Buzz Belmondo Comedian

Lorenzo Matawaran, better known by his stage name Buzz Belmondo, is an actor, comedian, filmmaker, film producer and writer. Born in San Francisco, California, on 20 February 1947, to Luis and Effie Matawaran, a Filipino immigrant couple, he grew up in a housing project not far from Fisherman's Wharf. As a child, he had the reputation of being the "cut-up" of the guys from his neighborhood. During the late 1960s, Lorenzo Matawaran served in the United States Army, including a tour of duty in Germany, with the 97th Signal Battalion. He held the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged from the Army. A popular standup comic during the heyday of the Holy City Zoo along with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Jose Simon, Gil Christner, Joe Sharkey, and John Elk. Lorenzo began performing at comedy clubs throughout San Francisco, eventually heading for Los Angeles and a club called Igby's. Matawaran developed his Buzz Belmondo persona during these days in improvisational and stand-up comedy. Matawaran's big break came when the Buzz Belmondo character was used on the Fox-TV Joan Rivers Show, telling fake gossip about Hollywood stars.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 20th, 1947
Place of birth
San Francisco, California, United States of America
United States of America



Movie performances

1. Faster (2010)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Preacher
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
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Liz Glotzer
Martin Shafer
Joe Gayton
24 Show list $24M

Faster is 2010 action film written by Joe Gayton and Tony Gayton and directed by George Tillman Jr..


Top cast

Sergeant Mallory
Drivers' Brother
The Evangelist
Roy Grone
Nan Porterman
Gospel Choir #6
Gospel Choir #7
Preacher's Wife
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Michael Grady
Salvador Pérez Jr.
United States of America

2. The Underground (1997)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Photographer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Richard Pepin
Cole S. McKay
William Lawlor
3 Show list

The Underground is a 1997 action, crime and drama film written by William Lawlor and directed by Cole S. McKay.


Top cast

Captain Hilton
Brian Donnegan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John Gonzalez
Ken Blakey
Traci Marmon
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Out of This World

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 17th, 1987 May 25th, 1991 4 English

Guest TV appearances


Program genre

Adventure Film
Soap opera

Official site

External resources

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Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 February 3rd, 1992 Vito

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