J.David Hinze


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Contact:

Friends Connection Agency, Isabelle Münch
Tel +49 30 48495439

Profession actor, dubber, voice-over artist, presenter
Nationality American
(Federal) State Bavaria
1st residence Munich
Place of action Aachen, Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Budapest, Chicago, Cologne, Den Haag, Frankfurt a.M., Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Los Angeles, Ludwigsburg, Madrid, Muenster, Munich, New York, Nuremberg, Paris, Potsdam, Prague, Seattle, Vienna
Ethnic appearance White Central European, East European, Scandinavian
Hair colour dark blond
Hair length short
Eye colour blue
Stature athletic-sporty
Height 186 cm
Weight 85 kg
Confection size 52-54
Language(s)
German - native speaker

Italian - fluently
Dialects / accents

US - New England / Boston

US - Brooklyn
US - Californian English
IR - Irish
CA - Canadian
US - Mid-Atlantic dialect
US - Minnesota
US - New Jersey English
US - New York City

US - Queens
GB - Scottish
US - Amercian Southern
US - Texan Engish
Singing
A cappella - concert level
Choir - concert level
Gospel - concert level
Classic - concert level
Musical - concert level
Opera - concert level
Operette - concert level
Rock / Pop - concert level
Schlager - concert level
Soul / RnB - concert level
Folk - good
Voice range
baritone
Musical instrument
bass guitar - basics
guitar (acustic) - basics
Sports
Beach volleyball - good
Bowling - good
Kart racing - basics
Long jump / Broad jump - good
Miniature golf / Minigolf - good
Shot put - good
Table football / Table soccer / Foosball - good
american football - good
badminton - good
baseball - good
basketball - professional
billards - basics
boxing - basics
canoeing/kajak - good
golf - basics
jiu jitsu - basics
motocross - basics
rafting - good
shooting (archery) - basics
shooting (hand-gun) - good
shooting (rifle) - good
ski - good
squash - good
table tennis - good
tennis - professional
track and field - good
volleyball - good
water skiing - basics
License A (motorcycle)
B (car)
Special skills Action Acting - Cinematic Hand-to-Hand Combat & Firearms, Composer, Counselling, Director, Event Host , Filmmaker, Hand Modelling, Improvisation, Interpreter/Translating, IT/Computer Specialist, Journalist, Lyricist, Senior Management Consultant, Key Account Manager, Motion Capture, Green-Screen, Motorboat, Musical Director, Narration, Poker, Psychology, Screenwriter, Teacher, University Instructor, VFX Producer, Workshop Leader, Writer, Keynote-Speaker, Public Speaking Coach
Area of operations Film & Television are preferred. Please no requests for "reality", "scripted-reality" or “fiction-light”.
Professional union Association of German FIlm & TV Actors
Equity (UK)
Society for musical performing rights ... (D)
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An American/German character actor known for his authentic, naturalistic acting style, wide range, magnetic on-screen-presence and his deep, rich voice but he is perhaps best known internationally for his iconic character, the diabolical, dangerous and mysterious eye-patch-donning priest, Leopold Essence in Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino's THE NEW POPE (Jude Law, John Malkovich, Sharon Stone, Cécile de France and Ludivine Sagnier).

He also recently worked with Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, Emily Mortimer and Jacqueline Bisset in Til Schweiger's HEAD FULL OF HONEY and appeared in GUNS AKIMBO (Daniel Radcliffe & Samara Weaving).

At the age of 49, J.David Hinze was neither frequenting movie/TV sets nor was he running lines with international stars of the screen. He was a Senior Management Consultant, directly advising industry leaders such as CFOs, CROs and Country-Managers of Fortune-100 Blue-Chip companies in Europe and the US. But a major shift was rapidly approaching that had been many years in the making.

In his early 20s, as a post-graduate student in Opera Production, he was asked by an instructor to stay and have a talk after an advanced acting class. The instructor (Judy Dickerson) caught him completely off guard as she explained that she was convinced that he had the talent to make it as a working actor, that she was sure that he could at least pay the rent and perhaps much more if he were to make acting his career choice. She insisted that he promise her that he would seriously pursue acting in his future life. He promised.

At the age of 50, after a period of intensive soul-searching, he decided he had no choice but to make good on that promise. It was the quiet, persistent insistence over two-and-a-half decades of a voice inside that didn’t explain itself, the voice of the heart, that finally won out. While other endeavors had been worthwhile, necessary and rewarding, he finally surrendered to the fact that despite years of spirited resistance and a consistent campaign of outright denial, acting, in all of its facets, would be and had always been his true vocation.

As a complete unknown, starting out in middle-age with no credits and no industry connections, the odds of success were abysmal. But with the skills, self-discipline and penchant for exhaustive preparation developed over years in the worlds business and IT, coupled with a long pent-up immense reservoir of unexpressed youthful passion, he proceeded to secure roles in short-films and student-projects to amass footage for a reel. That video-reel would have one purpose, to do what no collection of words ever could. It would attempt to show the casting director, director and producer that he could act.

And one by one, they began to notice.

