Jiří Lábus

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Jiří Lábus
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Jiří Lábus in Karlovy Vary (2009)
Born (1950-01-26) January 26, 1950 (age 67)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present

Jiří Lábus (born January 26, 1950 in Prague) is a Czech actor.[1]

In 1973, he graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and joined the theatre Studio Ypsilon, where he remains employed to this day. He also appeared several times as guest actor in other theatres (National Theatre, Theatre Viola, Theatre Ungelt).

He performed several roles in both television and film. He gained popularity in Germany for his role of evil wizard Rumburak in the TV series Arabela.[2] In the 1980s, he gave his voice to a stuffed moderator called in the popular children's TV show Studio Kamarád. He also gave his voice to Marge Simpson in the Czech adaptation of The Simpsons, to the narrator of TV series M.A.S.H., and to ground sloth Sid in Ice Age.

Together with Oldřich Kaiser, he performed as a comedy duo "Kaiser a Lábus",[3] which, in particular, took part in the TV comedy shows Ruská ruleta (Russian Roulette, 1994), Možná přijde i kouzelník ("Perhaps a Magician Will Come Too", 1982[4]), etc.

Selected performances[edit]

  • 2005 – The referee in Ivánek, my friend (Ivánku, kamaráde. Based on wiretrapped phone calls, revealing bribery in Czech soccer)
  • 2003 – Edgar in Play Strindberg by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Divadlo Ungelt, winner of an unofficial poll organized by portal i-divadlo
  • 1996 – Antoine Boneau in Tete de Meduse by Boris Vian, received Thálie Award
  • 1991 – Casanova in Mozart in Prague
  • Kecal in The Bartered Bride
  • Celestin in Mam'zelle Nitouche

Selected filmography[edit]