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Norbert Gastell (14 October 1929 – 26 November 2015) was an Argentinian-born, German voice actor, who specialized in dubbing. He was born to German parents, but grew up in Argentina. He moved to Munich in 1938.

Norbert Gastell
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Emilio Norberto Gastel

(1929-10-14)14 October 1929
Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Died26 November 2015(2015-11-26) (aged 86)
Munich, Germany[2]
Years active1952–2015
Spouse(s)Karin Heym

Gastell was best known in Germany as the voice of Homer Simpson in the German version of The Simpsons, which he had provided since the series was first aired in 1991. He is also remembered for dubbing the character Trevor Ochmonek in the sitcom ALF, Coach Pantusso in Cheers and Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter films. He was also active in radio plays.

He died in Munich at the age of 86.[2]



  1. ^ "Norbert Gastell". (in German). Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Simpsons – Synchronsprecher Norbert Gastell verstorben". (in German). Retrieved 3 December 2015.

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