Dennis Schmidt-Foss

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Dennis Schmidt-Foss (born August 5, 1970 in Berlin ) is a German actor , radio play and voice actor as well as dialogue book author and dialogue director .

life and work

Dennis Schmidt-Foss began playing in film and television productions at a young age, and he even worked in the dubbing studio for the first time at the age of seven. He is now one of the busiest voice actors of his generation and has served as the standard voice for Freddie Prinze Jr. , Joshua Jackson , Michael C. Hall , Ryan Reynolds , Chris Evans and Eddie Murphy since 2007 as the successor to Randolf Kronberg .

His younger brother Gerrit Schmidt-Foss also works as an actor and dubbing actor, and his other brother Florian Schmidt-Foss was also temporarily active in the dubbing.

Film and television roles

Even at a young age, Dennis Schmidt-Foss played in film productions such as Die Kinder from No. 67 (1980) and The Lady from the Palace Hotel (1985). He was also seen in television series as a teenager in various supporting roles, for example in Löwenzahn (1984), Tatort (1986) and A Home for Animals (1987), here at the side of his younger brother Gerrit Schmidt-Foss. To this day he appears in numerous television series, including Wolffs Revier (1995), Max Wolkenstein (1996), Dr. Sommerfeld - Neues vom Bülowbogen (1998) A strong team (2001) and in TV films such as Herz or Knete (2002) or Ich leih 'mir eine Familie (2007).

Radio plays and audio books

At the end of the 80s, Schmidt-Foss began to work as a radio play speaker. When the youth book series Das Schloß-Trio , directed by Heikedine Körting , was set to music on the Europa label , from 1988 to 1989 he took on the second male leading role alongside Simon Jäger as "Turbo" Toshikiara. He was given another leading role in the new edition of the Jan Tenner radio play series (2001–2002) from the Kiddinx label as the successor to Lutz Riedel , and he also played the protagonist in the computer game of the same name. He had other appearances in children's radio play production, among others in the series Wendy , where he spoke male guest roles between 1998 and 2004, and once in Anne on Green Gables (2008) by Titania Medien. At this label he was also the spokesman for the horror cabinet in the episodes Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (2009) and Der Tempel (2009). In addition, since 2008 he can be heard again at the side of Simon Jäger in the Universal Mystery series Jack Slaughter from the radio play label FOLGENREICH as Rick Silver. He also took over the speaking role of Richie Hanson in the 143rd Three - ??? - Episode Poker Hell (2010).

For the Rusch Verlag , which mostly uses well-known actors or dubbing actors for its audio books from the field of advisory literature, Dennis Schmidt-Foss read 2004 selling without problems together with Peer Augustinski and 2006 Decide Now! , where he is also mentioned as an author.

In the radio play series Die Elfen by Bernhard Hennen, Dennis Schmidt-Foß takes on the role of the adult Ulric, son of King Alfadas, from episode 9 in 2014.



Dennis Schmidt-Foss is known to a wide audience primarily for his voice. As a teenager he took on larger speaking roles, for example he spoke Birk Borkasson in the 1986 Astrid Lindgren film adaptation of Ronja the Robber's Daughter and in 1987 Jerry O'Connell as Vern Tessio in the Stephen King adaptation Stand by Me - The Secret of a Summer . At the end of the 1990s, working in the dubbing studio became his main occupation. As early as 1997 he dubbed Freddie Prinze Jr. three times, including in the horror teen film I know what you did last summer and has served as his German party voice ever since. In 2004 he dubbed Sam Ball in the movie 30 Overnight . In the action genre, Schmidt-Foß was also used in the science fiction film Æon Flux for Jonny Lee Miller in 2005 and in the action Bollywood film Dhoom for Uday Chopra , as well as in its sequels Dhoom - Back in Action (2007) and Dhoom: 3 . He also spoke leading roles in the spy thrillers Unmasked - Treason at the highest level (2007) for Ryan Phillippe , in Clean Break - The dirty truth (2008) for Angus Macfadyen and in Salt (2010) for Chiwetel Ejiofor .

He also gave his voice to historical figures such as Elvis Presley , played by Tyler Hilton in Walk the Line (2006) and the prison guard by Nelson Mandela, played by Joseph Fiennes in Goodbye Bafana (2007). He was featured in literary adaptations in 2007 in the TV adaptation of the Jane Austen novel Persuasion as Captain Wentworth for Rupert Penry-Jones , in 2008 in the bestselling film Kite Runner as Amir Jan for Khalid Abdalla and in 2012 in Steve McQueen's award-winning British drama Shame as David Fisher for James Badge Dale . He was last heard in 2018 in the American dramedy Love, Simon as the voice actor for Josh Duhamel in the role of Mr. Jack Spier.

Associated actors

With increasing popularity, Dennis Schmidt-Foss was also used as the voice of famous actors. He dubbed Chris Evans again and again from the high school thriller Voll gepunktet (2004) , he has been booked continuously for Ryan Reynolds since the horror thriller The Amityville Horror (2005) and he has been the German voice of Josh in the Transformers film series since 2007 Known as Duhamel .

After the death of his colleague Randolf Kronberg in 2007, he took over the dubbing of Eddie Murphy and replaced him for the first time as a donkey in the animated film Shrek the Third . Dennis Schmidt-Foss has also been heard for Simon Pegg since the comedy Hot Fuzz (2007), and he has also lent his voice to Jason Segel since the relationship comedy Never Again Sex with the Ex (2008) in his films.


