Ludwig Blochberger

Ludwig Blochberger (born 3 December 1982) is a German actor. He is best known for the gay movie Summer Storm and appearing on Germany TV drama programmes including, The Old Fox, Tatort, and Kommissar Dupin. He also was Helmut Schmidt, in the TV documentary drama Helmut Schmidt - Lebensfragen.

Ludwig Blochberger
Ludwig Blochberger in 2014
Born (1982-12-03) December 3, 1982
EducationErnst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts

Early life

Ludwig Blochberger was born in 1982 in East Berlin. His father Lutz Blochberger (an actor and director) and his mother Gitta Blochberger (a puppeteer)[1][2] studied at this time at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. In 1984, the family moved to Dresden, due to the theater engagements of the two parents. In 1990, Ludwig attended the Kreuzschule in Dresden for one year.[3] Then in 1992 they moved to Vienna,[4] and stayed until 1995 with the Vienna Boys Choir.[3] With this famous Austrian boys choir, he got to know the world early via the joint concert tours (Japan,[2] Australia, USA). In 1995, he had his first theater appearance, he participated in the open air theater in Chur (in Switzerland) in the theater production of Woyzeck. Then he could continue with other performances at the Vienna Burgtheater,[5] among other things, he played Prince Edward III in the production of Edward II, directed by Claus Peymann.[6] In 1999, Ludwig returned to his native Berlin and in 2000, he starred in the multi-award-winning TV three-part mini-series The Manns - Novel of a Century, as the role of 'Klaus Heuser', alongside actor Armin Mueller-Stahl.[5] In the same year, he ended his school career and one year later began his acting studies at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts.

While still a drama student, he was in the cinema production of Summer Storm (directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner) and also in the 2006 Oscar-winning film [7] The Lives of Others (directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck).[8] Then in the TV movie Der Vater meiner Schwester,[9] (directed by Christoph Stark), a family drama in which Ludwig starred together with Katharina Schüttler and Christian Berkel, which premiered at the Munich Film Festival and earned him an Undine Award nomination for Best Young Actor (TV).[10] In 2005, he completed his acting training and worked in three episodes of Tatort, among others, he played a leading role as directed by Niki Stein.[11][12] In the movie The Last Train (directed by Joseph Vilsmaier & Dana Vávrová), he played the unscrupulous SS Obersturmführer Crewes, who escorted one of the last deportation trains to Auschwitz.[13]

Among his most important theatrical works to date include the productions of director Hans Neuenfels, who in 2005 brought him to Bochum for his world premiere of Schumann, Schubert und der Schnee, an "opera for piano" at the Ruhrtriennale (arts festival in Ruhr). Ludwig played the role of Franz Schubert alongside the baritone singer Olaf Bär in this fictional encounter between the two musical geniuses.[14] For this production, there is also a 60-minute film documentary by director Enrique Sánchez Lansch Sound of the Ruhr. In 2007, Neuenfels cast him in the title role of Baal, written by Bertolt Brecht, at the Münchner Volkstheater.[15] In the same year Ludwig also played for the first time under the direction of his father Lutz Blochberger, in the main role in the world premiere of the tragicomedy Heil Hitler!,[16] by the playwright Rolf Hochhuth at the Academy of Arts, Berlin.[17]

In 2011, he performed in Heinrich und Kleist an opera by Gerhard Wimberger in Frankfurt, alongside Deborah Kaufmann and Torsten Spohn.[18][19]

Then in 2013, Ludwig played the German ex-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, in the TV documentary drama Helmut Schmidt - Lebensfragen (Director: Ben von Grafenstein).[5][20] This TV film was broadcast on the occasion of the 95th birthday of Helmut Schmidt on 23 December 2013 on the ARD channel. In the same year he took over the continuous role of Inspector Riwal, in the ARD series Kommissar Dupin, which is based on the successful stories of the author Jean-Luc Bannalec and based in Brittany (France).[21] Since fall 2015, Ludwig and Stephanie Stumph play in the ZDF channel crime series The Old Fox,[1] the commissioner 'Tom Kupfer',[3] alongside of Jan Gregory Kremp as Chief Inspector 'Richard Voss'.[22]

Personal life

Ludwig Blochberger is also a singer and guitarist in the band 'GENIEßEN & LEIDEN' ('Enjoy and Suffer'), which he founded together with the actors Roman Roth and Thimo Meitner in autumn 2017.[23] His father was a Protestant and his sister was baptized.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Mein lieber Herr Gesangsverein Alexander (Short)
2004 Summer Storm Oli
2006 The Lives of Others Benedikt Lehmann
The Last Train Crewes [13]
2008 The Reader Seminar Group Student
The Anarchist's Wife Luis (voice)
2009 Effi Briest Nienkerken
21:37 Werberegisseur [24]
2011 Winterawakening John (Short)
2012 Endspiel - Das Ende des Theaters Marco
2013 Abbitte eines Mörders Pater (Short)
2019 A Gschicht über d'Lieb Thomas


