Saturday, February 24, 2018

RIP Christian Rode

German film, radio, actor, voice dubber Christian Rode died in Berlin on February 20th, He was 81 years-old. Born in Hamburg, Germany on July 20, 1936 he first appeared on stage and then worked his way to film and television. Beginning in the 1960s he reinforced his career by becoming a voice dubber. He can be heard giving his German voice ot such actors as Michael Caine, David Carradine, Craig T. Nelson, Robert Culp, Christopher Plummer, Barry Bostwick and Dennis Farina. He was also the successor in 1985 of Wolfgang Kieling as spokesman for Bert on the "Sesame Street". Rode appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Thunder at the Border” (1966) and was also the voice of Boris Dvornikand in the 1968 TV western “Wind in den Zweigen des Sassafras” as Carlos. Rode's voice can also be heard in

Ringo, the Face of Revenge – 1967 [German voice of Anthony Steffen], A Coffin Full of Dollars – 1971 [German voice of Jeff Cameron], The Hills Run Red – 1966 [German voice of Thomas Hunter], Return of the Seven – 1966 [German voice of Fernando Rey], The White, the Yellow, the Black – 1975 [German voice of Jacques Berthier] and also the voice of Adam West in the New Zorro TV series 1990-1992.

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