Since returning to acting, J.David Hinze has appeared in TV and film productions shot in the U.K., the U.S.A., Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.

With major projects in planning for 2021-22, it would seem that “If it’s truly from the heart, it’s never too late.”

Education

2018 Action Acting - Hollywood, USA, Hand-to-Hand Combat & Firearms, Stewart Wilson, Bruce Willis' Stunt-Double
2017 Playhouse West (North Hollywood, USA), Meisner
2017 - 2018 Brian Reise Acting Studio (West Hollywood, USA), Los Angeles Camera Acting/Cold Reading - Film & Television
2014 - 2015 BFFS Camera Acting Group (Munich/München)
1991 - 1994 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität: Munich, Germany, Theater Science/German Literature
1986 - 1989 University of Washington: School of Drama, Acting, Advanced Acting, Directing, Stage Design, Opera Production, Stage Combat
1982 - 1986 The Evergreen State College : School of Performing and Media Arts, Acting, Musical Theater, Classical Voice Training, Camera-Acting, Olympia, USA

Prizes & Awards

2020
2020

Film

2020
Der Pfad

supp. role, Feature Film, R: Tobias Wiemann
2019
The New Pope

supp. role, TV Series, HBO [us], R: Paolo Sorrentino
2019
Guns Akimbo

supp. role, Feature Film, R: Jason Lei Howden
2019
Caraba

supp. role, Feature Film, R: Katharina Mihm
2019
The Widow's Moon

lead, Indie Feature Film, R: Werner Schumann
2019
Haribo - Inner Child (3 Filme)

lead, Commercial, R: Max Millies
2018
Head full of Honey

supp. role, Feature Film, R: Til Schweiger
2018
Nazi Megastructures - America's War

lead, Miniseries, National Geographic
2018
The Last Christians

lead, Short Feature Film, R: David Lichtenauer
2018
Gezeichnet / Scarred (NOT RELEASED)

supp. role, medium length Film, R: Carolin Jahn
2018
A Mean Time Between Failures

lead, Short Feature Film, R: Alison Burns
2017
Beetroot

lead, Teaser (Series Concept), R: Andrew McCargar
2017
Twinship

lead, Short Feature Film, R: Hans-Joachim Brucherseifer
2017
Day Off

lead, Short Feature Film, R: Alexander Griffith
2016
Replace

supp. role, Feature Film, R: Norbert Keil
2016
Fristverlängerung

lead, Short Feature Film, R: Wouter Wirth
2016
Tod und Tugend / Death and Virtue

lead, Short Feature Film, R: Simon Spieske
2016
Crossing Over

supp. role, Feature Film, R: Mark Haldor
2015
Ein willkommener Feind

lead, Short Feature Film, R: Philip Lehmenkühler
2015
Baku Police - Baku Safe City (Viral)

lead, Image Film, R: Burak Ekin
2015
Terra X - Freibeuter der Meere

lead, Documentary (Mini Series), ZDF, R: Robert Schotter
2015
Luis Trenker - Der schmale Grat der Wahrheit

