Biography

Johnny Dorelli (born 20 February 1937) is an Italian actor, singer and showman.

Born as Giorgio Guidi in Meda, he debuted as singer in the late 1950s for CGD label. In 1958 he won the Sanremo Festival in duo with Domenico Modugno, with the songs "Nel blu dipinto di blu" (also known as "Volare") and "Piove (Ciao ciao bambina)". "L'immensità" earned Dorelli a ninth place at the 1967 edition of the Sanremo Song Festival.

His greatest success was the musical Aggiungi un posto a tavola, which was also performed at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End in an English version entitled Beyond the Rainbow in 1978.

After a period of absence, he returned to success in the 1980s. In 1983, he played St. Philip Neri in Luigi Magni's TV film State buoni se potete. Dorelli's latest feature film role is in Pupi Avati's Ma quando arrivano le ragazze (2004).

After marriages to actresses Lauretta Masiero and Catherine Spaak (1972–1979), he is currently married to Gloria Guida, a former actress.

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Johnny Dorelli (born 20 February 1937) is an Italian actor, singer and showman.

Born as Giorgio Guidi in Meda, he debuted as singer in the late 1950s for CGD label. In 1958 he won the Sanremo Festival in duo with Domenico Modugno, with the songs "Nel blu dipinto di blu" (also known as "Volare") and "Piove (Ciao ciao bambina)". "L'immensità" earned Dorelli a ninth place at the 1967 edition of the Sanremo Song Festival.

His greatest success was the musical Aggiungi un posto a tavola, which was also performed at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End in an English version entitled Beyond the Rainbow in 1978.

After a period of absence, he returned to success in the 1980s. In 1983, he played St. Philip Neri in Luigi Magni's TV film State buoni se potete. Dorelli's latest feature film role is in Pupi Avati's Ma quando arrivano le ragazze (2004).

After marriages to actresses Lauretta Masiero and Catherine Spaak (1972–1979), he is currently married to Gloria Guida, a former actress.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Johnny Dorelli, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1937-02-20

Place of Birth Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Giorgio Domenico Guidi

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Ma quando arrivano le ragazze? as Ludovico Zanichelli
1988 La coscienza di Zeno as Zeno Cosini
1986 Se devi dire una bugia dilla grossa as Mario Girini
1984 Tit for Tat as Emanuele Sansoni
1984 Heart (6 episodes) as Maestro Perboni
1984 Vediamoci chiaro as Alberto Catuzzi
1983 Occhio, malocchio, prezzemolo e finocchio as Il mago Gaspar (episodio "Il mago")
1983 State buoni se potete as Don Filippo Neri
1982 Dio li fa poi li accoppia as Don Celeste Restani
1982 Sesso e volentieri as Husband of Linda / Nino Pacini / Luca / Client of Antonio / Pino Franceschi / Garbelli / Giorgio Giovanardi / Supermarket client / Vito Punturieri / Stelio Rapazzoni
1982 The Odd Squad as Ten. Federico Tocci
1981 Bollenti spiriti as Giovanni degli Uberti / Guiscardo
1980 I'm Getting a Yacht as Dr. Piero Savelli
1980 I Don't Understand You Anymore as Paolo Malpieri
1979 The Persian Lamb Coat as Piero / Maurice
1979 Tesoromio as Enrico Moroni
1978 How to Lose a Wife and Find a Lover as Alberto Castelli
1978 Per vivere meglio, divertitevi con noi as Ottavio Del Bon (segment "Il teorema gregoriano")
1978 My Loves as Marco Rossi
1978 Aggiungi un posto a tavola as Don Silvestro
1977 Cara Sposa as Alfredo
1977 La Presidentessa as Ottavio Beghin
1977 The Fiend as Valerio Barigozzi
1976 Basta che non si sappia in giro!.. as Antonio Bormioli
1976 Dimmi che fai tutto per me as Francesco Salmarani
1976 Love in 4 Easy Lessons as Marco Antonioni (episodio"La visita")
1975 Una sera c'incontrammo as Odeon Prandoni
1974 Bread and Chocolate as Italian Industrialist
1971 Die diebischen Zwillinge (7 episodes) as Manager Alberto
1968 How to Kill 400 Duponts as Dorellik
1960 Totò, Peppino e le fanatiche as Carlo Caprioli
1959 Destinazione Sanremo as Himself

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