Herman van Veen

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Herman van Veen
Herman van Veen in 2013
Born Hermannus Jantinus van Veen
(1945-03-14) 14 March 1945 (age 72)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Occupation Actor, songwriter

Hermannus Jantinus "Herman" van Veen (born 14 March 1945) is a Dutch stage performer, actor, musician and singer/songwriter and author. 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 version of Alfred J. Kwak.


  1. ^ Official English profile
  2. ^ Wolf, Matt (11 November 1990). "Herman Van Who?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  3. ^ Rich, Frank (9 December 1982). "THE STAGE: VAN VEEN'S ONE-MAN SHOW". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 

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