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Michel Modo

Michel Modo, born Michel Henri Louis Goi at Carpentras (Vaucluse) (born March 30, 1937 - died September 25, 2008), was a French actor and humorist. Modo died of cancer on September 25, 2008 in Vaires-sur-Marne (Seine-et-Marne). He is best known in France for having formed in the late 1950s a comedy duo, Grosso et Modo, with actor Guy Grosso. The duo appeared in many movies with Louis de Funès, among which the series of Gendarmes de Saint Tropez, where he will played the role of Constable Berlicot alongside Michel Galabru, Jean Lefebvre and Christian Marin. They were also Laflûte and Quince in The Dream of a Summer Night by Jean-Christophe Averty. Between 1993 and 1997 he is one of the recurring actors in the television series Highlander as Maurice Lolande, humorous character characterizing the average French person. In December 2005, he stars in the television series Plus belle la vie alongside Colette Renard. He plays a bum philosopher disguised as Santa Claus. He also dubbed several recurring characters in the French version of the animated series The Simpsons. At his sudden death in 2008 at the age of 71, when dubbing the last episodes of season 19, he was replaced on the spot by Gérard Rinaldi, who died in his turn from cancer on March 2, 2012.

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Mar 30, 1937 In Carpentras, Vaucluse, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The American Beauty 1961-09-29
Latest Project:
Movie The Masked Avenger: Lagardere 2003-12-25
Known For
Poster of Mélissol
Poster of The Gendarme and the Gendarmettes
Poster of The Sucker
Poster of Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez
Movie The Masked Avenger: Lagardere Ambassadeur 2003-12-25
Movie Louis de Funès ou le pouvoir de faire rire Unknown 2003-01-01
Series Mélissol Zanzi 1999-09-19
Series Relic Hunter Hugo Murnau 1999-09-25
Series Robinson Sucroë M. Floyd 1995-01-17
Series Highlander: The Series Maurice 1992-10-03
Movie My Father's Glory Le facteur 1990-08-29
Movie My Mother's Castle Postman 1990-10-26
Movie The Female Executioner Le commissaire 1986-01-15
Movie S.O.S homme seul 1984-06-07
Movie Les planqués du régiment Adjudant Badubec 1983-06-15
Movie The Gendarme and the Gendarmettes Jules Berlicot 1982-10-03
Movie Pétrole ! Pétrole ! 1981-01-01
Movie Les bidasses aux grandes manoeuvres le sergent Merlin 1981-10-28
Movie The Miser La merluche 1980-03-05
Movie The Gendarme and the Creatures from Outer Space Jules Berlicot 1979-01-31
Movie Liebesgrüße aus der Lederhose 5. Teil: Die Bruchpiloten vom Königssee Konrad Zillich 1978-12-23
Movie Sadsacks In the Boarding School Sergent Michaud 1978-05-17
Movie Les coucous Georges Despeu 1978-10-27
Movie Le mille-pattes fait des claquettes Le gendarme 1977-09-25
Series 30 millions d'amis self 1976-01-06
Movie The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Pirlouit (voice) 1976-10-07
Series Police Commissioner Moulin Inspecteur Janin 1976-08-04
Movie The Seventh Company Has Been Found Le soldat allemand (« groupir ») 1975-12-10
Movie Musidora Anatole Biscarlet 1973-12-29
Series Samedi soir self 1971-01-09
Movie The Gendarme Takes Off Jules Berlicot 1970-10-28
Movie The Gendarme Gets Married Jules Berlicot 1968-10-30
Movie Shock Troops Le juif torturé 1967-04-05
Movie Rita the Field Marshal Fritz Vogel's Assistant 1967-12-21
Movie The Restaurant Petit Roger, un serveur 1966-09-09
Movie Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At Le soldat qui louche 1966-12-08
Movie The Sucker Un douanier 1965-03-24
Movie La Tête du client Le collègue de François-Joseph 1965-09-03
Movie Killer Spy L'autre agent à bicyclette qui verbalise 1965-09-23
Movie The Gendarme in New York Jules Berlicot 1965-10-28
Movie La cloche Unknown 1964-01-01
Movie Les Gorilles acteur 1964-12-23
Movie Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez Jules Berlicot 1964-09-08
Movie Bébert et l'omnibus Un gendarme (sous le nom Modo) 1963-12-03
Movie The American Beauty Unknown 1961-09-29
Movie All the Gold in the World Tony 1961-11-01