Jürgen Heinrich

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Jürgen Bruno Heinrich (born August 20, 1945 in Groß Godems ) is a German actor , voice actor and director .


Heinrich was born in Mecklenburg . His father was missing after the war and he grew up as a half-orphan with his mother Emma Heinrich . After training as a steel shipbuilder, Heinrich began studying acting at the Leipzig Theater School in 1965 . In the second year of his studies he was engaged for the DEFA production Farewell to Egon Günther . Since then, Heinrich has appeared in numerous film and television productions in the GDR .

In 1982 he resigned from the SED in protest against the invasion of the Soviet troops in Afghanistan , which in turn caused Heinrich to be banned from working. He kept himself afloat for three years doing odd jobs as a taxi driver and tailor. In 1985 he had to leave the GDR for West Berlin , where the Schiller Theater engaged him for two and a half years. He made an appearance in Der Himmel über Berlin (1986/87) and in A Judge for Berlin (1988). Heinrich received guest roles in television series such as Tatort , Der Alte , Polizeiruf 110 and Praxis Bülowbogen , before Sat.1 offered him the leading role in the crime series Wolffs Revier in 1992 , in which he embodied a chief detective and subsequently directed Tag der Abrechnung for the first time. In 1993 he was for the series along with Karlheinz Willschrei , Klaus Ponitz and Gerd Wameling with the Adolf Grimme Prize awarded bronze. The last episode, entitled Fear , aired on May 24, 2006 and ended with the protagonist's death. According to Jürgen Heinrich in the Johannes B. Kerner show , the entire team was surprised by the discontinuation of the format. The reason for the end was not the absolute, but the audience ratings achieved in the advertising-relevant target group . In 2011 the series was reactivated again. The alleged death of Heinrich's character Wolff was portrayed in such a way that he only fell into a coma. However, there was only one film of 90 minutes. Again, the audience rating of the advertising-relevant target group was the reason why no further episodes or films were ordered.

Jürgen Heinrich also worked as a voice actor over and over again. He dubbed Fred Dryer in the title role of the long-lived US crime series Hunter , James Belushi in Palermo Forget , William Hurt in AI - Artificial Intelligence , Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea or James Cromwell in Spirit - The Wild Mustang . He also lends the role of Friedrich Wagner in the radio play soap ... and besides love his voice.

Filmography (selection)

Voice actor

David Morse

Ed O'Neill

James Belushi

Matt Frewer

Philippe Caubère

Stephen Rea

Tchéky Karyo

Tom Berenger

By Curtis-Hall

William Hurt




Radio plays

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Dagmar Schwalm: From the stage behind the scenes , Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung of September 28, 2012 , accessed on July 31, 2015