Walter von Hauf (b. 1949) is a German voice actor who took over as the voice of Fozzie Bear after the death of Bruno W. Pantel and played the role throughout the nineties. More recently, for the German dub of The Muppets, von Hauff voiced Sam the Eagle (replacing the late Norbert Gastell).
Von Hauff is the German voice of Michael Moore in his various documentaries. His animation roles include several Pixar characters, such as Buzz Lightyear, the Yeti in Monsters Inc., the fish school in Finding Nemo, and Francesco Bernoulli in Cars 2. For Disney, he voiced Chef Louis in the 1998 redub of The Little Mermaid and Big Daddy LaBouff in The Princess and the Frog. TV cartoon roles include Mr. Mackey and others on South Park, Tom Tucker on Family Guy, guest characters on The Simpsons, Cantfayl on the animated ALF, Leader 1 on Challenge of the GoBots, and Mysterio and other villains on Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
Von Hauff dubbed Hugh Laurie in the Stuart Little movies, Danny Glover in Maverick, Ken Hudson Campbell in Home Alone, Michael Dorn in the Santa Clause sequels, Fred Willard in Waiting for Guffman, and Stephen Root in J. Edgar. For TV, he dubbed Terry Jones on Monty Python's Flying Circus and J. K. Simmons in the Law & Order franchise.
Muppet dub credits
- Muppets Die Schatzinsel (Muppet Treasure Island): Fozzie Bear/Squire Trelawney
- Muppets Tonight (Muppets Tonight): Fozzie
- Die Muppets in Walt Disney World (The Muppets at Walt Disney World): Fozzie (later dub)
- Muppets aus dem All (Muppets from Space): Fozzie
- Die Abenteuer von Elmo im Grummelland (The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland): Caterpillar
- The Muppets (2015): Sam the Eagle