Marcus Off

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Marcus Off (born June 29, 1958 in Überlingen ) is a German actor and voice actor .

life and career

He grew up in Lindau and Altensteig and made in Munich his high school . He attended the HB Studio Actor Training Institute in New York .

He lent his voice to Joe Flanigan in Stargate Atlantis , Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean I – III, Simon Baker in The Mentalist , Karl Urban in The Lord of the Rings and Steve Coogan in Around the World in 80 Days and The Alibi . He was best known for his appearance in various German-language soap operas and television series such as Lindenstrasse .

After Marcus Off was the German voice of Johnny Depp for the first three parts of the Pirates of the Caribbean series , he was no longer used for the fourth part, Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides , due to differences of opinion regarding it of the fee with the producing studio Disney came. Disney rejected Off's claim for further participation on the basis of § 32a UrhG - “bestseller paragraph”. Off demanded more than the previously paid 9,306.14 euros for the film synchronization of the first three parts of the million dollar success. On May 10, 2012, Off achieved an interim success before the Federal Court of Justice . On June 1, 2016, the Berlin Court of Appeal ruled that Off was entitled to ten times his original fee, proving his claim to subsequent reimbursement after eight years. In April 2017, the judgment became final.

Filmography (selection)

Synchronization (selection)

Michael Sheen

Johnny Depp

Steve Coogan

Laurent Lafitte

Paddy Considine

Yvan Attal




Audio book


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Simon Feldmer: A man fights for his voice. In: . August 9, 2011, accessed March 31, 2020 .
  2. Boris A. Plücken: KG Berlin: dubbing actor of Johnny Depp is subject to the dispute over additional payment according to § 32 a UrhG ( Memento of December 8, 2011 in the Internet Archive ).
  3. BGH, judgment of May 10, 2012 - I ZR 145/11 - Pirates of the Caribbean. In: . Accessed March 31, 2020 .
  4. Carsten Baumgardt: Got it right: Marcus Off now receives a lot more money for his synchronization of Johnny Depp in the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. In: . June 23, 2016, accessed March 31, 2020 .
  5. Additional payment for Captain Sparrow's German voice ( memento of April 8, 2017 in the Internet Archive ).