supp. role, TV-Movie, BR, ORF, R: Wolfgang Murnberger
2014
The Hitchhiker

lead, Short Feature Film, R: Fivaz Buys
2014
A Bavarian Holiday

supp. role, Short Feature Film, R: Laura Thies

Speaker

2016
SIEMENS Roveredo, Swiss Tunnels
SIEMENS
2016
AdMoveum - Gets you into the move
AdMoveum - Boehringer
2016
SWATCH Major Series Beach Volleyball Toronto
SWATCH
2016
AdMoveum - Stay in the Game
AdMoveum - Boehringer
2016
JEDOX Partner Summit
JEDOX
2016
AdMoveum - Know How to Move
AdMoveum - Boehringer
2016
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Italy
RED BULL
2016
M.A.N. Mobile 24
M.A.N.
2016
KREIBURG - Rubber Compounds
KREIBURG
2016
KMP Creative Lifestyle Products - MacBook
KMP Creative Lifestyle Products
2016
A. Lange & Söhne - Your Watch
A. Lange & Söhne (exclusive luxury watches)
2016
Thyssen Krupp / SIEMENS - Sinter
SIEMENS
2016
Henkel – The BONDERITE duaLCys Process
Henkel
2016
SIEMENS Energy Management
SIEMENS
2016
SWATCH Major Series Beach Volleyball KLAGENFURT
SWATCH
2016
RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series PORTUGAL
RED BULL
2016
Adidas - Digital Brand Commerce
ADIDAS
2016
SWATCH Major Series Beach Volleyball GSTAAD
SWATCH
2016
FRAUENHOFER-INSTITUT for Microstructure
FRAUENHOFER-INSTITUT
2016
Fendt MARS Robots, Cloud & App
FENDT
2016
Giesecke & Devrient BPS X9
Giesecke & Devrient
2016
SWATCH Major Series Beach Volleyball PORECH
SWATCH
2016
BPS M5 CashCenter Produktivity
Giesecke & Devrient
2016
RED BULL, Opener, Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2016
Stylight Awards 2016
Stylight
2016
PLAZAMEDIA - More Than Just Big Pictures
PLAZAMEDIA
2016
SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major Series
SWATCH
2016
BOSCH Smart Home
BOSCH
2016
EnBW
EnBW
2016
LINDE - The Future
LINDE
2016
RED BULL URBEX
RED BULL
2016
Fendt VarioDrive
FENDT Tractors
2016
M.A.N. Task-Force-Bus
M.A.N.
2016
SIEMENS - Tip Trailer
SIEMENS
2016
RED BULL On Any Sunday
RED BULL
2016
Jedox World Tour 2016, US-Englisch
Jedox
2016
Philip Morris: Work-Life-Balance
Philip Morris
2016
RED BULL Kumitee,
RED BULL
2016
Google & Siemens
Google
2016
Cadrage
Cadrage
2016
Jedox 6 „What’s New“
Jedox
2015
AIDA SISHIP IMAC HYPERION
AIDA Cruise Lines
2015
BMW Motorrad Motorcycle Center Santa Monica, USA
BMW Motorräder
2015
SKODA - South Africa
SKODA
2015
WOMEN, Highlights/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Se
RED BULL
2015
Nuremberg Trials Press Camp
Faber-Castell
2015
SPAIN/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2015
DISCOVERY - Partnership
DISCOVERY
2015
ITALY/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2015
Sky - Coming Together
Sky
2015
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA /RED BULL - Cliff Diving Worl
RED BULL
2015
SIEMENS IDS
SIEMENS
2015
PORTUGAL/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2015
KLEEMANN
KLEEMANN
2015
GES - Global Energy Services (int'l version)
GES - Global Energy Services
2015
AUDI - Drive
AUDI
2015
FEBREEZE (int'l version)
FEBREEZE
2015
Precision Luxury Watches (int'l version)
A. Lange & Söhne
2015
COAST GUARD
Astragon Entertainment
2015
SIEMENS IDS Truck (int'l version)
SIEMENS
2015
Denmark/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2015
USA/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2015
France/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2015
Columbia/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2015
Opener/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series
RED BULL
2015
SIEMENS/Audi (int'l version)
SIEMENS
2015
redseven ENTERTAINMENT - MEDIAPLUS Trailer
redseven ENTERTAINMENT
2015
CeBIT 2015 (int'l version)
CeBIT
2015
BMW Motorräder Motorcycles Center - Jakarta
BMW Motorräder
2015
Elbphilharmonie - Waves (Hamburg Philharmonic)
Elbphilharmonie (The Hamburg Philharmonic)
2015
MAN Pinetown (int'l version)
MAN Trucks
2015
MINI Cooper BaCI (int'l version)
MINI Cooper Automobiles
2014
SIEMENS - Inrush IDS
SIEMENS
2014
VEGA OR Technique Femur First
University of Kiel - School of Medicine
2014
RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - IRELAND
RED BULL
2014
BMW i3 Making of
BMW
2014
SIEMENS - Customer Statement
SIEMENS
2014
BMW i3 - Carbon Fibre
BMW
2014
VEGA OR Technique Tibia First
University of Kiel - School of Medicine
2014
RED BULL - ME OWN
RED BULL
2014
BMW - What's Next
BMW
2014
VEGA OR Technique Stem preparation
University of Kiel - School of Medicine
2014
SIEMENS - LEAN
SIEMENS
2014
BMW i3 - Interior Design
BMW
2014
RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - SPAIN
RED BULL
2014
SIEMENS - Reference Plus
SIEMENS
2014
BMW i3 - Sustainability
BMW
2014
LINDE Image Trailer
LINDE
2014
SIEMENS - DT CM
SIEMENS
2014
BMW i3 - Exterior Design
BMW
2014
SKODA Expert
SKODA
2014
RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - MEXICO
RED BULL
2014
BMW i3 - Production
BMW
2014
SIEMENS - LOGO
SIEMENS
2014
BMW i3 - V3_Powertrain
BMW
2014
SIEMENS - IDS Image
SIEMENS
2014
BMW i3 - Test Drives
BMW
2014
SIEMENS - Drive Train
SIEMENS
2014
GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ , GORE-TEX
GORE-TEX®
2014
SIEMENS - Awards
SIEMENS
2014
SIEMENS - Energy
SIEMENS
2014
RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - WOMEN
RED BULL
2014
Gold Rush
SUNLIGHT GAMES
2014
7 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER
KICK FILM
2014
FUJITSU PRIMERGY
FUJITSU
2014
OKTOBERFEST HITS
THOMAS COOK / NECKERMANN TRAVEL
2014
GORE-TEX® (Gore CEP)
GORE-TEX®
2014
BMW i3 - The Mission
BMW
2014
VEGA OR Technique
University of Kiel - School of Medicine
2014
SIEMENS - DDS Expert Talk
SIEMENS
2014
RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - CUBA
RED BULL
2014
BUGATTI ROYALE
BUGATTI - TVT Creative Media

Synchron speaker

2015
Red Bull - Cliff Diving. Bilbao
Moderator/Commentator (international version), R: Veit Krämer