Marek Eben

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Marek Eben
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Marek Eben at 42nd KV IFF
Background information
Birth name Marek Eben
Born (1957-12-18) 18 December 1957 (age 59)
Origin Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia
Genres Rock, Folk, Jazz
Occupation(s) Actor, singer, composer, writer, television host

Marek Eben (born 18 December 1957) is a Czech actor, singer, composer, writer and television host. He studied music and drama at the Prague Conservatory.[1] His father, Petr Eben, was a composer.

Eben is considered to be one of the best TV moderators in the Czech Republic and has won many awards. He has hosted many television shows such as the Czech version of the show Dancing with the Stars. His long-term work in Czech Television includes the talk-show Na plovárně ("At the swimming-pool"), where he invites celebrities from all over the world for a talk. With his two brothers (Kryštof and David), he formed a band "Bratři Ebenové" (Eben Brothers) in 1984, Marek being the writer, composer and singer. He also participates in the preparation of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. He is known for standing for his Christian beliefs and for his sense of humor and polite manners.[1] He is a nephew of a Czech composer Ilja Hurník.


  1. ^ a b Coilin O'Connor (1 March 2005). Marek Eben – the Czech Republic's "Mr. Nice", Radio Prague, Retrieved 14 April 2011