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Falco (I) (1957–1998)

He was born as Johann Hölzel in Vienna, but was mostly called "Hans". Very young, he was considered as a new Mozart and decided to have a musical career. He started playing the bass guitar in local bands such as "Drahdiwaberl" or "The Hallucination Company". Around that time he changed his name to Falco, fascinated by the German ski jumper Falko ... See full bio »

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Adventureland
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(2009)
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 2017 Falco: Forever Young (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Auf der Flucht" (uncredited), "Ganz Wien", "Der Kommissar", "Aerobic", "Junge Roemer", "Brillantin Brutal", "Rock Me Amadeus", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny", "Titanic", "Nachtflug", "Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da")
 2015-2016 Dolezal Backstage (TV Series documentary) (performer - 8 episodes)
- Austropop Special 2 (2016) ... (performer: "Titanic", "Rock Me Amadeus", "Ganz Wien")
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... (performer: "No Time for Revolution", "Rock Me Amadeus")
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus", "Brillatin Brutal")
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... (performer: "The Spirit Never Dies")
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus", "Charisma Kommando")
 2016 Austropop-Legenden Live: Die besten Duette (TV Movie) (performer: "Flying High", "Rock Me Amadeus")
 2016 Erlebnis Österreich (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Das Wiener U4 (2016) ... (performer: "Ganz Wien" - uncredited)
 2015 Austropop-Legenden Live: Die schönsten Konzertmomente (TV Movie) (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 2015 iZombie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blaine's World (2015) ... (writer: "Der Kommissar" - uncredited)
 2015 ORF Fernsehgeschichte (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Serien & Social Media (2015) ... (performer: "Ganz Wien")
 2014 Falco: Out of the Dark (Video short) (writer: "Out of the Dark")
  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012)
- The Safety Dance (2012) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus") / (writer: "Der Kommissar", "Rock Me Amadeus")
- Take on Me (2012) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus") / (writer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
  Mulatschag (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2007)
- Amadeus 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "America" - uncredited)
- Die Weberknechte Live - Aus den Kellern von Wien! (2007) ... (lyrics: "Junge Römer")
 2011 Falco - Muss ich denn sterben, um zu leben (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Rock me Amadeus (Salieri-Version)", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny", "America" (uncredited), "Männer des Westens" (uncredited), "Der Kommissar", "Junge Roemer", "It's All over Now, Baby Blue", "Rock me Amadeus (Retouch-Version)", "Tricks" (uncredited), "Without You", "Out of the Dark", "Auf der Flucht" (uncredited), "Emotional" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Rock me Amadeus (Salieri-Version)", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny", "America" (uncredited), "Männer des Westens" (uncredited), "Der Kommissar", "Junge Roemer", "Rock me Amadeus (Retouch-Version)", "Tricks" (uncredited), "Out of the Dark", "Auf der Flucht" (uncredited), "Emotional" (uncredited), "Rock me Amadeus/Jeanny/Vienna Calling" (uncredited))
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.3 (2011) ... (writer: "Dance Mephisto")
 2011 Seitenblicke (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 30 Jahre Wiener Metropol (2011) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus" - uncredited)
 2011 Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 March 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Wiener Blut" - uncredited)
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Der Kommissar")
 2011 Helden von morgen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Manson/Fendrich (2011) ... (writer: "Vienna Calling")
 2011 Schnell ermittelt (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tamara Morgenstern (2011) ... (performer: "Nie mehr Schule" - uncredited)
 2010 Celebrity Coach Trip (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Salzburg (2010) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus" - uncredited)
 2010 The Making of the Legendary Falco 3-Videos (Video documentary short) (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus (Salieri Mix)", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny")
 2010 Auf Wieder-Sehen Österreich (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Die großen 10 (2010) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 2010 Falco - Der Poet (Documentary) (performer: "America", "Der Kommissar (Club 69 Remix)", "Egoist" (uncredited), "Charisma Kommando", "Data De Groove", "Expocityvisions", "Wiener Blut", "Verdammt wir leben noch")
 2010 Skateland (writer: "DER KOMMISSAR")
  Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.95 (2010) ... (performer: "Helden von heute" - uncredited) / (writer: "Helden von heute" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.34 (2008) ... (performer: "Der Kommissar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Der Kommissar" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.28 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2)" - uncredited)
 2009 Adventureland (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus") / (writer: "Rock Me Amadeus" - as John Hoelzel)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus") / (writer: "Rock Me Amadeus" - as John Hoelzel)
 2008 Hansi Lang - Ich spielte Leben (Video documentary) (writer: "Helden von heute", "Wiener Blut")
 2008 Pineapple Express (performer: "Der Komissar") / (writer: "Der Komissar")
 2008 Das Wunder von Wien (TV Movie) (performer: "Helden von heute" - uncredited) / (writer: "Helden von heute" - uncredited)
 2008 Weltrevolution (Documentary) (lyrics: "Ganz Wien" - as Hans Hölzl) / (music: "Ganz Wien" - as Hans Hölzl) / (performer: "Ganz Wien")
 2008 Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! (lyrics: "Rock Me Amadeus", "America", "Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2)", "Egoist", "Emotional", "Ganz Wien", "Helden von heute", "Hoch wie nie", "Jeanny", "Junge Römer", "Der Kommissar", "Auf der Flucht", "Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da", "Nachtflug", "Nur mit dir", "Out Of The Dark", "Vienna Calling", "Verdammt, wir leben noch", "Wiener Blut") / (music: "Emotional", "Ganz Wien", "Verdammt, wir leben noch")
 2008 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mo' Money, Mo' Card Games (2008) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus" - uncredited)
  Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop (TV Series documentary) (performer - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2008) (writer - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2008) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008)
- Der Austropop hat keine Chance - also nützen wir sie! (2008) ... (lyrics: "Junge Römer" - uncredited) / (performer: "Rock me Amadeus", "Jeanny", "Junge Römer" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rock me Amadeus", "Jeanny" - uncredited)
- Zwischen Kommerz und Anspruch - Die Zukunft des Austropop (2006) ... (performer: "Jeanny" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jeanny" - uncredited)
- Weltberühmt in der Welt - Internationale Erfolge des Austropop (2006) ... (lyrics: "Junge Römer") / (performer: "Jeanny" (uncredited), "Rock me Amadeus" (uncredited), "Der Kommissar (Club 69 Remix)", "Der Kommissar", "America", "Out of the Dark", "Junge Römer", "Rock me Amadeus (Remix 1991)", "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Jeanny" (uncredited), "Rock me Amadeus" (uncredited), "Der Kommissar (Club 69 Remix)", "Der Kommissar", "America", "Out of the Dark", "Rock me Amadeus (Remix 1991)")
- Rebellion - Unterhaltung mit Haltung (2006) ... (performer: "Jeanny" (uncredited), "No Time for Revolution", "Ganz Wien" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Jeanny" (uncredited), "No Time for Revolution", "Ganz Wien" (uncredited))
- Gibt es weibliche Popmusik? - Die Frauen des Austropop (2006) ... (performer: "Jeanny" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jeanny" - uncredited)
 2007 Falco lebt! (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Männer des Westens", "Wiener Blut", "Ganz Wien", "Vienna Calling", "America", "Rock Me Amadeus", "Jeanny", "Egoist", "The Sound Of Musik", "Neo Nothing - Post Of All", "Naked", "Bar Minor 7/11 (Jeanny Dry)", "Les Nouveaux Riches", "Der Kommissar", "Monarchy Now", "Brillantin' Brutal'", "Emotional", "Junge Roemer", "Out Of The Dark", "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue") / (writer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 2007 Das Beste aus meinem Leben (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Der Herr als Knecht (2007) ... (writer: "Der Kommissar")
 2006 Nail Polish (writer: "JEANNY" - as Johan Hoelzel)
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Rejection (2006) ... (writer: "Der Kommissar")
 2006 100 Jahre EAV Live (Video) ("Austro Rocksanatorium")
 2004 Austro Pop Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... (performer: "Jeanny")
 2004 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lindsay Lohan/Usher (2004) ... (writer: "Rock Me Amadeus" - uncredited)
 2004 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004) ... (writer: "Der Kommissar" - uncredited)
  I Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- 1985 (2003) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus") / (writer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 2001 Popular (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Brain Game (2001) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 2000 Falco: Everything (Video) (lyrics: "Rock Me Amadeus", "Titanic", "Egoist (Remix 98)", "Der Kommissar (Club 69 Remix)", "Helden von heute (ReEdit 98)", "No Time for Revolution", "Jeanny Part I", "Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2 - Ein Jahr danach)", "Naked", "Vienna Calling (ReEdit 2000)", "Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da", "Wiener Blut", "Push! Push!", "Junge Roemer", "The Sound of Musik", "Emotional", "Out of the Dark", "Verdammt wir leben noch") / (music: "Titanic", "Helden von heute (ReEdit 98)", "Verdammt wir leben noch") / (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus", "Titanic", "Egoist (Remix 98)", "Der Kommissar (Club 69 Remix)", "Helden von heute (ReEdit 98)", "No Time for Revolution", "Jeanny Part I", "Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2 - Ein Jahr danach)", "Naked", "Vienna Calling (ReEdit 2000)", "Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da", "Wiener Blut", "Push! Push!", "Junge Roemer", "The Sound of Musik", "Emotional", "Out of the Dark", "Verdammt wir leben noch")
