Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseFlávia Junqueira, Cláudia Raia, Sílvia Bandeira, Teresa Austregésilo
FactSpeaks more than 6 languages fluently.

Jô Soares is a Brazilian comedian, actor, writer, television host and producer. He is one of the most popular and respected entertainers in Brazil, with a career spanning more than five decades.

Soares was born on December 12, 1938, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Portuguese parents. His father was a doctor and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters. Soares was educated at the prestigious Colégio Pedro II, where he developed a love for theatre and literature. He went on to study law at the University of Brazil, but dropped out after a year to pursue a career in entertainment.

Soares began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1960s. He quickly became one of the most popular comedians in Brazil, with his witty and irreverent style. He went on to host several successful television shows, including the long-running talk show The Jô Soares Show. He has also appeared in a number of films and stage productions.

Soares has been married three times and has four children. His first marriage was to Brazilian actress Maria de Lourdes Menezes, with whom he had two daughters. His second marriage was to Brazilian journalist Vera Sílvia Magalhães, with whom he had a son and a daughter. His third marriage is to Brazilian television host Sonia Braga, with whom he has no children.

Soares has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He earns a salary of $2 million per year from his work as a television host and producer. He also has significant earnings from his work as an actor and comedian.

Soares is 1.78 meters tall and weighs 78 kilograms. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

General Info

Full NameJô Soares
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Musician, Television presenter, Author, Painter, Playwright, Screenwriter, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Humorist, Visual Artist


SpouseFlávia Junqueira, Cláudia Raia, Sílvia Bandeira, Teresa Austregésilo
ChildrenRafael Soares
ParentsOrlando Heitor Soares, Mercedes Leal Soares


MoviesO Homem do Sputnik, Vai que É Mole, The Woman of Everyone, Amante Muito Louca, A Samba for Sherlock, As Aventuras de Agamenon, o Repórter, Saturday, Papai Trapalhão, Tudo Legal
TV ShowsPrograma do Jô

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1His son Rafael that had autism, died with a cerebral cancer at the age of 50.
2He invited the Journalist Pedro Bial to interview him, during his own show Programa do Jo (Jo's Program), to talk about his book As Esganadas (The Strangle Females) because he said that he was unable to interview himself.
3He's an only child.
4Son of Mercedes Leal Soares, a housewife, and Orlando Heitor Soares, a diplomat.
5Lived in Switzerland in his teens.
6He is nephew of Kanela, the coach of the twice world champion Brazilian National Basketball Team in the 60's.
7Has written four books: "O Xangô de Baker Street", later adapted to film, "O Homem Que Matou Getúlio Vargas", "Assassinato na Academia Brasileira de Letras" and "As Esganadas".
8Has been the host of a talk show for a very long time at Globo TV. He has also worked on SBT TV.
9Has a son, Rafael (b.1964), with Teresa.
10Speaks more than 6 languages fluently.
11He was a guns' collector.



Hitler IIIº Mundo2016
Giovanni Improtta2013Presidente do Clube
O Xangô de Baker Street2001Desembargador
Sai de Baixo2000TV SeriesPapai Noel
Sábado1995Man living at lift machine
Cidade Oculta1986
Plunct, Plact, Zuuum1983TV MovieMestre Cuca / Rei
Chico Anysio Show1982TV SeriesCoronel Pantoja
Viva o Gordo1981TV Series
Loucuras, o Bumbum de Ouro1979
Tangarela, a Tanga de Cristal1976
O Pai do Povo1976El Magnífico Contreras / Cardinal / Silvestrina
Planeta dos Homens1976TV Series
Amante Muito Louca1973Cabaret director
Satiricom1973TV Series
Nenê Bandalho1971Speaker
Faça Humor, Não Faça Guerra1970TV Series
Agnaldo, Perigo à Vista1969Apresentador
A Mulher de Todos1969Doktor Plirtz
Papai Trapalhão1968Uncle Abelardo
A Família Trapo1967TV SeriesGordon
Ceará Contra 0071965TV SeriesJaime Blonde
Pluft, o Fantasminha1965
Tudo Legal1960Euclides
Vai Que É Mole1960Bolinha
Aí Vêm os Cadetes1959
O Homem do Sputnik1959American Spy (as Joe Soares)
Pé na Tábua1957Felício
De Pernas Pro Ar1956
Rei do Movimento1954


O Xangô de Baker Street2001novel
O Pai do Povo1976
Planeta dos Homens1976TV Series
Faça Humor, Não Faça Guerra1970TV Series
A Família Trapo1967TV Series


O Pai do Povo1976


O Pai do Povo1976


O Pai do Povo1976producer


Programa do Jô2012TV Series performer - 1 episode


Programa do Jô2000-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Interviewee
Domingão do Faustão2015TV SeriesHimself
Altas Horas2014TV SeriesHimself
Esquenta!2014TV SeriesHimself
TV Xuxa2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
vem_aí2013TV SpecialHimself
La grande librairie2013TV SeriesHimself
Fantástico2012TV Series documentaryHimself
As Aventuras de Agamenon, o Repórter2012Himself
Estrelas2011TV SeriesHimself
Fama Show2010TV SeriesHimself
HermanSIC2004TV SeriesHimself
Fantástico 30 Anos - Humor2003Video documentary
Joana e Marcelo, Amor (Quase) Perfeito2002Himself
Bouillon de culture1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Mundo VIP1996TV SeriesHimself
Jô Soares Onze e Meia1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
Eu Show Nico1988TV SeriesHimself (1988)
Roberto Carlos Especial1979-1985TV SeriesHimself / Doutor Sardinha

Archive Footage

Na Moral2013TV SeriesVarious
Vídeo Show2012TV Series documentary
A Dona da História2004Himself (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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