Monday, November 11, 2013

Who Are Those Guys? - Detlief Bierstedt

Detlef Bierstedt was born June 10, 1952 in Berlin, Germany. He is a voice actor and radio announcer. His voice is primarily known through numerous synchronizations of U.S. actors such as George Clooney, Bill Pullman, John C. Reilly and Jonathan Frakes.
Bierstedt trained from 1973 to 1976 as an actor at the Academy of Dramatic Arts "Ernst Busch" in East Berlin and received his first stage engagement at the Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam. This was followed by an engagements at the State Theatre stages in Berlin, including appearances on the stands at the Renaissance Theatre. In addition Bierstedt embodied several supporting roles in DEFA films and DFF TV. He moved to West Germany in 1985, where he made mostly guest appearances in television series. He appeared in ‘Drei Damen vom Grill’ the recurring role of Brinkmann, Jr., as well as ‘Edel & Starck’, ‘Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei’, ‘Praxis Bülowbogen’, ‘Der Hausgeist’, ‘Klinikum Berlin Mitte – Leben in Bereitschaft’ and Peter Strohm’. In 2007 Detlef appeared in his only Euro-western so far “The Long Ride to School” (1981). He took over the role of Kimmo Kankunnen in ‘Anna und die Liebe’ in early 2010.
However, fame was achieved by Bierstedt mainly by film dubbing. Since 1978, he has been heard in over a thousand productions as a commercial spokesman. With Martin Umbach Bierstedt is recurrently the voice of George Clooney, including all episodes of medical drama ‘ER - Emergency Room’ (1995) and cinema productions such as “Batman & Robin” (1997), “The Peacemaker” (1997) , “The Thin Red Line” (1998 ) and “O Brother, Where Art Thou? - One Mississippi”(2000). In addition, he lends his voice to prominent colleagues such as Bill Pullman (including “Casper” and “Independence Day”), John C. Reilly (including “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator”) and Robert Englund in Part 1, 4 and 5 of the “Nightmare series and in “Freddy vs. Jason”. Detlef was the voice of a Billy the Kid gang member in “BloodRayne II: Deliverance.

BIERSTEDT, Detlef [6/10/1952, Berlin, Berlin, Germany -     ] – TV, voice actor, father of actress Marie Bierstedt [1974-    ].
The Long Ride to School – 1981
BloodRayne II: Deliverance – 2007 [German voice of Billy the Kid gang member]

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