Herbert Feuerstein

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Herbert Feuerstein
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Herbert Feuerstein in 2005.
Born (1937-06-15) 15 June 1937 (age 82)
NationalityAustrian, German
Years active1960-present

Herbert Feuerstein (born 15 June 1937) is an Austrian and German journalist, comedian and entertainer.

Feuerstein was born in Zell am See, Austria, and studied music at the Salzburg Mozarteum from 1956 to 1958, majoring in piano, harpsichord and composition. However, he never graduated and in 1960, he followed his first wife to New York. There, he worked for and, from 1968, became editor of the German-language newspaper New Yorker Staats-Zeitung. He also worked as a "U.S. correspondent" for the German satire magazine Pardon.

After divorcing his first wife, Feuerstein returned to Europe in 1969. He worked as a publisher of the Pardon magazine and later, from 1968, was the editor of the German version of Mad.[1]

Since 1984, he has mainly been working in German TV, being partner to Harald Schmidt in comedy shows such as "Pssst..." (1989–1995) and "Schmidteinander" (1990–1994). In 1995 he starred in the TV film Entführung aus der Lindenstraße. Twice, in 1997 and 1998, he hosted twelve-hour-long live TV shows, dubbed "Feuersteins Nacht" (Feuerstein's Night), for WDR. He also worked as the dub voice of Gilbert Huph - with whom he bears a striking optical resemblance - in the German-language version of Pixar's "The Incredibles".

A native Austrian, he became a German citizen in 1992.


  1. ^ Stevenson, Patrick (1997). The German Language and the Real World: Sociolinguistic, Cultural, and Pragmatic Perspectives on Contemporary German. Clarendon Press. p. 325. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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