Isaac Bardavid, a writer, actor, and voice performer who died on February 1st due to age. He was 91 years old. On January 26th, Bardavid’s grandson stated that Bradavid was being treated for emphysema in Rio de Janeiro. According to USdaynews, due to Bardavid’s age, the “disease was insisting on keeping the oxygenation very low, even though he was using the devices he already had at home, so he had to be taken to the hospital for treatment.” Bardavid was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1931. He was the lead in three films: Tocaia Grande in 1995, Carrer del Mar in 2009, and King David in 2012.
BARDVIDA has lent its Brazilian voice to a number of popular characters in American and North American films and television shows imported into Brazil. He has also lent his voice to Harry in the recent live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” as well as Professor Goodman in “Anastasia.” He was most prominent, however, for providing Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in the X-Men motion pictures. When news of Bardavid’s death reached him, Jackman posted a video tribute on social media of himself and the two of them together, with Bardavid repeating Jackman’s “Don’t be what they made you” line. Jackman writes, “Isaac Bardavid. What a legend. What a life and legacy. What a voice!! #Wolverine #Brazil “Don’t be what they made you.” #logan Rest well my friend.”
As stated above, in 2017’s Logan, Hugh Jackman declared that his final portrayal of Wolverine would be as vocal performance. He also stated that playing Wolverine was his favorite acting role.
Outside of Wolverine, Bardavid’s most well-known voice parts are Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Skeletor in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Commissioner Gordon in Batman: The Animated Series, Deep Throat in The X-Files, and Dr. Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons. Fans wrote on social media:
“Brazil just lost the voice of Eggman, Wolwerine, Skelleton,” one fan tweeted. “Isaac Bardavid, thank you so much for your charisma and put your soul into the characters you voiced. RIP.”
Another writes, “Brazil just lost the voice of Eggman, Wolwerine, Skelleton. Isaac Bardavid, thank you so much for your charisma and put your soul into the characters you voiced. RIP.”
Yet another writes, “Our condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of Isaac Bardavid, who has passed away. Isaac dubbed Hugh’s voice in Portuguese for many movies. Hugh met him during a promotional visit to Brazil for Logan in 2017. RIP, Sir. #hughjackman#isaacbardavid.”