Brazilian movie actors born in the year 1961

Here are 13 famous actors from Brazil were born in 1961:

Cássio Gabus Mendes

Cássio Gabus Mendes (August 29, 1961 São Paulo-) also known as Cássio Sanchez Mendes is a Brazilian actor and film producer.

He began his career in the late 1980s in Brazilian soap operas and has since worked in numerous television shows and films. Mendes is also a successful producer, having produced several award-winning films including "Central Station" and "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation". He is considered one of the most talented actors of his generation and has received several awards for his performances, including the prestigious Shell Award. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Mendes has also been actively involved in social and political causes, supporting various organizations that promote the rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of the Amazon rainforest.

André Mattos

André Mattos (October 8, 1961 Rio de Janeiro-) a.k.a. André de Mello Tavares de Mattos is a Brazilian actor.

Mattos began his career in the 1980s and has since appeared in over 30 different Brazilian television shows, films, and theater productions, becoming known for his versatile acting skills. He has won several awards for his performances, including the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Supporting Actor and the APCA Trophy for Best Actor. Mattos has also gained international recognition for his role in the Netflix series Narcos, where he played the Colombian drug lord Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela. Apart from acting, he is also a well-known voice-over artist in Brazil and has lent his voice to several animated movies and TV shows. In addition, he has directed a few short films and one feature film named Saneamento Básico, O Filme. Mattos passed away on August 22, 2019, due to a heart attack.

Ricardo Graça Mello

Ricardo Graça Mello (August 7, 1961 Rio de Janeiro-) is a Brazilian actor.

He started his acting career at the age of 19 with a television show called "Caso Verdade". Some of his most notable roles include the soap operas "Top Model" and "Barriga de Aluguel" and the mini-series "Hilda Furacão". In addition to his television work, Graça Mello has also appeared in several films, including "Orfeu" and "The House of Sand". He has won several awards for his acting, including Best Supporting Actor at the 2005 Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro. Outside of his acting career, Graça Mello is involved in environmental activism and is a founder of the NGO "Guardiões da Floresta".

Paulo Guarnieri

Paulo Guarnieri (March 4, 1961 São Paulo-) also known as Rogério Paulo Thompson Guarnieri is a Brazilian actor. His children are called Camila Assis Guarnieri, Lucas Thompson de Assis Guarnieri, Francisco Guarnieri and Carolina Guimarães Guarnieri.

Guarnieri started his career in theater in the 1980s and later appeared in many Brazilian soap operas, movies, and television shows. He gained popularity in the 1990s for his role as Bruno in the Brazilian soap opera "Tropicaliente". In 2003, he starred in the Brazilian film "Carandiru", which was based on the true story of a prison massacre in São Paulo.

Outside of his acting career, Guarnieri is also known for his political activism. In the 1980s, he participated in the Brazilian social and political movement Diretas Já, which fought against the military dictatorship in Brazil. He also campaigned for the release of political prisoners and supported environmental causes.

Guarnieri has received several awards for his acting work, including the Best Supporting Actor award at the 2005 Festival de Gramado for his performance in the film "Quanto Vale Ou É Por Quilo?". In recent years, he has also worked as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films and TV shows into Portuguese.

Guilherme Leme

Guilherme Leme (September 29, 1961 Lençóis Paulista-) also known as Guilherme Marcos Garcia Leme is a Brazilian actor, film producer and film director.

He studied acting in New York and started his career in Brazilian theater. Leme has participated in numerous films, television series and theater productions, becoming one of the most versatile actors in Brazil. He also co-founded the production company "Zencrane Filmes", which has produced award-winning films such as "The Way He Looks" and "Party Crashers". In addition to his work as an actor and producer, Leme has directed several short films and music videos.

Humberto Martins

Humberto Martins (April 14, 1961 Nova Iguaçu-) is a Brazilian actor.

He started his acting career in 1984 on the Brazilian TV show, "Vereda Tropical". Since then he has appeared in numerous TV shows and films in Brazil, such as "Começar de Novo", "Paraíso Tropical", and "Verdades Secretas". Martins is also a theater actor, having starred in productions such as "O beijo no Asfalto" and "O beijo do vampiro". In addition to his acting career, he is also a trained pilot and enjoys flying planes in his free time.

Antonio Calloni

Antonio Calloni (December 6, 1961 São Paulo-) a.k.a. Egizio Antônio Calloni or Antônio Calloni is a Brazilian actor, writer and poet. He has one child, Pedro Antonio Calloni.

Antonio Calloni's acting career started in 1988 with the TV series "Vida Nova". Since then, he has appeared in numerous TV shows, movies and theater productions in Brazil. He has received critical acclaim for his roles in "O Rei do Gado", "Grande Sertão: Veredas" and "Os Aspones".

