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Rainer Basedow

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Rainer Basedow
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Born20 May 1938
Died15 May 2022 (aged 83)
Mathilde Basedow
(m. 1971)

Rainer Basedow (20 May 1938 – 15 May 2022) was a German film, television, and voice actor.[1] He is known for having provided the voice of Pumbaa in the German dub of the Lion King franchise,[2] up until his replacement with Jürgen Kluckert in The Lion Guard. He also dubbed John Belushi as Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers[3] and Ron Donachie as Sergeant Harley in The Jungle Book.[4]


Born in Mühlhausen, Province of Saxony (now Thuringia),[3] Basedow graduated from high school in Magdeburg in 1956.[5] As he was not allowed to study in East Germany due to "political unreliability",[5][6] he fled to West Germany in 1956.[7][8] He studied to be a teacher, German and sports at the Pädagogische Hochschule Braunschweig [de].[9] He went then for a half year to an acting school in Munich.[7][10] In 1961, he found his first leading role in the Beckett play Waiting for Godot in a small theatre at the Siegestor.[11][10] Followed by engagements in Bern, Düsseldorf, at the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer [de], and again in Munich.[11] From 1962, he played at the Münchner Volkstheater.[12]

In 1968, he played a police officer in the cult film Go for It, Baby.[13] Basedow played the Sergeant Dimpfelmoser in the 1974 children's film Der Räuber Hotzenplotz, based on the fictional character The Robber Hotzenplotz, at the side of Gert Fröbe and Josef Meinrad.[14][11] Basedow's Dimpfelmoser had a lasting impact on the portrayal of this character, for example on puppet stages.[15] From 1976 to 1995, he was a permanent member of the Münchner Lach- und Schießgesellschaft.[5] Dieter Hildebrandt's television cabaret Scheibenwischer hired him for several editions.[11] Basedow was seen on television in Derrick, Tatort, Der Alte, Der Bulle von Tölz and Küstenwache.[5]

He was married to Mathilde, whom he met on a set, since 1971.[2] The couple had four children.[2]


Basedow died on 15 May 2022 in Salzburg, five days before his 84th birthday.[14][16]

Selected filmography



  1. ^ Goble 1999, p. 375.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bretzel, Julius (17 May 2022). "Schauspieler Rainer Basedow ist tot". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Trauer um Schauspieler Rainer Basedow". weser-kurier-de (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Synchronsprecher – Rainer Basedow". Deutsche Synchronkartei (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Schauspieler Rainer Basedow ist tot – Rollen in "Tatort" und "Küstenwache" machen ihn unvergessen". Volksstimme (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  6. ^ Steil, Wolfgang (22 June 2016). "Erlebte Geschichten mit Kabarettist Rainer Basedow". WDR (in German). Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Schauspieler Rainer Basedow stirbt nach schwerer Krankheit". Focus (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Schauspieler und Kabarettist Rainer Basedow ist tot". Der Spiegel (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Schauspieler und Pumbaa-Sprecher Rainer Basedow gestorben". (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Rainer Basedow". Munzinger Biographie (in German). Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  11. ^ a b c d Huber, Joachim (17 May 2022). "Rainer Basedow ist gestorben". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Im Alter von 83 Jahren: Schauspieler Rainer Basedow gestorben". FAZ.NET (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Pumbaa von "König der Löwen": Schauspieler Rainer Basedow ist gestorben". (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  14. ^ a b "Schauspieler Rainer Basedow ist tot". Sä (in German). 17 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Rainer Basedow". (in German). 16 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  16. ^ "Trauer: Rainer Basedow (83)". Salzburger Nachrichten (in German). Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  17. ^ "Filmografie Rainer Basedow" (in German). 26 April 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  18. ^ a b c d e "Rainer Basedow". KINO (in German). 3 January 2006. Retrieved 17 May 2022.

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