J.David Hinze, actor, voice actor, speaker, presenter, Munich
©Teresa Marenzi
  • Actor
  • voice actor
  • speaker
  • presenter
Acting age 45 to 60 Years

Basic data

Languages
English
German Italian
Dialects(US) - New Jersey English,
American (Standard) (Native dialect), American Southern-English, Boston-English,
British (Standard), Brooklyn-English, California English, Canadian-English, Irish Accent, Mid-Atlantic dialects, Minnesota-English, New York Accent,
Pacific Northwest English, Queens-English, Scottish-English, Texan
SingingA cappella Choir Classic Folk Gospel Musical Opera Operette Rock/Pop Schlager Soul / RnB
Instrumentsbass guitar guitar
Skills (sports)American Football badminton baseball basketball beach volleyball billiards bowling boxing canoeing golf jiujitsu kart racing long-jump minigolf motocross ping-pong rafting shooting (archery) shooting (hand-gun) shooting (rifle) shot put skiing squash table-top football tennis track and field volleyball water skiing
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria
NationalityU.S.-American
LicencesA (motorcycle) [eu], B (car) [eu]

Agency

Germany
Phone+49 30 48495439
Mobile+49 151 23423725

Contact

E-mail for members only

Showreels

Featured

All videos

News

  • J.David Hinze in Paolo Sorrentino's THE NEW POPE (HBO/Sky) Jude Law
    J.David Hinze can now be seen portraying the mysterious LEOPOLD ESSENCE in Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino's THE NEW POPE (HBO/Sky Atlantic).

    The star-studded series with Jude Law, John Malkovich, Sharon Stone, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Mark Ivanir and Marilyn Manson picks up where THE YOUNG POPE left off.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7157248/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
  • J.David Hinze in GUNS AKIMBO Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving
    J.David appears in Jason Lei Howden's cinematic feature comedy GUNS AKIMBO starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving. US release date, 5 March 2020.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6902676/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
  • J.David Hinze portrays GENERAL von RUNDSTEDT (National Geodraphic Channel_US/UK)
    J.David Hinze can currently be seen portraying General von Rundstedt in the National Geodraphic Channel's NAZI MEGASTRUCTURES: America's War
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9657586/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_7

About J.David Hinze

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.”

Known for

Training

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

Awards

YearAward
2020Best TV Series: THE NEW POPE - VENICE TV AWARD, Italy
2020Best TV Series (Migliore Serie televisiva): THE NEW POPE - Golden Globes, Italy (IL GLOBO D'ORO)

Projects as actor

Filter
YearTitleGenreDirectorRole
2021White Noise
Herr Dokter [SR]
Feature Film, NetflixNoah BaumbachHerr Dokter [SR]
2020The Path
Officer Murphy [SR]
Feature FilmTobias WiemannOfficer Murphy [SR]
2019
The New Pope

Leopold Essence [SSR]
TV Series, HBO [us]Paolo SorrentinoLeopold Essence [SSR]
2019Guns Akimbo
CSN Anchor [SR]
Feature FilmJason Lei HowdenCSN Anchor [SR]
2019Caraba
Dieter [SR]
Feature FilmKatharina MihmDieter [SR]
2019The Widow's Moon (WT)
Dr. Günther Mayer [L]
Independent Feature FilmWerner SchumannDr. Günther Mayer [L]
2019Haribo - Inner Child (3 Filme)
Businessman [L]
CommercialMax MilliesBusinessman [L]
2018
Head full of Honey

Priest [SR]
Feature FilmTil SchweigerPriest [SR]
2018Nazi Megastructures - America's War
General von Rundstedt [L]
Limited series, National GeographicMultipleGeneral von Rundstedt [L]
2018The Last Christians
Alan Eden [L]
Short FilmDavid LichtenauerAlan Eden [L]
2018Gezeichnet / Scarred (NOT RELEASED) (WT)
Dr. Wagner [SR]
Medium Length FilmCarolin JahnDr. Wagner [SR]
2018A Mean Time Between Failures
Frank [L]
Short FilmAlison BurnsFrank [L]
2017Beetroot
Max [L]
Teaser (Series Concept)Andrew McCargarMax [L]
2017Twinship
Mr. Poole [L]
Short FilmHans-Joachim BrucherseiferMr. Poole [L]
2017Day Off
Phil [L]
Short FilmAlexander GriffithPhil [L]
2016
Replace