Besides acting, Calloni is also a writer and poet. He has published two poetry books: "Enquanto Tempo" and "Em Cada Canto um Poema". In addition, he has written several screenplays including "O Beijo do Vampiro" and "Amazônia".

Calloni is known for his social activism and involvement in various causes such as environmental protection and LGBTQ+ rights. In 2020, he was appointed as an ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help raise awareness for sustainable development in Brazil.

Despite his success and fame, Calloni has always maintained a low profile and leads a private life with his family.

Miguel Lunardi

Miguel Lunardi (July 19, 1961 Porto Alegre-) is a Brazilian actor.

Miguel Lunardi began his career in the theater, performing in various plays in Brazil. He then went on to work in television, starring in popular Brazilian telenovelas such as "Pantanal" and "A Padroeira". Lunardi's work in film also garnered critical acclaim, with his role in the award-winning movie "O Quatrilho" earning him a Best Actor award at the Brasília Film Festival in 1995. In addition to his acting career, Lunardi has also worked as a director and acting coach, helping to train up-and-coming Brazilian actors.

Marcelo Saback

Marcelo Saback (October 20, 1961 Salvador-) otherwise known as Marcelo Barreto Saback is a Brazilian actor, screenwriter and author.

He began his career in the entertainment industry in the 1980s, working as a writer for various television shows. Saback has written for popular Brazilian dramas and comedies such as "TV Colosso", "Malhação" and "A Diarista". In addition to his work as a writer, Saback has also appeared in various television series and films, including "Sexo com Amor?", "Macho Man" and "Casseta & Planeta Urgente". He has won multiple awards throughout his career for his contributions to Brazilian television and film, including the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro in 2010 for Best Screenplay. Saback has also published several books, including a memoir detailing his experience as a gay man in Brazil titled "Never Too Late to Be Happy". He continues to be a prominent figure in the Brazilian entertainment industry.

Gillray Coutinho

Gillray Coutinho (May 25, 1961 Além Paraíba-) also known as Gilray Coutinho is a Brazilian actor.

He started his career in the theatre, performing in various plays before taking on small roles in television shows and films. Some of his notable works include the soap operas "Roque Santeiro" and "Anjo Mau". In 1998, he gained international recognition for his role in the film "Central Station" which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has also acted in other films such as "Behind the Sun" and "The Elite Squad". In addition to his acting career, Coutinho has also directed and produced films, and is known for his work in promoting Brazilian cinema. He has received several awards for his performances over the years and is considered as one of the finest actors of his generation in Brazil.

Francisco Brêtas

Francisco Brêtas (January 6, 1961 Juiz de Fora-) is a Brazilian actor and voice actor.

He began his career in the arts as a theater actor and director, having participated in several important theatrical productions in Brazil. However, he gained widespread recognition after he transitioned to voice acting, lending his voice to many popular characters in animated TV shows, movies, and video games. Some of his most notable voice acting roles include dubbing characters such as Shrek in the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Shrek films, as well as Rex in the Toy Story franchise. Brêtas has also been a dubbing director, overseeing the dubbing of several major Hollywood productions into Brazilian Portuguese.

Carlos Careqa

Carlos Careqa (August 3, 1961 Lauro Müller, Santa Catarina-) also known as Carlos de Souza is a Brazilian singer, composer and actor.

He began his music career in the 1980s playing in various bands before pursuing a solo career in the 1990s. Careqa's music draws inspiration from various genres including samba, rock, and jazz. He has released several albums throughout his career including "Feijoada Completa" and "Trilhos Urbanos".

In addition to his music career, Careqa has also acted in various Brazilian films and television shows. He made his acting debut in 1993 in the film "Sonhos de Menina Moça" and has since appeared in several productions including the films "Didi Quer Ser Criança" and "Ó Pai, Ó" and the TV series "A Grande Família" and "Lado a Lado".

Careqa has been recognized for his contributions to Brazilian music and culture. In 2010, he was awarded the Brazilian Order of Cultural Merit by the Brazilian government. He continues to make music and perform in Brazil and other parts of the world.

Pedro Bismark

Pedro Bismark (November 25, 1961 Muriaé-) a.k.a. Ademilson Pedro da Cruz or Pedro Bismarck is a Brazilian actor and comedian.

He is best known for his role as Nerso da Capitinga in the television show "A Praça é Nossa", which aired on the Brazilian Network, SBT. Bismark began his career performing in plays and theater groups in his hometown of Muriaé, in the state of Minas Gerais. He later moved to São Paulo to pursue a career in acting and gained national recognition for his role in "A Praça é Nossa" in the 1990s. Aside from his work on television, Bismark has also appeared in movies and continues to perform live comedy shows throughout Brazil. In addition to his acting career, he is also a writer and has published several books, including a collection of poems called "Poesias de um Trovador."

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