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
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
1987 Panopticon of the City of Prague
1991 The Man Who Had No Confidence
1991 Requiem for W.A. Mozart
2002 Miss Innocence's Legacy
2003 Chetnik humoresque (episode 26: Celebration) – porter in the maternity hospital
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
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
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.