Actor Stanislav Danciak Dies at 75

Stano Danciak (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, August 5 (TASR) – Actor Stanislav Danciak passed away during the night from Saturday to Sunday at age 75, Slovak National Theatre (SND) spokesperson Izabela Pazitkova confirmed to TASR on Sunday.

Danciak managed to win respect and acclaim from theatre, movie and TV audiences by virtue of his comedic talent, quickwitted ad-libs and dynamic speech mannerisms.

Born on October 26, 1942, in Bratislava, Danciak displayed interest in the dramatic arts since early age and studied acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

Danciak’s filmography is rich and varied, featuring Zlocin slecny Bacilpysky (1970) fairy tale, Skryty pramen (1973) historic movie, Sebechlebski hudci (1975) comedy and Rivers of Babylon (1998), among others.

Along with Marian Zednikovic, he formed an unforgettable duo in the comedic miniseries Lord Norton and Butler James (2002). Danciak also made his dent in television as a distinctive dubbing actor, lending his characteristic voice to inspector Derrick from the eponymous German TV series (1974), the extraterrestrial and furry Alf of the planet Melmac and Jurosik in the TV cartoon Zbojnik Jurosik (1991).

Throughout his long career, Stano Danciak won several accolades, including the 2nd Class Pribina Cross state award from Slovak president Rudolf Schuster in 2003 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Osobnost televiznej obrazovky (OTO/Television Personality) viewers poll in 2011.