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Rainier Wolfcastle

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Rainier Luftwaffe Wolfcastle
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Character Information
Gender:
Male ♂
Status:
Alive
Hair: Blond
Occupation: Actor
Relatives: Ex-wife: Maria Quimby and others
Daughter: Greta Wolfcastle
First Appearance: "The Way We Was"
Voiced by: Harry Shearer


Rainier Luftwaffe Wolfcastle is an Austrian-accented, musclebound action movie star. Wolfcastle is a veteran of many action movies, most notably the McBain series. Wolfcastle began his acting career as early as childhood in Austria, appearing on long TV commercials advertising bratwurst. He owns a Ferrari F40 and a Hummer H1. He has one daughter, Greta.

Biography[edit]

Rainier Wolfcastle has been a presenter at the Academy Awards, a spokesperson for the PowerSauce energy bar, a celebrity judge in radio station KBBL's contest "How Low Will You Go" (along with Krusty the Clown and Madeleine Albright), hosted a short-lived talk show, and appeared on Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton (in which he shoots Lipton after getting into character as McBain). He also was co-owner of a Planet Hollywood spoof, along with "Chuck Norris, Johnny Carson's third wife, and the Russian mafia".

Apart from the McBain series, Wolfcastle also played Radioactive Man in an ill-fated live-action movie version of the comic book series. Wolfcastle has also ventured into comedic roles; in one episode he carries Homer in an oversized Snugli for babies, remarking, "I used it to carry Rob Schneider in the movie My Baby is an Ugly Man." His other films include Help, My Son is a Nerd; Mrs. Mom (movie based on a Marge Simpson script); Frankenberry the Movie 2: The Frankenberry Wears Prada; I Shoot Your Face and I Shoot Your Face Again Rainier Wolfcastle appears to have political ambitions, as noted by his candidacy for mayor in the recall election of Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby. He is a member of the inner circle of the Springfield Republican Party, along with Mr. Burns, Krusty the Clown, Dr. Hibbert, The Rich Texan, Count Dracula and Bob Dole. Wolfcastle has campaigned as Republican Mayoral candidate and as a supporter of Sideshow Bob for Mayor; However, he disagrees with his party on the issue of stem cell research (Schwarzenegger is noted as more socially liberal than a majority of Republican politicians on such issues).

He battles frequently with weight problems, though tries to pass it off as something he is doing for a role. His films are sometimes critical failures; Jay Sherman introduced Wolfcastle in an interview on his TV show as "star of the reprehensible McBain movies"

Wolfcastle began his acting career as a child in Austria, appearing on long television commercials advertising bratwurst.[1] At roughly the same time, he began experimenting with bodybuilding, and his physique earned him a starring role in several gay pornography films, shelves of which were seen by Homer during one of Wolfcastle's debt-induced garage sales.[2] He was also the primary actor on advertisements for "PowerSauce Bars"; bars claiming to boost muscle growth, but which were in fact a mash of apple cores and Chinese newspapers.[3]

Wolfcastle is friends with Cookie Kwan, Duffman and Miss Springfield.[4]

Jobs[edit]

Rainier Wolfcastle has been a presenter at the Academy Awards, a spokesperson for the PowerSauce energy bar, a celebrity judge in radio station KBBL's contest "How Low Will You Go]" (along with Krusty the Clown and Madeleine Albright), host of a short-lived talk show ("Up Late with McBain", which even Bart thought was horrible.), and a guest on Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton (in which he kills Lipton after getting into character as McBain). His daughter Greta dated Bart.[5] He also was co-owner of Planet Springfield, along with "Chuck Norris, Johnny Carson's third wife, and the Russian mafia". His turn-offs are nerds and being washed away in a tide of sulfuric acid.

Apart from the McBain movies, Wolfcastle has also played Radioactive Man in an ill-fated live-action movie version of the comic book series. Wolfcastle has also ventured into comedic roles; in one episode he carries Homer in an oversized Snugli for babies, remarking, "I used it to carry Rob Schneider in the movie My Baby is an Ugly Man." His biggest mystery is how obvious teutnophone can get away with playing an Irishman. Woflcastle also starred as Mrs. Mom. He claimed that he created this story but it was orgianally wrote by Marge Simpson. He once joined the army to make recruitment films, but was sent off to frontline infantry instead.

Filmography[edit]

Politics[edit]

Rainier Wolfcastle appears to have political ambitions, as noted by his candidacy for mayor in the recall election of Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby. He is a member of the inner circle of the Springfield Republican Party, which meets at their headquarters, and includes himself, Mr. Burns, Krusty the Clown, Dr. Hibbert, Count Dracula and Bob Dole. He drives a Humvee.

Non-canon[edit]

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The Simpsons: Tapped Out[edit]

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McBain[edit]

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Behind the Laughter[edit]

Wolfcastle is a parody of bodybuilder, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In the episode, "A Star Is Burns," Harry Shearer couldn't voice Rainier for one scene so Dan Castellaneta filled in for him.

The character was originally referred to both within the show and by the production team as McBain, taken from the role he portrayed in the fictional action film franchise. However, for a short time, The Simpsons could not use the McBain name because a movie of the same name (unrelated to The Simpsons character) was released in 1991. During this time, the movie's producers refused to give Twentieth Century Fox and Matt Groening's production company clearance to use the "McBain" name, so the name of Rainier Wolfcastle was used to sidestep this. Later, the use of "McBain" as both Wolfcastle's alter-ego and continuing series of films returned to the show. He is an overpaid portrayer of action hero, McBain.

Wolfcastle himself can be briefly seen during Russ Cargill's speech in The Simpsons Movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger also appears in the movie as president, drawn almost exactly like Wolfcastle and voiced by Harry Shearer using the Wolfcastle voice. As previously stated; his country of origin is very likely Austria, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The name "Rainier" is a spelling variant of Rainer, a common German given name. Also, "Rainier" is a common reference to Mt. Rainier, a large volcano within view of Seattle, Washington. Most Simpsons character names come from streets and landmarks near Portland, Oregon, the hometown of Simpsons creator Matt Groening. His biggest theatricral stretch is playing Radioactive Man.

He shares his middle name of Luftwaffe with the Air Force of Germany. Furthermore it is also possible that his family name is a reference to the popular video game Wolfenstein 3D and its sequel Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Foreign dubs[edit]

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Appearances[edit]

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