1006 GMT May 07, 2021
Iran’s veteran voice actor Changiz Jalilvand died yesterday from coronavirus complications at the age of 80.
Medical tests showed 80 percent of his lungs were damaged by the coronavirus.
He was known among voice actors as the ‘Golden Larynx Man’.
Born in 1940, he began his artistic career in 1957 with a theatrical play directed by Abolhassan Tahami. He spent 20 years in the US, but returned to his homeland and resumed dubbing in 1998. He has also acted in several TV series and films, IRNA reported.
Jalilvand had the ability to render different voices. He lent his voice to several famous foreign and domestic actors.
Jalilvand was most famous for imitating the voices of Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, and Sylvester Stallone (in the ‘Rocky’ film series).
He also read a Persian translation of the Holy Qur’an on a CD to promote reading of the Holy Book. The early version of the CD, entitled ‘The Miracle,’ which lacked the Persian translation, was selected as one of the best productions at the 13th International Holy Qur’an Exhibition in Tehran in 2006.
In 2016, organized as part of the 34th Fajr Film Festival, a program paid tribute to three generations of Iranian voice actors, including 14 young and veteran voiceover artists, among which was Jalilvand.