Dalimil Klapka


July 5, 2022

Dalimil Klapka (22 May 1933 Prague – 14 June 2022 Prague) was a Czech actor and voice actor.


He graduated from the Jirásk Pedagogical Gymnasium. During his studies, he was engaged in amateur theater. In 1953, he was admitted to DAMU, which he successfully completed in 1957. He worked for 33 years in Smíchov's Realist Theater (today's Švand's Theater in Smíchov), where he started working even before completing his studies at DAMU. He devoted himself to theater and acting, which he taught at the Prague Conservatory between 1972 and 1993. He also worked at the Karlín Music Theatre, the Staré Město Theatre, the Dlouhá Theater, the Drama Club, and from April 2005 he worked at the Fidlovačka Theatre. Among other things, he also collaborated with Czech Radio and Czech television. Dalimil Klapka was also a great voice actor. For example, he lent his voice to the American actor Peter Falk in the role of Lieutenant Columbo in the famous TV series Columbo or to Grandpa Simpson and Principal Skinner, characters from the popular American animated series The Simpsons. He lived with his wife Stanka Klapková in Smíchov, had two sons and three adult grandchildren. He struggled with cancer in the last years of his life. He died on June 14, 2022, in the Long-term Sick Hospital in Motola.

Theater role, selection

1984 Grigorij Gorin: The Last Death of Jonathan Swift, Judge Bigs, Realistic Theatre, directed by Miroslav Krobot j. h. 1985 Vasilij Šukšin: Lines on the palm, Timofej Chuďakov, official, Realist Theater, directed by Miroslav Krobot

Filmography, selection

1961 Spring air 1979 Hostage of Bella Vista 1980 District in the north 1981 That moment, that moment 1982 We'll be smarter next time, old lady! 1983 Radical incision 1984 Ambulance 1984 Raid 1985 Crash 1987 Panopticon of the City of Prague 1991 The Man Who Had No Confidence 1991 Requiem for W.A. Mozart 1992 Necklace 1994 Saturnine 2002 Miss Innocence's Legacy 2003 Bankrupts 2003 Chetnik humoresque (episode 26: Celebration) – porter in the maternity hospital 2006 Experts 2008 Goat story - legends of old Prague 2012 Goat story with cheese


1969 Right and Left Hand of the Devil 1970 Columbo - Lieutenant Columbo 1981 Lifeguard and Vratko 1982 Salt over gold 1983 Wreck 1984 Starman 1985 D.A.R.I.L. 1986 Golden Child 1986 The Hitchhiker 1988 The Way of the Spoiled Child 1989 The Simpsons - Abe Simpson (Seasons 1-33), Seymour Skinner (Seasons 1-31) 1989 The Little Mermaid 1990 Cross Stitch 1992 Dance in the heart 1992 Buckle Up Please! – Steve McCroskey 1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 1994 Miracle in New York 1996 Belfry at the Mother of God 1997 King of the Jungle 2000 Falcon King 2001 Mach, Šebestová and the magic earpiece 2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven - Frank Colletti 2004 The Incredibles 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia 2005 Karlík and the Chocolate Factory 2007 The Simpsons in the Movie - Abe Simpson, Seymour Skinner 2009 Futurama - Hubert J. Farnsworth 2010 Mafia II (or Mafia 2) - Leo Galante 2010 Las Vegas crime scene - pathologist Albert Robbins 2020 Mafia: Definitive Edition - Frank Colletti


External links

Images, sounds or videos about Dalimil Klapka on Wikimedia Commons Dalimil Klapka on Kinoboxu.cz Dalimil Klapka in the Film database The 13th Chamber by Dalimil Klapka [video online]. Czech Television, 2013. Available online.