Funniest German Actors

by lemansour82 | created - 18 Aug 2011 | updated - 18 Aug 2011 | Public

A list for the funniest German TV- and movie-actors.

1. Christoph Waltz

Actor | Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...

2. Christoph Maria Herbst

Actor | Stromberg

Christoph Maria Herbst was born on February 9, 1966 in Wuppertal, Germany. He is an actor, known for Stromberg (2004), Der Wixxer (2004) and Wickie und die starken Männer (2009). He has been married to Gisi Herbst since 2012.

3. Michael Herbig

Actor | Der Schuh des Manitu

Michael 'Bully' Herbig studied photography and is well known in the German comedy scene as a writer, director and producer. In addition to his morning radio show 'Langemann und die Morgencrew' from 1992 to 1995, he also made 800 episodes of the comedy radio show 'Die Bayern Cops'. He has appeared ...

4. Matthias Schweighöfer

Actor | Der geilste Tag

Matthias Schweighöfer is one of the most successful German actors. Born into a family of actors, he soon knew he belonged in front of a camera, too. His parents, the theatre actors Gitta Schweighöfer and Michael Schweighöfer, often took him to some of their rehearsals, so he later participated in ...

5. Bastian Pastewka

Actor | Pastewka

Bastian Pastewka was born on April 4, 1972 in Bochum, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Pastewka (2005), Der Wixxer (2004) and Die Wochenshow (1996).

6. Til Schweiger

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Actor, producer, writer, and director Til Schweiger is Germany's best-known actor and also the country's most successful director. With more than 51 Million admissions no other German filmmaker drew more people to cinemas. He runs his own production company Barefoot Films based in Berlin, Germany.

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7. Rick Kavanian

Actor | Der Schuh des Manitu

Rick Kavanian was born on January 26, 1971 in Munich, Germany as Richard Horatio Kavanian. He is an actor and writer, known for Der Schuh des Manitu (2001), (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004) and Bully & Rick (2004).

8. Nora Tschirner

Actress | Keinohrhasen

Nora Tschirner was born on June 12, 1981 in East Berlin, East Germany as Nora Marie Tschirner. She is an actress and producer, known for Keinohrhasen (2007), Tatort (1970) and Kebab Connection (2004).

9. Dieter Hallervorden

Actor | Sein letztes Rennen

Dieter Hallervorden was born on September 5, 1935 in Dessau, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Sein letztes Rennen (2013), Head Full of Honey (2014) and Nonstop Nonsens (1975). He has been married to Elena Blume since October 1991. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

10. Christian Ulmen

Actor | Herr Lehmann

Christian Ulmen was born on September 22, 1975 in Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He is an actor and producer, known for Herr Lehmann (2003), Dr. Psycho - Die Bösen, die Bullen, meine Frau und ich (2007) and Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009). He has been married to Collien ...

11. Antoine Monot Jr.

Actor | Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher

Now a Swiss citizen, Antoine Monot, Jr was born in Germany in 1975. Monot undertook numerous PR mandates for touring theater groups following his training as a director at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich". In 1993 Monot, Jr. produced the short film _Timing (1999 short)_ for the "...

12. Tom Gerhardt

Actor | Hausmeister Krause - Ordnung muss sein

Tom Gerhardt was born on December 12, 1957 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Hausmeister Krause - Ordnung muss sein (1999), Voll normaaal (1994) and Ballermann 6 (1997).

13. Anke Engelke

Actress | Fröhliche Weihnachten

Anke Engelke was born on December 21, 1965 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Anke Christina Engelke. She is an actress and writer, known for Fröhliche Weihnachten (2007), Die Wochenshow (1996) and Ladykracher (2002).

14. Armin Rohde

Actor | Lola rennt

Armin Rohde was born on April 4, 1955 in Gladbeck, Germany. He is an actor, known for Run Lola Run (1998), A Sound of Thunder (2005) and Contagion (2011). He has been married to Angela Baronin von Schilling since 1995.

15. Max Giermann

Actor | Switch: Reloaded

Max Giermann was born on October 24, 1975 in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany as Maximilian Giermann. He is an actor, known for Switch: Reloaded (2007), Rubbeldiekatz (2011) and FunnyMovie (2008).

16. Bjarne Mädel

Actor | Der Tatortreiniger

Bjarne Mädel was born on March 12, 1968 in Hamburg, Germany. He is an actor and producer, known for Crime Scene Cleaner (2011), Der kleine Mann (2009) and Stromberg - Der Film (2014).

17. Martina Hill

Actress | Knallerfrauen

Martina Hill was born in Berlin in 1974, where after finishing school she later studied drama. Martina had her breakthrough in 2007 as an ensemble member of the comedy show "Switch Reloaded" which catapulted her into the spotlight, making her known as the best female impersonator in Germany. Thus, ...

18. Martin Semmelrogge

Actor | Das Boot

Martin Semmelrogge was born on December 8, 1955 in Bad Boll, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Das Boot (1981), Schindler's List (1993) and Fahr zur Hölle (2011). He has been married to Sonja Semmelrogge since October 24, 1998.

19. Otto Waalkes

Actor | Otto - Der Film

Otto Waalkes was born on July 22, 1948 in Emden, Germany as Otto Gerhard Waalkes. He is an actor and writer, known for Otto - Der Film (1985), Otto - Der Liebesfilm (1992) and Hilfe, ich hab meine Lehrerin geschrumpft (2015). He was previously married to Eva Haßmann and Manuela Ebelt.

20. Christian Tramitz

Actor | (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1

Christian Tramitz was born on July 13, 1955 in Munich, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004), Der Schuh des Manitu (2001) and Bullyparade (1997). He has been married to Anette Tramitz since July 2004. They have one child. He was previously married ...

