Here are 13 famous actors from Brazil were born in 1956:
Taumaturgo Ferreira (January 17, 1956 São Paulo-) also known as Antônio Taumaturgo Soares Ferreira or Tatá is a Brazilian actor.
Taumaturgo Ferreira began his career in the theater, appearing in various productions in São Paulo. He soon transitioned to television, making his debut in the telenovela "Circulo de Amor" in 1981. He went on to star in many popular Brazilian telenovelas, including "Tieta", "Rainha da Sucata", and "A Viagem".
In addition to his television work, Ferreira has also appeared in several films, including "Lamarca" and "Araguaya - A Conspiração do Silêncio". He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Troféu Imprensa for Best Actor in a Telenovela in 1987 and 1992.
In addition to his acting work, Ferreira is also a singer and has released several albums throughout his career. He is also a writer, having published two books: "A Dança dos Lobos" in 2006 and "A Fome e o Medo" in 2012.
Despite facing some health challenges in recent years, Taumaturgo Ferreira remains an active and well-respected figure in Brazilian entertainment.
Miguel Falabella (October 10, 1956 Rio de Janeiro-) also known as Miguel Falabella de Souza Aguiar, Loura Má or Floquinho is a Brazilian actor, writer, screenwriter, television director, theatre director, theatrical producer, voice actor, presenter, playwright and film director.
He began his career in the 1980s as an actor in Brazilian soap operas and went on to become a well-known figure in the entertainment industry in Brazil. In addition to his work in television, he has written several successful plays and directed popular theatrical productions, including a Brazilian version of the hit musical Hairspray. Falabella is also a respected film director and has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro. He is known for his wit and humor, and his work often explores themes of social and political satire. In addition to his creative pursuits, Falabella is also an advocate for animal rights and frequently uses his platform to raise awareness about animal welfare issues.
Almir Sater (November 14, 1956 Campo Grande-) also known as Almir Eduardo Melke Satter is a Brazilian film score composer and actor.
In addition to his work in film, Almir Sater is a world-renowned musician and singer-songwriter, known for his incorporation of traditional Brazilian music styles like folk, roots rock, and southern rock. He is recognized as one of the leading instrumentalists of his generation, particularly for his proficiency on the viola caipira, a ten-stringed guitar. Sater has released numerous solo albums throughout his career, and has collaborated with other notable artists such as Renato Teixeira and Paulo Simões. He has been recognized with multiple awards for his contributions to Brazilian music and culture, including the Latin Grammy for Best Brazilian Roots Album in 2016.
Fábio Junqueira (March 30, 1956 São Paulo-November 20, 2008 Rio de Janeiro) also known as Fábio César Nogueira Junqueira was a Brazilian actor and television director. He had one child, Caio Junqueira.
Fábio Junqueira began his career as an actor in the late 1970s, appearing on Brazilian TV shows and in films. He gained prominence in the industry for his performances in the TV series "Dona Xepa" and "Kananga do Japão." However, in the 1990s, he transitioned to television directing, making a significant impact on Brazilian TV. He directed popular TV shows such as "Malhação," "A Turma do Didi," and "Os Trapalhões."
Throughout his career, Junqueira was widely admired for his creativity and his dedication to his craft. His contributions to Brazilian television have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Latin American Emmy for his work on "Malhação." Junqueira's sudden death in 2008 shocked the Brazilian entertainment industry, and he is remembered to this day as a talented artist who made a significant impact on Brazilian culture.
Thales Pan Chacon (November 23, 1956 São Paulo-October 2, 1997 São Paulo) was a Brazilian actor, choreographer and dancer.
Thales Pan Chacon was known for his work in popular Brazilian television shows and movies, having starred in over 20 productions throughout his career. He was also a pioneer in contemporary dance, founding the Baobá movement in 1988 which aimed to showcase Afro-Brazilian culture through dance. Additionally, Thales Pan Chacon was a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and often used his platform to raise awareness and fight against discrimination. He tragically passed away at the age of 40 due to complications from HIV/AIDS, leaving behind a legacy in both entertainment and activism.
Marcelo Mansfield (September 7, 1956 São Paulo-) is a Brazilian actor.
He began his career in the 1980s, working as a stand-up comedian in São Paulo. He later became known for his work on television, appearing on several Brazilian programs, such as the comedy show "Escolinha do Professor Raimundo", which translates to "The School of Professor Raimundo". Mansfield has also acted in several Brazilian films and theater productions. In addition to his work in entertainment, he is an activist for LGBT rights and has been vocal about his personal struggles with depression. Mansfield continues to perform and is considered one of the most respected comedians in Brazil.
Paulo Castelli (October 8, 1956 Porto Alegre-) is a Brazilian actor.
