Vallai Péter


November 27, 2021

Péter Vallai (original name: Péter Valcz) (Budapest, November 25, 1946 - Budapest, November 7, 2012) Mari Jászai Award-winning Hungarian actor. Career From 1965 to 1969 he was a student at the College of Theater and Film Arts. From 1969 to 1975 he was a member of the Thália Theater, and from 1976 he was an actor at the National Theater of Pécs for five years. Between 1981 and 1982 he belonged to the company of the Kisfaludy Theater in Győr. From 1982 he was contracted to the Szigliget Theater in Szolnok for five years. From 1987 until his death, he was a member of the Comedy Theater. He played as a guest artist at the University Theater, the Petőfi Theater in Veszprém, the József Katona Theater in Kecskemét, the Csokonai Theater in Debrecen, the Géza Gárdonyi Theater in Eger, the Budapest Chamber Theater, the Merlin Theater, the RS9 Theater, the Night Theater The poems of many poets (especially Hungarian poets at the end of the 20th century and living or recently deceased) have become a public treasure in his performance or reading.

Vallai Festival

On the initiative of Dezső Dobay, the Péter Vallai Contemporary Performing Arts Foundation was founded on November 25, 2013, on the 67th birthday of Péter Vallai. At the same time, the RS9 Theater and the RS9 Gallery operating in an integral unit with it, as well as the Vallai Garden, were opened. The Vallai Festival was held for the second time on November 25-27, 2016 at the RS9 Theater and the Vallai Garden. The works selected by the pre-jury will be published at the festival, which will present contemporary lyrical and prose works. The best three performances will be awarded based on the decision of the four-member professional jury (director Katalin Kőváry, writer András Forgách, playwright, critic Zsolt Gábor Stermeczky and critic Andrea Tompa).


In 1980 he married Csilla Madas. They had two children: Dóra (1981) and Péter Valcz (1984), who is also an actor.

Theatrical roles

Valcz as Peter

As Peter Vallai

Number of performances registered in the Theater Repository: 171.


TV films, television series

Feature Films

Synchronous Roles

Sound game

Tibor Takács: In the Cloak of Transylvania (1972) Oz, the Great Wizard (1980) - Monkey King Shakespeare: The Merry Women of Windsor (PAge) Ádám Bodor: Two Secrets (1991) Ferenc Dániel: The Roast Pigeon (1993) Baileau-Narcejac: The Fugitive (1997) Eco, Umberto: The Mysterious Fire of Queen Loana (2007)

CDs and audiobooks

Ephraim Kishon: Handball '- Stories not just for motorists Ephraim Kishon: Blondes preferred Elie Wiesel: Wise Men and Their Stories Ákos Kertész: Makra Jewish anecdotes


Mari Jászai Award (1981) Ajtay Andor Memorial Prize (1989, 2006) Award for the National Theater Meeting (1991) TV Critics Award (1991)



Hungarian theatrical lexicon. Editor-in-Chief. György Székely. Budapest: Akadémiai. 1994. ISBN 963-05-6635-4 Theater repository. National Museum and Institute of Theater History MTI Who is who 2009. Ed. Hermann Peter. Budapest: Hungarian Telegraph Office. 2008. ISBN 978-963-1787-283 Péter Vallai on (in Hungarian) Péter Vallai on the Internet Movie Database

More information

HMDB Filmkataluhá Biography on the website of the Comedy Theater, Kids, loose! - Conversation with Péter Vallai The poem of György Petri is recited by Péter Vallai The dead Péter Vallai, Died Péter Vallai Fidelio, November 7, 2012

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