Brazilian movie actors born in the year 1950

Here are 12 famous actors from Brazil were born in 1950:

Cyro Baptista

Cyro Baptista (December 23, 1950 São Paulo-) also known as Baptista, Cyro is a Brazilian musician and actor.

He is best known for his work as a percussionist, playing a wide range of instruments including the berimbau, caxixi, pandeiro, and many others. Baptista has collaborated with numerous musicians throughout his career, including John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, and Yo-Yo Ma. He has also released several albums as a solo artist, showcasing his unique blend of Brazilian music with elements of jazz, rock, and world music. In addition to music, Baptista has also appeared as an actor in films such as "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Percy vs Goliath".

Ricardo Blat

Ricardo Blat (November 16, 1950 Ferraz de Vasconcelos-) a.k.a. Ricardo Barbosa Blat is a Brazilian actor.

He started his entertainment career in the 1970s, with his breakthrough performance as the protagonist of the soap opera "Os Ossos do Barão", which was aired by Rede Globo. Blat has since appeared in various television series, movies, and theater productions, showcasing his versatility as an actor. In addition to acting, Blat is also a director, having directed the stage play "Romance" in 2005, which starred his wife, Simone Spoladore. He continues to be active in the Brazilian entertainment industry, receiving critical acclaim for his performances and contributions to the arts.

José Dumont

José Dumont (July 1, 1950 Bananeiras-) a.k.a. Jose Dumont is a Brazilian actor.

He began his career in theater and later transitioned to film and television. Dumont is considered one of the greatest Brazilian actors of his generation, known for his ability to portray complex characters with depth and authenticity. Some of his most renowned performances were in films such as "Baile Perfumado" (1996), "O Rap do Pequeno Príncipe Contra as Almas Sebosas" (2000), and "Árido Movie" (2006). He has also starred in many popular Brazilian telenovelas, including "Cabocla" (2004), "O outro lado do paraíso" (2017-2018), and "Amor de mãe" (2019-2020). In addition to his successful career as an actor, Dumont is also a director and playwright. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to Brazilian cinema and theater, including the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro and the APCA Trophy.

Ricardo Petraglia

Ricardo Petraglia (October 7, 1950 Paraná-) a.k.a. Ricardo Petráglia is a Brazilian actor and singer. He has one child, Lucas Petraglia.

Ricardo Petraglia began his acting career in the mid-70s, appearing in a number of Brazilian television shows and movies. His breakthrough role came in 1978, when he starred in the telenovela "Dancin' Days," which became a massive hit in Brazil and established him as a leading actor. Petraglia has since appeared in numerous other telenovelas and movies, including "Vereda Tropical," "Tieta," and "O Clone."

In addition to his work as an actor, Petraglia is also an accomplished singer. He has released several albums over the years, which showcase his smooth, soulful voice and range of musical influences. He is particularly known for his interpretations of Brazilian popular music, as well as jazz standards and ballads.

Despite his success, Petraglia has remained largely private about his personal life. He separated from his wife in the late 1990s, and has since raised his son Lucas on his own. In recent years, he has continued to work in both acting and music, and remains a beloved figure in Brazilian pop culture.

Daniel Benzali

Daniel Benzali (January 20, 1950 Rio de Janeiro-) is a Brazilian actor and singer.

He is best known for his role as Ted Hoffman in the television series "Murder One". Benzali's parents were both opera singers, and he grew up singing in choirs and performing in school plays. He studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before moving to the United States to pursue his acting career. In addition to his work in television, Benzali has appeared in numerous films, including "A View from the Top" and "The Grey Zone". He has also released several albums, blending his love of opera and jazz music. Despite being born in Brazil, Benzali speaks several languages fluently, including English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

Zé Carlos Machado

Zé Carlos Machado (April 16, 1950 Alfredo Marcondes-) a.k.a. ZéCarlos Machado, José Carlos Machado or Zecarlos Machado is a Brazilian actor.

Zé Carlos Machado started his acting career in the late 1960s, performing in theater groups and later on, in TV shows and films. He is best known for his work in Brazilian soap operas, having participated in over 40 productions, including "Vereda Tropical," "Paraíso Tropical," and "Babilônia." He has also performed in international productions such as the American movie "Desperado" and the Portuguese TV series "A Ferreirinha." Machado has received several awards for his work, including the "Best Actor" award at the 1990 Brasília Film Festival for his role in the movie "Beijo 2348/72." Outside of his acting career, Machado is also a published author, with works such as "Rio People" and "Malandros e Heróis" to his name.

Genésio de Barros

Genésio de Barros (June 11, 1950 Taquaritinga-) a.k.a. Genezio de Barros or Genézio de Barros is a Brazilian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1970s and became known for his roles in telenovelas, including "Women of Sand" and "The Clone". De Barros has also acted in several Brazilian films, such as "O Viajante" and "Terra Estrangeira". He has received several awards for his performances, including the Best Supporting Actor award at the Brasília Film Festival in 2006 for his role in "The Twelve Labours". In addition to acting, de Barros is also a director and has directed episodes of the TV series "Mandrake".

