German voice actor Harald Halgardt who took over from Alf Marholm as the voice of Count von Count on Sesamstrasse, the German co-production of Sesame Street died on January 19, 2019. He was 91. Halgardt began his dubbing career around 1999 with Elmo rettet Weihnachten (the German dub of Elmo Saves Christmas) and continued until some point after 2010 (replaced by Peter Kirchberger).
Born in Bremen on August 5, 1927, Halgardt acted in films produced by DEFA (the German film agency) beginning in the 1950s, as well as stage work. Most of his dubbing work had been done in Hamburg, often as authority figures, grandfatherly types, clergymen, and other older men. He voiced Dabbs Greer as Reverend Alden in the reruns of Little House on the Prairie, Stafford Repp as Chief O'Hara on Batman, Ken Russell on Marple, Bob Hope and other guests on The Golden Girls, and Martin Landau in The Return of the Six-Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman.
On radio, Halgardt was often heard in crime dramas, as well as children's plays (the mayor in The Magic Pudding serial) and the 2000 adaptation of Pope Joan (as Eustathius). Audio books included the Three Investigators and Famous Five series. He dubbed Chief Quigley in the Inspector Gadget cartoons and lawyer Thrawtle in the video game Escape from Monkey Island.
Born: 8/5/1927, Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Died: 1/19/2019, Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Harald Halgardt’s westerns – voice dubber:
Little House on the Prairie ? [German voice of Dabbs Greer]
Heaven’s Gate – 1980 [German voice of Joseph Cotton]
Gods and Generals – 2003 [German voice of Malachy McCourt]