Axel Malzacher

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Axel Malzacher (born August 2, 1962 in Munich ) is a German actor , voice actor , dialogue director and dialogue book author .


Axel Malzacher is the son of the actor and voice actor Gig Malzacher and the actress Renate Redetzky-Malzacher , who has appeared in series such as football coach Wulff , Moselbrück and Aus clear sky . Gig Malzacher worked in the 1970s as a producer and director for Südwestfunk and lent his voice to the US actor Larry Hagman in the series Bechanting Jeannie . Axel Malzacher's grandparents were ballet dancers in Königsberg, his grandfather Bernhard Redetzki made numerous cultural films in later years as a producer, author, director and actor.

Theater, film and television

During his school days, Axel Malzacher was featured in more than one hundred radio plays on Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden. His acting training at the Mozarteum in Salzburg was followed by engagements at various theater stages, including in Friedrich Schiller's Kabale und Liebe and Ferdinand Bruckner's Illness of Youth at the Mozarteum Salzburg, in Bertolt Brecht's mother Courage and her children at the St. Gallen City Theater and in Harold Pinter's Der Hausmeister am Wallgraben -Theater Freiburg . He has also been seen in films such as Success (1991) directed by Franz Seitz junior and in television productions such as the ZDF series Hotel Paradies (1990).


Since 1990 Malzacher has concentrated on the profession of film dubbing as a speaker, author and director. He dubbed Timothy Busfield in the hospital series Trapper John, MD (from 1989), Sean Patrick Flanery in the television series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (from 1992) and in The Bloody Path of God (1999), Brad Pitt in The Favor ( 1994) and Interview with a Vampire (1994) as well as Cary Elwes in Robin Hood - Heroes in Tights (1993), Ella - Verflixt & zauberhaft (2004) and Georgia's Law (2007). Since Obsessed (2002) it is predominantly cast on the British actor Tom Hollander . He had other speaking roles in, among others, The best comes to the end (2007), Monsters vs. Aliens , 2012 and Der Solist from 2009, and Real Steel (2011). He also lends his voice to Mads Mikkelsen . He also dubbed Ryan Gage in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2013-2014). Malzacher also directed the German dialogue for the 2012 film . In 2007 he dubbed Remy the rat in the animated film Ratatouille . Malzacher also lent his voice to the actor Patton Oswalt .

Malzacher's voice is also known through the synchronization of Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland in the sitcom Will & Grace . In addition, he spoke from 2004 in the successful science fiction series Stargate Atlantis the Canadian actor David Hewlett in the role of the scientist Dr. Rodney McKay . In Stargate Universe he also speaks Rodney McKay in the crossover episode "Trojan Cunning", as well as in some episodes of the first Stargate series .

Dialogue director and dialogue book

As a dubbing director and dubbing author, Axel Malzacher is responsible for numerous German-language versions of well-known foreign productions, including films such as The Da Vinci Code - Sacrilege (2006), Der gute Hirte (2006), Atonement (2007), Die Liebe in mir (2007), Illuminati ( 2009) and Water for the Elephants (2011) and TV series like Will & Grace (since 2001). He directed dialogues in the cinema productions Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Times of Unrest (2008), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Public Enemies (2009) as well as in the hospital comedy series Scrubs (since 2003). For the political thriller Syriana , Axel Malzacher received the 2007 German Dubbing Prize in the category “Outstanding Dubbing Director”.


  • 2008 German price for dubbing in the category “Outstanding dubbed animation film” for Ratatouille
  • 2008 The Silhouette in the category “Dialogue Director Film” for Ratatouille
  • 2007 German price for dubbing in the category “Outstanding dubbing directing” for Syriana
  • 2006 The Silhouette in the category "Dialogue Directing Series" for Scrubs - The Beginners
  • 2005 The Silhouette in the “Dialog Book Series” category for Will & Grace
  • 2005 Liliput Prize for Young Adam

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