Ottfried Fischer

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Ottfried Fischer
Ottfried Fischer Nibelungen.jpg
Ottfried Fischer in 2009
Born (1953-11-07) 7 November 1953 (age 61)
Ornatsöd, Lower Bavaria, Germany
Years active 1980-present

Ottfried Fischer (born 7 November 1953 in Ornatsöd, Lower Bavaria) is a German actor and Kabarett artist best known for his role as Benno Berghammer in the popular German TV series Der Bulle von Tölz.[1] He is a supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Fischer was born to Werner Fischer and Maria Fischer (née Wagner) on 7 November 1953 on the farm "Ornatsöd" in Untergriesbach, Lower Bavaria. He began studying law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich but quit his studies after a short time and founded the "Münchner Hinterhoftheater" (Munich back alley theater) with some friends in 1980, where he started as a Kabarett artist and actor.[3][4]

In 2008, Fischer informed the press that he has Parkinson's disease.[5]

Kabarett[edit]

In 1983 the Kabarett artist Werner Schneyder invited him to his television show Meine Gäste und ich. In 1989 he has his first solo performance as a Kabarett artist with his program "Schwer ist leicht was". 1994 he toured with his second program "Was tun".[4]

In 1990 he was on Mitternachtsspitzen with Richard Rogler and since 1995 he is the host of Ottis Schlachthof, a show dedicated to interviewing solo Kabarett artists and giving a platform to newcomers.[4]

Acting career[edit]

Fischer with Patrick Mölleken on the set of Pfarrer Braun.

While working as a Kabarett artist, Fischer also worked as an actor in multiple films and television series. Franz Xaver Bogner arranged his first television appearance in the series Zeit genug and in 1985 Bogner offered him the lead in the series Irgendwie und Sowieso and a part on Zur Freiheit.[4] Later Fischer worked on several films, including Ein Prachtexemplar (1989), Café Europa (1990), Go Trabi Go (1990), Der Superstau (1990) und Das schreckliche Mädchen (1990).[4]

In 1993 he acted alongside Wolfgang Fierek in Ein Bayer auf Rügen. Fischer's greatest success began in 1995 when he took the lead in Der Bulle von Tölz. From 1999 to 2005 he starred in Der Pfundskerl and since 2003 he is the lead actor in Pfarrer Braun, a series loosely based on Father Brown.

Awards[edit]

Additionally, in 2006 the Austrian post office created a postage stamp in his honor.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Kampftag (1982)
  • Echt tu matsch (1983)
  • Kolp (de) (1985)
  • Zärtliche Chaoten (1987)
  • Starke Zeiten (1988)
  • Schön war die Zeit (1988)
  • Ein Prachtexemplar (1989)
  • Das schreckliche Mädchen (1990)
  • Café Europa (1990)
  • Go Trabi Go (1991)
  • Superstau (1991)
  • Ich schenk dir die Sterne (1991)
  • Alles Lüge (1992)
  • Langer Samstag (1992)
  • Das Paradies am Ende der Berge (1993)
  • Immer Ärger mit Nicole (1993)
  • Asterix in Amerika (1994)
  • Abbuzze! Der Badesalz-Film (1996)
  • Workaholic (1996)
  • Die Superbullen (1997)
  • Ballermann 6 (1997)
  • Qualtingers Wien (1997)
  • Drei Herren (1998)
  • Das große Krabbeln (1998)
  • Die blaue Kanone (1999)
  • Der Bestseller (2000)
  • Eine Insel zum Träumen – Koh Samui (2001)
  • Andreas Hofer 1809 – Die Freiheit des Adlers (2002)
  • Die Dickköpfe (2002)
  • Der Bestseller – Mord auf italienisch (2002)
  • Crazy Race (2003)
  • Crazy Race 2 – Warum die Mauer wirklich fiel (2003)
  • Hai-Alarm auf Mallorca (2003)
  • Der Bestseller – Wiener Blut (2004)
  • König Otto (2006)
  • Crazy Race 3 – Sie knacken jedes Schloss (2006)
  • Tödliche Verbindungen (2007)
  • African Race – Die verrückte Jagd nach dem Marakunda (2007)
  • Tage wie Jahre (2008)

Television series[edit]

  • Zeit genug (1982)
  • Familie Meier (1983)
  • Blam! (1985)
  • Irgendwie und Sowieso (1986)
  • Die Hausmeisterin (1987)
  • Zur Freiheit (1987)
  • Der Schwammerlkönig (1988)
  • Josef Filser (1989)
  • Die schnelle Gerdi (1989)
  • Ein Schloß am Wörthersee (1990)
  • Almenrausch und Pulverschnee (1993)
  • Ein Bayer auf Rügen (1993–1997)
  • Alle meine Töchter (1995)
  • Der Bulle von Tölz (1995–2009)
  • Kommissar Beck – Die neuen Fälle (1997–1998)
  • MA 2412 (1998)
  • Der Pfundskerl (2000–2003)
  • Pfarrer Braun (2003 - )

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ottfried Fischer für 55 Cent". Handelsblatt. 30 June 2006. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  2. ^ Holtz-Bacha, Christina (2006). Die Massenmedien im Wahlkampf: die Bundestagswahl 2005 (in German). VS Verlag. p. 59. ISBN 978-3-531-15056-7. 
  3. ^ Götz, Veruschka; Hosfeld, Rolf; Kotteder, Franz (August 2005). Kulturverführer München (in German). Metz. p. 29. ISBN 3-937742-08-5. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Ottfried Fischer" (in German). Bayerischer Rundfunk. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Popovic, Anja; Jänichen, Barbara (2 June 2008). "Ottfried Fischer: Ich habe Parkinson" (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 

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