Friday, August 15, 2014

Remembering Werner Abrolat

Werner Abrolat was born on August 15, 1924 in Tilsit, Eastern Prussia, Germany. Abrolats acting career began after the Second World War and was initially limited to appearances at various provincial theaters. In 1949 he received his first engagement in Ingolstadt. Then came appearances in television dramas and voice dubbing.
 
In 1965 he participated in the successful Euro-Western “For a Few Dollars More” as one of Indio’s gang members named Slim. His filmography includes a very wide range of genres; he played in horror films such as “The Torture Chamber of Dr. Fu Man Chu” or “The Hexentöter of Blackmoor” (1969), thrillers such as “Um Null Uhr schnappt die Falle zuorder” (1966); Crime “Tatort-Alles Palermo”, comedies such as “Nach Fünf im Urwald”, television series such as “Derrick, Ein Mann am Zug”, “Die schnelle Gerdi”, and even soft porn as “Josefine Mutzenbacher” and finally appearing in most Helge Schneider movies such as “Texas-Doc Snyder” (1993) as the sheriff. In addition Abrolat was very active as a voice actor. So you could hear his voice in ‘The Muppet Show’ (as Gonzo) as well as listen to him in ‘The Simpsons’ as caretaker Willie and Jasper Beardley or "Tjure" in ‘Wickie und die starken Männer’. He was the German voice of Bruno Arie in “God Forgive’s… I Don’t” (1966).
 
Werner died on August 28, 1997 in Munich, Germany.
 
Today we remember Werner Abrolat on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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