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Vesa-Matti Loiri

Probably one of the most talented comedians in the history of film making, Finnish Vesa-Matti Loiri has created a significant career as an actor, singer, writer and as an sportsman. Loiri's career in movies started in 1962. Young Loiri had a leading role in Mikko Niskanen's film Pojat (1962), which brought him a Diplomat of Merit at the Jussi ... See full bio »

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Known For

Vesku show
Vesku show Various Characters
(1988-1991)
Tie pohjoiseen
Tie pohjoiseen Leo Porola
(2012)
Uuno Turhapuro armeijan leivissä
(1984)
Spede show
Spede show Various Characters / Himself - Various Characters
(1970-1987)

Filmography

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 2014 Joulukalenteri: Porokuiskaajan arvoitus (TV Series)
Joulupukki
- Osa 24 (2014) ... Joulupukki (as Joulupukki)
- Osa 23 (2014) ... Joulupukki (uncredited)
 2012 Tie pohjoiseen
Leo Porola
 2011 Varasto
Mynttinen
 2003 Tähtikeinu (TV Movie)
Eino Leino
 2003 Pahat pojat
Jouko Takkunen
 2002 Rumble
Leo
 2002 Jurismia! (TV Series)
Gisella Mai
- Douppinkia, douppinkia! (2002) ... Gisella Mai
 2001 Muodollisesti pätevä (TV Series)
Heimo Monni
- Sopeutujat/Hiidenkirnu/Poppooriyä (2001) ... Heimo Monni
 2000 Mustan kissan kuja (TV Series)
Ilpo Karhu
 2000 Susi rajalla (TV Series)
Ilpo Karhu
 2000 Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha
Mikko Heikkinen
 1999 Talossa on Saatana (Short)
Kuolema
 1999 Sokkotanssi
Himanen
 1998 Lääkärit tulessa (TV Series)
Leonardo Da Mac Gyver
- Leonardo Mageyver, humanisti (1998) ... Leonardo Da Mac Gyver
 1997 Kummeli kultakuume
Eugen von Lahtinen
 1996 Lihaksia ja luoteja (TV Series)
Dunlop
- Uhka avaruudesta (1996) ... Dunlop
 1995 Ruuvimies (TV Movie)
Simo Nikander
 1994 Kesäyön unelma (TV Movie)
Puk
 1993 Ripa ruostuu
Father
 1992 Vesku rempallaan (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1992)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
- Episode #1.2 (1992)
- Episode #1.1 (1992)
 1992 Kuka on Joe Louis?
Valmentaja
 1988-1991 Vesku show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #4.8 (1991) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.7 (1991) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.6 (1991) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.5 (1991) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.4 (1990) ... Various Characters
 1988 Tupla-Uuno
Uuno Turhapuro / Hugo Töttersberg
 1970-1987 Spede show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode dated 14 December 1987 (1987) ... Various Characters
- Episode dated 26 October 1987 (1987) ... Various Characters
- Episode dated 5 October 1987 (1987) ... Various Characters
- Episode dated 7 September 1987 (1987) ... Various Characters
- Episode dated 8 May 1987 (1987) ... Various Characters
 1987 Älä itke Iines
Passport forger
 1986 Pikkupojat
Make / Upseeri Jäpälä
 1986 Liian iso keikka
Hikka
 1986 Lyhyitä erikoisia (TV Series)
Ilmari Ahde
- Viinankätkijä (1986) ... Ilmari Ahde
 1985 Hei kliffaa hei!
Auvo
 1984 Kepissä on kaksi päätä (TV Movie)
 1984 Lentävät luupäät
Robotti
 1983 Jon
Heikki Öljynen
 1982 Ulvova mylläri
Gunnar Huttunen
 1982 Rauta-aika (TV Mini-Series)
Ilmari
- Toinen osa: Sampo (1982) ... Ilmari
 1981 Uuno Turhapuron aviokriisi
Uuno Turhapuro (as Vesku Loiri)
 1981 Pedon merkki
Usko
 1980 Tup-akka-lakko
Gangsteri Luigi alias Interpol-agentti Rauno Riipainen / kirkkoherranviraston virkailija / Uuno Turhapuro
 1979 Seth Mattsonin tarina (TV Movie)
 1979 Parempi myöhään (TV Series)
Musical quest
- Episode #2.3 (1979) ... Musical quest
 1979 Koeputkiaikuinen ja Simon enkelit
Gangster Luigi / clerk in vicar's office / tourist to Moscow / ...
 1978 Tuonelan joutsen (TV Movie)
Lemminkäinen
 1977 Tykkimies Kauppalan viimeiset vaiheet (TV Movie)
Kauppala
 1976 Seitsemän veljestä (TV Movie)
Tuomas
 1975 Rakastunut rampa
Sakris Kukkelman
 1975 Ystävyysottelu (TV Movie)
 1973 Lasinen eläintarha (TV Movie)
Jim
 1966-1972 Hanski (TV Series)
Vesku / Sankari
- 2+2 (1972) ... Vesku
- Filmirooli (1966) ... Sankari
 1972 Hellyys
Osku
 1971 Kaikki tyrkkii toisiaan (TV Movie)
 1971 Hirttämättömät
Lonely Rider
 1971 Kahdeksas veljes
Jaska (as Vesku Loiri)
 1970 50 pientä minuuttia (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode dated 16 August 1970 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1970 Jussi Pussi
Jussi Lietesalo
 1969 Pohjan tähteet
Paavali Pohja
 1969 Oma (TV Movie)
 1969 Leikkikalugangsteri
Kamreeri
 1968-1969 Jatkoaika (TV Series)
Nissinen
- Episode dated 14 September 1968 (1968) ... Nissinen
 1968 Olispa kerran (TV Series)
 1968 Noin 7 veljestä
Huovi
 1968 Keikka (TV Movie)
Pieter
 1968 Jännitysnäytelmä (TV Series)
McNeil
- Meteor 02 (1968) ... McNeil
 1968 Miehemme maassa (TV Movie)
 1968 Murheenlaakso (TV Series)
 1968 Kunnon sotamies Svejkin seikkailuja (TV Series)
Luutnantti Spiro
- Rouva Kakonyi (1968) ... Luutnantti Spiro
 1968 Luule kanssamme (TV Movie)
 1967 Lapualaismorsian
Vesku, "Vihtori Kosola" (uncredited)
 1967 Sotasankarit (TV Mini-Series)
- Osa II (1967)
- Osa I (1967)
 1967 Kahden maanantain muisto (TV Movie)
Jerry
 1967 Teatterituokio (TV Series)
Koll / Poika
- Mies ja laatikko (1967) ... Koll
- Barrabas (1967) ... Poika
 1967 Piirakat (TV Movie)
Kauko - Airin veli
 1967 Olviretki Schleusingenissa (TV Movie)
Tommi
 1967 Ihmisiä elämän pohjalla (TV Movie)
Aljoshka
 1965 Spedevisio (TV Series)
Various
 1962 The Boys
Jaakko Hoikka, "Jake" (as Matti Loiri)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (27 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (65 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Other Works:

Album: "4+20" (1971) See more »

Alternate Names:

Joulupukki | Jean-Pierre Kusela | Matti Loiri | Vesku Loiri | Loiri | Tyyne

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

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Nickname:

Vesku

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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