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Rufus Beck
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Quick Facts

Intro German actor
Is Actor Voice actor Stage actor Film actor Television actor
From Germany
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 23 July 1957, Heidelberg, Germany
Age: 63 years
Star sign LeoLeo
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Biography

Rufus Beck in 2012.

Rufus Beck (born July 23, 1957 in Heidelberg) is a German theater, film, and voice actor.

Besides his work on stage, on film, and on television, Beck is also a well known reader of audiobooks, having worked as the narrator of the German translations of the Harry Potter series. He is also well known for his role in the comedy Der bewegte Mann, and as the narrator of Wächter der Wüste - Auch kleine Helden kommen ganz groß raus.

Life

After his Abitur in 1976 (roughly equivalent to an associate degree, or A-Levels in England) and completing his Zivildienst (alternative to required military service), Beck studied Islamic Studies, Ethnology, and Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. During his studies he also performed on stage in Heidelberg. He also appeared onstage at the Sauerländischen State Theater, the State Theater Tübingen, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Schauspiel Köln, and the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel.

In 1989, Beck was named Young Actor of the Year by Theater heute. He also won that year the Young Actor Prize of the Association of the Friends of Bavarian Theater.

Beck began touring in the early 1990s and was very successful. Then in 1994, he acted in the film Der bewegte Mann, a role for which he won a Bambi.

In 1998 he was nominated for a German Film Prize for his role in Jimmy the Kid.

Since 1998 his career highlights include a return to the stage as a guest in the famed Berliner Ensemble and the role of Mephisto in Goethe's Faust at the Bad Hersfelder Festival.

He is the father of actor Jonathan Beck.

Dubbing Roles

  • A Bug's Life - Hopper
  • Shrek - Lord Farquaad
  • Cats & Dogs - Mr. Tinkles
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http://www.morgenpost.de/printarchiv/kultur/article968955/Harry_spricht_mit_doppelter_Zunge.html
http://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/kino/gestatten-rufus-beck-von-beruf-erdmann/1374512.html
http://www.rufusbeck.de/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0065274/
https://d-nb.info/gnd/121381528
http://isni.org/isni/0000000109720547
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no99067525
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/944e398b-4240-4d73-8c54-d4322dbc7ea5
https://www.idref.fr/161140769
https://viaf.org/viaf/52544010
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/52544010
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