Olli Dittrich

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Olli Dittrich

Olli Dittrich (born 20 November 1956 in Offenbach am Main) is a German actor, comedian, television personality and musician.

Life[edit]

Dittrich completed a three year-education as a theatre painter in the State Opera House/Hamburg (1975-1978). At the same time he started his professional career as a musician (piano, guitar, drums), composer and writer of song lyrics. He became famous in Germany for his work as an actor, author and comedian in the German television comedy-programme RTL Samstag Nacht. Dittrich appeared in Motion Pictures, TV-Series, but he also performs live on stage. He sang and played in the band Die Doofen with Wigald Boning, which sold over 1,5 Mio copies with only two albums. Dittrich was also the Co-Writer and Co-Producer of this No.1-Act. In 1995 they started playing as one of the supporting acts with Jon Bon Jovi on his stadium tour through Germany. As a musician he plays in the band Texas Lightning, who also had a No1-Hit ("No No Never") and Top5-Album. The Band represented Germany at the "Eurovision Song Contest" in 2006. After working on the programme RTL Samstag Nacht for five years, Dittrich appeared in many television programmes, shows or films, such as Blind Date (German TV series), Frühstücksfernsehen and Dittsche (just a small selection) and received many awards and nominations. Nowadays, Dittrich is regarded in Germany as being one of the most versatile actors, specialized in creating fictional characters.

Works[edit]

Television[edit]

  • 1991: Bonings Bonbons"
  • 1993-1998: RTL-Samstag Nacht (148 Shows)
  • 1997: "Der Neffe" (TV-Movie)
  • 1998: Quest for Camelot" (Animation Movie, German Voice of "Flame")
  • 1999: "Frau Rettich, die Czerni und ich" (Motion Picture/Cinema)
  • 1999: "Late Show" (Motion Picture/Cinema)
  • 2000-2001: "Olli, Tiere, Sensationen" (TV-Series, 16 Shows)
  • 2001-2007: Blind Date (Impro-Series with Anke Engelke, 6 episodes)
  • 2003-2011: "Genial Daneben" (Guest)
  • since 2004: Dittsche - Das wirklich wahre Leben (over 200 episodes, still running)
  • 2004: "Stauffenberg" (TV-Movie)
  • 2004: "Der WiXXer" (Motion Picture/Cinema)
  • 2006: "7 Zwerge - Der Wald ist nicht genug" (Motion Picture/Cinema)
  • 2006: "Was tun Herr Beckenbauer" (Harald Schmidt Spezial, TV-Special)
  • 2009: "Same Same but different" (Motion Picture/Cinema)
  • 2009: "Pastewka" (TV-Series, special guest)
  • 2010: "Ottos Eleven" (Motion Picture/Cinema)
  • 2010: "Nachtschicht" (TV-Movie)
  • 2011: Carl & BerthaGottlieb Daimler (ARD)
  • 2011: "Der Relativitätstheorie der Liebe" (Motion Picture / Cinema)
  • 2013: "König von Deutschland" (Motion Picture/Cinema)
  • 2013: "Buddy" (Motion Picture/Cinema)
  • 2013: "Fruehstuecksfernsehen" (TV-Persiflage Part 1, with Cordula Stratmann)
  • 2014: "Das TalkGespraech" (TV-Persiflage Part 2, with Cordula Stratmann)
  • 2015: "Schorsch Aigner - Der Mann, der Franz Beckenbauer war" (TV-Persiflage Part 3)
  • 2015: "Das FIFA-Maerchen - Fragen an Schorsch Aigner" (TV-Persiflage Part 4)
  • 2015: "Jennifer - Sehnsucht nach was Besseres" (TV-Mini Series, 3 episodes)
  • 2016: "Der Sandro-Report: Zahlemann live" (TV-Persiflage Part 5)

Music[edit]

  • Die Doofen
  • Texas Lightning

Awards[edit]

Television[edit]

  • 1994: Bayerischer Fernsehpreis for RTL Samstag Nacht
  • 1994: Bambi for RTL-Samstag Nacht
  • 1995: Bambi for Die Doofen
  • 1995: Adolf-Grimme-Preis"Spezial" for "Zwei Stühle – Eine Meinung" (RTL Samstag Nacht)
  • 1995: Goldene Europa for "Die Doofen“
  • 1995: Goldene Romy (Austria) for "RTL-Samstag Nacht“
  • 2003: Bayerischer Fernsehpreis for "Blind Date" (ZDF)
  • 2003: Adolf-Grimme-Preis with Gold for "Blind Date" (ZDF)
  • 2004: Deutscher Fernsehpreis for "Dittsche – das wirklich wahre Leben" (WDR)
  • 2005: Adolf-Grimme-Preis with Gold for "Dittsche – das wirklich wahre Leben" (WDR)
  • 2007: DVD-Award for "Dittsche – das wirklich wahre Leben“
  • 2008: Radio Regenbogen-Award – "Beste Comedy “
  • 2009: Goldene Kamera – "Best Entertainment“
  • 2010: Göttinger Elch – Lifework
  • 2011: "Bremen 4 - Comedy-Preis / Ehrenpreis
  • 2013: "Das grosse Kleinkunstfestival der Wühlmaeuse" - Ehrenpreis
  • 2015: Tegtmeiers Erben – Ehrenpreis
  • 2016: Adolf-Grimme-Preis for "Schorsch Aigner - der Mann, der Franz Beckenbauer war"
  • 2016: Bayerischer Fernsehpreis for "Schorsch Aigner - der Mann, der Franz Beckenbauer war"

Music[edit]

  • 1995: Echo for "Die Doofen“
  • 1995: Viva COMET for "Die Doofen“
  • 1995: Goldene Stimmgabel (ZDF) for "Die Doofen“
  • 1996: Golden Reel Award (United States) for "Die Doofen“
  • 1995–1996: 7 Gold and Platin Awards for "Die Doofen“
  • 2005–2006: 5 Country Music-Awards (diverse Kategorien) for "Texas Lightning
  • 2006: 3 Gold and Platin Awards for "Texas Lightning“

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