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.
Actor, Comedian, Musician, Television presenter, Author, Painter, Playwright, Screenwriter, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Humorist, Visual Artist
His son Rafael that had autism, died with a cerebral cancer at the age of 50.
He 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.
He's an only child.
Son of Mercedes Leal Soares, a housewife, and Orlando Heitor Soares, a diplomat.
Lived in Switzerland in his teens.
He is nephew of Kanela, the coach of the twice world champion Brazilian National Basketball Team in the 60's.
Has 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".
Has been the host of a talk show for a very long time at Globo TV. He has also worked on SBT TV.