Carlo Bonomi is an Italian actor and voice actor who is most famous for providing a voice to the beloved children's television series 'Pingu'. In addition, he has also shown his amazing acting skills in "La Freccia nera" and "Le mie Prigioni."
Italian Actor Carlo Bonomi Lives A Lowkey Life
Carlo Bonomi's voice is one of the well-known voices in Italy, and other European countries because of the internationally hit children comedy series "Pingu." However, Bonomi is not a household name because of him living a life away from the spotlight.
The Milan native likes to keep his personal life away from the media. He is not available on any social media site. Furthermore, he rarely gives interviews or attends public events. Because of his mysterious nature, different aspects of his life, including wife and children, are not revealed.
Carlo Bonomi Is the Voice of 'Pingu'
Bonomi, who is now famous for his voice acting, started his career as a commentator. He hosted "Gran premio Eurovisione della canzone 1965". After that, he worked as a performer in a few TV mini-series.
By the late 1960s, the actor, however, found his niche and mostly focused on voice acting. He provided his voice in different TV series, movies, and short films. Bonomi's voice was so beloved that his voice was used in the announcement at Milano Centrale railway station.
Carlo, however, gained a new height of sucess when he voiced all the characters in the TV series "Pingu." It was a stop-motion clay animated children's comedy series centered around penguin families living and working in Antarctica.
Not only Bonomi did all the voices, but he created the entire penguin language himself. He invented grammelot penguinese, which consisted of babbling, muttering, and occasional loud honking noise.
The show became very popular in part because of its unique language. It ran for four seasons from 1990-1996. For the time being, the show went off-air but again resumed in 2003 with new actors.
Bonomi was offered to reprise his role, but he declined because of his age. He was replaced with actors David Sant and Marcello Magni. The series ran for two seasons and went off the air on March 3, 2006.
Earning and Net-Worth
The 82-year-old Carlo Bonomi is not much active in showbiz right now. He occasionally appears or provide voice but is not continuously working.
Bonomi, however, in his heyday, was one of the most sought out voice actors and provided the voice to many projects. There is no doubt he is still earning royalties from all his past works. It is estimated he holds an overall net-worth of $200,000.