Jürgen Vogel

Jürgen Peter Vogel (German pronunciation: [ˈjʏʁɡn̩ ˈpeːtɐ ˈfoːɡl̩]; born 29 April 1968, in Hamburg) is a German actor, screenwriter, film producer and singer.[1] One of the most successful character actors in German cinema, he first broke out in 1992 with his role in Little Sharks.[2]

Jürgen Vogel
Jürgen Vogel in February 2010
Born
Jürgen Peter Vogel

(1968-04-29) 29 April 1968
OccupationActor, screenwriter, film producer and singer
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Madeleine Sommerfeld
ChildrenMaria Vogel

Biography

Jürgen Vogel is the son of a Hamburg waiter and a housewife. He worked as a child model, later had various jobs and visited the Munich drama school for one day.[2] In 1985 he moved to Berlin, where he shared a flat with German actor Richy Müller. He states that he was inspired by the movie Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro. He became famous with the movie Little Sharks (German: Kleine Haie) in 1992. He won the Silver Bear award in 2006 for his work as an actor, co-author, and co-producer for the film The Free Will (German: Der freie Wille). Vogel has a daughter, Maria (born 1988), from a previous relationship and is married to Madeleine Sommerfeld.

Awards

Selected filmography

Films

Year Title Role Director Notes
1989 Bumerang-Bumerang Pit Malek Hans W. Geißendörfer
1990 Rosamunde Emil Egon Günther
1992 Little Sharks Ingo Hermann Sönke Wortmann
1993 Violence: The Last Resort Martin Rainer Kaufmann TV film
1994 Wachtmeister Zumbühl Albin Urs Odermatt
1995 Silent Night Frank Dani Levy
1996 Sexy Sadie Edgar Matthias Glasner
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Nils Jakkelsen Bille August
1997 Life is All You Get Jan Nebel Wolfgang Becker
1997 The Pharmacist Levin Graber Rainer Kaufmann
1998 Der Pirat Jan Bernd Schadewald TV film
2000 Das Phantom Leo Kramer Dennis Gansel TV film
2000 Manila Rudi Romuald Karmakar
2000 Angry Kisses Father Bachman Judith Kennel
2001 Emil and the Detectives Max Grundeis Franziska Buch
2001 Sass Erich Sass Carlo Rola
2002 Naked Boris Doris Dörrie
2002 Nogo Tom Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
2002 Shattered Glass Jesko Chris Kraus
2003 Mein Name ist Bach Frederick the Great Dominique de Rivaz
2003 Rosenstraße Arthur von Eschenbach Margarethe von Trotta
2003 Good Bye Lenin! (cameo) Wolfgang Becker
2005 Barfuss janitor Til Schweiger
2006 The Free Will Theo Stoer Matthias Glasner
2006 Emma's Bliss Max Sven Taddicken
2006 A Friend of Mine Hans Sebastian Schipper
2006 Where Is Fred? Alex Anno Saul
2007 Rabbit Without Ears as himself Til Schweiger
2007 Die Schatzinsel Israel Hands Hansjörg Thurn TV film
2008 The Wave Rainer Wenger Dennis Gansel
2009 Gravity Vince Holland Maximilian Erlenwein
2009 12 Winter Mike Roth[4] Thomas Stiller
2011 Hotel Lux Siggi Meyer Leander Haußmann
2012 Mercy Niels Matthias Glasner
2013 Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga Siegfried von Tennen Uli Edel TV miniseries
2013 Wolfskinder Onkel Rick Ostermann
2013 Sources of Life Erich Freytag Oskar Roehler
2014 Stereo Erik Maximilian Erlenwein

Television series

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Tatort: Rendezvous Daniel
1991 Tatort: Blutwurstwalzer Alex
1996 Polizeiruf 110: Kleine Dealer, große Träume Atze Pöhlein
2002 Tatort: Flashback Rudi Eltmann
2004 Tatort: Der vierte Mann Harry Wolter
2005 Tatort: Wo ist Max Gravert? Roman Mielcke
2009-2011 Schillerstraße Himself
2016 Nachtschicht: Ladies First Jacky Herbst
2018 The Team Gregor Weiss

References

  1. Faine, Jon (2008-05-06). "Jurgen Vogel and Lorna Crozier and Sam Hamill - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcasting Corporation". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  2. Jürgen Vogel in "German Who is Who"
  3. "Jürgen Vogel at IMdB"
  4. Thomann, Jörg (2009-01-05). "de:Wer will fleißige Bankräuber sehen?" [Who wants to see a hardworking bank robber?]. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2014-12-16 via English translation of original by Google Translate found here.
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