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Stoyan Gudev

Stoyan Gudev was a popular Bulgarian actor. Stoyan Gudev has around 40 films under his belt. Some popular films that he appeared in include “The Tied Up Balloon“, “A Cricket in the Ear”, “Captain Petko Voivode”, “King for a Day”, and “People from Afar” among many others.

Early Life

Stoyan Gudev was born on 12 September 1931 and he was only 67 years old when he passed away. He hails from the village of Sitovo, Yambol Province, Bulgaria. His name in Bulgarian is written as Стоян Гъдев and his full name is Stoyan Atanasov Gudev-Audio. He fails to complete his secondary education. There is no information regarding Gadev’s parents, siblings, and other family details.

Stoyan Gudev – Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Stoyan Gudev was a Bulgarian actor. He worked on both stage and films. He is most popular for his portrayal of the character “Stoil the Haidouk” in the popular TV series Captain Petko Voivode. This series was written by Nikolay Haytov.

Moreover, Gadev is also famous for his colorful appearances in classic film productions. These include The Tied Up Balloon released in 1967, Eternal Times released in 1974, A Cricket in the Ear released in 1976, and King for a Day released in 1983 among many others.

Furthermore,  Gadev started his career on the stage at the theatres of Burgas, Sliven, Dimitrovgrad, and Pernik. He then joined the troupe of the Youth Theatre, Sofia. At the beginning of the 1990s, he was also briefly a member of the Municipal Theatre Sofia. Additionally, he was also decorated with the high government prize the Order of Saints Cyril and Methodius.


Caption: Stoyan-Gudev appears in the 1974 film Zarevo and Drava. Source: IMDb

More Details

He was one of the already endangered actor species in the sense that his presence alone “completes” the scene. He filled his presence not only with his gigantic body but also with his spirit.

Moreover, he began his life in the theater during the mythical period of Burgas Drama Theater. During those times, his first directors were Leon Daniel, Vili Tzankov, Metodi Andonov, and Yuliya Ognyanova among others.

Then the vintage actor worked on the stage of the theater in Sliven, Dimitrovgrad, Haskovo, Pernik, and Lovech. He moved to Youth Theatre and remained there until the early 90s. Later on, he became a part of the troupe of the Theater “Sofia”.

Some films that Gudev worked on are Zakasnjalo Palnolunie; Vampiri, talasami; King for a Day; Captain Petko Voivode; People from Afar; Fairy Dance; A Cricket in the Ear; Eternal Times; Like a Song; The Penleve Case; and The Tied Up Balloon among many others.

He has around 40 films under his name. Among them all, the first film he appeared in is The Mezhdu website released in 1964. Likewise, the final film he worked on before his demise was Zakasnjalo Palnolunie released in 1996.


Caption: Stoyan-Gudev appears in the 1978 film Instrument li e gay data. Source: IMDb

Stoyan Gudev – Relationship Status

Stoyan Gudev was married to Rumyana Bocheva. Rumyana was also an actress. She played the role of Mayka in “Tango” in 1969; as Lelia Vasilka in “Hlyab” in 1972; in “Kato belyazani Atomic” in 1979; as Maykata na Liza in “Eshelonite” in 1986; as Sanitarka in “Malchanieto” in 1991; and in “Vampiri, talasami” in 1992 among several films.

Untimely Demise

The Bulgarian actor passed away on 11 February 1999. He was only 67 years old at the time of his demise. Moreover, he died in his home country of Bulgaria in a place called Sofia. However, there are no details following his demise. Hence, it is unclear how he died so young. He might have passed away due to disease, accident, or any other natural causes.

Stoyan Gudev – Body Measurements

Unfortunately, there is no verified information regarding Stoyan Gudev’s body measurements like his height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. Moreover, Gudev had dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.

Social Media

Furthermore, it seems like Stoyan Gudev doesn’t/didn’t have personal accounts on any social media platform including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.