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Wie eine schwarze Möwe Carl Theodor (TV Movie)
2001 The Manns - Novel of a Century Klaus Heuser (TV Mini-Series)
2002 Liebling, bring die Hühner ins Bett Kai Teuffel (TV Movie)
Dr. Sommerfeld – Neues vom Bülowbogen Hajo Henisch TV series, 1 episode
2003 Wolff's Turf Jakob Zinner TV series, 1 episode
Tage des Sturms Jugendlicher (TV Movie)
Die Stimmen Heiko Adler (TV Movie)
Die Cleveren Frank Walberg TV series, 1 episode
2004 Die Konferenz Victor Leysen (TV Movie)
Die Versuchung Matthias Brendel (TV Movie)
2005 Die Wache Mark TV series, 1 episode
Der Vater meiner Schwester Paul Schneider (TV Movie)
Die letzte Schlacht Hannes Schachelhuber (TV Movie)
2005 - 2006 Arme Millionäre Hartwig von Thurnberg TV series, 3 episodes
2005 - 2012 Tatort Alexander Kern (2005)[25]/ Lukas Eckermann (2005)/ Manuel Dettmer (2006)/ Sebastian Lesniak (2012) TV series, 4 episodes
2005 - 2013 Leipzig Homicide Bernd Michels (2005)/ Torsten Flimm (2013) TV series, 2 episodes
2006 Schumann, Schubert und der Schnee ('Schumann, Schubert and the Snow') Franz Schubert (TV Movie)
2006 - 2014 SOKO Wismar Pepe Passlack (2006)/ Pfleger Michael (2014) TV series, 2 episodes
2006 - 2019 Cologne P.D. Holger Meyer (2006)/ Dietmar Reichenbach (2011)/ David Becker (2019) TV series, 3 episodes
2007 Die Todesautomatik FDJ-Funktionär (TV Movie)
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei Billy the Kid TV series, 1 episode
2007 - 2017 Vienna Crime Squad Ben Steiner (2007)/ Johannes Ebner (2017) TV series, 2 episodes
2008 Stolberg Eddi von Westhofen TV series, 1 episode
Notruf Hafenkante Christoph Wagner TV series, 1 episode
Der Kriminalist Lars Wolkenhaar TV series, 1 episode
Küstenwache Hannes Börnsen TV series, 1 episode
2008-2018 The Old Fox Matthias Holt (2008)/ Moritz Fuchs (2010)/ Fabian Ferencz (2014)/ (Tom Kupfer 2015-2018) TV series, 27 episodes
2009 Liebling, weck die Hühner auf Kai Teuffel (TV Movie)
Polizeiruf 110 Hagen Dietrich TV series, 1 episode
Der Raketenmann - Wernher von Braun und der Traum vom Mond Wernher von Braun 1928-1945 (TV Movie documentary)[26]
Ein geheimnisvoller Sommer Paul (TV Movie)
Ein starkes Team Armin TV series, 1 episode
2009 - 2014 SOKO Kitzbühel Flo Hacker (2009)/ Moritz Nowak (2014) TV series, 2 episodes
2010 Until Nothing Remains Chris (TV Movie)
2011 Der Staatsanwalt Boris Glatt TV series, 1 episode
Tango Jens (TV Short)
Nord Nord Mord Claus Niebecker TV series, 1 episode
Danni Lowinski Burkhard Adam TV series, 1 episode
Doctor's Diary Johannes Minze TV series, 1 episode
2012 Ein Fall für zwei Felix Lessing TV series, 1 episode
Lena Fauch Max Trautenwolf TV series, 1 episode
Spreewaldkrimi René Müller TV series, 1 episode
Die Chefin Florian Koch TV series, 1 episode
2013 Helmut Schmidt - Lebensfragen Helmut Schmidt (aged 23-35) (TV Movie)
Stuttgart Homicide Alexander Konrad TV series, 1 episode
Bloch Lukas Rudolf TV series, 1 episode
Letzte Spur Berlin Tom Zielke TV series, 1 episode
Generation War Freitag TV Mini-series, 1 episode
Mein Kampf mit Hitler - 'Machtergreifung' 1933 Sebastian Haffner[3] (TV Movie)
2014 Francesco Papa Innocenzo III (TV Movie)[3]
Murder by the Lake Jonas Zimmermann TV series, 1 episode
2014 - 2018 Commissaire Dupin Inspector Riwal TV series, 5 episodes
2015 Kommissarin Heller Maik Voigt TV series, 1 episode [1]
2016 Das Programm David Wendt (TV Movie)
2017 München Mord - Auf der Straße, nachts, allein Lukas Finke (TV Movie)
Die Spezialisten - Im Namen der Opfer Frank Singer TV series, 1 episode
2018 Commissaire Dupin Inspector Riwal (TV Movie)


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