Officer Loomis [SR]
Feature FilmNorbert KeilOfficer Loomis [SR]
2016Fristverlängerung
Er [L]
Short FilmWouter WirthEr [L]
2016
Tod und Tugend / Death and Virtue (WT)

The Whisperer [L]
Short FilmSimon SpieskeThe Whisperer [L]
2016
Crossing Over

Hank Prettyman [SR]
Feature FilmMark HaldorHank Prettyman [SR]
2015
Ein willkommener Feind (WT)

Willhelm [L]
Short FilmPhilip LehmenkühlerWillhelm [L]

Projects as voice actor / speaker

YearTitleGenreRoleActor
2015Red Bull - Cliff Diving. BilbaoSportscast, Servus TV [at]Moderator/Commentator (international version)

Speaker engagements

YearTitleProject typeActivityClient
2016SIEMENS Roveredo, Swiss TunnelsMarketing FilmVoice OverSIEMENS
2016AdMoveum - Gets you into the moveRadio spot (int'l)Voice OverAdMoveum - Boehringer
2016SWATCH Major Series Beach Volleyball TorontoTelevision/Sports (int'l)Narrator / CommentatorSWATCH
2016AdMoveum - Stay in the GameRadio spot (int'l)Voice OverAdMoveum - Boehringer
2016JEDOX Partner SummitConventionAnnouncerJEDOX
2016AdMoveum - Know How to MoveRadio spot (int'l)Voice OverAdMoveum - Boehringer
2016Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series ItalyTelevision/Sports (int'l)Narrator / CommentatorRED BULL
2016M.A.N. Mobile 24TrailerVoice OverM.A.N.
2016KREIBURG - Rubber CompoundsPromotional Film, MarketingVoice OverKREIBURG
2016KMP Creative Lifestyle Products - MacBookhow to videoVoice OverKMP Creative Lifestyle Products
2016A. Lange & Söhne - Your WatchVideo owner's manualVoice OverA. Lange & Söhne (exclusive luxury watches)
2016Thyssen Krupp / SIEMENS - SinterProduct-Film for Industrial CustomersVoice OverSIEMENS
2016Henkel – The BONDERITE duaLCys ProcessProduct-Film for Industrial CustomersVoice OverHenkel
2016SIEMENS Energy ManagementProduct-Film for Industrial CustomersVoice OverSIEMENS
2016SWATCH Major Series Beach Volleyball KLAGENFURTTelevision/Sports (int'l)Narrator / CommentatorSWATCH
2016RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series PORTUGALTelevision/Sports (int'l)Narrator / CommentatorRED BULL
2016Adidas - Digital Brand CommerceMarketing FilmVoice OverADIDAS
2016SWATCH Major Series Beach Volleyball GSTAADTelevision/Sports (int'l)Narrator / CommentatorSWATCH
2016FRAUENHOFER-INSTITUT for MicrostructurePromotional Film, MarketingVoice OverFRAUENHOFER-INSTITUT
2016Fendt MARS Robots, Cloud & AppMarketing Advert. FilmVoice OverFENDT
2016Giesecke & Devrient BPS X9ProduktfilmVoice OverGiesecke & Devrient
2016SWATCH Major Series Beach Volleyball PORECHTelevision/Sports (int'l)Narrator / CommentatorSWATCH
2016BPS M5 CashCenter ProduktivityProduktfilmVoice OverGiesecke & Devrient
2016RED BULL, Opener, Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, (int'l)Narrator / CommentatorRED BULL
2016Stylight Awards 2016Fashon Lifestyle Awards Show - live - BerlinAnnouncer/Virtual MCStylight
2016PLAZAMEDIA - More Than Just Big PicturesMarketing/Image FilmSprecherPLAZAMEDIA
2016SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major SeriesTelevision Sports TrailerSpeaker / CommentatorSWATCH
2016BOSCH Smart HomeInternet & AppSprecherBOSCH
2016EnBWFilm/Marketing/Image FilmSprecherEnBW
2016LINDE - The FutureFilm/Marketing/Image FilmVoice Over, CommentatorLINDE
2016RED BULL URBEXTelevisionVoice Over, CommentatorRED BULL
2016Fendt VarioDriveWerbung Website/Internet VideosVoice Over, CommentatorFENDT Tractors
2016M.A.N. Task-Force-BusFilm/MarketingVoice Over, CommentatorM.A.N.
2016SIEMENS - Tip TrailerFilm/MarketingVoice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2016RED BULL On Any SundayTelevisionVoice Over, CommentatorRED BULL
2016Jedox World Tour 2016, US-EnglischFilm/MarketingVoice Over, NarratorJedox
2016Philip Morris: Work-Life-BalanceCompany Int.Voice Over, NarratorPhilip Morris
2016RED BULL Kumitee,Film/MarketingVoice OverRED BULL
2016Google & SiemensFilm/Marketing/Image FilmVoice Over, CommentatorGoogle
2016CadrageFilm/Marketing/Image FilmVoice Over, NarratorCadrage
2016Jedox 6 „What’s New“Film/Marketing/Image FilmVoice Over, NarratorJedox
2015AIDA SISHIP IMAC HYPERIONCompany Int.Voice Over, NarratorAIDA Cruise Lines
2015BMW Motorrad Motorcycle Center Santa Monica, USAFilm/Marketing/Image FilmVoice Over, Narrator (int'l version)BMW Motorräder
2015SKODA - South AfricaFilm/MarketingVoice Over, Narrator (int'l version)SKODA
2015WOMEN, Highlights/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015Nuremberg Trials Press CampDocumentary Film (int'l version)Voice Over, NarratorFaber-Castell
2015SPAIN/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015DISCOVERY - PartnershipFilm/Marketing p (int'l version)Voice Over, NarratorDISCOVERY
2015ITALY/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015Sky - Coming TogetherTelevision/Marketing (int'l version)Voice Over, NarratorSky
2015BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA /RED BULL - Cliff Diving WorlTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015SIEMENS IDSFilm/Marketing (int'l version)Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2015PORTUGAL/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015KLEEMANNFilm/Marketing (int'l version)Voice Over, NarratorKLEEMANN
2015GES - Global Energy Services (int'l version)Film/MarketingVoice Over, NarratorGES - Global Energy Services
2015AUDI - DriveFilm/Marketing (int'l version)Voice Over, NarratorAUDI
