Volker Lechtenbrink

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Volker Lechtenbrink
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Born (1944-08-18) August 18, 1944 (age 71)
Cranz, Germany
Website Volker Lechtenbrink

Volker Lechtenbrink (born August 18, 1944 in Cranz, Germany [Ostpreußen]) is a German television actor and singer.

Lechtenbrink grew up in Hamburg and Bremen and started his career at the age of 15 acting in the Oscar-nominated anti-war movie The Bridge (1959) by director Bernhard Wicki. After leaving the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums a year after completing his mittlere Reife, he was educated at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (drama school),[1] also acting and later working as a stage director at the Ernst Deutsch Theater, Hamburg. Between 2004, he worked as the intendant of that stage. Between 1995 and 1997, he was also intendant of Bad Hersfeld Festival. He acted in several German television productions during the last decades, including Der Kommissar, Derrick, Der Alte, Tatort, Ein Fall für zwei and some Rosamunde Pilcher films. In 2006, he played one of the leading roles in the short-lived television series M.E.T.R.O. – Ein Team auf Leben und Tod.

He is the German dubbing-voice of Kris Kristofferson and Dennis Quaid.

Next to his work as an actor he also started a very successful career as a singer and songwriter during the 1970s and 1980s, with songs like Der Macher and Ich mag. He also wrote the lyrics to the song Rücksicht, performed by the duo Hoffmann & Hoffmann at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, placing 5th in a field of 20.

Songs[edit]

  • 1976 Der Macher
  • 1977 Volker Lechtenbrink Nr. 2
  • 1977 Alltagsgeschichten
  • 1978 Meine Tür steht immer offen
  • 1978 Der Spieler
  • 1980 Leben so wie ich es mag
  • 1981 Schon möglich
  • 1982 Wer spielt mit mir
  • 1982 Ich mag
  • 1983 Leben heute
  • 1984 Zurückgelehnt
  • 1987 Ich kann gewinnen
  • 1989 Herzschlag

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die Promi-Geburtstage vom 18. August 2014: Volker Lechtenbrink". Focus Online. Focus Magazin Verlag GmbH. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-21. Nach dem Erfolg mit „Die Brücke“ ging er wenig später, ein Jahr nach der mittleren Reife, vom Gymnasium Johanneum ab, absolvierte seine Schauspielausbildung an der Hamburger Staatlichen Hochschule für Bildende Künste und dem privaten Hamburger Schauspielstudio Hildburg Freese. 

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