 1999 The Final Curtain: The Ultimate Best of Falco Videos (Video) (performer: "Push! Push!", "Rock Me Amadeus (Retouch)", "Egoist (Remix 98)", "Der Kommissar (Club 69 Remix)", "Helden von heute (Remix 99)", "No Time for Revolution", "Out of the Dark", "Jeanny", "Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2 - Ein Jahr danach)", "Naked (Hardcore-Version)", "Vienna Calling (Re-edit 2000)", "Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da", "Ganz Wien", "Junge Roemer", "The Sound of Musik (Zilk-Version)", "Emotional", "Geld")
 1998 Falco - Hoch wie nie (Video) (performer: "Rock me Amadeus", "Ganz Wien", "America", "Männer des Westens", "Hier ist ein Mensch", "Nachtflug", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny", "Coming Home", "Body Next To Body", "Emotional", "Titanic", "Mutter, Der Mann mit Dem Koks Ist Da", "Naked", "No Time For Revolution", "Egoist", "Out of the Dark", "It's All over Now, Baby Blue") / (writer: "Rock me Amadeus", "Ganz Wien", "America", "Männer des Westens", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny", "Coming Home", "Body Next To Body", "Emotional", "Titanic", "Mutter, Der Mann mit Dem Koks Ist Da", "Naked", "No Time For Revolution", "Egoist", "Out of the Dark", "Tribute to Falco")
 1998 The Wedding Singer (writer: "Der Kommissar")
 1996 Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Show #72 (1996) ... (performer: "Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da")
 1993 Falco - Donauinsel Live (TV Movie) (performer: "Les Nouveaux Riches", "Junge Roemer", "Auf der Flucht", "Der Kommissar", "Ganz Wien", "Jeanny", "Männer des Westens", "The Sound Of Musik", "Titanic", "Vienna Calling", "Nachtflug", "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", "Helden von heute")
  Ein Schloß am Wörthersee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Mister Charlie aus L.A. (1990) ... (performer: "The Sound of Musik" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Sound of Musik" - uncredited)
 1988 X-Large (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 August 1988 (1988) ... (performer: "Wiener Blut")
 1987 Falco Live (TV Movie) (performer: "The Star of Moon and Sun", "Junge Römer", "Männer des Westens", "Jeanny", "Munich Girl", "Emotional", "Coming Home", "Rock Me Amadeus")
 1986 The Whoopee Boys (arranger: "ROCK ME AMADEUS")
 1986 Geld oder Leber! (lyrics: "The Sound of Music", "Der Kommissar", "Jeanny Part I", "Rock Me Amadeus") / (performer: "The Sound of Music", "Der Kommissar", "Jeanny Part I", "Rock Me Amadeus")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1986) (writer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Episode dated 27 March 1986 (1986) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus") / (writer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 1986 Opus und Freunde (TV Movie) (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus", "Flying High") / (writer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 1986 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (TV Movie) (performer: "Vienna Calling", "No Answer (Hallo Deutschland)", "The Sound Of Musik", "Der Kommissar", "Männer des Westens", "Jeanny", "America", "Macho Macho", "Munich Girls", "Rock Me Amadeus")
 1985 Die Grossen 10 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 August 1985 (1985) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 1985 Wurlitzer (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (performer: "Rock Me Amadeus")
 1984 Speed (Documentary short) (performer: "On the Run") / (writer: "On the Run")
 1984 Falco - Helden von heute (TV Movie) (performer: "Helden von heute", "No Answer (Hallo Deutschland)", "Brillantin' Brutal'", "Ihre Tochter", "Hoch wie nie", "Steuermann", "Nur mit dir", "Junge Roemer", "Kann es Liebe sein?", "Tut-Ench-Amon (Tutankhamen)") / (writer: "Helden von heute", "No Answer (Hallo Deutschland)", "Brillantin' Brutal'", "Ihre Tochter", "Hoch wie nie", "Steuermann", "Nur mit dir", "Junge Roemer", "Kann es Liebe sein?", "Tut-Ench-Amon (Tutankhamen)")
 1984 Austro Hit Gala (TV Movie) (performer: "Brillantin' Brutal'", "Hier ist ein Mensch")
 1983 Neon Mix (TV Movie) (performer: "Der Kommissar" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Hit songs "Rock Me Amadeus", "Der Kommisar", "Vienna Calling"

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Johann Hoelzel | John Hoelzel | Johann Hölzel

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Is interred at Vienna's Central Cemetery. See more »

Trademark:

Mixed English and German lyrics in his songs

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