Here are 5 famous actors from Venezuela were born in 1955:
Andrew Divoff (July 2, 1955 San Tomé, Venezuela-) also known as Andrew Daniel Divoff, Andy Divoff, Endryu Divoff, Andy, Divov or Андрей Дивов is a Venezuelan actor and tour guide.
He is best known for his work in the horror genre, particularly for his role as the evil Djinn in the film "Wishmaster" and its sequels. Divoff began his acting career in the 1980s and has since appeared in a variety of TV shows and movies, including "Lost", "CSI: Miami", "The Hunt for Red October", and "Air Force One". In addition to his acting work, Divoff is also a licensed tour guide and leads trips to exotic locations around the world.
Divoff's parents were Russian immigrants who moved to Venezuela during World War II. He grew up in Venezuela, where he attended private school and learned to speak several languages. After high school, Divoff studied acting at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.
His early film work includes small roles in such movies as "The Bronx Warriors" (1982) and "Another World" (1984). He had a breakout role as a Russian submarine officer in the blockbuster film "The Hunt for Red October" (1990).
In addition to his film and TV work, Divoff has also lent his voice to several video games, including "Call of Duty: Black Ops" and "Mass Effect 2". He has said that he enjoys voiceover work because it allows him to play characters that he would not be able to portray physically.
Divoff is also a skilled magician and has performed magic tricks on TV shows such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". He has said that his love of magic began when he was a child and saw a magician perform at a birthday party.
Today, Divoff continues to act in movies and TV shows and leads adventure tours around the world. He is a resident of Los Angeles and is active in the local theater scene.
Guillermo Dávila (March 18, 1955 Caracas-) also known as Guillermo Davila is a Venezuelan singer and actor.
He rose to fame in the early 80s with his hit song "Barco a la Deriva" and went on to have a successful music and acting career, starring in telenovelas such as "La Revancha," "La Dama de Rosa," and "Kassandra." Dávila also ventured into the film industry, appearing in movies like "Mujer de Fuego" and "Sofía de los Presagios." In addition to his entertainment career, he has also been involved in various philanthropic projects in Venezuela, including work with children's hospitals and cancer foundations. In 2019, he made a comeback to music with his album "Grandes Éxitos y Algo Más" and continues to be celebrated as a beloved figure in Venezuelan pop culture.
Dávila's music career saw him release a string of successful albums throughout the 80s and 90s, including "Por Amarte Tanto," "Tuyo," and "Solo Pienso En Ti." He also collaborated with other prominent Latin American musicians, such as Franco De Vita and Kiara. In addition to his solo music career, he was also a member of the supergroup "El Gran Combo de Venezuela" in the early 2000s.
Outside of music and acting, Dávila has made several forays into business, including launching his own line of fragrances and a restaurant chain in Caracas. He has also been an active philanthropist, particularly in the areas of children's health and education. In 2016, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Heat Latin Music Awards, recognizing his contributions to Latin American music and culture.
Jesse Corti (July 3, 1955 Venezuela-) a.k.a. Jose Juan Corti or Jessie Corti is a Venezuelan voice actor and actor. His children are called Jesse David Corti and Avrielle Corti.
Jesse Corti is best known for his voice acting work in a number of popular animated films, such as "Beauty and the Beast" (1991), "Zootopia" (2016), and "The Lion King" (2019). He has also done voices for video games, including "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" (2009) and "World of Warcraft" (2004).
In addition to his voice work, Corti has appeared in numerous live-action films and TV shows. He had a recurring role on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" and has guest starred on shows like "Seinfeld," "The Drew Carey Show," and "The Mentalist." He has also acted in stage productions and voice acted for radio dramas.
Corti has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years and continues to lend his voice to new projects, as well as teach voice acting workshops.
He began his career in the late 1970s as a stage actor in New York City, where he appeared in several off-Broadway productions. He worked as a bartender to support himself until his career gained traction. Corti's big break came in 1991 when he was cast as the voice of LeFou in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." He has since voiced a number of other memorable characters, such as Spanish Buzz in "Toy Story 3" (2010) and the Priest in "Tangled" (2010).
