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Date of Birth 15 November 1940Skive, Denmark
Height 6' 5¼" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ulf Pilgaard is a Danish actor. He has appeared for over 40 years in comedy plays. He also had some major film roles, such as "Nattenvagten" by Ole Bornedal.

Ulf Pilgaard debuted as an actor in 1963 at "Alléscenen" as a member of the Collage-squad. From 1968 to 1972 he was in the "Cirkusrevyen", and then from 1973 to 1985 in the "Tivolirevyen", interspersed "Holstebrorevyen" 1978-1979.

Since 1986 he has been in "Cirkusrevyen". Throughout the 20 years from 1968 to 1988 Ulf Pilgaard also starred in DR (Danish Radio) programs of satire "Hey-Hey" and "Wow Wow".

In a longer period, he formed a film and especially onstage couple with Claus Ryskjær.

Ulf Pilgaard is known for during parodies of such famous Danish persons as Kirsten Hüttemeyer, Hanne Bech Hansen, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen and Queen Margrethe.

Ulf Pilgaard has won several awards, such as the Bodil and a Robert for Best Actor in Farligt Venskab (1996). He won the revue price "Dirch of the Year" in 2006 and was nominated again in 2010.

Ulf Pilgaard's father was a priest.

He attended school in Frederiksberg where he meet Ole Michelsen who later turned out to be a reputable film critic and they developed a lasting friendship.

Later on Ulf Pilgaard studied to be a priest and was classmate with Henrik Stangerup and John Mill Gardens. During his theological studies on Elers' College from the 15th April 1962 to 15th May 1967. Preben Kaas and others (Henrik Stangerup) caused him to drop out of the theological studies to become a full time actor.

He has two children with Gitte Pilgaard.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christian Gaarslev

Spouse (1)

Gitte Vibeke Pilgaard (1970 - 23 November 2016) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

First performance on Alléscenen (1963) as member of "Collagetruppen"
Father was a priest in Holme (Aarhus), Denmark. Has two sons: Mikkel (born 1972), Christian (born 1974).
Went to public school with Ole Michelsen, where they became good friends, and still are to this day. Both appeared in the Danish talk-show "Go'Morgen Danmark" on the 25th of October, 2006 to promote their new shared autobiography "Barndomsvenner".

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