Paolo Ruffini is an Italian actor, TV presenter and entertainer. He made his cinema debut in 1997 in Ovosodo by Paolo Virzì. In 2000 he graduated in TV and advertisement directing in Rome and the following year he created the film association Il Nido del Cuculo, with which he started producing events and festivals. In 2002 he won the Mtv VJ competition that made him really popular and started working with Marco Giusti.
In 2012 he lent his voice to Lucignolo, the animation film Pinocchio by Enzo D'Alò and in 2013 he went back to directing with the comedy Fuga di cervelli, his directorial debut for which he also wrote the script. In 2016 in the animation Zootropolis by Walt Disney Animation, Paolo lent his voice to Yax. In 2017 he has lent his voice to the new super villain in Despicable Me 3, BalthazarBratt, a former extremely talented and gifted child who is obsessed by a role he used to play in a 1980's TV show and who will end up being Gru's most despicable enemy ever.