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Date of Birth 6 November 1910Berlin, Germany
Date of Death 19 July 1983Weißach, Kreuth, Bavaria, Germany
Birth NameFritz Erik Signy Odemar

Mini Bio (1)

Erik Ode was born on November 6, 1910 in Berlin, Germany as Fritz Erik Signy Odemar. He was an actor and director, known for Der Kommissar (1969), Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse (1977) and Liebe, Jazz und Übermut (1957). He was married to Hilde Volk. He died on July 19, 1983 in Weißach, Kreuth, Bavaria, Germany.

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Hilde Volk (1942 - 19 July 1983) (his death)

Trivia (4)

There were times that he smoked more than 80 cigarettes a day.
Son of actor Fritz Odemar.
Short, balding star character actor, famous as the laconic, imperturbable screen detective Herbert Keller in 97 episodes of Der Kommissar (1969).
The son of actor-parents, he first appeared on screen in a silent feature in 1923. His first theatrical engagement was in Berlin in 1928. After the war, he became active as a cabaret performer, stage comedian and actor/director in radio plays. He was subsequently in charge of MGM's dubbing studios and did voice overs for the likes of Cary Grant, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. In films, he was mostly cast in supporting roles, finally achieving stardom by the end of the 1960's on television as 'Der Komissar'.

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