Dieter Jürgen Hallervorden
5 September 1935
|Occupation||comedian, actor, singer, cabaret artist|
|Known for||Didi's Comedy Show|
Dieter Hallervorden's mother was a physician's assistant and his father a graduate engineer employed by German aircraft maker Junkers. His siblings are called Renate and Margot. Dieter Hallervorden has two children (Dieter Hallervorden Jr. and Nathalie Hallervorden) from his marriage to Rotraud Schindler, a daughter (Laura) from another relationship, and a son (Johannes) from his current wife Elena Blume.
Dieter Hallervorden Jr. appeared in the movies Darf ich Sie zur Mutter machen (1968) and The Wedding Trip (1969) and was a cast member on the comedy show Nonstop Nonsens (1974–1980). Nathalie Hallervorden co-starred in the TV series Die Nervensäge (1985–1986) and had a brief appearance together with her parents in Nonstop Nonsens. Hallervorden's first wife, Rotraud Schindler, co-starred in several TV shows and some movies. Johannes Hallervorden plays the part of Melchior von und zu Panke, the ghost from the TV series Binny and the Ghost.
Hallervorden starred as a bumbling, Clouseau-like detective in the German television show Die Didi-Show. The show was dubbed into English, retitled Didi's Comedy Show, and shown in various countries. Hallervorden also released a number of music singles, often parodies of popular songs, among them Du, die Wanne ist voll, a very successful parody cover of You're the One That I Want.
An Afrikaans-subtitled version of the comedy sketch-show, Nonstop Nonsens (1975), starring Hallervorden, was broadcast in South Africa in the early 1980s under the title Grapjas Didi ("Didi the Joker" or alternatively "Didi the Prankster"). Also a Spanish-dubbed version was also distributed for Latin America under the name Las Locuras de Didí ("The Madnesses of Didi").
In recent years, Hallervorden was popular with the leading roles in the comedy-drama films Back on Track and Head Full of Honey. He provided the voice for Vlad in the German dub of Hotel Transylvania 2.
|2014||Honig im Kopf||Head Full of Honey|
|2013||Sein letztes Rennen||Back on Track|
|2012||Het meisje en de dood||The Girl and Death|
|2012||Das Kind||The Child|
|2011||Die zertanzten Schuhe||The Twelve Dancing Princesses|
|2008||1½ Ritter – Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde||1½ Knights: In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde|
|2006||La Isla Bonita – Armee der Stille||La Isla Bonita|
|1992||Alles Lüge||All Lies|
|1990||Bei mir liegen Sie richtig||With me you are right|
|1988||Didi – Der Experte||Non Stop Trouble with the Experts|
|1986||Didi auf vollen Touren||Didi drives me Crazy|
|1985||Didi und die Rache der Enterbten||Nonstop Trouble with the Family|
|1984||Is' was Kanzler!?! (Cameo)||What's Up, Chancellor?|
|1984||Didi – Der Doppelgänger||Non-Stop Trouble with my Double|
|1983||Der Schnüffler||Non Stop Trouble with Spies|
|1981||Alles im Eimer||Up the Creek|
|1981||Stachel im Fleisch (Cameo)||Thorn in the flesh|
|1981||Ach du lieber Harry||Oh my dearest Harry|
|1980||Mein Gott, Willi!||My God, Willi!|
|1974||Der Springteufel||The Devil's Jump|
|1973||Mein Onkel Benjamin||My Uncle Benjamin|
|1972||Tatort: Rattennest||Rat's Nest|
|1971||Mister Tingling stellt ein||Mister Tingling Is Hiring|
|1970||Das Millionenspiel||The Millions Game|
|1969||Die Hochzeitsreise||The Wedding Trip|
|1968||Mehrmals täglich||Several Times Daily|
|1967||Seltsame Begegnungen (short)||Strange Encounters (short)|
|1960||Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse||The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse|
|2020||The Masked Singer||Chamäleon (Season 2)|
|2004||Sesamstraße||Sesamstraße is the German equivalent to Sesame Street;
Dieter Hallervorden had a guest role as Karl Kaputt.
|2000–2001||Zebralla!||Hallervorden plays Jürgen Zebralla, an old divorced pensioner, who attends a university
and lives with his wealthy son because of lack of money.
sitcom, 11 Episodes.
|1996–1997||Verstehen Sie Spaß?||Hallervorden was the host of this show about pranks.|
|1993||Sachen zum Lachen||Staged comic acts.|
|1993||Klipp-Klapp, der Clip Club||Hallervorden hosted the show|
|1989||Die Didi-Show||Short comic clips and comic acts. Also titled Didi's Comedy Show in English.
|1987||Laus im Pelz||A televised stage play.|
|1985–1986||Die Nervensäge aka.||TV series, 26 Episodes|
|1983–1984||Zelleriesalat und Gitterspeise||TV show equivalent to Die Didi-Show with Hallervorden as a convict.
|1982||Grand Gala - 3 mal klingeln||Hallervorden was a host. 6 Episodes|
|1982||Welle Wahnsinn||Music show, 2 Episodes|
|1981||Onkel & Co||Hallervorden was a clumsy detective.
2 Episodes, 60 minutes each.
|1974–1980||Nonstop Nonsens||Well-known slapstick show.
|1973||Kara Ben Nemsi Effendi||TV series based on the Karl May books.
|1970–1976||Abramakabra||TV series, 10 Episodes|
|1971||Von Liebe keine Rede|
|1970–1974||Die Kriminalerzählung||26 Episodes|
|1970||Ti vor Tu|
- 1981 Bambi (for his role in Nonstop Nonsens)
- 1996 Telestar (Best Host in "Verstehen Sie Spaß?")
- 2003 Deutscher Comedypreis (Honorary Award)
- 2005 Bayerischer Kabarettpreis (Honorary Award)
- 2006 Honorary Citizen of the German city Dessau
- 2013 Goldene Kamera (for his lifework, Honorary Award)
- "Dieter Hallervorden – Jahrgang 1935" (in German). MITTELDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 18 March 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- Anke Ziemer. "Prominente Alumni: Dieter Hallervorden" (in German). Freie Universität Berlin. Archived from the original on 15 August 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2010.