Rick Kavanian

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Richard "Rick" Kavanian
Kavanian in 2015
Richard Horatio Kavanian

(1971-01-26) 26 January 1971 (age 52)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian, author, dubber

Richard "Rick" Horatio Kavanian (born 26 January 1971) is a German actor, comedian, author and voice actor and dubber.[1] He is famous for his cooperation with Michael Herbig, which led to many popular movie comedies and parodies, e.g. Manitou's Shoe.


Rick Kavanian grew up with his parents, both Armenian who emigrated from Bucharest to Munich in the 1950s, and his grandmother.[2] As a child he learned to speak Romanian from his parents who used to live in Romania, Armenian from his grandmother and learned German and English in school.[3][4]

From 1990 to 1994 Kavanian studied political science, North American history and psychology in Munich and Augsburg. The cooperation with Michael Herbig began in 1990, when both worked as authors and speakers for a German comedy radio show. In 1995 Kavanian moved to New York City and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. After his return to Germany he played several roles alongside Herbig in the TV comedy show Easy Bully, which later fades to the successful TV comedy show Bullyparade. Henceforward Rick starred in several comedy movies, had many TV appearances and began his work as a successful Stand-up comedian.[5]

Kavanian lives in Munich together with his wife Ilka. His personal idol is the British actor Peter Sellers.[6]


as movie actor

as voice actor

as actor and author on television

  • 1996: Easy Bully
  • 1997–2002: Bullyparade
  • 2004–2006: Bully & Rick
  • 2008–2009: Kosmopilot
  • 2011-: Die Klugscheisser


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