Vesa-Matti Loiri

Infobox actor


imagesize = 150px
name = Vesa-Matti Loiri
birthdate = birth date and age|1945|1|4|mf=y
birthplace = Helsinki, Finland
othername = Vesku
occupation = actor, musician
awards = Jussi for Best Actor
1976 "Rakastunut rampa"
Honorary Jussi
1963 "Pojat"
Jussi for Best Supporting Actor
1982 "Pedon merkki"
Telvis
1984 Best Actor
1986 Best Actor
1987 Best Actor
1999 Special Telvis
Venla
1989 Special Venla

Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Loiri (born January 4 1945, Helsinki) is a Finnish actor, musician and comedian, best known for his role as Uuno Turhapuro, whom he portrayed in a total of 20 movies between the years 1973 and 2004.

Loiri became an actor in 1962, when he had a role in the movie "Pojat", directed by Mikko Niskanen. Loiri did most of his work with Spede Pasanen. In 2005, he starred in the film Kaksipäisen kotkan varjossa, which was directed by Timo Koivusalo.

As a musician, Loiri has performed Perttu Hietanen's compositions, Eino Leino's poems, Carl Michael Bellmans drinking songs and Juha "Watt" Vainio's songs. Loiri also plays the flute. He did so representing Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 in The Hague/Netherlands with the song "Huilumies", dedicated to his flute. He finished last in a field of 19 participating countries. He was the voice of the Genie in the Finnish dub of Disney's Aladdin, even performing the musical number "Friend Like Me".

Loiri has also had a life long interest in sports. In billiards he had the office of chairman of the finnish billiards association for multiple years.

Awards

* Honorary Jussi Award 1963 for his role in the film "Pojat"
* Best male actor Jussi 1976 in "Rakastunut rampa"
* Best supporting male actor Jussi 1982 in "Pedon merkki"
* Jussi 1983 for his wide appearance in the year's films
* Concrete Jussi 1998
* Festival International du Film Indépendent awarded Loiri in Brussels in 2003 for his role in "Pahat pojat"
* Best Actor Telvis in 1984, 1986 and 1987
* Special Telvis in 1999
* Special Venla in 1989

Filmography

* Kaksipäisen kotkan varjossa (2005)
* Uuno Turhapuro – This Is My Life (2004)
* Pahat pojat (2003)
* Rumble (2002)
* Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha (2000)
* Talossa on Saatana (1999)
* History Is Made at Night (1999)
* Sokkotanssi (1999)
* Johtaja Uuno Turhapuro – pisnismies (1998)
* (1997)
* Ruuvimies (1995)
* Kesäyön unelma (1994)
* Vääpeli Körmy – Taisteluni (1994)
* Uuno Turhapuron poika (1993)
* Ripa ruostuu (1993)
* Kuka on Joe Louis? (1992)
* Uuno Turhapuro, Suomen tasavallan herra presidentti (1992)
* Vääpeli Körmy ja vetenalaiset vehkeet (1991)
* Uuno Turhapuro, herra Helsingin herra (1991)
* Uunon huikeat poikamiesvuodet maaseudulla (1990)
* Tupla-Uuno (1988)
* Uuno Turhapuro – kaksoisagentti (1987)
* Älä itke Iines (1987)
* Pikkupojat (1986)
* Liian iso keikka (1986)
* Uuno Turhapuro muuttaa maalle (1986)
* Uuno Epsanjassa (1985)
* Hei kliffaa hei! (1985)
* Kepissä on kaksi päätä (1985)
* Uuno Turhapuro armeijan leivissä (1984)
* Lentävät luupäät (1984)
* Uuno Turhapuron muisti palailee pätkittäin (1983)
* Jon (1983)
* Ulvova mylläri (1982)
* Uuno Turhapuro menettää muistinsa (1982)
* Uuno Turhapuron aviokriisi (1981)
* Pedon merkki (1981)
* Tup-akka-lakko (1980)
* Koeputkiaikuinen ja Simon enkelit (1979)
* Rautakauppias Uuno Turhapuro, presidentin vävy (1978)
* Häpy Endkö? Eli kuinka Uuno Turhapuro sai niin kauniin ja rikkaan vaimon (1977)
* Tykkimies Kauppalan viimeiset vaiheet (1977)
* Lottovoittaja UKK Turhapuro (1976)
* Seitsemän veljestä (1976)
* Rakastunut rampa (1975)
* Professori Uuno D.G. Turhapuro (1975)
* Robin Hood ja hänen iloiset vekkulinsa Sherwoodin pusikoissa (1974)
* Uuno Turhapuro (1973)
* Lasinen eläintarha (1973)
* Hellyys (1972)
* Hirttämättömät (1971)
* Kahdeksas veljes (1971)
* Jussi Pussi (1970)
* Pohjan tähteet (1969)
* Leikkikalugangsteri (1969)
* Näköradiomiehen ihmeelliset siekailut (1969)
* Oma (1969)
* Noin seitsemän veljestä (1968)
* Luule kanssamme (1968)
* Lapualaismorsian (1967)
* Pojat (1962)

External links

*imdb name|id=0517978|name=Vesa-Matti Loiri
*Last.fm


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