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Rick Kavanian
German actor and author

Rick Kavanian

Rick Kavanian
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Intro German actor and author
Is Actor Voice actor Screenwriter
From Germany
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 26 January 1971, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Age 51 years
Star sign Aquarius
The details (from wikipedia)


Richard "Rick" Horatio Kavanian (born 26 January 1971 in Munich) is a German actor, comedian, author and dubber of Armenian descent. He is famous for his cooperation with Michael Herbig, which led to many popular movie comedies and parodies, e.g. Manitou's Shoe.


Rick Kavanian grew up with his parents, both Armenian who emigrated from Bucharest to Munich in the 1950s, and his grandmother. As a child he learned to speak Romanian from his parents who used to live in Romania, Armenian from his grandmother and learned German and English in school.

From 1990 to 1994 Kavanian studied political science, North American history and psychology in Munich and Augsburg. The cooperation with Michael Herbig began in 1990, when both worked as authors and speakers for a German comedy radio show. In 1995 Kavanian moved to New York City and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. After his return to Germany he played several roles alongside Herbig in the TV comedy show Easy Bully, which later fades to the successful TV comedy show Bullyparade. Henceforward Rick starred in several comedy movies, had many TV appearances and began his work as a successful Stand-up comedian.

Kavanian lives in Munich together with his wife Ilka. His personal idol is the British actor Peter Sellers.


as movie actor

  • 2001: Manitou's Shoe
  • 2001: Feuer, Eis & Dosenbier (de)
  • 2002: Erkan & Stefan gegen die Mächte der Finsternis (de)
  • 2004: Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1
  • 2006: Hui Buh – Das Schlossgespenst
  • 2007: Lissi und der wilde Kaiser
  • 2007: Keinohrhasen
  • 2008: 1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde
  • 2009: Mord ist mein Geschäft, Liebling
  • 2010: Otto's Eleven

as voice actor

  • 1999: Austin Powers 2 (German voice of Austin Powers (Mike Myers))
  • 2000: Happy Texas (German voice of Steve Zahn)
  • 2000: South Park (German voice of Phillip (Trey Parker))
  • 2002: Austin Powers 3 (German voice of Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard and Goldmember (Mike Myers))
  • 2004: Harold & Kumar (German voice of Kumar)
  • 2005: Madagascar (German voice of Marty (Chris Rock))
  • 2006: Cars (German voice of Luigi)
  • 2006: Happy Feet (German voice of Ramon)
  • 2006: Das hässliche Entlein & ich (German voice of Ratso)
  • 2007: Lissi und der wilde Kaiser (several voices)
  • 2007: Meet the Robinsons
  • 2008: Kleiner Dodo
  • 2008: The Love Guru (German voice of Mike Myers)
  • 2008: Madagascar 2 (German voice of Marty (Chris Rock))
  • 2010: Toy Story 3 (German voice of Rex)
  • 2011: Cars 2 (German voice of Luigi)
  • 2011: Happy Feet 2 (German voice of Ramon)
  • 2012: Hotel Transylvania (German voice of Dracula)

as actor and author on television

  • 1996: Easy Bully
  • 1997–2002: Bullyparade
  • 2004–2006: Bully & Rick
  • 2008–2009: Kosmopilot
  • 2011-: Die Klugscheisser
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