Remember the career of Jô Soares

he died Joe Sawyers, 84 years previous, this Friday morning (5), at the Hospital Sírio Libanês in São Paulo (SP). One of the most excellent personalities of Brazilian TV, the artist left a full career as a comic, actor, author and presenter.

José Eugenio Soares was born on January 16, 1938 in Rio de Janeiro. He was the solely son of a businessman Orlando Hayter Soares and housewives Mercedes Lil Soares.

As a teen, aged 12, he went to check in Switzerland, the place he stayed till he was 17. It was in Europe that he grew to become thinking about theater and exhibits. However, the authentic plan was removed from pursuing a career on the stage, as he was contemplating a diplomatic career. “I used to be already discovering the satire numbers of American cinema; I danced with the footwear I wore on my toes”, he informed Memoria Globo.

in Brazil

With the chapter of his father’s enterprise, Joe and his household returned to Brazil. Hence, there was no lack of initiative to take up careers in the arts and wager on theater numbers. “The factor was constructed nearly naturally,” he recalled.

Also, his first musical movies had been: “Rei do Movement” (1954), “Les Pro R” (1956) and “Pe na Planta” (1957), with emphasis on “O Homme do Sputnik” (1959). Carlos Manga.

on tv

He made his TV debut in 1958. As an achievement, Joe was in a position to work at three stations at the identical time: TV Rio, TV Continental and TV Twp. After two years, he moved to São Paulo, the place he started working for TV Records.

“I got here to find São Paulo, I received married to Teresa, I used to be 22 years previous. I got here to spend 12 days and stayed for 12 years”, he recalled in an interview with ‘Fantastico’. At this time he married this actress. Teresa Austracillowith whom he had an solely little one, Raphaelwho was autistic and died at the age of 50.

Outstanding program was “A Familia Trapo”, which was proven on Sundays between 1967 and 1971, for which he was additionally a screenwriter. Carlos Alberto Nobrega. Then he received a task: Butler Gordon.

But in 1970 Jô signed with TV Globo and debuted at the station with “Faça Humor, Não Faça Guerra”. He went by means of different applications till launching “Viva o Gordo”.

“My characters are extra psychological and social than pure caricatures. I’ve by no means essentially performed fats characters. They’re fats as a result of I’m fats.”


The presenting aspect of Jô Soares emerged in 1987, when he determined to not renew his contract with Globo and transfer to SBT. on its channel Silvio SantosJô started internet hosting a chat present, the speak present “Jô Soares eleven ea half”, which aired for 11 years.

“I believe I found accidentally, the nice vocation of my life, the factor that offers me the most pleasure, the most pleasure. I really feel very alive there. The greatest attraction in the world is chat, dialog”, he mentioned.

He returned to Globo in 2000, when “Programa do Jo” premiered. The attraction was on air till 2016 and has develop into a landmark on Brazilian TV.

the author

Parallel to his TV career, Joe devoted himself to the life of a author, publishing usually in the newspapers “O Globo” and “Fola de S. Paulo” and for the newspaper “Manachete”. He even signed a column for Wet in the Nineties.

In addition, he wrote 5 books: “O Astronaut Sem Regime” (1983), the novel “O Jango de Baker Street” (1995), “The Man Who Killed Getulio Vargas” (1998), “Murder in Brazil. Academy of Letters”. (2005) and “The Strangled” (2011).

Stages had been additionally not removed from the comic’s career. In the theater, he offered monologues characterised by a comic book and significant tone, satirizing Brazilian every day life and politics, and took part in some performs as an actor.


Jô had been hospitalized since the twenty eighth, being handled for pneumonia at the Sírio Libanês Hospital. The actor’s farewell will likely be restricted to household and pals.

“Fear of demise is a ineffective feeling: you are actually dying, there is no level in being afraid. I’m afraid of not being productive. To quote my pal Chico Anisio, [uma vez] They requested him: ‘Do you worry demise?’ He mentioned, ‘No. I pity’. Flawless”, he informed ‘Fantastico’ in 2012.

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