John Julian, actor, voice actor, speaker, presenter, comedian, Berlin
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  • Actor
  • voice actor
  • speaker
  • presenter
  • comedian

Basic data

Skills (dance)Ballet Breakdance Tap Dance
Skills (sports)American Football basketball fencing (sport) horseback riding ice skating ping-pong skiing soccer tennis volleyball
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
LicencesB (car) [eu]


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About John Julian

John Julian is an American actor in Berlin. He has acted alongside Hollywood stars (Samuel L. Jackson), for Oscar-winning directors (Giuseppe Tornatore) and in commercials for leading brands (McDonald's).

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in acting from California State University, Los Angeles. While in L.A. he worked as an actor in theater and film before transitioning to Europe.

With over two decades of experience as a voice talent, John Julian is also a leading native speaker American voice in Berlin. He has lent his voice to video games, audio books, radio, cartoons, websites, commercials, documentaries, museum audio tour guides, dubbing and film/television synchronization.

In addition to his work as an actor/voice talent, he's also employed as a dialogue director, dialect coach and translator on various television and film productions.

Some of his notable credits as an American actor include Clay in Big Game, Harold in All or Nothing and George in Moments. His work as an American voice talent can be heard in Letters from Iwo Jima, Naked Normandy and The Cook, to name a few.

Known for


1988 to 1992California State University, Los Angeles (USA) (Schauspielausbildung, Bachelor of Arts)

Film awards

2018Language of LoveTop Indie Film Awards [jp]Best Actor (February 2018)Nominated


2018Best Actor Nominee in "Language of Love" from the Top Indie Film Awards

Projects as actor

2020Munich 38 (WT)TV Movie, NetflixChristian SchwochowSir Herbert William Malkin [SR]
Alles oder Nichts
TV Series, SAT.1 [de]MultipleHarald Roth [SR]
2018Walled InShort FilmGabrielle BeatySam [L]
2017LimboShort FilmJean-Luc JulienMichael [SR]
2017Mercedes-Benz Trucks - Echte ErfolgsgeschichtenCommercialSteffen HeidenreichFußballfan 1 [L]
2016Lotto - ZahlenCommercialEicke BettingaEhemann [SR]
2016RewinderShort FilmJean-Luc JulienCharlie [SR]
2016AusterlitzDocumentary FeatureSergei LoznitsaNarrator [L]
2015Language of LoveShort FilmJean-Luc JulienSyd [L]
The Correspondence
Feature FilmGiuseppe TornatoreAmy's Neighbour [SR]
Baku Police - Baku Safe City (Viral)
Corporate FilmBurak EkinScott Bennett [L]
Let's Play (Webserie) (WT)
Series, YouTubeXavier BaeyensThomas Richter [L]
Short FilmJean-Luc JulienGeorge [L]
2014Meine allerschlimmste FreundinTV Movie, SAT.1 [de]Josh BroeckerMc Gurk [SR]
2014Ritter TrenkFeature FilmAnthony PowerBandit [SR]
Big Game
Feature FilmJalmari HelanderClay [BP]
2013OutlierShort FilmMartin WallnerDr. Barrymoor [BP]
2013The Quiz HourTV MagazineAnatoly HaynkGame Show Host [L]
2012Killing All The FliesSeries PilotHanna Maria HeidrichOfficer Fellows [L]
2012Keep Smiling (Wettbewerbsbeitrag 99 Fire Film Festival)Short FilmJean-Luc JulienMann [L]

Projects as voice actor / speaker

2020Sie nannten uns HeldenDocumentary, ORF [at]Narrator [L]
2020Das BootTV Series, Sky [de] (vormals Premiere)Radio Announcer
2020Leben aus dem All - Was brachten Meteoriten auf die Erde (WT)Documentary (Mini Series), arte, ZDF [de]Narrator [L]
2020Johannes Kepler, der HimmelsstürmerDocu-Fiction, arte, SWR [de]Narrator (English)
2018Naked NormandyFeature FilmBradley [L]Vincent Regan
2018Napoleons verstoßene Liebe - Joséphine de BeauharnaisDocumentary, arteJohannes Willms [SR]
2014The Misplaced WorldFeature FilmVarious Voices
2014Seven days in SeptemberDocumentary FeatureVarious Voices [BP]
2014Ritter TrenkFeature FilmBandit [SR]John Julian
2013Liechtenstein - Vom Bauer zum Banker (1818 - Die Liechtenstein Saga)DocumentaryVarious Voices [SR]
2013Der KochFeature FilmHuwyler [SR]Jean Pierre Cornu
2013The Wild Soccer BunchTV Series, ZDF [de]Edgar [SR]
2009Der kleine Ritter Trenk (WT)TV Series, ZDF [de]Bandit [BP]
2009Vatican - The Hidden WorldDocumentary, BBC [uk], BR [de], France 2 [fr], National GeographicNarrator (English) [L]
2008SmesharikiTV Series, KiKA Kinderkanal [de], NDR [de]Fluff [L]
2007Der MondbärTV Series, ZDF [de]Jonathan [LE]
2007La Vie en roseFeature FilmClifford Fisher [SR]
2006Letters from Iwo JimaFeature FilmAmerican Officer [BP]
2006Der MondbärTV Series, ZDF [de]Jonathan [LE]
2005Der Mondbär- Das große KinoabenteuerFeature FilmJonathan [SR]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2016Berlin Diary (Schlüterstraße 27)All RolesDaniel BrunetEnglish Theater Berlin
2006Dark PonyFatherMaureen HahnerMagnolia Theatre, München
2001CosiLewisSusan PolzerOutcast Theatre, München
2000Black ComedyBrindsleyEduardo CondorcetOutcast Theatre, München
1998Burn ThisPaleStacey BrenanOutcast International, Stuttgart
1994Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryGrandpaSteve FranklinHudson Theatre, Hollywood
1993A Midsummer Nights DreamLysanderCrystal WilliamsHunchback Theatre, Los Angeles
1992MacbethMacbethScott WilliamsUnlimited Theatre, Los Angeles
1991Sign in Sidney Brusteins WindowWallySteve SalazarUnlimited Theatre, Los Angeles
1990P.S. Your Cat is DeadVitoSteve SalazarUnlimited Theatre, Los Angeles

Basic data

Height189 cm
Weight90 kg - 198 lb.
Body typeslim
Clothing size52
Ethnic appearanceWhite Central European
Hair colourbrown
Hair lengthalmost bald head
Eye colourblue
Voice typeBaritone
Skills (dance)Ballet Breakdance Tap Dance
Skills (sports)American Football basketball fencing (sport) horseback riding ice skating ping-pong skiing soccer tennis volleyball
Special skillsTranslations: German to English
Dialect Coach
Voice Director
Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: Australia
Middle East: United Arab Emirates
North America: USA
Northern Europe: Iceland
East Asia: China, Japan
Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Poland
South Africa: South Africa
South America: Brazil
Southern Europe: Spain
Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, England, France, Switzerland
LicencesB (car) [eu]
Preferred place of workLos Angeles, New York City
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
2nd residence (if applicable)München
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Vienna, Zurich