Wolfgang Neuss

Wolfgang Neuss (3 December 1923 – 5 May 1989)[2] was a German actor and Kabarett artist. Beginning in the mid-1960s, he also became famous for his political engagement, first for the SPD, then for the extra-parliamentary opposition, APO. He died in 1989 from a longtime cancer.

Wolfgang Neuss
Hans Wolfgang Otto Neuß[1]

(1923-12-03)3 December 1923
Died5 May 1989(1989-05-05) (aged 65)
OccupationActor, Kabarett artist

At the age of 15 he went to Berlin to become a clown but was dismissed. When Germany entered into the Second World War Neuss was drafted, first to the Reich Labour Service where he was occupied with road construction. Later he was sent to the Eastern Front where he became injured and was rewarded with the Iron Cross. It was during his stays in military hospitals and, after the war during military detention that Neuss began to discover his interest in acting and for Kabarett.

Selected filmography


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.


  1. According to his ID-card as shown in documentation Neuss Deutschland – Querulant der Republik by Julia Oelkers & Peter Scholl, dated 2006
  2. "schauspieler 43". www.knerger.de.
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