2015FEBREEZE (int'l version)Television, Advert.(USA & Canada)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorFEBREEZE
2015Precision Luxury Watches (int'l version)Internet (private customer access)Voice OverA. Lange & Söhne
2015COAST GUARDVideo Game (int'l version)Voice - Lead Character - Finn AsdairAstragon Entertainment
2015SIEMENS IDS Truck (int'l version)Film/MarketingSynchronization, Voice OverSIEMENS
2015Denmark/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015USA/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015France/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015Columbia/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, (int'l version)Voice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015Opener/RED BULL - Cliff Diving World SeriesTelevision/Sports, int'l versionVoice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2015SIEMENS/Audi (int'l version)Film/MarketingVoice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2015redseven ENTERTAINMENT - MEDIAPLUS TrailerFilm/Marketing/Image FilmVoice Over, Narrator (int'l version)redseven ENTERTAINMENT
2015CeBIT 2015 (int'l version)Official Image Film of the CeBIT 2015Voice Over, NarratorCeBIT
2015BMW Motorräder Motorcycles Center - JakartaFilm/Marketing/Image FilmVoice Over, Narrator (int'l version)BMW Motorräder
2015Elbphilharmonie - Waves (Hamburg Philharmonic)Film/Marketing/Image FilmVoice Over, NarratorElbphilharmonie (The Hamburg Philharmonic)
2015MAN Pinetown (int'l version)Image FilmVoice Over, NarratorMAN Trucks
2015MINI Cooper BaCI (int'l version)Film/MarketingVoice Over, NarratorMINI Cooper Automobiles
2014SIEMENS - Inrush IDSFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014VEGA OR Technique Femur FirstHow-To video for operating surgeonsVoice Over, NarratorUniversity of Kiel - School of Medicine
2014RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - IRELANDTelevision/Sports, international versionVoice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2014BMW i3 Making ofTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014SIEMENS - Customer StatementFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014BMW i3 - Carbon FibreTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014VEGA OR Technique Tibia FirstHow-To video for operating surgeonsVoice Over, NarratorUniversity of Kiel - School of Medicine
2014RED BULL - ME OWNTelevision program (60min.)Synchronization, Voice Over, NarratorRED BULL
2014BMW - What's NextTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014VEGA OR Technique Stem preparationHow-To video for operating surgeonsVoice Over, NarratorUniversity of Kiel - School of Medicine
2014SIEMENS - LEANFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014BMW i3 - Interior DesignTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - SPAINTelevision/Sports, international versionVoice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2014SIEMENS - Reference PlusFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014BMW i3 - SustainabilityTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014LINDE Image TrailerFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorLINDE
2014SIEMENS - DT CMFilmFilm/Synchronization for the international versionSIEMENS
2014BMW i3 - Exterior DesignTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014SKODA ExpertFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSKODA
2014RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - MEXICOTelevision/Sports, international versionVoice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2014BMW i3 - ProductionTelevision/InternetFilm/Synchronization for the international versionBMW
2014SIEMENS - LOGOFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014BMW i3 - V3_PowertrainTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014SIEMENS - IDS ImageFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014BMW i3 - Test DrivesTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014SIEMENS - Drive TrainFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ , GORE-TEXMarketingVoice Over, NarratorGORE-TEX®
2014SIEMENS - AwardsFilmSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014SIEMENS - EnergyFilmFilm/Synchronization for the international versionSIEMENS
2014RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - WOMENTelevision/Sports, international versionVoice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2014Gold RushVideo GameMultiple Roles (character voices)SUNLIGHT GAMES
20147 DAYS IN SEPTEMBERinternational film documentarySynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorKICK FILM
2014FUJITSU PRIMERGYFilm/MarketingVoice Over, NarratorFUJITSU
2014OKTOBERFEST HITSFilm/MarketingVoice Over, Commentator/NarratorTHOMAS COOK / NECKERMANN TRAVEL
2014GORE-TEX® (Gore CEP)Marketing/TelevisionVoice Over, NarratorGORE-TEX®
2014BMW i3 - The MissionTelevision/InternetSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorBMW
2014VEGA OR TechniqueHow-To video for surgeons using the VEGA OR TechniVoice Over, NarratorUniversity of Kiel - School of Medicine
2014SIEMENS - DDS Expert TalkFilm/Synchronization for the international versionSynchronization, Voice Over, NarratorSIEMENS
2014RED BULL - Cliff Diving World Series - CUBATelevision/Sports, international versionVoice Over, Narrator/CommentatorRED BULL
2014BUGATTI ROYALE60 min.international film documentaryNarratorBUGATTI - TVT Creative Media

