Volkert Kraft

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Volkert Kraeft (born August 7, 1941 in Timmendorfer Strand ) is a German actor and voice actor .


Volkert Kraeft grew up with his two siblings in Lübeck and Kiel . The theater became his passion after he made his first experiences in the school theater. From this his future career aspirations developed and finally he got his first roles in the Stadttheater Kiel . His father, a craftsman, opposed this wish for life. Volkert Kraeft therefore initially trained as an industrial clerk , but also took lessons from an actor. After all, he worked after his training to finance his private lessons.

His new life began with his first engagement at the theater in Lüneburg . Many engagements followed, and Fritz Umgelter discovered him at the theater in Ingolstadt for his first TV role in fried potatoes included . Volkert Kraeft eventually became better known and cast in many roles, from then on a great career began, especially in television. In 1980 he appeared as chief inspector Sander as a crime scene inspector in Frankfurt's Tatort With Bare Feet ; the episode has not yet been repeated in the film plot because of its misleading expression about epileptics (so-called poison cabinet episode).

While filming the series Die Buddenbrooks , Kraeft met his future wife Edeltraut in 1978. They got married nine years later.

Filmography (selection)

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As a voice actor he lent a. a. Van Heflin ( Act of Violence ), John Hurt ( The Death Cry ), Gerald McRaney ( The Neverending Story ), Martin Short ( The Millionaire Thing ) and Burt Reynolds ( BL Stryker ) his voice.

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Individual evidence

  1. Tatort fund: TATORTe im Poison closet: Forbidden fruits , accessed on August 22, 2012.