Stefano Benassi


(Suzzara, December 26, 1957) is an actor, dubbing and director of Italian dubbing.

He is especially known for having given voice to Colin Firth as Mark Darcy in The Bridget Jones Diary, What a mess, Bridget Jones! And A Christmas Carol, Christoph Waltz in the role of Hans Landa in Bastardi without Glory and in Dr. Schultz's King in Django Unchained, Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle in All Family, Martin Sheen as Captain Benjamin Willard in the Movie Apocalypse Now Redux by Francis Ford Coppola, Kyle MacLachlan as Dale Cooper in The Secrets of Twin Peaks, Scott Patterson as Luke Danes in A Mom for Friend, David Caruso as John Kelly in NYPD - New York Police Department, Anthony Head in the role of Giles in Buffy the shooter, Zach Galifianakis as Davis in Tru Calling and Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd in Gray's Anatomy and Vodafone's 2017 spots. Mark Valley in Daniel Shaw's role in the 15th season Csi Crime Scene Investigations.

Among the actors dubbed in some of the signature performances by Gerard Butler, Tim Robbins, Gary Oldman, Robert Downey Jr., Josh Lucas, Jim Carrey in Ron Howard's Grinch, Robert Carlyle in The Insatiable and Paddy Considine in America - There was not Jim Sheridan.

She was married to actress and singer Chiara Salerno (daughter of well-known actor Enrico Maria Salerno and cousin of journalist Paolo Salerno and singer Sabrina Salerno) from which she had two daughters, Isabella and Veronica.

She is currently married to actress and double-sister Nunzia Di Somma from whom she had two sons, Vittoria and Nelson, the latter named by her wife in honor of her father. He also graduated in nuclear engineering in 1982.

Dubbing in movies

Christoph Waltz in Bastardi senza gloria, Django Unchained, Come ammazzare il capo 2, The Zero Theorem - Tutto è vanità, Spectre, The Legend of Tarzan Woody Harrelson in Hunger Games, Il fuoco della vendetta - Out of the Furnace, Hunger Games: La ragazza di fuoco, Hunger Games: Il canto della rivolta - Parte 1, Hunger Games: Il canto della rivolta - Parte 2
Colin Firth in Il diario di Bridget Jones, Che pasticcio, Bridget Jones!, A Christmas Carol, Magic in the Moonlight
Owen Wilson in Una notte al museo, Una notte al museo 2 - La fuga, Notte al museo - Il segreto del faraone
Patrick Dempsey in Come d'incanto, Un amore di testimone, Transformers 3
Tim Robbins in America oggi, Le ali della libertà, Mister Hula Hoop
Josh Lucas in A Beautiful Mind, Tutta colpa dell'amore
Daniel Craig in Era mio padre, Munich
Paddy Considine in Cinderella Man - Una ragione per lottare
Mark Strong in Robin Hood
Zach Galifianakis in Birdman
Crispin Glover in Alice in Wonderland
Michael Urie in Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Patrick O'Neal in Svalvolati on the road
Richard Swingler in E.T. l'extra-terrestre
Christopher Eccleston in Thor: The Dark World
Hugo Weaving in Wolfman
Michael Madsen in Getaway
Clive Owen in Shoot 'Em Up - Spara o muori!
James Patrick Stuart in È complicato
Gary Oldman in La lettera scarlatta
Michael Massee in Il corvo - The Crow
Richard Dixon in Les Misérables
Leonardo Sbaraglia in Red Lights
Jeffrey Dean Morgan in The Resident
Robin Thomas in Due amiche esplosive
John McEnroe in Wimbledon
Dylan McDermott in Noi siamo infinito
Peter Wingfield in X-Men 2
Dominic West in Chicago
Peter Hosking in Un grido nella notte
Andreas Pietschmann in Belle & Sebastien
Timothy Hutton in French Kiss
Roger Allam in Storia di una ladra di libri
John Hawkes in Lincoln


Palla di Neve in La fattoria degli animali
Lush in Pride, il giovane leone
Furlough in Le avventure del topino Despereaux
Stefano in Madagascar 3 - Ricercati in Europa
Il re di Arendelle in Frozen - Il regno di ghiaccio

TV series

Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks, Fuoco cammina con me, Sex and the City, The Good Wife, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Antonio Sanna in Complice la notte, Desperate Housewives, Made in Jersey
Christian Slater in Alias
Patrick Dempsey in Grey's Anatomy
Scott Patterson in Una mamma per amica
Damon Wayans in Tutto in famiglia
Rupert Giles in Buffy l'ammazzavampiri
Zach Galifianakis in Tru Calling
Luke Perry in Major Crimes
Michael Nyqvist in Zero Hour
Kevin McKidd in Roma
José Coronado in Il Principe - Un amore impossibile
Mark Valley in CSI - Scena del crimine
David Caruso in NYPD Blue
David Costabile in Suits
Peter Krause in Parenthood, The Catch
Tom Verica in Le regole del delitto perfetto
Tim Robbins in The Brink
Bob Odenkirk in Fargo