Július Satinský (* August 20, 1941, Bratislava - † December 29, 2002, Bratislava) was a Slovak actor, comedian, playwright, novelist, publicist, writer and author of children's literature.
He was born on August 20, 1941 and spent his entire childhood in Bratislava. His acting tendencies were already evident at a young age, and in 1958 the Hviezdoslav Kubín won the recitation competition. He later studied pedagogy at the Secondary Pedagogical School, but never practiced as a teacher, as his desire was acting, for which he was not accepted. He studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts from 1962 to 1966 and worked as a dramaturg from 1964 to 1967 at Czechoslovak Television in Bratislava. Since 1959, together with Milan Lasic, they have acted as a comic duo in authorial shows. They performed in Tatra revue and in the Theater Studio (Divadlo na korze). After 1968, during the period of normalization, he also encountered a number of obstacles with his acting partner Milan Lasic, and after the ban on his activities in Slovakia, he worked for two years at the Czech Theater Večerní Brno and from 1972 to 1978 in the New Stage in Bratislava. In 1978, he moved to the play New Stage. Along with Milan Lasic, he is also a signatory of Anticharta.
Július Satinský was a universal and creative personality and he also developed his talent as the author of a large number of scenes, dialogues and feature programs. He is also the author of several books on his close memories of Bratislava, popular books for children, but also a contributor to several newspapers and magazines. Perhaps the most popular was the cabaret program "Someone is Behind the Door", in which he performed together with Milan Lasic and various guests. The significance of Július Satinský's personality also lay in his influence on the percipient himself; glossing current topics and learning about the "features of Slovaks" were part of his life's work.
His first wife was a member of the SND Ballet, dancer Lúčnice and translator from English and Spanish Oľga Lajdová. She died in 1985 (after twenty years of marriage) - she drowned while swimming in the Caribbean Sea in the US Virgin Islands, where she is also buried.
With his second wife (since 1985) MUDr. Viera Satinska (* 1955) had a daughter Lucia and a son John.
The Slovak Astronomical Society named the planet 15946 Satinský discovered on January 8, 1998 by Adrián Galád and Alexander Pravda at the Modra Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory.
1989 - the title of Merited Artist 1997 - he won the Crystal Wing for his life's work together with Milan Lasic 2003 - awarded in the Czech Republic the Medal of Merit of the 1st degree in memoriam.