Orlando Drummond Cardoso (born October 19, 1919 died July 27, 2021) was a Brazilian actor, voice actor and comedian, best known for his long-lived career in voice acting. One of the eldest voice actors in Brazil, he started working in radio in 1942, and soon was convinced to make voice over, which he wouldn't stop until the last few years. In TV, he was best knwon for playing the role of Camp Gay "Seu Peru" for the sketch TV show "Escolinha do Professor Raimundo", which he was part of since the first version on radio.
Orlando had an extremely prominent career as a voice actor during over six decades, but his best known performance is by far the voice of Scooby-Doo, whom he voiced for 40 years. His other works include Popeye in the classic animated shorts, Gargamel, Papa Smurf in the movie, Cringer/ Battle Cat in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) and many others.
Despite being retired since 2014, he still made occasional works in voice over, including a D&D Renault commercial where he reprised the role of Venger, much to the joy of his fans. He also mad a brief cameo in the Brazilian dub of Disenchantment.
Orlando Drummond passed away in July 27, 2021, at the age of 101. His death came 3 days before the death of another Brazilian Portuguese Scooby-Doo VA, Mário Monjardim (who voiced Shaggy).
- The Exorcist: Father Merrin.
- Gone with the Wind: Dr. Meade.
- Dennis the Menace: Mr. Wilson.
- Star Trek films: Mr Scott.
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997): John Hammond.
- A New Hope: C 3 P O (1980's classic dub)
- Return of the Jedi: The Emperor (1997 dub)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark: Colonel Musgrove
- The Godfather: Bonasera (first dub).
- Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome: Master.
- The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2: Papa Smurf.
- The Fifth Element: Vito Cornelius.
- Spider-Man 3: Bernard.
- Night at the Museum: Reginald.
- ALF: Alf.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sarek.
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Odo.
- Star Trek: Voyager: Admiral Owen Paris.
- M*A*S*H: Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake
- Hart to Hart: Max.
- Power Rangers Wild Force: Animus.
- Scooby-Doo: Scooby-Doo from 1972 to 2013.
- Popeye: Popeye in most incarnations.
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983): Cringer/ Battle Cat.
- Dungeons & Dragons (1983): Venger.
- The Smurfs: Gargamel.
- X-Men: The Animated Series: Sabretooth.
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Mr. "Funny Bunny" Herriman.
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Grim.
- The New Batman Adventures: Comissioner James Gordon.
- Quick Draw McGraw: Quick Draw McGraw.
- Dynomutt, Dog Wonder: Dynomutt.
- Disenchantment: Old Man Touchy (first voice).
- Works for Disney:
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Sneezy.
- Peter Pan: Mr Smee.
- Alice in Wonderland: March Hare.
- Pinocchio: The Coachman.
- Robin Hood: Little John.
- The Sword in the Stone: Archimedes.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas: Santa Claus.
- Mickey's Christmas Carol: The Ghost of Christmas Future.
- The Black Cauldron: Dallben.
- The Aristocats: Lafayette.
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Fenton Harcourt.
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Book of Pooh: Owl.
- Gargoyles: MacBeth and Wolf.
- DuckTales (1987): Dogface Pete, Captain Pietro and MadDog McGurk.
- Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series: Chamaleon.
Tropes associated with Orlando Drummond and his many, many roles:
- Actor-Inspired Element: His iconic Scooby voice Doo was based on an incident after he'd just married and movied into his new house with his wife, and they noticed an alleged thief trying to break into their house. Drummond decided to imitate a dog, hopping that this could scare him off. Years later, he incorporated his dog imitation into Scooby Doo, and didn't stop for forty years.
- Badass Baritone: His voice was deep, but affable and grandfatherly.
- Camp Gay: His best-known live-action role, Seu Peru, a flamboyant homossexual who wore colorful clothes (including a pink tie around his head) and openly talked about his sex life.
- Cool Old Guy: As prolific and talented as he was long-living, Orlando Drummond was pioneer in radio, television and of course, the Brazilian dub, having played countless iconic characters and still found forces to make small roles on his last few years (his last live-action role was filmed in 2018, when he was pushing 99-year-old!). You don't get much cooler than a guy who was this for four decades!
- Dirty Old Man: Seu Peru, his iconic character, was a flamboyant homossexual who had no shame about openly discussing his colorful sex-life and making double entrendes at men, including his teacher.
- Old Man Touchy in Disenchantment, his last role in animation also counts.
- Evil Old Folks: Especially the villains dubbed by him in his later decades, when his age showed in his voice. In his 60's/70's though, he was able to voice much younger characters thanks to its powerful voice.
- Evil Sounds Deep: While his good guys shared his Badass Baritone voice, they usually had a soft, grandfatherly tone; his villains would usually have a much deeper, darker approach, a few examples being Venger, Emperor Palpatine, Sabretooth in the X-Men cartoon and the Coachman in Pinocchio (though the latter carried some of his soft-spoken approach).
- Guttural Growler: Especially his villains, who often combined deepness and occasional raspiness, and the results could go from funny (Gargamel, Chamaleon in Mighty Ducks) to utterly intimidating (Venger, full time.)
- Man of a Thousand Voices: Though his voice was one of the most unmistakable in Brazilian dub, Orlando Drummond was capable of fitting into multiple sorts of characters throghout different phases of his long careers. He voiced bumbling, cowardly characters (Scooby, Cringer, Quic Draw McGraw), cool old men and mentors, young and old villains, young/middle age characters in his old age, old characters in his youth (the Coachman), and so on.
- Nice Guy: Orlando Drummond was a gentle soul to his friends, family and fans.
- Talking Animal: Plenty! He voiced dogs (Buford, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, Hong Kong Phooey and Lafayette) bunnies and mares (Mr. Funny Bunny Harriman, the March Hare), owls (Owl in Winnie The Pooh, Atchimedes in The Sword in The Stone), felins (Cringer/BattleCat), but the winner is Scooby Doo, his signature character.