Luis Brandoni Biography
Brandoni was born in Dock Sud, a port community east of Avellaneda. He debuted on the stage in 1962, television in 1963, and on film in 1966. He joined the National Comedy Theater in 1964 under the direction of Luisa Vehil. Politically active in the centrist Radical Civic Union (UCR), he served as cultural policy adviser for President RaÃºl AlfonsÃn (1983-89), and was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies in 1993, where he served until 2001.
He was an unsuccessful Argentine Senate candidate for the UCR in 2005, and for Vice Governor of Buenos Aires Province, with nominee Ricardo AlfonsÃn, in 2007. He was married to actress Marta Bianchi, and in 2007 married Monica Lopez. An actor with extensive film, television and theatre credits, he portrayed leading roles in acclaimed pictures such as La tregua (1974), Juan que reÃa (1976), Darse cuenta (1984), Esperando la carroza (1985), Made in Argentina (1986), Cien veces no debo (1990), Convivencia (1993), Una sombra ya pronto serÃ¡s (1994), De mi barrio con amor (1995), and Los pasos perdidos (2001).
His career remained strong during 2011: among his notable theatre credits was his portrayal of former President Arturo Illia; and his notable television credits included a starring role in the TelefÃ©; sitcom, El Hombre de tu vida. He earned three MartÃn Fierro Awards (1970, 1990, and 1993); and an Argentine Film Critics Association Silver Condor awards for Best Actor for his roles in Made in Argentina and Convivencia.
Brandoni also served in numerous actors' guilds, including the International Federation of Actors (IFA) as its Vice President between 1974 and 2004.