Gaetano “Guy” Totaro

Gaetano Totaro is a performing “Jack of all Trades”. As an Actor, Narrator, Character Model, Musician, Clown, Magician and Fire Artist he really puts the TALENT back into “TARENTO”!

A native of Southern California, Gaetano “Guy” Totaro received his BA in Acting/Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University in 1989. There he was introduced to the Italian physical comedy style Commedia dell’ Arte. He continued his Acting and Commedia training as an apprentice with the award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe and performed with the Troupe on tour across the United States. Gaetano developed his Vaudeville Clown character “Uncle Guido“ on the streets of San Francisco and at the world famous Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey’s Clown College (class of 1992). 1993 unexpectedly took Gaetano to Japan where, for 5 years, he free-lanced as a Variety Entertainer, Actor, Narrator & Print Model. Gaetano returned to Los Angeles in 1998 where he had numerous roles in TV commercials, stage shows, and live events.
The following year he trained and performed with a Commedia dell Arte Troupe at the newly opened Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. In 2005 Gaetano returned to Tokyo where he is now one of the busiest foreign entertainers in town. He’s had many high profile roles in commercials, music videos and as a voice actor and is most proud to have been Suntory’s Super Hero / Spokes-Model, “Mr CC Lemon”, “Mr Clark” on Benesses’s “World Wide Kids” DVD series and the co-host of NHK Radio’s “Kiso Eigo 3” for 2 years.
Gaetano pursues his dream of, “Changing the world, one smile at a time” by performing his “Supa-Gaijin” Family Variety Comedy Show at festivals, events and private parties all over Japan and through “Niko NIko Taishi The Smile Ambassadors” his children’s charity program that was started after the 3/11 tsunami that devastated North Eastern Japan (www.nikonikotaishi.org).