Herman van Veen

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Herman van Veen
Herman van Veen in 2013
Hermannus Jantinus van Veen

(1945-03-14) 14 March 1945 (age 74)
OccupationActor, songwriter

Hermannus "Herman" Jantinus van Veen (born 14 March 1945) is a Dutch stage performer, actor, author, singer/songwriter and musician. In addition to performing internationally, he is famous as the creator of Alfred J. Kwak. The original one-man theatre show was adapted as a Dutch German Japanese cartoon, which was broadcast internationally. In addition to creating the show's story, Herman van Veen also wrote, as well as composed and performed, most of the show's music.[1][2][3]

He also performed the voice-overs for the characters Johan Sebastian Kwak, Krabnagel de Kater and Professor Paljas (Professor Buffon) in the Dutch and German versions of Alfred J. Kwak.


  1. ^ Official English profile Archived 31 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Wolf, Matt (11 November 1990). "Herman Van Who?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  3. ^ Rich, Frank (9 December 1982). "THE STAGE: VAN VEEN'S ONE-MAN SHOW". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 October 2010.

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