Friday, April 10, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Westerns ~ ‘Shango”

As we know most of the Euro-westerns were co-productions from Italy, Spain, Germany and France which incorporated British and American actors to gain a worldwide audience. The films were shot silent and then dubbed into the various languages where they were sold for distribution. That means Italian, Spanish, German, French and English voice actors were hired to dub the films. Even actors from the countries where the film was to be shown were often dubbed by voice actors for various reasons such as the actors were already busy making another film, they wanted to paid additional salaries for dubbing their voices, the actor’s voice didn’t fit the character they were playing, accidents to the actors and in some cases even death before the film could be dubbed.

I’ll list a Euro-western and the (I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German and (F) French, (E) English voices that I can find and once in a while a bio on a specific voice actor as in Europe these actors are as well-known as the actors they voiced.

Today we’ll cover “Shango”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]

Shango – Anthony Steffen (I) Anthony Steffen, (S)?, (G) Rainer Doering
Major Droster – Eduardo Fajardo (I) ?, (S) Eduardo Fajardo, (G) Gerald Paradies
Martinez – Maurice Poli (I) ?, (S) ? (G) Stefan Gossler
Consuela – Barbara Nelli (I) Barbara Nelli, (S) ? (G) Schaukje Könning
Pedrito – Valerio Fioravanti (I) Valerio Fioravanti, (S) ? (G) 
Fernandez – Attilio Dottesio (I) Attilio Dottesio, (S) ? (G) Michael Telloke

Rainer Doering   [1957-    ]

Rainer Doering was born in Germany on March 23, 1957. Doering has been a voice actor in over 840 film and numerous TV series since 1981, including ‘Ein Colt for all Cases’ (1981–1986), ‘Dragon Ball Z’ (1989–1996), ‘Highlander’ (1992–1998), ‘Der Sentinel’ (1996–1999), ‘Stargate’-Command SG-1’ (1997-2007) and then again ‘Wih Feeling’ (1999-2002). He also lent his voice to the character of General Grievous in the film “Star Wars; Episode III – revenge of the Sith” (2005), and in the TV series ‘Star Wars; Clone Wars’ (2003-2005) and ‘The Clone Wars’ (2008-2014) and also in the radio play adaptation of the same name from James Luceno’s novel labyrinth of Evil which he narrates.

He is the father of voice actor Alexander Doering [1974-    ] and voice actress Manja Doering [1977-    ].

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