10 January 1922
|Died||14 January 2012
|Spouse(s)||Bab Christensen (1957–2012)|
As a secondary school student, Kolstad was president of the graduating class (russ) council of his school, and eventually for all of Oslo. As this was in 1940, the German occupation of Norway put a damper on any great festivities that year. In 1943 he had his début at Trøndelag Teater, where he remained until 1949. He has later worked at Centralteatret, Edderkoppen, Riksteatret, Fjernsynsteatret og Det Norske Teatret. He has had roles in plays by Ibsen, Shakespeare and Sophocles, and musicals such as Zorba and The Threepenny Opera. His best-known character though, was "Tevye" in Fiddler on the Roof, a role Kolstad played 400 times.
Kolstad also had various roles in movies and on television, and still took on occasional roles after his retirement. In 1958 he took part in the documentary Windjammer about the full rigged ship Christian Radich. He played the title role in the television series Skipper Worse (1968), based on the novel by Alexander Kielland, and was a Viking in the American movie The Island at the Top of the World (1974).
|1951||Dei svarte hestane||Peasant boy|
|1958||Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich||Himself|
|1961||Hans Nielsen Hauge||Constable Ole Nielsen|
|1968||Skipper Worse||Skipper Worse||TV|
|1973||Kanarifuglen||Chief of personnel|
|1974||The Island at the Top of the World||Erik|
|1974||Bortreist på ubestemt tid||Martin|
|1975||Fru Inger til Østråt||Olav Skaktavl|
|1979||Olsenbanden og Dynamitt-Harry mot nye høyder||Roy|
|1981||Fleksnes fataliteter||Chief of police||TV, 1 episode|
|1996||Sånt är livet||Norwegian priest|
|2003||Olsenbanden Junior går under vann||Rudolf Bollerud|
|2007||Kodenavn Hunter||Vice patrol||TV, 1 episode|
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