Biography

Milton Gonçalves (December 9, 1933) is a Brazilian actor. He's one of the most famous black actors in Brazil, having collaborated twice with acclaimed director Hector Babenco.

Gonçalves started his career in São Paulo, in an amateur group. As he moved to a professional group, he met Augusto Boal, who was looking for an actor to play an old black man. Joining Boal's Teatro de Arena, Milton Gonçalves found an open environment for political, philosophical and artistic discussion, where he was not discriminated for his race.

Gonçalves wrote four plays, one of which was staged by the Teatro Experimental do Negro and directed by Dalmo Ferreira. "There I learnt everything I know about Theater. It was fundamental for my comprehension of the world."

A Black Movement activist, Milton Gonçalves tried a political career, in the 1990s, as a candidate to Rio de Janeiro state governorship.

Father of actor Maurício Gonçalves, he is married to Oda Gonçalves since 1966.

Milton Gonçalves (December 9, 1933) is a Brazilian actor. He's one of the most famous black actors in Brazil, having collaborated twice with acclaimed director Hector Babenco.

Gonçalves started his career in São Paulo, in an amateur group. As he moved to a professional group, he met Augusto Boal, who was looking for an actor to play an old black man. Joining Boal's Teatro de Arena, Milton Gonçalves found an open environment for political, philosophical and artistic discussion, where he was not discriminated for his race.

Gonçalves wrote four plays, one of which was staged by the Teatro Experimental do Negro and directed by Dalmo Ferreira. "There I learnt everything I know about Theater. It was fundamental for my comprehension of the world."

A Black Movement activist, Milton Gonçalves tried a political career, in the 1990s, as a candidate to Rio de Janeiro state governorship.

Father of actor Maurício Gonçalves, he is married to Oda Gonçalves since 1966.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1933-12-09

Place of Birth Monte Santo de Minas, Brazil

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Pixinguinha, Um Homem Carinhoso
2019 Mussum - Um Filme do Cacildis as Ele mesmo
2018 O Tempo Não Para (156 episodes) as Eliseu
2017 All Paulos in the World - Paulo José
2017 Jovem Aos 50 - A História De Meio Século Da Jovem Guarda as Narrador
2016 Pitanga as Himself
2016 Pelé: Birth of a Legend as Waldemar de Brito
2015 Meus Dois Amores
2014 The Duel: A Story Where Truth Is Mere Detail
2013 Giovanni Improtta
2012 Adventures on the Red Plane
2012 Lado a Lado (1 episode) as Afonso Nascimento
2012 Billi Pig as Roberval
2011 Federal Bank Heist as Pastor
2011 The Silver Cliff
2010 The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell as Delegado Morais
2010 Amanhecer as Pai
2010 Segurança Nacional as Presidente da República
2009 Flávio Rangel - O Teatro na Palma da Mão
2009 Força-Tarefa (30 episodes) as Coronel Caetano
2009 Em Quadro - A História de 4 Negros Nas Telas
2008 A Favorita (197 episodes) as Deputado Romildo Rosa
2007 Xuxa em Sonho de Menina as Diretor da Escola
2007 A Meeting with Milton Santos as Narrador
2006 El cobrador: In God We Trust as Zinho
2006 Stay with Me Tonight as Padre
2006 Yansan as Narrator
2006 Cobras & Lagartos (179 episodes) as Jair dos Santos
2005 Xuxinha e Guto contra os Monstros do Espaço as Euclides Arquimedes (voice)
2005 Filhas do Vento as Zé das Bicicletas
2005 What Is It Worth?
2005 História de Amor
2004 Xuxa e o Tesouro da Cidade Perdida as Hélio Hipólito
2003 Acquaria as Závos
2003 Garrincha: Lonely Star as uncredited
2003 Carandiru as Chico
2003 As Alegres Comadres as Padre Arnaldo
2002 Pastores da Noite (4 episodes) as Cônego
2001 Bufo & Spallanzani as Delegado Ferreira
2001 A Grande Família (1 episode) as Otávio
2000 Denying Brazil
2000 Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion as Saxofonista (voz)
1999 Orfeu as Inácio
1997 Four Days in September
1997 Napomuceno's Will
1997 O Homem Nu
1992 Kickboxer 3: The Art of War as Sergeant
1991 Felicidade (203 episodes) as Batista
1990 Araponga (143 episodes) as Zé dos Couves
1989 Wild Orchid as Flavio
1988 Moon Over Parador as Carlo
1988 Natal da Portela as Natal da Portela
1987 Subway to the Stars
1987 Italiani a Rio
1985 Pedro Mico
1985 Tenda dos Milagres (30 episodes) as Mestre Lídio Corró
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman as Pedro
1985 Roque Santeiro (2 episodes) as Lourival Prata
1985 Rei do Rio as Cacareco
1984 Quilombo
1980 They Don't Wear Black Tie as Bráulio
1979 Parceiros da Aventura as Bené
1979 Na Boca do Mundo as Turista
1978 Carioca Tigre
1977 Ladrões de Cinema
1977 Lúcio Flávio, the Passenger of the Agony as 132
1974 The Devil Queen as Rainha Diaba
1971 As Quatro Chaves Mágicas
1970 É Simonal
1969 A Cama ao Alcance de Todos
1969 Macunaíma as Jiguê
1969 Máscara da Traição as Severino
1969 Os Raptores
1969 The Angel Was Born
1968 The Brave Warrior
1968 The Man Who Bought the World
1967 Mineirinho, Vivo ou Morto
1967 Na Mira do Assassino
1966 Cuidado, Espião Brasileiro em Ação
1966 Toda Donzela Tem Um Pai Que é Uma Fera
1966 Paraíba, Vida e Morte de um Bandido
1965 História de Um Crápula
1965 Grande Sertão
1964 Procura-se Uma Rosa
1964 Esse Mundo é Meu
1963 Gimba, Presidente dos Valentes
1962 Cinco Vezes Favela as (segment "Couro de Gato")
1962 Cat Skin as Black man working
1960 Cidade Ameaçada
1958 The Grand Moment

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