulp! On-camera, Spaccesi played sporadic character roles in film including They Called Them the Three Musketeers... Instead There Were Four (as King Louis XIII), The Immortal Bachelor, and Café Express.

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