Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Remembering Gerry Wolff

Gerald “Gerry” Wolff was born on June 23, 1920 in Bremen, Germany. He was the son of actor Martin Wolff but at the age of 11 became an orphan and was raised by his

Due to his Jewish heritage he emigrated to England in 1935 and lived on the Isle of
White during World War II in an Enemy Aliens camp. It was here he first took to the
stage. Later when he was released from the camp and worked in London at a publishing
house and lecturer. He joined the FDJ (Free German Youth) in London, worked in the
drama group and sang in the choir. Gerry returned to Germany in 1947 and worked in
the Theater at Schiffbauerdamm in 1949 and the Peoples Stage in 1956 before joining

Gerry appeared in many DEFA films and on DDR Television. Several of the DEFA films
he appeared in were the Indian films starring Gojko Mitic. Among them were “White
Wolves” and “Fatal Error” in 1969, “Osceola” (1970), “Apaches” and “Tecumseh” in
1972 and “Kit & Co.” (1974). With reunification Gerry appeared on TV in such series as “Crime Scene”, “Police 110” and “Havel the Emperor”. Wolff suffered a stroke in 2001 and withdrew from public life. He became a voice actor and was the German voice of Yoda in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”. His son Thomas Wolff was born in 1951
and followed in his father's footsteps as an actor and voice dubber. Gerry Wolff died of a heart ailment on February 16, 2005 in Oranienburg, Germany. Today we remember Gerry Wolff on what would have been his 90th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. If you have any contact info for Thomas Wolff, Gerry Wolff's son, please let me know. Thanks.