Jürgen Vogel

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Jürgen Vogel
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Jürgen Vogel in February 2010
Born Jürgen Peter Vogel
(1968-04-29) 29 April 1968 (age 46)
Hamburg, Germany
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, film producer and singer
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Madeleine Sommerfeld
Children Maria Vogel

Jürgen Peter Vogel (German pronunciation: [ˈjʏɐ̯ɡən ˈpeːtɐ ˈfoːɡəl]; born 29 April 1968 in Hamburg) is a German actor, screenwriter, film producer and singer.[1] He is one of the most successful character actors of German cinema and had his break in 1992 with "Little Sharks".[2]


Jürgen Vogel is the son of a Hamburg waiter and a housewife. He worked as a child model, later had various jobs and visited the Munich drama school for one day.[2] In 1985 he moved to Berlin, where he shared a flat with German actor Richy Müller. He states himself that he got inspired by the movie Taxi Driver with Robert De Niro. He became famous with the movie Little Sharks (German: Kleine Haie) in 1992. He got the Silver Bear award in 2006 for his work as an actor, co-author and co-producer for the film The Free Will (German: Der freie Wille). Vogel has a daughter, Maria (born 1988) from a previous relationship. He is married to Madeleine Sommerfeld.




This is only a selection, not a complete list of Vogel's movies:

Year Title Role Director Notes
1992 Little Sharks Sönke Wortmann
1993 Violence: The Last Resort Rainer Kaufmann
1994 Wachtmeister Zumbühl Urs Odermatt
1995 Silent Night
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Bille August
1997 Life is All You Get
2000 Angry Kisses
2001 Emil and the Detectives Franziska Buch
2003 Mein Name ist Bach Frederick the Great
2003 Rosenstraße Margarethe von Trotta
2003 Good Bye Lenin! (cameo) Wolfgang Becker
2005 Barfuss Til Schweiger
2006 The Free Will Matthias Glasner
2006 Emma's Bliss Sven Taddicken
2006 Where is Fred!? Anno Saul
2007 Rabbit Without Ears Til Schweiger
2008 The Wave Dennis Gansel
2011 Hotel Lux Leander Haußmann
2012 Gnade
2013 Wolfskinder
2014 Stereo

Television and stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Tatort Rendezvous Daniel
1991 Tatort Blutwurstwalzer Alex
1996 Polizeiruf 110: Kleine Dealer, große Träume
2002 Tatort Flashback Rudi Eltmann
2004 Schillerstraße Himself since 2009 joined Vogel in
2004 Tatort Der vierte Mann Harry Wolter
2005 Tatort Wo ist Max Gravert? Roman Mielcke


  1. ^ Faine, Jon (2008-05-06). "Jurgen Vogel and Lorna Crozier and Sam Hamill - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcasting Corporation". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b Jürgen Vogel in "German Who is Who"
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Jürgen Vogel at IMdB"
  4. ^ "Jupiter (Filmpreis)". Wikipedia (in German). Retrieved 23 November 2013. 

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