Smaila, Umberto

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Smaila, Umberto Gender: M
born on 26 June 1950 at 14:15 (= 2:15 PM )
Place Verona, Italy, 45n27, 11e0
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°21' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°47 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 25°32'

Umberto Smaila (2008)
photo: Lorenza Iaconianni, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Italian actor, composer, comedian, television personality, entrepreneur and musician.

In the early '70s Smaila co-founded a cabaret-ensemble, "i gatti di Vicolo Miracoli," together with Jerry Calà, Franco Oppini and Ninì Salerno. The group, reduced to three members since 1982, appeared on several successful TV programs and films and released several songs. After the disbandment of the group Smaila was the television presenter of a number of quiz and variety shows, most notably the late night show Colpo grosso. In the nineties he founded the "U.S.Band", an orchestra with whom he was cast in several television programs.

As a composer, Smaila signed the musical scores of several genre films including Beast with a Gun (1977), Il ragazzo del pony express (1986), Sweets from a Stranger (1987), Delitti e profumi (1988) and Chicken Park (1994). The main theme of Beast with a Gun was later included in the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown.

Smaila also wrote and directed a musical comedy film, Italian Boys, released in 1982. He is the founder of the brand Smaila's, a chain of restaurants and nightclubs specializing in live music.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Calà, Jerry (born 28 June 1951). Notes: Co-founder of "i gatti di Vicolo Miracoli"
  • associate relationship with Oppini, Franco (born 15 February 1950). Notes: Co-founder of "i gatti di Vicolo Miracoli"
  • associate relationship with Salerno, Nini (born 8 October 1948). Notes: Co-founder of "i gatti di Vicolo Miracoli"

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes birth certificate.


  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.