Basic data

Height186 cm
Weight85 kg - 187 lb.
Body typeathletic-sporty
Clothing size52-54
Ethnic appearanceeast european, scandinavian, white central european
Hair colourdark blond
Hair lengthshort
Eye colourblue
NationalityU.S.-American
Languages
English
German Italian
Dialects(US) - New Jersey English,
American (Standard) (Native dialect), American Southern-English, Boston-English,
British (Standard), Brooklyn-English, California English, Canadian-English, Irish Accent, Mid-Atlantic dialects, Minnesota-English, New York Accent,
Pacific Northwest English, Queens-English, Scottish-English, Texan
Voice typebaritone
SingingA cappella Choir Classic Folk Gospel Musical Opera Operette Rock/Pop Schlager Soul / RnB
Instrumentsbass guitar guitar
Skills (sports)American Football badminton baseball basketball beach volleyball billiards bowling boxing canoeing golf jiujitsu kart racing long-jump minigolf motocross ping-pong rafting shooting (archery) shooting (hand-gun) shooting (rifle) shot put skiing squash table-top football tennis track and field volleyball water skiing
Experience abroadCentral Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland, [GDR German Democratic Republic]
North Africa: Egypt
North America: Canada, Mexico, USA
Northern Europe: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
South Africa: South Africa
Southern Europe: Canary Islands, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Vatican City
Southeastern Europe: Greece
West Asia: Turkey
Western Europe: England, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom
LicencesA (motorcycle) [eu], B (car) [eu]
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria
Accommodation possibilitiesAachen, Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Budapest, Chicago, Cologne, Den Haag, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Los Angeles, Ludwigsburg, Madrid, Muenster, Munich, New York, Nuremberg, Paris, Potsdam, Prague, Seattle, Vienna
Associations