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Zeca Carvalho Poster

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Overview (1)

Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Zeca Carvalho was born on August 12, 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but spent his early childhood in Belgium. Coming back to Brazil, he began his training as an actor in 1982, at the age of 12. He attended regularly many theatre schools throughout his life and, from 1999 to 2003, studied at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), where he majored in Scenic Arts. Like many Brazilian actors, he started acting in theatre but extended his performance to the cinema and television productions such as series, telefilms and soap operas, which play a central role in the country's media. Zeca is known for playing tough guys, cops, criminals and unsympathetic characters prone to violence, but is also frequently cast for heroic roles, military, doctors and other figures of authority. He has also built a solid academic career and is currently pursuing a postdoctoral degree in Theatre Studies at the University of Lisboa. On stage, Zeca has been dedicating himself to improvisational theatre, a genre in which he achieved recognition for having performed in dozens of comedy shows and theatresports spectacles, before becoming the artistic director of the first University Improv Festival of Brazil.

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Trivia (3)

Besides his Bachelor's Degree in Scenic Arts, Zeca has three others academic degrees: Doctor of Sciences in Management (PUC-Rio, 2003), Master of Sciences in Management (PUC-Rio, 1998) and Bachelor in Business Administration (UFRJ, 1996).
Zeca Carvalho is a trained improv artist which has participated in several national and international improvisational theatre championships, winning the Rio de Janeiro Improv Championship three times (2012/2013/2015), placing second in the 2012 and 2013 Brazilian Improv Championship, and also becoming runner-up in the 2013 South-American Improv Championship, with his improv team 'Frangos de Makumba'.
Zeca was trained in martial arts like Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which matches his frequent performances in action-oriented productions. He also specialized in tactical shooting and had the opportunity to train with some of Brazil's most elite combat shooting instructors.

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