In addition to his acting work, Corti is a passionate singer and songwriter. He has written and performed songs for several of the films he has worked on, including "Beauty and the Beast" and "Zootopia." He has also released his own albums and performed in various musical theater productions.
Corti is highly regarded in the voice acting community for his versatility and ability to inhabit a wide range of characters. He has won multiple awards for his work, including a BTVA Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film for his role in "Zootopia."
John Novak (September 9, 1955 Caracas-) also known as John Novack is a Venezuelan actor and voice actor.
Novak began his acting career in the 1980s, appearing in various Canadian television shows such as "The Littlest Hobo" and "Street Legal". He later moved to the United States and continued working in film and television, with roles in movies such as "Legends of the Fall" and TV shows such as "Supernatural".
In addition to his on-screen work, Novak has lent his voice to numerous animated series and video games. Some of his most notable voice acting roles include Dr. Viper in "SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron" and Colonel Roy Campbell in the "Metal Gear Solid" video game series.
Novak has also worked as a writer, director, and producer on various film and TV projects. He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada with his family.
In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, John Novak is a philanthropist and has been active in supporting various charities. He has volunteered with organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Children's Hospital Foundation of British Columbia. Novak is also a supporter of environmental causes and has been involved in initiatives to protect wildlife and natural habitats. In recognition of his contributions to the community, he has been honored with numerous awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Novak is also a martial arts enthusiast and holds a black belt in Taekwondo. He has competed in various martial arts tournaments and has even incorporated his skills into some of his on-screen roles.
Yanis Chimaras (August 1, 1955 Caracas-April 24, 2007 Caracas) also known as Yanis Juan Andrés Chimaras Maury was a Venezuelan actor.
He was born in Caracas, Venezuela on August 1, 1955, and he began his acting career on the small screen. Yanis Chimaras appeared in several television shows during his early years, including the popular soap opera "La Señora de Cárdenas" in 1977. He also acted in a number of films, such as "El Pez que Fuma" (1977), "Amantes" (1991), and "Carnaval" (1987), among others.
Aside from his acting career, Yanis Chimaras was also a respected director and producer. He directed several theater productions throughout his career, including "La Muerte del Cardenal" and "El Enfermo Imaginario". He also founded his own theater company, which was well-renowned in the Venezuelan theater scene.
Yanis Chimaras was known for his versatility as an actor, having acted in numerous genres including comedy, drama, and musicals. He was recognized several times for his outstanding performances, winning awards such as the Best Supporting Actor award at the Venezuelan National Theater Awards in 1997 for his role in "El Avaro".
Chimaras was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004 and passed away on April 24, 2007, in his hometown of Caracas. He is remembered as one of Venezuela's most talented actors, with a career spanning over three decades.
Yanis Chimaras was born into a family of artists. His father was a well-known writer, and his mother was an actress in Venezuela's theater scene. Yanis grew up surrounded by art, which sparked his interest in pursuing a career in acting. He studied at the renowned Central University of Venezuela's School of Arts before embarking on his acting career.
His talent and passion for acting quickly gained recognition, and he became a sought-after actor in Venezuela's film, theater, and television industry. Throughout his career, Yanis Chimaras was known for his commitment to his craft and his ability to bring depth and complexity to the characters he played.
Aside from acting and directing, Chimaras was also an accomplished playwright, having written and produced several plays throughout his career. One of his most successful plays was "El Reino de las Tres Lunas," which premiered in 1992 and was performed in numerous countries worldwide.
Yanis Chimaras' legacy lives on through his significant contribution to Venezuela's artistic and cultural heritage. He was a multifaceted artist who inspired generations of actors and directors in his country and beyond. His exceptional talent and dedication to his craft set him apart as one of the most celebrated actors of his generation in Latin America.