Todor Kolev (actor)

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Todor Kolev
Тодор Колев
Todor Petrov Kolev

(1939-08-26)26 August 1939
Died15 February 2013(2013-02-15) (aged 73)
OccupationFilm and Theatre Actor
Singer and Showman
Years active1965–2013
Political party Union of Democratic Forces (1989-1991)
Independent (1991-2013)

Todor Petrov Kolev (Bulgarian : Тодор Колев; 26 August 1939 15 February 2013) was a leading Bulgarian film and stage actor, singer, comedian and TV presenter.


Born in Shumen, his first major film was Tsar i General(Tsar and General) in 1966. He has appeared in more than 30 films. He is best known to the Bulgarian audience by his roles in comedies such as Gospodin za edin den (King for a day), Dvoynikat (The Double), Prebroyavane na Divite Zaytsi (The Hare Census), Tsarska Piesa (Royal Play), Posledniyat Ergen (The Last Bachelor), Opasen Char (Dangerous Charm).

During the Communist rule, he was temporarily exiled from Sofia to Sliven for a joke he made in public that there were three Toshkos who made Bulgarians laugh ("Toshko" is the diminutive form of the name Todor in Bulgarian): the Communist leader Todor Zhivkov, the clown Toshko Kozarev and himself. However, in his biography Varnenskoto Sofianche Ot Shumen, Todor Kolev denies having ever said this.

Todor Kolev was a host of the late night TV show "Kak Shte Gi Stignem with Todor Kolev" (1994-1998) and "Free Entry" (1998-1999).

He died on 15 February 2013 in Sofia, after serious illness of lung cancer.


1966Tsar i general
1968Sluchayat Penleve
1970Edin mig svobodaPoruchikat
1971Nyama nishto po-hubavo ot loshoto vremeWorner
1972 Koziyat rog Deli Bulgarian : Козият рог
10 dni neplateniKapitanov
Treta sled slantzetoLen
1973Kato pesenKolev, Todor
Prebroyavane na Divite Zaytsi the young hunter Bulgarian : Преброяване на дивите зайци
1974Ivan Kondarev
Posledniyat ergen Tsokov Bulgarian : Последният ерген
1975Nachaloto na denyaZhurnalistat
1978100 tona shtastie
Vsichki i nikoy
Toplo / Warmth master-builder Bulgarian : Топло
1980 Dvoynikat associate professor Denev, cousin Ivan Bulgarian : Двойникът
1982Tzarska piesaPetar, Tzaryat
Gde-to plachet ivolga...Henri
1983 Gospodin za edin den Purko Bulgarian : Господин за един ден
1984 Dangerous Charm Gencho Gunchev Bulgarian : Опасен чар
Chernite lebediBashtata na Violeta
1985Smartta mozhe da pochakaMaranzov
1987 Samo ti, sartze managing director Milchev Bulgarian : Само ти, сърце
Chovek na pavazhaSledovatelyat
1988 Noshtem po pokrivite Kosta RashkovTV movie, Bulgarian : Нощем по покривите
1989Bez draskotinaMosyu Len
Test '88
Zona V-2Bonev
Razvodi, razvodi...Saprugat(Segment 1 Razvodat predi & segment 2 Razvodat sega)
1990Poverie za beliya vyatar
Nemirnata ptitza lyubovOzheneniyat razveden
1998Ispanska muhaBatko
L'assicurazioneInspector Meranzof

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