Umberto Smaila

Umberto Smaila (born 26 June 1950) is an Italian actor, composer, comedian, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician.

Born in Verona to an Istrian family, in the early-1970s Smaila co-founded together with Jerry Calà, Franco Oppini and Ninì Salerno a cabaret-ensemble, I Gatti di Vicolo Miracoli. The group, reduced to three components since 1982 following Calà's departure, appeared on several successful TV programs and films and released several songs, including the hit singles "Verona Beat" and "Singer Solitude". After the disbandment of the group Smaila was the television presenter of a number of quiz and variety shows, most notably the late night show Colpo grosso  [it] . In the 1990s, he founded the "U.S. Band", an orchestra with whom he performed in several television programs.

Smaila wrote and directed a musical comedy film, Italian Boys, released in 1982. In 1990, he put on a theatre production on the life and music of Fred Buscaglione. Smaila also composed musical scores for a number of films including Beast with a Gun (1977), Il ragazzo del pony express (1986), Sweets from a Stranger (1987), Delitti e profumi (1988), and Chicken Park (1994). The main theme of Beast with a Gun was later included in the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown.

Smaila is the founder of the brand Smaila's, a chain of restaurants and nightclubs specialized in live music. He is agnostic.

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Vorname:Umberto
Geburtsdatum:26.06.1950 (♋ Krebs)
Geburtsort:Verona
Alter:73Jahre 10Monate 29Tage
Nationalität:Italien
Sprachen:Italienisch;
Geschlecht:♂männlich
Berufe:Schauspieler, Musiker, Komponist, Geschäftsmann, Drehbuchautor, Fernsehmoderator, Filmregisseur,
Mitgliedschaft:I Gatti di Vicolo Miracoli,

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