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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 May 1950Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Birth NameThomas Johannes Gottschalk
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Thomas Gottschalk was born on May 18, 1950 in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany as Thomas Johannes Gottschalk. He is an actor and writer, known for Wetten, dass..? (1981), Gottschalk Live (2012) and Na sowas! (1982). He has been married to Thea Gottschalk since November 11, 1976. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Thea Gottschalk (11 November 1976 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

His blond curly hair

Trivia (15)

Lives in Malibu, California.
He received three Bambi Awards in the 1980s, which he gave back in 1988 after a dispute with publisher Hubert Burda. Nevertheless, he accepted a "Honorary Bambi" in 2001.
In the 1980s he suffered the particular indignity of being replaced (as the host of a video clip pop show on TV) by a chimpanzee.
Host of Europe's most successful TV show Wetten, dass..? (1981) from 1987 to 1992 and since 1994. He prolonged his contract until 2010.
Has two sons, Tristan (b. 1982) and Roman (adopted, b. 1989).
Parents: Hans and Rutila Gottschalk; siblings: Christoph and Raphaela
Bought a castle in Marienfels, Germany (2004).
Started his professional career as teacher (German; Latin).
His funny and smart radio shows on BR 3 (Bavarian radio) were revolutionary in the early 70s.
Received the "Bayerischer Verdienstorden" (highest Bavarian state decoration) (20 June 2001).
Released a single entitled "What Happened To Rock'n'Roll" in 2001.
Ranked #1 in a survey by TV guide "Bildwoche" searching "Germany's biggest TV entertainer of all time" (March 2006).
Appeared on Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) after Whoopi Goldberg had lost a bet on his show.
According to a survey, he is Germany's most popular celebrity in TV commercials (2006).
He is good friends with Günther Jauch.

Salary (1)

Gottschalks Haus-Party (1996) DEM200,000 (per episode, as of 1999)

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