Yorgo Voyagis

Yorgo Voyagis
Born Yorgo Voyagis
(1945-12-06) 6 December 1945
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964-2014
Spouse(s) Diana Scorits (2005-present)
Children Kassandra Voyagis
William Voyagis (b. 1995)

Yorgo Voyagis (Greek: Γιώργος Βογιατζής [ˈʝorɣos voʝaˈd͡zis]) (born 6 December 1945 in Athens, Greece), is a Greek actor. He can be seen by many names in the credits of films like George Voyadjis or Yorgo Voyatzis.

Career as an actor

Voyagis' film debut was in Michael Cacoyannis's Zorba the Greek (1964). He reappeared three years later in the Italian western Killer Kid.

Voyagis then starred in the film Chronicle of the Years of Fire by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina (1975). In The Ballad of Mamluk Abdelhafidh Bouassida (1982), he played the titular role alongside Bekim Fehmiu and Irene Papas. He also played Joseph alongside Olivia Husey (Mary) in Franco Zeffereli's TV Production of Jesus of Nazareth in 1977 in which he powerfully portrayed a strong yet humble Man.

In the following years, his career was divided between television and film, from one country to another: from the French series X with Capt. Pierre Malet; the film The Little Drummer Girl by George Roy Hill, opposite Diane Keaton; an episode of Miami Vice; and the movie Julia and Julia by Peter Del Monte, with Kathleen Turner. After a role alongside Klaus Kinski and Harvey Keitel, Voyagis played the kidnapper in Frantic by Roman Polanski. The same year, he appeared in the series The Fortunate Pilgrim by Mario Puzo, with Sophia Loren in dispensing head. The actor found Kinski in Nosferatu in Venice and Venice in Rosso veneziano to Etienne Perier, in 1989, he also appeared in an episode of the American television series China Beach.

He also played in the horror film Vortice mortale and Detective Zaras, Paris Aristeidis hero in a series in 1991.

In 1997 he was Agamemnon in the blockbuster television The Odyssey, produced by Andrei Konchalovsky, and he participated with Claudia Cardinale and Guy Bedos in Rachida Krim's Under the Feet of Women. Since then, his work has included: a movie of adventure and fantasy directed by Pupi Avati in 2001 (as Raoul Bova, Edward Furlong, Stanislas Merhar and F. Murray Abraham), Swept Away by Guy Ritchie (in the role of the captain) and Without Borders (2010) alongside George Corraface (of Greek origin) and Seymour Cassel.

Yorgo Voyagis remains active in Greece and Italy.



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