Saturday, May 1, 2021

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “Hate Your Neighbor”

 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 “Hate Your Neighbor”

[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]


Ken Dakota – Spyros Focas (G) Olaf Reichmann

Gary Stevens – George Eastman (G) David Nathan

Peggy Savalas – Nicoletta Machiavelli (G) Schaukie Konning

Chris Malone – Horst Frank (G) Stefan Gosslar

Sheriff – Franco Fantasia (G) Erich Rauker






Olaf Reichmann (1964-    )

Olaf Reichmann was born June 20, 1964 in Düsseldorf, Germany. From 1985 to 1990 Reichmann acted in German theaters, among others in Düsseldorf, Münster and Hagen. In 1990 he began training as an editor at NewsBurda-Verlag, which he completed in 1992. Until 1993 Reichmann worked as an editor for the BZ and the Ullstein publishing house. Since 1994 he has been working for the radio station Energy Berlin . Reichmann has been working as a voice actor since 1997. He has dubbed Nick Frost , Mathieu Amalric , Rodney Rush , Kai Owen and Jeffrey Wright , among others. Obviously his dubbing of Spyros Focus was for the German DVD release as the film itself was released in 1968 and Olaf would have been 4 years-old.



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