Manfred Erdmann (1939-2017) was a German voice actor who was heard in several Muppet projects, most often as the regular voice of Sweetums (beginning with the German dub of Muppet Treasure Island). He also dubbed Jake on Jim Hensons Animal Show mit Stinky und Jake (The Animal Show).
Erdmann began his career on stage, performing in theaters in Berlin, Vienna, and elsewhere. Possessing a raspy vocal quality, Erdmann worked steadily in dubbing. He was the German voice of Mr. T on The A-Team and dubbed James Earl Jones in The Sandlot, Bill Cobbs in Get Low, Charles Durning in Desperation, Paul Bartel in Joyride, and Nicholas Bell in Dark City. On TV, he dubbed Stephen Root on NewsRadio, Paul Dooley as Whizzer and guest roles on ALF, minor parts on The Incredible Hulk, and the Dalek Emperor on Doctor Who. In animation, he dubbed the Comic Book Guy and others on The Simpsons, Dr. Zoidberg on Futurama, the wolfman in The Nightmare Before Christmas, Kraven and Red Skull on the 1990s Spider-Man series, Vitruvius in The Lego Movie, and various Roman soldiers in the Asterix films.
Muppet/Henson dub credits
- Muppet Movie: Balloon Vendor and Fat Sailor
- Die Muppets erobern Manhattan (Muppets Take Manhattan): Bear Doorman
- Jim Hensons beste Geschichten (The StoryTeller): Dog
- Muppets Die Schatzinsel (Muppet Treasure Island): Schwartn Magn (Spa'am) and Sweetums
- Jim Hensons Animal Show mit Stinky und Jake (The Animal Show) Jake
- Muppets aus dem All (Muppets from Space): Bobo (as Rentro)
- Muppets Der Zauberer von Oz (The Muppets' Wizard of Oz): Sweetums
- Die Muppets: Briefe an den Weihnachtsmann (A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa): Mobster
- Die Muppets (The Muppets): Sweetums
- Muppets Most Wanted: Sweetums
- The Muppets (The Muppets): Sweetums