Buza Ferraz

Buza Ferraz (May 1, 1950 Rio de Janeiro-April 3, 2010 Rio de Janeiro) a.k.a. Alberto Paulo Ferraz was a Brazilian actor and film director. His children are called Rosário Ferraz, Melissa Ferraz, João Ferraz, Miguel Ferraz and Antônio Bento Ferraz.

Buza Ferraz began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in several Brazilian films and television shows. He also directed several popular Brazilian films such as "O Menino Arco-Íris" (The Rainbow Boy), "Lampião, O Rei do Cangaço" (Lampião, The King of Cangaço) and "Ávido Despertar" (Eager Awakening). Ferraz was known for his dynamic acting style and his ability to bring depth and complexity to his on-screen characters. He was also a well-respected theater director and producer, and was involved in many prestigious theatrical productions throughout his career. Despite his untimely death in 2010 at the age of 59, Buza Ferraz left a lasting legacy in Brazilian cinema and theater.

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan (March 9, 1950 Recife-) a.k.a. Ivanilton de Souza Lima or Sullivan, Michael is a Brazilian actor, record producer, film score composer and musician.

Sullivan started his music career in the 1960s as a singer and guitarist of the band Renato e seus Blue Caps. Later on, he became a record producer and has produced numerous albums for popular Brazilian artists such as Roberto Carlos, Tim Maia, and Gal Costa. He has also composed music for several Brazilian films and television shows, including the theme song for the popular soap opera, "Roque Santeiro."

In addition to his music career, Sullivan has made several appearances in Brazilian films and television series. He is most known for his role as the villainous Count Vlad in the telenovela "A Viagem" and as the character Napoleon Bonaparte in the telenovela "Pantanal."

Sullivan has won several awards for his contributions to music and television in Brazil. He continues to be an active figure in the Brazilian entertainment industry, and his music and productions remain popular across generations.

Amaury Jr.

Amaury Jr. (September 28, 1950 Catanduva-) also known as Amaury de Assis Ferreira Júnior is a Brazilian journalist, presenter, screenwriter and actor. He has two children, Amaury Ferreira and Maria Eduarda Ferreira.

Amaury Jr.'s career in journalism began in 1971 when he started writing for Folha de S.Paulo, one of Brazil's largest newspapers. In 1973, he became a reporter for Veja magazine, where he covered major news events and cultural topics. He transitioned to television in 1986 as a presenter on TV Manchete, one of Brazil's major television networks. Amaury Jr. quickly gained popularity as a charming and charismatic host, known for his interviews with celebrities and coverage of glamorous events.

In addition to his work as a journalist and presenter, Amaury Jr. has also dabbled in acting and screenwriting. He appeared in the films "O Menino Maluquinho" and "Os Fantasmas Trapalhões" and has written several television shows and documentaries.

Today, Amaury Jr. is one of Brazil's most recognizable media personalities, with a career spanning over four decades. He has won numerous awards and honors for his work in journalism and entertainment, including the Comendador Amaral Neto award for his contributions to Brazilian television. In 2021, he celebrated his 35th anniversary hosting his eponymous talk show, "Programa Amaury Jr."

Marcio Ehrlich

Marcio Ehrlich (July 4, 1950 Rio de Janeiro-) a.k.a. Marcio Sidnei Ehrlich or Cid is a Brazilian actor.

He began his career in the theater, performing in various plays throughout Brazil. He later transitioned to television and film, appearing in several popular Brazilian TV shows and feature films. Ehrlich is known for his versatility as an actor, portraying a wide range of characters from comedic to dramatic roles. He has won several awards for his performances, including Best Supporting Actor at the Brazilian Film Festival in Miami. In addition to his acting career, Ehrlich is also a writer and director, having penned several plays and directed a documentary film. Despite being a well-known figure in Brazilian entertainment, Ehrlich has maintained a relatively private personal life. He is married and has two children.

Guilherme Lamounier

Guilherme Lamounier (November 25, 1950 Rio de Janeiro-) is a Brazilian actor and composer.

Lamounier started his artistic career as a singer in the mid-1960s, contributing to the growth and establishment of the Brazilian music genre known as "MPB" (Música Popular Brasileira). Some of his most famous songs include "Janelas Abertas" and "Correnteza". Later, he ventured into acting and appeared in several Brazilian soap operas and movies, including "O Primo Basílio" (1988) and "Hilda Furacão" (1998). In the early 2000s, he dedicated himself to theater, both as an actor and a director, receiving recognition and acclaim for his work. In addition to his artistic projects, Lamounier has also worked in the advertising industry, composing jingles for major Brazilian brands.

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