In this article we’re going to look at the profile of voice-over artist and actor, Erich. Erich is of German-Russian descent, growing up in Germany and subsequently moving to London to work on his career. Erich is often involved in German voice-over projects and feature films.
Erich has had a busy year in 2013. When asked about exciting projects that he’d worked on recently, he answered:
“This year the most interesting voice-acting jobs have been a couple of ADR and lip syncing sessions in the heart of Soho, where I recorded German dialogue for the feature films The Fifth Estate which deals with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), and also A Most Wanted Man, a terrorism thriller set in Germany, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams. It was particularly enjoyable, as we were often encouraged to come up with our own lines, so you could almost say we were ‘script-co-writers’!”
Erich has also been involved in a number of German voice-overs for international versions of computer games, including: Metal Gear Solid, Driver, Tomcat, Alley, Tiny Tank, Space Debris, Jimmy Neutron and Rocky.
When talking about the most memorable voice-over projects he’s undertaken, Erich mentioned he has lent his voice to several Star Wars toys for the German market and he was also the German presenter voice for the MTV show ‘Punk’d’. Click this link to listen to a demo.
Additionally, Erich has recorded numerous language CDs and programmes for Oxford University Press, University of Cambridge, Hodder & Stoughton, Open University, Pearson Education, Instant German and Harper Collins.
Erich is particularly proud of his recent appearance in the Ron Howard film, Rush. It’s set in the 1970s and deals with the rivalry between the Formula 1 racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Erich plays a German journalist who reports on Niki Lauda’s condition after he has the near-fatal crash on the Nürburgring.
Erich also has an excellent portfolio of acting work behind him. When asked what his biggest career achievement to date is, he answered:
“I think the projects/films I’m mostly proud of are Saving Private Ryan (I play German No. 1 in it) and United 93 – I’m playing the real life German passenger – Christian Adams – who, along with all the other people on board that fateful plane, perished on 9/11. I feel very privileged to have been part of what I would consider two ground-breaking and important films that changed a lot of people’s misconceptions about the events depicted in those movies, and I am personally thrilled to have worked on films that won so many accolades.”