Gunther Philipp

Gunther Philipp (8 June 1918 – 2 October 2003) was an Austrian film actor, physician and swimmer.[2]

Gunther Philipp
Gunter Placheta

(1918-06-08)8 June 1918
Died2 October 2003(2003-10-02) (aged 85)
Resting placeMelaten-Friedhof
OccupationFilm actor
Television actor
Years active1949–2002
Home townVienna and Innsbruck

From 1949 to 2002 he appeared as an actor in 147 movies for cinema and television, mainly in comic roles. As an author, Philipp wrote 21 film scripts.


During the Second World War, Philipp studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar and at the University of Vienna philosophy majoring in psychology and then medicine. In 1943 he received his doctorate in medicine (Dr. med. univ.) After the war, he ran a practice in Eberstalzell in Upper Austria and was active until in the 1990s at the Vienna University Clinic for Neurology and Psychiatry.

Selected filmography

Sporting successes

  • 1935 Austrian record 100 m breaststroke
  • 1937 an Austrian record 100 m breaststroke
  • 1938 Austrian record 100 m breaststroke 3 x.
  • 1939 the Austrian record in the 100 m breaststroke (at the same time European year best performance: 1:11,3)[3]
  • 1939 academic world record at the German University Championships in Schrießheim Mannheim / year highs 100 m breaststroke (second in the world rankings)
  • 1962 Austrian State Championship on Ferrari 250 GT
  • 1963 Austrian State Championship on Ferrari GTO
  • 1963 four times first in the Grand Prix of Austria (Zeltweg)

Decorations and awards


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