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26 October 1940|
Tilo Prückner was born as the son of the paediatrician Alfred Prückner and his wife Dorothea née Krause in Augsburg. The family Prückner has a long reaching family tradition Hof. He first went to the St.Anna-Gymnasium in Augsburg and changed then to the school Melanchthon-Gymnasium in Nürnberg, were he passed his Abitur in 1960. He dropped his study of the laws to begin an actors education in Munich with Hans Josef Becher and Ellen Mahlke.
From 1962 till 1964 he was employed at the Schauburg (Munich), and afterwards worked at the Theater St. Gallen, from 1966 till 1968 at the Theater Oberhausen  and 1968/1969 at the Schauspielhaus Zürich.
After his participation in the TV-recordings of productions at the Schaubühne his work with directors of the New German Cinema increased. He specialised in portraying sick or handicapped people. In 1976 Prückner received the German Actors Award for his role as the violinist Hännschen Wurlitzer in Bomber & Paganini.
In later years Prückner proofed his art of interpreting diverse characters in a great number of movie and TV productions. Especially his characterisation of eccentricity is famous. Tilo Prückner had a great success, when he played the hyprochondiac detective Gernot Schubert in the TV-series Adelheid und ihre Mörder for 6 years, together with Evelyn Hamann and Heinz Baumann. Since 2003 he is a regular guest in the TV- series Kommissarin Lucas as the landlord of the main character played by Ulrike Kriener.
In 2013 he published his first novel Willi Merkatz wird verlassen.
- Apokal (1971)
- Die Verrohung des Franz Blum (1974)
- John Glückstadt (1975)
- Familienglück (1975)
- Berlinger (1975)
- The Sternstein Manor (1976)
- Bomber & Paganini (1976)
- Grete Minde (1977)
- The Tailor from Ulm (1979)
- Lena Rais (1979)
- The Willi Busch Report (1979)
- The Hamburg Syndrome (1979)
- The NeverEnding Story (1984)
- Ein Fall für zwei (1986-2006, TV series, 9 episodes)
- The Counterfeiters (2007)
- Iron Sky (2012)
Awards and nominations
- 1976 - German Actors Award (Deutscher Darstellerpreis) - Won
- 1980 - Reader Jury Award - Won
- Deutsches Bühnenjahrbuch 1968, p 423