Antonie Kamerling

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Antonie Kamerling
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Born Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling
(1966-08-25)25 August 1966
Arnhem, Netherlands
Died 6 October 2010(2010-10-06) (aged 44)
Zevenhoven, Netherlands
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–2010
Spouse(s) Isa Hoes (1997–2010)

Antonie Kamerling (25 August 1966 – 6 October 2010[1]) was a Dutch television and film actor and musician.


Antonie Kamerling was still a law student when in 1990 he was cast in the then new Dutch soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden. His character, Peter Kelder, quickly became one of the most popular on the program. In 1993, he got the lead in De Kleine Blonde Dood, directed by Jean van de Velde. At the time, his casting was quite controversial, as soap actors were considered to be inferior to 'professional' actors. Kamerling eventually got nominated for a Gouden Kalf for best actor, the most important Dutch film award.

In 1997, he starred in another film by Van de Velde, All Stars. For the film, about an amateur football team, he sang the theme song, "Toen Ik Je Zag" (literal translation: "When I Saw You"), written by the popular Dutch singer Guus Meeuwis. The song was released as a single under his character's name, Hero, and soon was a number one hit on the Dutch charts. From that moment on, he tried to get a music career, but could never repeat the success of his first single.

After that point, Kamerling played in a couple more films, the most successful being I Love You Too (2001), and in television series like All Stars – De Serie and ONM. Later in his career, he played in a couple of musicals, including starring roles in the musical versions of Turkish Delight and Sunset Boulevard.

Personal life[edit]

Antonie Kamerling was married to actress Isa Hoes. They met on the set of the Dutch prime time soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden (literally "Good Times, Bad Times"). They had two children together, son Merlijn and daughter Vlinder. His sister, Liesbeth is also an actress.

Kamerling was praised for his charity work with development organization “Edukans”, helping their efforts to provide basic education to underprivileged children in developing countries.[citation needed]

Kamerling suffered from depression and committed suicide on 6 October 2010.[2] He was 44 years old.



  1. ^ (Dutch) Acteur Antonie Kamerling pleegt zelfmoord
  2. ^ "Antonie Kamerling acteur en zanger" (in Dutch). 2010-10-07. 

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