Ronald Golias

Comedian, Film actor

1929 – 2005


Who was Ronald Golias?

Ronald Golias was a Brazilian comedian and actor. From the city of São Carlos, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, he started as a tailor assistant and insurance agent, amongst other professions. But, during the 50's, he impressed Manoel de Nóbrega, who hired him to work as a comedian, both on TV and on the radio.

His first character was named Pacífico, a tongue-in-the-cheek young man, that made famous the catch phrase "ô Cride!", Portuguese for "Hey Cride!", being "Cride" a Brazilian nickname, or misspell for Euclides. A big hit, it paved the way for a cinema career, where he worked on 10 movies. Back to television, he brought with himself "Bronco", his main cinema character, a big TV hit from 1967 to 1971 "A Família Trapo". In this show, "Bronco" played the brother-in-law of an Italian short-tempered man. Bronco never held a job and lived off his brother-in-law, and he was never too intimidated to view his opinions. His sister was a character played by Renata Fronzi. Golias' character was the most important for the show's "rhythm" and also the funniest character.

Since the early 1990s, he worked in the TV show "A Praça é Nossa", playing the character Pacífico, and sometimes also "The Master", "Isolda" and "Professor Bartolomeu Guimarães". Also was starring since 2004 a TV show of his own called "Meu Cunhado", along with another famed Brazilian comedian, Moacyr Franco. When Golias died, there were 22 episodes of "Meu Cunhado" never shown on TV, and that probably will never be aired, because his family asked SBT to stop airing his material. He was a good friend of the Brazilian comedian Renato Aragão.

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May 4, 1929
São Carlos
Also known as
  • José Ronald Golias
  • Golias
  • Brazil
Sep 27, 2005
São Paulo

on July 23, 2013


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