Voice actor Eckart Dux dies at 97 | EUROtoday

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Er was the German voice of Anthony Perkins, Steve Martin and Fred Astaire: Eckart Dux, one of the vital voice actors in German-speaking international locations, is useless. According to the household, he died on Tuesday on the age of 97.

Dux's sonorous voice has accompanied German filmgoers for nearly 80 years. He voiced Anthony Perkins in his position of Norman Bates in “Psycho” (1960), dubbed Steve Martin, and within the motion sequence “The A-Team” he was the voice of George Peppard alias “Hannibal”. His sentence “I love it when a plan works” might be nonetheless ringing within the ears of thousands and thousands of viewers.

A putting early work was the dubbing for Jerry Stiller because the curmudgeon Arthur within the US sitcom “King of Queens”. In the “Hobbit” movies, Dux voiced Gandalf actor Ian McKellen. He was nonetheless within the recording studio in 2023.

Given his omnipresence as a dubbing voice, distinguished appearances by Dux as an actor had been moderately uncommon. After his debut on the Renaissance Theater, the Berlin native was first seen in Defa cinema productions, such because the fairy story movie “The Singing, Sounding Tree” (1957). One of his best-known tv roles was the pinnacle detective Schlüter within the West German sequence “Polizeifunkruf” (1966-1970) and within the follow-up sequence “Hamburg Transit” (1970-1974) on NDR. In 1962 he performed Sergeant Jeffreys on the street sweeper “The Neckerchief” (WDR) based mostly on Francis Durbridge.

Dux has cult standing amongst radio play followers. He appeared a number of occasions on “The Three ???”. Dux was additionally heard often within the “Gruselkabinett” sequence (Titania Medien). When he appeared in Berlin in 2019 on the launch celebration for the two hundredth episode of “The Three ???”, he was frenetically celebrated by 1000’s of followers within the RBB broadcasting corridor like a Hollywood star.