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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 May 1977Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mexico City native Christian Lanz has lived and worked throughout Latin America and the United States, where he enjoyed a career as a licensed Architect for several years before migrating to Hollywood and becoming one of the industry's most prolific bilingual voiceover announcers and actors.

With well over two thousand television and radio commercials and network promos to his credit in both English and Spanish, Lanz is a veteran commercial voiceover performer and broadcast announcer with an extensive recurring client list which includes brands such as Verizon Wireless, Old Navy, Disney, Honda, Walgreen's, The FOX Network, and MTV, among many others. In addition to his voice work, Lanz has also appeared on camera as a spokesman, host, and actor in dozens of national commercials and television projects.

Lanz's years of living and working in such culturally diverse environments as Mexico City, Chile, Costa Rica, Denver and Los Angeles has provided the multicultural actor with the opportunity to hone his ear for dialects and accents, allowing him to cross over effortlessly between the general and Hispanic media markets for both voiceover as well as on-camera projects.

Equally proficient and accent-free in both English and Spanish, as a young immigrant Lanz first learned to speak English at the age of six by watching legendary voice actor Frank Welker as "Fred" in the original "Scooby Doo" animated television series. As destiny would have it, 30 years later Lanz would have the privilege of working alongside his childhood idol Welker on the new "Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated" television series after joining the cast in the show's second season.

Lanz has lent his voice to a variety of principal and recurring characters on several animated TV shows, perhaps most notably as the ruthless villain "Xever" (and his mutant alter-ego "Fishface") on Nickelodeon's wildly successful "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series. Known for often portraying suave Latino characters, Lanz often voice-doubles for actors Antonio Banderas, Ricardo Montalban, and "The Most Interesting Man in the World" in addition to voicing a varied assortment of characters on many popular video game titles.

Lanz's favorite pastimes include playing Blues guitar in his home studio, snowboarding, photography, and working on home improvement and design projects. A devoted "gearhead" and lifelong Aviation and motorsports enthusiast, Lanz also enjoys building and flying model airplanes, tuning performance cars, and spending the occasional weekend at the local racetrack.

He resides with his wife and son at their home and recording studio in Los Angeles, CA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: LPR

Trivia (9)

Born in Mexico City to a Mexican father and a Chilean mother of German ancestry, and spent over 15 years living and working throughout Mexico before becoming a naturalized U.S. Citizen.
Attended The Mirman School in Los Angeles along with actor Masi Oka.
After attending high school in Los Angeles, worked as a ranch hand in the mountains of southern Chile before attending college and architecture school.
While attending architecture school, worked as a translator, English teacher and certified personal trainer.
Was nominated for the prestigious "Premio Pani" Architectural Award in 2001 for his work in green/sustainable architectural design.
Provides the Spanish voice for Ralph Macchio's character "Archie Rodriguez" on the dubbed version of ABC's hit show "Ugly Betty".
Learned to speak English at the age of 6 by watching legendary voice actor Frank Welker as "Fred" in the original "Scooby Doo" animated series. 30 years later, Lanz would end up working alongside Welker on "Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated" after joining the cast in the show's second season.
Frequently voice-doubles for actor Antonio Banderas.
Los Angeles, CA: Working as an on-camera/voice actor and broadcast announcer. [March 2012]

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