Eichel, Kaspar


Kaspar Eichel was born in Berlin on November 27, 1942. His father, Wito Eichel, was an author and later became the director of the DEFA Studio for Synchronization. From 1960 to 1963, Eichel studied acting at the Staatliche Schauspielschule (State Academy of Dramatic Art, now: Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch”) in Berlin. He has found engagements throughout his career at theaters in Senftenberg, Potsdam, Dresden and Berlin.


Eichel had his film debut in the lead role in Siegfried Hartmann’s adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Die goldene Gans. In 1966, he played one of the leading roles in Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Gerhard Klein’s Berlin um die Ecke, which was banned alongside eleven other films made or in production at the time. Nevertheless, Eichel soon found work in a supporting role for Kurt Maetzig’s Die Fahne von Kriwoj Rog


In 1969, Eichel joined the DFF (East German Television) acting ensemble. And in the following years, he worked primarily in television. He landed roles in Frank Beyer’s 5-part film Rottenknechte, or Frank Vogel’s comedy Die Gänse von Bützow. In addition, he played in several episodes from popular television series, such as Der Staatsanwalt hat das Wort or Hallo Robbie! One of Eichel’s most recent film projects was the role of Erich Mielke—the long-term GDR Minister for State Security—in Jens Becker’s Stasi docudrama Erich Mielke – Meister der Angst in 2015.


Since the 1990s, Kaspar Eichel has worked in theater and television, as well as in synchronization for film and video games and audiobooks. His extensive list of dubbing projects includes almost one thousand parts. He has given his German voice to many international movie stars, including Robert Redford, Richard Dreyfuss, Dennis Hopper, and Anthony Hopkins. Eichel has also worked as director and actor, and he has been at the Berlin Kriminal Theater (Theater for Crime Plays) since 2001. 


2015 Erich Mielke - Meister der Angst (Erich Mielke: Master of Fear, docudrama)
2004 Das Bernstein-Amulett (The Amber Amulet, TV)
2002-90 Hallo Robbie! (Hi, Robby!, TV series)
1996 Der Blinde (The Blind, TV)
1993 Ein Mord danach (A Murder Afterwards, TV)
1987 Maxe Baumann aus Berlin (Maxe Baumann from Berlin, TV)
1985 Das zweite Leben des Dr. Grundlach (The Second Life of Dr. Grundlach, TV)
1985 Die Gänse von Bützow (The Geese of Bützow, TV)
1982 Der Teufelskreis (The Vicious Circle, TV)
1977 Die zertanzten Schuhe (The Dancing Princesses, TV)
1974 Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz (The Lieutenant from Schwanenkietz, TV)
1971 Rottenknechte (Deputy Marine Commanders, TV)
1970 Jeder stirbt für sich allein (Every Man Dies Alone, TV mini-series)
1969-91 Der Staatsanwalt hat das Wort (The State Prosecutor Has the Floor, TV series)
1967 Kleiner Mann was nun? (Little Man, What Now?, TV)
1967 Die Fahne von Kriwoj Rog (The Banner of Kriwoj Rog)
1966/90 Berlin um die Ecke (Berlin Around the Corner)
1965 Tiefe Furchen (Deep Furrows)
1964 Die goldene Gans (The Golden Goose)


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