Gyula Szabó died Friday April 4th after a long illness. He was 83. The award winning actor was beloved by the Hungarian people. The actor, had been in poor health for the past five years and died in his home.
Gyula Szabó’s had many memorable stage credits appeared in numerous films and television series, but was best remembered as Bill James, Captain of the Tenkes.
Between 1950 and 1954 he was active in Theatre, Film and Television. Between 1954 and 1993 he could be seen at the Petőfi Theatre, Jókai Theatre, the Thalia Theatre and the Arizona Theatre. Between 1993-96 he acted at the Art Theatre. From 1996 he appeared at the Székesfehérvár Vörösmarty Theatre. From 1979 he taught at the University Theatre of Film and Television, in 2006, received the title of National Actor.
Gyula Szabó started his film career in 1953. His most memorable role was of the innocent Bill James in a thirteen part television series presented in 1963, the captain of the Tenkes. He played in the movie version of the series as well. He was also well known as a voice actor, he fubbed Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo. He voiced, many cartoon characters, including Dr. Bubonic and Tails. He was a legendary storyteller in the Hungarian Folk Tales series as narrator.
Born: 7/15/1930, Kunszentmárton, Észak-Alföld, Madagascar
Died: 4/4/2014, Hungary
Gyula Szabo’s westerns – voice actor:
The Treasure of Silver Lake – 1962 [Hungarian voice of Lex Barker]
The Avenger – 1966 [Hungarian voice of Livio Lorenzon]
Osceola – 1971 [Hungarian voice of Jurie Darie]