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Arve Opsahl (1921–2007)

Arve Opsahl was Norway's first stand up comedian. Perhaps along with Rolv Wesenlund and Jon Skolmen. The term used back then was one man show (only in 1993 "stand up" was starting to get used in Norway). See full bio »

Died:

(age 85) in Oslo, Norway

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Known For

Mot i brøstet
(1993-1997)
Olsen-banden
Olsen-banden Egon Olsen
(1968)
Olsenbanden for full musikk
(1976)

Filmography

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 2001 Himmelen kan vente (TV Movie)
Gammel mann
 1999 Tusenårsfesten (Video)
Henry
 1993-1997 Mot i brøstet (TV Series)
Henry
- Og alle levde lykkelig... (1997) ... Henry
- Ikke noe problem (1997) ... Henry
- Dakars liten (1997) ... Henry
- Mitt navn er Bond, - Nils Bond (1997) ... Henry
 1994 The julekalender (TV Series)
Good Old Gammel Nok
 1992 Out of Order
Rasmus Lange
 1989 A Handful of Time
Hannibal
 1988 Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by
Kjøpmann Berg
 1987 På stigende kurs
Politimesteren
 1981 Olsen-bandens flugt - over plankeværket
Nordmand i lufthavnen (uncredited)
 1976 Bør Børson II
Ohlzén
 1975 Glade vrinsk
 1974 Knutsen & Ludvigsen
Konduktøren
 1974 The Last Exploits of the Olsen Gang
Knut (uncredited)
 1974 Boer Boerson Jr.
Ohlzén
 1973 Barselstuen (TV Movie)
Christopher Eisenfresser
 1973 Kjære lille Norge
Various
 1972 Norske byggeklosser
Kleppe
 1970 Bedside Story (TV Short)
 1970 Skulle det dukke opp flere lik, er det bare å ringe...
Henry Bakker, politioverbetjent
 1969 I dag død, i morgen rosenrød (TV Movie)
 1969 Psychedelica Blues
Hans Korsmo
 1968 Sus og dus på by'n
Slegga
 1968 Festival i Venedig (TV Movie)
R. N. Fitzmorris, a Marine Officer
 1967 Stompa til Sjøs!
Båsen
 1967 Kontorsjef Tangen (TV Series)
Rørleggeren
- Far går i vannet (1967) ... Rørleggeren
 1966 Hurra for Andersens
Carl Alfred Andersen
 1966 Falne engler (TV Movie)
William Banbury
 1965 Hjelp - vi får leilighet!
Madsen, vaktmester
 1964 Nydelige nelliker
Slegga
 1964 Sailors
Månsson
 1964 Operasjon sjøsprøyt
Bottolph Johansen, kokk
 1963 Vintersolhverv (TV Movie)
 1962 Operasjon Løvsprett
Bottolph Johansen, bilrepratør
 1962 Bajaderen (TV Movie)
PR-mannen
 1962 Prosessen (TV Movie)
Titorelli
 1961 Bussen
Måsabjønn
 1960 Millionær for en aften
Knut Møller
 1958 It Happened One Night
Policeman
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've never heard of an actor going senile. Have you?

Trivia:

His name in the "Olsenbanden-films" was by his comrades "Egon", but he called himself "Herr Olsen" towards the others he met in the 14 films. His famous expression in the "Olsen-banden"-films was: "Jeg har en plan!".

He have played a lot of comic folk-theater traveling around Norway and Sweden. Best known in Sweden for his performance in the sketch "Pikene fra Lisboa"(Girls from Lisboa).

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