Nicolas Boell

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Nicolas Alexander Böll (born February 26, 1965 in Berlin ; born Nicolas Alexander Wilcke ) is a German actor , dubbing and radio play speaker .

Growing up and training

Böll was born the son of the actor Claus Wilcke and the Pan-Am stewardess Marianne Wilcke. His younger sisters are called Alexandra and Jessica. From 1965 to 1974 Nicolas Böll lived in Berlin-Zehlendorf and attended the German-American John F. Kennedy School there until he was nine years old. In 1974 the family moved to a rural area in Jersbek in Schleswig-Holstein. There Böll first attended elementary and secondary school, then the Bargteheide district high school and then the Dietrich Bonhoeffer secondary school. After his parents separated in 1981, he moved with his father to Hamburg, while his mother and sister Alexandra went back to Berlin. In Hamburg, Böll attended the private St. Georg School.

Professional background


During a school internship in the Hamburg studio , he was given a dubbed role as a crazy Indian alongside Horst Stark and Renate Pichler under the direction of Heinz Freitag .

From 1984 to 1986 he completed his acting training with Else Bongers in Berlin. During this time he was engaged by Boy Gobert at the Schillertheater , where he performed on stage with Uta Hallant , Jürgen Thormann and Friedrich W. Bauschulte . His debut there was a role in Inner Voices by Eduardo De Filippo . At the same time, Böll took on his first leading roles in the area of ​​dubbing, including Prince in Purple Rain (1984), Val Kilmer in Was für ein Genie (1985), John Cusack in Der Volltreffer (1985), Tom Cruise in Legende (1985), Nicholas Rowe in The Secret of the Hidden Temple (1985) and Ceri Seel in the television series The Three Legged Rulers (1985).

Until 1996 Böll was engaged at various Berlin theaters, including in Piroschka (1986) at the Hansa-Theater and at the tribune in Schuldig born by Peter Sichrovsky and mother Gräbert does theater by Heinrich Riethmüller (1988). In 1996, Böll founded his own film and television production company with Vmax media and was its managing director for more than eight years . Vmax media supplied, among others, ARD , ZDF , WDR , RTL , ProSieben and VOX and, according to GfK, reached around 170 million television viewers with its magazine programs and contributions during the period mentioned above.

In addition to dubbing in numerous films and series, Nicolas Böll worked for two years as a station voice at Berliner Rundfunk 91.4 at the end of the 1990s .

He has dubbed Joaquín Phoenix , William Baldwin , Emilio Estevez , Owen Wilson , Paul Bettany and Ben Affleck several times . A selection of other synchronized roles include Warwick Davis in Willow (1988), Kevin Bacon in Flatliners (1989), Jonathan Silverman in Always Trouble with Bernie (1989), David Wenham in The Lord of the Rings (2002), Matthew Goode in Match Point ( 2005) as well as Michael Sheen in Die Queen (2006) and Neros Wahn (2007), also Daniel Gillies since 2010 in The Vampire Diaries and since 2013 also in The Originals . He took on leading and supporting roles in the series, including as the German voice of the cartoon character Winston Zeddermore in The Real Ghostbusters (1989), Gil Bellows in Ally McBeal (1998), John Corbett in Sex and the City (2001), Eddie Cibrian in Third Watch - Einsatz am Limit (2003) and CSI: Miami (2010-2011), Nicky Katt in Boston Public (2005) and Criss Angel in Criss Angel Mindfreak . Since September 2009 he can be heard in the German version of the TV series Burn Notice, which is broadcast on VOX, starring Jeffrey Donovan . In August 2012, another leading role followed as the German voice of James Caviezel in the crime science fiction series Person of Interest . In 2016 he dubbed the British actor Simon Paisley Day, who played the role of Lord Chamberlain in Victoria , and in 2019 the Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt  in the British Netflix series Sex Education as Jakob Nyman.

Audio productions

Outside of film dubbing, Böll uses his voice in advertising and appears in computer and radio plays, including as Major Peter Hoffmann in Das Sternentor , as Luxord in Kingdom Hearts 2 and in the maritime productions Der Fluch von Loch Ness (2005) and Das Karparthenschloss after Jules Verne (2007). He has made guest roles in, among others, Ghostbusters John Sinclair , Pater Brown , Faith - The Van Helsing Chronicles and The Undead Live . With the children's audio book Sandor, a bat with a head by the author Dorothea Flechsig, Böll made a reading tour through Transylvania in Romania in 2009 . He also founded the United Voices label , which presents staged readings by various artists.


Böll is one of the founding members of the Association of Synchronous Actors (IVS) and has been the press spokesman and editor-in-chief there since April 1, 2006 . Since 2004 he has been chairman of the expert committee of the free journalists of the German Association of Journalists , Brandenburg State Association.


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