Thursday, April 28, 2016

RIP Wolfgang Hess

Wolfgang Hess: German voice of Bud Spencer and Gimli is dead

By Sandro Odak
April 28, 2016

Bud Spencer mourns voice actors

The German voice actor and actor Wolfgang Hess is dead. This was announced by Bud Spencer on his official Facebook page.  Italian star of beating comedies mourning on Facebook to his longtime German speakers.

More than 40 times Hess roles of Bud Spencer in Germany talked, among which are his most popular works with Terence Hill as Trinity Is Still My Name and Two as thick as thieves.

Wolfgang Hess was known primarily for its particularly smoky Reibeisenstimmen.  He also spoke John Rhys-Davies as Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Less well known is that it also the Ent Treebeard lent his voice in the same films.

Wolfgang Hess was born in 1937 in Switzerland and died at the age of 79 years.  He was mainly in the 70s and 80s, to a sought-after and often booked voice actors with more than 500 roles.

In addition to its spokesman activities Hess was also active as a stage actor in Munich, Zurich and Stuttgart.  Earlier in his career, he shared the Bud-Spencer-rollers with two other speakers.  After the death of Arnold Marquis he took over the job as the sole master speaker.

HESS, Wolfgang
Born: 9/1/1937, Switzerland
Died: 4/27/2016, Zurich, Switzerland

Wolfgang Hess’ westerns – voice actor.
Ride and Kill – 1963 [German voice of Renzo Palmer]
Black Eagle of Santa Fe – 1964 [German voice of Fernando]
A Fistful of Dollars - 1964 [German voice of Benny Reeves]
Massacre at Marble City – 1964 [German voice of Bruno Carotenuto]
Adios Gringo – 1965 [German voice of Ted Carter]
Blood for a Silver Dollar – 1965 [German voice of Nello Pazzifini]
Count Bobby, the Terror of the Wild West – 1965 [German voice of man at knife throwing]
El Rojo – 1966 [German voice of Raf Baldwin]
Sugar Colt – 1966 [German voice of James Parker]
Ace High – 1967 [German voice of Bud Spencer2]
God Forgives… I Don’t! – 1966 [German voice of José Canalejas]
The Big Gundown – 1967 [German voice of Fernando Sancho]
Little Rita of the West – 1967 [German voice of Gordon Mitchell]
Run, Man, Run – 1967 [German voice of Nello Pazzafini]
Boot Hill – 1969 [German voice of Woody Strode #1, Bud Spencer #2]
Sartana the Gravedigger – 1969 [German voice of Gordon Mitchell]
The Stranger’s Gundown – 1969 [German voice of Carlo Gaddi]
They Call Me Trinity – 1970 [German voice of Bud Spencer]
Black Killer – 1971 [German voice of Calogero Caruana]
Trinity is STILL My Name – 1971 [German voice of Bud Spencer]
The Return of Clint the Stranger – 1972 [German voice of Daniel Martin]
They Call Me Providence – 1972 [German voice of Gregg Palmer]
Carambola – 1973 [German voice of Paul Smith]
The Crazy Adventures of Len and Coby – 1974 [German voice of Paul Smith]
The White, The Yellow, the Black – 1974 [German video voice of Eli Wallach]
We are No Angels – 1975 [German voice of Paul Smith]
California – 1977 [German voice of Robert Hundar]
My Friend Winnetou (TV) – 1979 [German voice of Jose Antonio Marroz]
Troublemakers – 1994 [German voice of Bud Spencer]

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