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Heinz Petruo (1918–2001)

Petruo was one of the most popular German radio announcers during the Cold War (RIAS Berlin, 1951-1981) and even a famous dubbing actor (e.g. Yul Brynner, "Darth Vader", Lee van Cleef). His son Thomas (b. 1950) is the German Voice of Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson and Petruo's granddaughter Vanessa is singer in German popgroup "No Angels". See full bio »



(age 83) in Coburg, Germany

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Known For

Germany Pale Mother
Direktion City
Direktion City Einsatzleiter Kalweit
The Mad Executioners
U47 - Kapitänleutnant Prien


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 1982 Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler (TV Series)
Narrator, End Sequence
- Denn die Fahne ist mehr als der Tod (1982) ... Narrator, End Sequence (voice, uncredited)
 1981 Onkel & Co (TV Series)
- Die geklaute Miss (1981) ... Hosenträger-Charlie (voice, uncredited)
 1981 Kintopp Kintopp (TV Series)
- Der große Erfolg (1981) ... Fotoreporter (voice, uncredited)
 1976-1977 Direktion City (TV Series)
Einsatzleiter Kalweit
- Heiße Puppen (1977) ... Einsatzleiter Kalweit
- Klimperkutte (1977) ... Einsatzleiter Kalweit
- Die Maschen des Netzes (1977) ... Einsatzleiter Kalweit
- Kleine Fische (1976) ... Einsatzleiter Kalweit
- Armer Gigolo (1976) ... Einsatzleiter Kalweit
 1976 Il signor Rossi cerca la felicità
Narrator, Opening Credits Sequence (German version, voice, uncredited)
 1972 Dr. M schlägt zu
Voice of Prof. Parkinson (voice, uncredited)
 1971 X312 - Flight to Hell
Pedro (voice, uncredited)
 1971 The Devil Came from Akasava
Prof. Forrester (voice, uncredited)
 1970 Drüben bei Lehmanns (TV Series)
- Neueröffnung (1970) ... Verbandsvorsitzender (uncredited)
 1968 The Valley of Death
Meadows (voice, uncredited)
 1968 The Monster of Blackwood Castle
Inspizient (uncredited)
 1967 Die Slowly, You'll Enjoy It More
Sebastian (BND Chief) (voice, uncredited)
 1967 St. Pauli zwischen Nacht und Morgen
Man (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Winnetou and Old Firehand
Captain Luis Sanchez Quilvera (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Winnetou and the Crossbreed
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Kommissar X - Drei gelbe Katzen
Rogers (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill
Officer (voice, uncredited)
 1964 Amongst Vultures
Stewart (voice, uncredited)
 1963 The Mad Executioners (voice)
 1963 Der Zinker
Smith (uncredited)
 1963 Die weiße Spinne
Stimme (voice, uncredited)
 1963 Three Penny Opera
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1962 Liebling - Ich muß Dich erschießen
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1960 We Cellar Children
Sprecher der Wochenschau (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Liebe, Luft und lauter Lügen
Navigator Frühbaum
 1958 U47 - Kapitänleutnant Prien
Radiosprecher (voice)
 1955 The Captain and His Hero
Stabsarzt bei Musterung (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

1970: Dubbing voice of Christopher George in the German post-synchronized version of Andrew McLaglen's "Chisum" (Chisum). See more »

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Father of Thomas Petruo, Grandfather of Vanessa Petruo. See more »


Was famous for voicing movie villains. His most notable performance was the voice of Darth Vader in the german dubbed version of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

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