He is best known for his performances in Brazilian soap operas, including "Dancing Days," "Vale Tudo," and "Senhora do Destino." Castelli began his career in theater before transitioning to television in the 1980s. Along with his acting career, he is also a successful businessman, having founded his own real estate development company. Castelli has also been an advocate for environmental causes, particularly through his work with the NGO Waves for Water. In 2012, he was honored with the title of "Citizen of the World" by the Brazilian National Congress for his contributions to Brazilian culture and society.
Romeu Evaristo (February 25, 1956 Rio de Janeiro-) a.k.a. Romeu Evaristo Cabral or Romeo Evaristo is a Brazilian actor.
He started his acting career in the 1980s and has since appeared in numerous Brazilian television shows, movies, and theater productions. Evaristo is best known for his roles in popular telenovelas such as "Chocolate com Pimenta" and "Avenida Brasil". He has also worked as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films and TV shows into Portuguese. Evaristo is considered a versatile actor, seamlessly transitioning between comedic and dramatic roles. In addition to acting, he is also a singer and has released several albums. Evaristo has won several awards for his contributions to Brazilian entertainment, including the Contigo! Prize for Best Supporting Actor in 2013.
Renato Solnado (April 1, 1956 Vitória, Espírito Santo-) a.k.a. José Renato de Alvarenga Solnado, José Renato, José Renato Solnado or Zé Renato Solnado is a Brazilian actor.
He started his career in the 1970s and has since become a well-known figure in Brazilian television and film. Solnado has appeared in numerous TV series, such as "Malhação," "A Grande Família," and "Cidade Proibida," as well as films including "O Quatrilho" and "Uma História de Amor e Fúria." He is also a theater actor and has worked in the performing arts for several decades. In addition to acting, Solnado is also a director and screenwriter, having written and directed the short film "Há Dez Anos Atrás" in 2017. He has won several awards for his work throughout his career, including the Best Supporting Actor award at the Festival de Gramado in 1995.
José Carlos Aragão (December 29, 1956 Governador Valadares-) is a Brazilian actor.
He began his career in theater in the late 1970s, and eventually transitioned to television and film in the 1980s. Aragão is best known for his work on Brazilian soap operas, having appeared in numerous popular series throughout his career. Some of his most notable television roles include Don Diego in "Que Rei Sou Eu?" and Fausto in "O Clone". He has also appeared in several films, including "O Homem da Capa Preta" and "Amor Maldito". In addition to his acting work, Aragão is also a playwright and has written several plays that have been performed in Brazil.
Marcos Frota (September 29, 1956 Guaxupé-) is a Brazilian actor. He has one child, Davi Frota.
Marcos Frota began his career in the 1970s as a circus performer, working as a trapeze artist and clown. He later transitioned to acting, and became well-known in Brazil for his roles in telenovelas, including "Top Model" and "Mulheres de Areia". In addition to his acting career, Frota is also a businessman and philanthropist. He founded the Marcos Frota Circus, which has toured all over Brazil and has featured international performers. Frota is also actively involved in charity work, and has supported causes such as child welfare and environmental conservation. In recent years, he has also been actively involved in politics and was elected to the Brazilian Congress in 2018.
Ratinho (February 15, 1956 Águas de Lindóia-) a.k.a. Carlos Roberto Massa, Carlos Massa or Carlos 'Ratinho' Massa is a Brazilian television presenter, entrepreneur, radio personality, politician and actor. He has one child, Ratinho Junior.
Ratinho rose to fame in the 1990s as the host of his own talk show called "Ratinho Livre", which was known for its controversial and often confrontational style. He later hosted other shows, including "Ratinho Show" and "Programa do Ratinho", which aired on SBT, one of Brazil's major television networks. In addition to his work on television, Ratinho is also a successful entrepreneur who has invested in a variety of businesses, including a Brazilian barbecue restaurant chain called "Fogo de Chão". He has also dabbled in politics, serving as a representative for the state of Paraná in the Brazilian National Congress from 1995 to 1998. Despite his various ventures, Ratinho remains best known for his work in television, where he has earned a reputation as one of Brazil's most popular and controversial personalities.
Otto Guerra (March 5, 1956 Porto Alegre-) is a Brazilian film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and film editor.
He is known for his contributions to Brazilian animation, having directed several animated series and films. Guerra's interest in animation began when he was studying graphic design at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. In 1979, he co-founded the production company Otto Desenhos Animados, which specializes in animation. He directed his first animated short film, "Oh, Life!" in 1982, which won various awards in Brazil and abroad.
Guerra's feature films include "Até Que a Sbórnia Nos Separe" (2013) and "Wood & Stock: Sexo, Orégano e Rock'n'Roll" (2006), both of which were well-received by audiences and critics. In addition to his work in animation, Guerra has also directed live-action films, such as "Fica Comigo Esta Noite" (2006) and "Oscar Niemeyer - A Vida É um Sopro" (2010).
Guerra has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Grand Prix at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the Best Latin American Film at the Havana Film Festival. He continues to be a major figure in the Brazilian animation industry, mentoring and inspiring other animators to push the boundaries of the medium.