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José Mojica Marins (1936–2020)


José Mojica Marins was born on March 13, 1936 in San Paulo, Brazil, to a family of simple means. José's love of movies began at an early age. He spent a great deal of his time with his family at the local movie house, which his father helped manage. By the time he was eighteen, he had completed over eighty films. From his earliest years, his ... See full bio »

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Embodiment of Evil Zé do Caixão
(2008)
(1964)
Estupro Vitorio Palestrina
(1979)

Filmography

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  Mosquitoid (filming)
Coffin Joe
 2018 A Praga do Cinema Brasileiro (Short)
Zé do Caixão
 2017 Sinistro Legado (Short)
Zé do Caixão
 2016 SP Zero 15
 2015 Payback
Gerente do banco
 2013 Mal Passado (Short)
Vitorio Palestrina
 2012 Nas Asas Do caixão (Short)
 2012 O Beijo na Morte (Short)
Narrador convidado (voice)
 2011 A espiritualidade e a sinuca (TV Movie)
 2010 Ponto Org
 2008 Pousada da Paz (Video short)
Presenter (as Zé do Caixão)
 2008 FilmeFobia
Zé do Caixão
 2008 Embodiment of Evil
Zé do Caixão
 2008 Undertaker (Short)
Coffin Joe (voice, uncredited)
 2008 A Capital dos Mortos (Video)
 2008 Rock Rocket: Doidao (Short)
Coffin Joe
 2007 Pináculo da Miséria (Short)
 2006 5 Mentiras (Short)
Zé do Caixão
 2004 Summer Show
Dono da Funerária (Josefel) (as Zé do Caixão)
 2002 The Killer Lasagna (Short)
 2001 Acampamento Legal (TV Series)
Zé Do Caixão (2001-2002)
 1999 As Aventuras de Tiazinha (TV Series)
Dr. Ziggy
 1997 A Guilhotina do Terror (Video)
Zé do Caixão
 1997 Contos de Horror
Padre / Cavaleiro do Medo
 1997 Ed Mort
Silva 3
 1996 Babu - Damned Revenge (as Coffin Joe)
 1996 Cine Trash (TV Series)
Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe)
 1990 Um Show do Outro Mundo (TV Series)
Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe)
 1989 Dama de Paus (as J.Avelar)
 1988 Olho por Olho (TV Series)
Lúcio Fera
 1987 Horas Fatais
Dr.Honório
 1981 A Encarnação do Demônio
Ze do Caixao
 1979 Mundo-mercado do Sexo
Mauro
 1979 Estupro
Vitorio Palestrina
 1978 A Deusa de Mármore
Seu Sete Encruzilhada
 1977 The Abyss
Professor Pearson
 1977 Hellish Flesh
Dr. George Medeiros
 1974 Exorcismo Negro
Ze do Caixao
 1972 Quando os Deuses Adormecem
Ze do Caixao
 1971 End of Man
Finis Hominis
 1969 O Cangaceiro Sem Deus
Zé das Penitências
 1969 The Prophet of Hunger
Fakir Ali Khan
 1968 Por Exemplo Butantã (Short)
 1968 The Strange World of Coffin Joe
Professor Oaxiac Odez (segment "Ideologia")
 1968 O Estranho Mundo de Zé do Caixão (TV Series)
Zé do Caixão
 1967 Além, Muito Além do Além (TV Series)
Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe)
 1964 At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
Zé do Caixão
 1958 Adventurer's Fate
Gregorio
 1950 Reino sangrento (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guest star in Brazilian short "A Voz do Brasil", by Walter Luís Rogério, with Luis Alberto Pereira, Jairo Ferreira, Julio Calasso, Primo Carbonari, Rogério Sganzerla, and others. Brasil, São Paulo, 1981, 30 minutes.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. Avelar | J.Avelar | Coffin Joe | José Mogica Marins | Coffin Joe Mojica | Zé do Caixão

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Leny Dark  (his death)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The human being suffers from a split personality. Here, among friends, in society, man is one thing. Alone, delivered by his thoughts and dreams, man is something completely different. It is this world that I try to show in my movies. See more »

Trivia:

Is informally considered the "Brazilian Dario Argento". See more »

Trademark:

Always made horror movies or spoofs and comedies where he plays sinister characters See more »

Nickname:

Zé do Caixão

Star Sign:

Pisces

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