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Orlando Drummond Cardoso (October 19, 1919 – 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 known for playing the role of Camp Gay "Seu Peru" for the comedy show Escolinha do Professor Raimundo, which he was part of since the first version on radio. His last TV appearance was even a Remake Cameo as Seu Peru in The New '10s revival of the show.

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. His legacy was even carried on by his grandchildren, as three of them became dubbers.

Despite having retired as of 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 made a brief cameo in the Brazilian dub of Disenchantment and reprised Alf in his cameo within Bumblebee in 2018.

Orlando Drummond passed away in July 27, 2021, three months prior to his 102th birthday. His death came 3 days before the death of another Brazilian Portuguese Scooby-Doo VA, Mário Monjardim (who voiced Shaggy).

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Tropes associated with Orlando Drummond and his many, many roles:

  • Actor-Inspired Element: His iconic Scooby-Doo was based on an incident after he'd just married and moved 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, hoping that this could scare him off. Years later, he incorporated his dog imitation into Scooby-Doo, and didn't stop for forty years.
  • Camp Gay: His best-known live-action role, Seu Peru, a flamboyant homosexual who wore colorful clothes (including a pink tie around his head) and openly talked about his sex life. He also liked to say lots of famous people, fictional or not, were gay (leading to catch phrase "brought one more to the brotherhood!").
  • 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 Camp Gay who had no shame about openly discussing his colorful sex-life and making Double Entendres 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 his powerful voice.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: While his good guys shared his baritone timbre, they usually had a soft, grandfatherly tone; his villains would usually have a much deeper, darker approach; he added gravitas to Venger's Knight of Cerebus demeanor, gave Emperor Palpatine his deepest Portuguese take, and highlighted the monstrosity from Sabretooth in the X-Men cartoon and the Coachman in Pinocchio (though the latter carried some of his soft-spoken approach). His deepest intonation was used for two non-human villains (with some effects to emphasize their alien nature): the Beast in Krull and Unicron in the VHS dub of The Transformers: The Movie.
  • 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 throughout different phases of his long careers. He voiced bumbling, cowardly characters (Scooby, Cringer, Quick Draw McGraw), heroic badasses (Cringer's much braver alter ego Battle Cat, Popeye, Trailbreaker and Grimlock), 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. He also used a nasal intonation when he voiced ducks (Daffy Duck in some shorts and Filmation's Quackula).
  • Nice Guy: Orlando Drummond was a gentle soul to his friends, family and fans.
  • Non-Singing Voice: In Pooh's Grand Adventure, Owl's singing voice is done by Mauro Ramos. Averted in The Tigger Movie, in which Drummond himself does Owl's singing as well as speaking.
  • Simpleton Voice: The nasal voice he used for Alf, which he thought was what a creature with a big, drooping nose would sound like.
  • Talking Animal: Plenty! He voiced dogs (Scooby-Doo, Buford, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, Hong Kong Phooey, Yukk from Mighty Man and Yukk!, Lafayette) bunnies and hares (Mr. Funny Bunny Harriman, the March Hare), owls (Owl in Winnie The Pooh, Archimedes in The Sword in The Stone), and felines (Cringer/Battle Cat, Sylvester in some shorts, Tawky Tawny in the Shazam! segment of The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!).