Sven Dahlem ( born 1947 as Sven Mahler) is a German actor, radio play, and voice actor and director.

Life:[edit | edit source]

Sven Dahlem completed his personal training at the Hildburg Frese drama studio in Hamburg. During this time, he adopted his stage name- based on the Berlin district of Dahlem. In addition to the Darmstadt State Theater, stations in his theater career were mainly Hamburg theaters, such as the St. Pauli Theater, the Theater im Zimmer, the Kammerspiele, the Thalia Theater, the Operettenhaus, the Ohnsorg Theater and the Schmidt Theater. Tours and guest performances have also taken him to all neighboring German-speaking countries. Dahlem often played in musical pieces, for example as Gremio in Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter as Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, Im WeiBe RoBi by Ralph Benatzky as Professor Hinzelmann and Emperor Franz Joseph I, and the operetta Mask in Blue by Fred Raymond as Pedro dal Vegas and in Johann Strauss' (son) Gypsy Baron as Conte Carnero.

Between 1982 and the beginning of the 2000s, Dahlem was seen occasionally in front of the camera, mostly as a guest actor in series such as Adelheid and their Murderers, GroBstadtrevier, Doppelter Einsatz or Stubbe- Case by Case.

While still using his real name, Dahlem began his work as a spokesperson for commercial radio plays; he also wrote dialog scripts and directed cartoons. In 1966, Dahlem spoke for the radio play label Europa in one of the first productions, Wonderful World of Music. In the following years, he sang in numerous fairy tales. Among other things, he is known to young listeners and viewers as Heppo in Bob the Builder, and he also appeared in the series Ein Fall fur TKKG, Five Friends and The Three???

With almost 100 roles in the German dubbing file, Sven Dahlem is also listed as a voice actor. In the American cartoon series Rocko's Modern Life, he was the German voice for various colleagues such as Carlos Alazraqui and Tom Kenny. Dahlem also spoke different characters in the German version of the cartoon series Die Raccoons( The Raccoons).

Filmography (selection) [edit | edit source]

  • 1982: Tatort-Trimmer and Isolde
  • 1984:The Bachmeier Case- No Time for Tears
  • 1984:Devil's Grandmother- The Hamburg Disease
  • 1990: The Country Doctor- Something is Brewing
  • 1993:Metropolitan Area-The Bike Ride
  • 1994:The Court Reporter- Fish Die
  • 1994: Crime Scene- Songbird
  • 1996:Double Effort- Terror
  • 1996:Adelheid and their Murderers
  • 2003:Stubbe- Case by Case- On Love and Death
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