May 31, 2023

Gelino Santoro, Dragon Ball and Pokémon voice actor, dies at 74 | Sao Paulo

Actor and voice actor Gelino Santoro passes away in São Paulo at the age of 74 – Photo: Reproduction / Wendel Bezerra Channel; Play / Dragon Ball Z

Brazilian actor and voice actor Gileno Santoro He died on Friday (14 years old), at the age of 74, in the city of São Paulo. He was treating lung cancer. He had no children and left a brother.

Gelino is best known for voicing Master Roshi in the Japanese animated series Dragon Ball, as well as participating in many other productions, such as Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! and Akira and the Fullmetal Alchemist.

The information was confirmed by the friend as well as the voice actor Wendell Bezerra. a g 1 She searched for Gelino’s family, but didn’t hear back until this report’s last update.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday (15), in the Arasha cemetery, in the western region of the capital, from 6 pm to 10 pm. Fans are permitted.

“It’s a great loss. Gelino was unanimous, and everyone loves him very much,” Bezerra said.

said the g 1 that Gelino was working at his studio, Unidub, until last week. “That has to be the last studio he’s been to, because he’s been going to quite a few, due to the fact that he’s distanced himself from studios during the pandemic.”

On his Instagram profile, Wendel posted an interview with Gileno in the form of a tribute and also wrote: “Brazil has lost an amazing person, a talented voice actor who left an impression on many people. He scored not only for his work, but also for his captivating personality. Long live Gileno!”.

The interview, according to Bezerra, was the only one he recorded during his career, because he did not like being in front of the camera. “Someone convinced me and said, ‘Do you remember that interview? I accept, let’s record, because I want to leave something recorded for the future'”.


Gileno’s death affected co-workers and many fans of the voice actor’s talent.

to g 1And Marta VolpianiChávez’s voice actress, Doña Florinda, said that, in addition to being an extremely talented voice actress, Gelino was an ethical and generous co-worker with enviable wisdom. “He will surely be in the hearts of those who love him for a long time and in the minds of his horde of fans who will never forget him.”

Angelica SantosThe voice actress of Turma da Monica’s character Cipollina said that “talking about Jellino is talking about good energy and joy”.

A very humble person, when he said a compliment, looked at him with a look on his face as if he was thinking: ‘Is that a compliment to me? “A wonderful guy, kind, gentle, a kind human being, attentive to everyone, so hilarious and hilarious that when we met in the studios and talked, I left with a smile on my face that made me feel like I had won the day.” g 1.

“We will miss you J, but only the good memories will remain in our hearts,” he added.