In 1999 he starred in three series, in Power Rangers in Space as Carlos, in A Trio to Bite (1999-2002) as Pete Dunville and Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek (1999-2005). Since then, he has been booked primarily for the actor Joshua Jackson , including in the series Fringe - Grenzfalls des FBI (2009-2013). Still other appearances in series leading roles were added, such as in the science fiction series Farscape (2000-2003) and Andromeda (2001-2007), in Third Watch - Use at the Limit (2003-2007) as Officer Ty Davis. From 2003 he was assigned another actor with Michael C. Hall , so he spoke to him in Six Feet Under until 2007 and since 2008 the serial killer Dexter . With the role of security chief Danny McCoy in Las Vegas (2006-2009) Dennis Schmidt-Foss became the voice of Josh Duhamel. Other well-known US crime series in which he lent his voice to investigators were Without a Trace (2003-2009) as Special Agent Danny Taylor, The Closer (2006-2012) as Detective Julio Sanchez, Threat Matrix - Red Alert (2008) for Mahershalalhashbaz Ali , in season 3 of 24 as CTU agent Chase Edmunds and in season 8 for Freddie Prinze Jr., in season 8/9. Season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2008–2009) for Adam Beach and as computer hacker Alec Hardison in the crook comedy Leverage (2010–2014). In the television series Spartacus, he lent his voice in 23 episodes of the Syrian character Ashur (seasons 1 & 2, 2010-2012).

He was also in the doctor series Emergency Room - Die Notaufnahme (2002-2008) as a charismatic Dr. Pratt, in Grey's Anatomy (2006-2020) as chauvinistic medical student Alex Karev, in Saved (2008-2009) as paramedic Wyatt Cole for Tom Everett Scott and in Miami Medical (2011) as nurse Tuck Brody. In the football series Blue Mountain State (2010-2015) and Dr. Dani Santino - Game of Life (2011-2014) he dubbed Alan Ritchson and Marc Blucas . In the comedic area, Schmidt-Foss took over the speaking parts of Seth Rogen in American Campus - Ready for the university? (2002), Reid Scott in Absolutely Relative (2005), Barry Watson in Samantha Who? (2008/2012), Jean-Michel Portal in Die Vier (2010–2011), Steve Howey in Shameless (since 2012) and Sullivan Stapleton in Blindspot (since 2015). Since 2019 he has also been the German voice of Jay Hernández in Magnum PI . In 2020 he dubbed Chris Evans in secret .

Cartoons and Anime

In the field of anime, he first appeared in 1999 as the protagonist Kazuki Fuse in the political thriller Jin-Roh . Then he spoke in 2000 in Digimon Elecmon, through which he became better known in the anime genre. In the third part of the Dragon Ball Z films The Final Battle, he also spoke Tales in 2002 and in 2005 as the novelist Eiri Yuki in Gravitation . Also in other popular Japanese anime series like Yu-Gi-Oh! Dennis Schmidt-Foss has been with Duke Devlin since 2003, in the sequel Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004–2005) as Zane Truesdale and in 2008 he set Shizuka Domeki in × ∆HOLiC.

In US animation films he was heard in 2007 in Bee Movie - Das Honigkomplott as Buzz, in 2011 in Rio as Luiz and in The Adventures of Tintin - The Secret of the Unicorn as Allan. In the cartoon series in Archer , he has spoken to the secret agent of the same name since 2009.

Video games

In Assassin's Creed III (2012), Schmidt-Foss lends his voice to the protagonist Connor Kenway (original: Ratonhnhaké: ton), who is controlled most of the time in this game.

In Dragon Age 2 (2011) he lends his voice to his companion Fenris, a former slave who is on the run from his master.

In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) he is the voice of the protagonist to be played, Talion.

In Batman: Arkham Asylum (2008), Batman: Arkham City (2011) and Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) he speaks Edward Nigma / the Riddler.

In the MMORPG Elsword Online he lends his voice to the 10th playable character, Ciel.

In Call of Duty: WWII (2017), he speaks to William Pierson.

In the sci-fi first-person shooter Prey (2017) he plays the role of the male protagonist Morgan Yu, who explores the Talos I space station.

Dialogue script and direction

Since the mid-2000s, he has also worked a number of times as a dialogue book author and dialogue director. He was responsible for the German texts for the drama Lockdown - Innocent in prison (2003), the semi-documentary war drama Battle for Haditha (2008) and the film Year of the Dog (2009) by director Mike White , and he was also the dubbing director for Buffalo Soldiers '44 - The Miracle of St. Anna (2008) by Spike Lee , the martial arts film Fighting (2009) with Channing Tatum , the horror remake Let Me In (2011) and the Finnish road movie Heroes of the Arctic Circle (2011 ).

Schmidt-Foss directed the German voice recordings of the cartoon series The Wayside School from 2007 to 2008 and in the same year he also worked on the team of authors for the US youth series Wildfire . In 2010 he wrote and directed the dialogue for the British five-part science fiction series Paradox and since 2011 for the American cartoon series Adventure Time , in which his daughter Dalia Schmidt-Foss has a permanent role.

Private life

During the five-year production of Dawson's Creek he worked at the side of his brother Gerrit Schmidt-Foss, who spoke the male protagonist there. From the second season his second brother Florian Schmidt-Foss joined in, who dubbed Kerr Smith . Also, in the recording studio was a German voice of Katie Holmes , Dasha Lehmann busy that he married on August 21, the 2,001th They live together in Berlin. Their daughter Dalia Mya Schmidt-Foss also works as a voice actress.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Hö Interview with Dennis Schmidt-Foss conducted by Detlef Kurtz on July 29, 2001
  2. ^ Review of the radio play "Die Elfen - 09: Tod in der Nachtzinne". Accessed on February 16, 2014
  3. German synchronous files. In: Retrieved July 29, 2016 .
  4. Personal details: Dennis Schmidt-Foss accessed on May 17, 2011
  5. ^ Biography of Dennis Schmidt-Foss. Accessed May 6, 2011

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