Peter Aust

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Peter Aust (born March 17, 1939 in Beuthen , † January 26, 1996 in Bad Wildungen ) was a German actor and voice actor .


Peter Aust first learned the profession of bricklayer and wanted to become a singer. From 1960 to 1964 he studied at the state drama school in Berlin, which was followed by engagements in Zittau and Görlitz . He then moved to Berlin , where he first played at the Deutsches Theater and in the late 1970s at the Berliner Ensemble , where he demonstrated his versatility time and time again. In addition to acting, he was often heard as a chanson singer .

In the late 1960s, Aust appeared in DEFA and DFF productions . He mostly played leading roles in contemporary films and literary adaptations. Of his role as the devil Flammfuß in the fairy tale film Hans Röckle und der Teufel (1974), Aust later said that it gave him the most fun. After the Dieter Noll film adaptation of Kippenberg was finished, Aust left the GDR for the west. Once there, he first played in West Berlin at the Schiller Theater, but then settled in Hamburg as a freelance actor.

In addition, Aust worked extensively as a voice actor , lending his distinctive voice internationally renowned actors like Rutger Hauer , Michel Piccoli ( The Virgins of Rome ), Peter Cushing ( Devilish alibi ), John Lithgow ( Footloose ), Jean Poiret ( chicken in vinegar ) and Steven Berkoff ( Rambo II - The Order ). He often dubbed series roles such as the Secretary of State "Sir Humphrey Appleby" ( Nigel Hawthorne ) in Yes, Minister , the unscrupulous "Count Baltar" ( John Colicos ) in Kampfstern Galactica and the "Lt. Castillo “( Edward James Olmos ) in the crime series Miami Vice . For the first video release of Raumschiff Enterprise: The next century he also spoke the part of Capt. Picard ( Patrick Stewart ).

Aust died on January 26, 1996 in Bad Wildungen at the age of 56 as a result of an operation.

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Individual evidence

  1. German Stage Yearbook , 1997.