21. Hilmi Sözer

Actor | Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht

Hilmi Sözer was born on March 9, 1970 in Çubuk, Ankara, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht (2002), Blackout - Die Erinnerung ist tödlich (2006) and Germanikus (2004).

22. Vicco von Bülow

Writer | Ödipussi

Loriot was once best known as a cartoonist, with the distinguishing feature that all his characters had potato-shaped noses. In the 1960s, he presented the TV series "Cartoon" which featured short animated cartoons from all over the world. In between the clips he acted in little funny sketches. ...

23. Evelyn Hamann

Actress | Adelheid und ihre Mörder

Evelyn Hamann was born on August 6, 1942 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Adelheid und ihre Mörder (1993), Pappa ante Portas (1991) and Loriot (1976). She was married to Hans Walter Braun. She died on October 29, 2007 in Hamburg.

24. Uwe Ochsenknecht

Actor | Das Boot

Uwe Ochsenknecht was born on January 7, 1956 in Biblis, Hesse, Germany as Uwe Adam Ochsenknecht. He is an actor, known for Das Boot (1981), Schtonk (1992) and Das kleine Gespenst (2013). He was previously married to Natascha Ochsenknecht.

25. Jochen Busse

Actor | Mordkommission

Jochen Busse was born on January 28, 1941 in Iserlohn, Germany as Joachim Busse. He is an actor and writer, known for Mordkommission (1973), Das Amt (1997) and ...und im Keller gärt es (1995). He has been married to Constanze Volkner since November 5, 2007. They have one child. He was ...

26. Michael Kessler

Actor | Switch: Reloaded

Michael Kessler was born on June 24, 1967 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany. He is an actor, known for Switch: Reloaded (2007), Er ist wieder da (2015) and Kleine Haie (1992).

27. Oliver Wnuk

Actor | Allein gegen die Zeit

Oliver Wnuk was born on January 28, 1976 in Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Allein gegen die Zeit (2010), Stromberg (2004) and Der Dicke (2005).

28. Hape Kerkeling

Actor | Total Normal

Hape Kerkeling was born on December 9, 1964 in Recklinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany as Hans Peter Wilhelm Kerkeling. He is an actor and writer, known for Total Normal (1989), Kein Pardon (1993) and Horst Schlämmer - Isch kandidiere! (2009).

29. Mirco Nontschew

Actor | 7 Zwerge

Mirco Nontschew was born on October 29, 1969 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for 7 Zwerge (2004), 7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough (2006) and RTL Samstag Nacht (1993).

30. Michael Müller

Actor | Switch: Reloaded

Michael Müller was born on September 2, 1958 in Bonn, Germany. He is an actor, known for Switch: Reloaded (2007), Stratmanns - Jupps Kneipentheater im Pott (2001) and Switch (1997).

31. Marie Bäumer

Actress | Im Angesicht des Verbrechens

Marie Bäumer was born on May 7, 1969 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Henrike Bäumer. She is an actress, known for Im Angesicht des Verbrechens (2010), The Counterfeiters (2007) and Der Schuh des Manitu (2001).

32. Sky du Mont

Actor | Eyes Wide Shut

Sky du Mont was born on May 20, 1947 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Caetano Bremme Gaspar Neven DuMont. He is an actor and writer, known for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Der Schuh des Manitu (2001) and (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004).

33. Thomas Fritsch

Actor | Das schwarz-weiß-rote Himmelbett

Thomas Fritsch was born on January 16, 1944 in Dresden, Germany. He is an actor, known for Das schwarz-weiß-rote Himmelbett (1962), Die ProSieben Märchenstunde (2006) and Der Wixxer (2004).

34. Simon Gosejohann

Actor | Die Nacht der lebenden Loser

Simon Gosejohann was born on January 9, 1976 in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Night of the Living Dorks (2004), Film ab! (1997) and Captain Cosmotic (1998).

35. Frederik Braun

Actor | Fatman: The Quark Knight

Frederik Braun was born as Frederik Jan Braun. He is an actor and writer, known for Fatman: The Quark Knight (2014), Dumb Fiction (2011) and Young and Wild (2014).

36. Stefan Jürgens

Actor | George and the Dragon

Stefan Jürgens was born on February 26, 1963 in Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for George and the Dragon (2004), Mein Chef und ich (2004) and SOKO Donau (2005).

37. Serdar Somuncu

Actor | Tatort

Serdar Somuncu was born on June 3, 1968 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor and director, known for Tatort (1970), Marry Me - Aber bitte auf Indisch (2015) and Schatz, nimm Du sie! (2017).

38. Oliver Kalkofe

Actor | Der Wixxer

Oliver Kalkofe was born on September 12, 1965 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, West Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Der Wixxer (2004), Neues vom Wixxer (2007) and Kalkofes Mattscheibe (1994).

39. Ralf Richter

Actor | Das Boot

Ralf Richter was born on August 17, 1957 in Essen, Germany. He is an actor, known for Das Boot (1981), Was nicht passt wird passend gemacht (2003) and Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht (2002).

40. Helge Schneider

Actor | 00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter

Helge Schneider was born on August 30, 1955 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. He is an actor, known for 00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter (1994), 00 Schneider - Im Wendekreis der Eidechse (2013) and Texas - Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem (1993).

41. Ingolf Lück

Actor | Die Wochenshow

Ingolf Lück was born on April 26, 1958 in Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Die Wochenshow (1996), Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding (1999) and Das Büro (2003).

42. Matthias Knop

Actor | Die Wochenshow

Matthias Knop was born on November 11, 1974 in Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is known for his work on Die Wochenshow (1996), Schmidt & Pocher (2007) and Talk im Tudio (2005).