Rainer Maria Ehrhardt (* 14. February 1948) is a German Journalist, Moderator, Radio Host, and Voice Actor. For Dingo Pictures he was a voice actor of some characters.


After graduating from high school in 1967 at the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Schule (today: Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium) in Bad Homburg, Ehrhardt studied electrical engineering in Darmstadt until 1969 and then business administration at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main until 1971.

After a brief period as a contact assistant in an advertising agency, he became production assistant at CBS in 1972 and production assistant or production manager at Bellaphon Records in 1973. In 1975/76 he did his community service in Oberursel. He then worked as a freelancer for Frank Farian until 1982. He was also a presenter at Radio Luxembourg in 1981/82 and a presenter at Hessischer Rundfunk from 1982 to 1995. From 1990 to 2015 he worked as an off-speaker for ZDF, 3sat and ARTE. Since 2002 he has also been off-screen speaker for various programmes on Sat.1, Kabel eins and VOX (including Planetopia, Dogs with Jobs and Kreisklasse heroes). He was also a speaker for rbb on Antenne Brandenburg. From 2007 to 2015, he was the voice of Persil television advertising. Since 2013 he has been the station voice of MDR 1 Radio Sachsen.

Ehrhardt has been working as a DJ since 1966. He has been a member of GEMA since 1971. From 1971 to 1974 he was keyboarder of the band The Cleftons. From 1973 to 1976 he was bandleader of Funky Family.[1] 1971 to 1984 and since 2005 Ehrhardt is member of the Volksbühne Bad Homburg, since 2007 also member of the board, since 2015 first chairman. In 1997 he was a founding member of the Association of German Speakers and from 2006 to 2016 its First Chairman. In 2006 he also founded the audio book publishing company RME-audiobooks. Ehrhardt has also been operating the voiceover service WorldWideVoices on the Internet since 2004. He runs his own sound, video and music studio in Friedrichsdorf.

Ehrhardt is divorced and has two sons (* 1980 and * 1984).


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