Tilo Prückner (26 October 1940 in Augsburg – 2 July 2020 in Berlin) is a German television and film actor. His career has spanned five decades and more than 100 films.
1 Early life
4 Selected filmography
5 Awards and nominations
8 External links
Tilo Prückner was born as the son of the paediatrician Alfred Prückner and his wife Dorothea née Krause in Augsburg. The family Prückner has a long reaching family tradition Hof. He first went to the St. Anna-Gymnasium in Augsburg and changed then to the school Melanchthon-Gymnasium in Nürnberg, where he passed his Abitur in 1960. He dropped his study of the laws to begin an actors education in Munich with Hans Josef Becher and Ellen Mahlke.
Tilo Prückner in 2018From 1962 until 1964 he was employed at the Schauburg (Munich), and afterwards worked at the Theater St. Gallen, from 1966 to 1968 at the Theater Oberhausen and 1968/1969 at the Schauspielhaus Zürich.
From 1970 till 1973 he played at Berlin's Schaubühne, whose founding member he was. Since 1973 he worked as a freelance actor at the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel in Munich.
After his participation in the TV-recordings of productions at the Schaubühne his work with directors of the New German Cinema increased. He specialised in portraying sick or handicapped people. In 1976 Prückner received the German Actors Award for his role as the violinist Hännschen Wurlitzer in Bomber & Paganini .
In later years Prückner proofed his art of interpreting diverse characters in a great number of movie and TV productions. Especially his characterisation of eccentricity is famous. Tilo Prückner had a great success, when he played the hyprochondiac detective Gernot Schubert in the TV-series Adelheid und ihre Mörder for 6 years, together with Evelyn Hamann and Heinz Baumann. Since 2003 he is a regular guest in the TV- series Kommissarin Lucas as the landlord of the main character played by Ulrike Kriener.
In 2013 he published his first novel, Willi Merkatz wird verlassen.
On July 2, 2020 Prückner died of a sudden heart failure at the age of 79.
Wilder Reiter GmbH (dir. Franz-Josef Spieker, 1967), as Stiglitz
Apokal (dir. Paul Anczykowski, 1971), as Miles
One or the Other of Us (dir. Wolfgang Petersen, 1974), as Drögnitz
Die Verrohung des Franz Blum (dir. Reinhard Hauff, 1974), as Zick Zack
Hauptlehrer Hofer (dir. Peter Lilienthal, 1975), as Custodian
Das Tal der tanzenden Witwen (dir. Volker Vogeler, 1975), as Crazy Butch
John Glückstadt (dir. Ulf Miehe, 1975), as Michel
Familienglück (dir. Marianne Lüdcke , Ingo Kratisch , 1975), as Manfred
Berlinger (dir. Bernhard Sinkel, Alf Brustellin, 1975), as Laski
The Sternstein Manor (dir. Hans W. Geißendörfer, 1976), as Muckerl
Paule Pauländer (dir. Reinhard Hauff, 1976), as Charly
Bomber & Paganini (dir. Nikos Perakis, 1976), as Hänschen "Paganini" Wurlitzer
Grete Minde (dir. Heidi Genée, 1977), as Gerd Minde
SOKO 5113 (1978, TV series, 11 episodes), as Kriminalhauptmeister Neubert
The Man in the Rushes (dir. Manfred Purzer, 1978), as Tramp
The Tailor from Ulm (dir. Edgar Reitz, 1978), as Albrecht Berblinger
Lena Rais (dir. Christian Rischert , 1979), as Albert Rais
The Willi Busch Report (dir. Niklaus Schilling, 1979), as Willi Busch
The Hamburg Syndrome (dir. Peter Fleischmann, 1979), as Fritz
Der Schatz des Priamos (dir. Karl Fruchtmann , 1981, TV film), as Heinrich Schliemann
The Magic Mountain (dir. Hans W. Geißendörfer, 1982), as Popov
Der Schnüffler (dir. Ottokar Runze, 1983), as Fred
Unser Mann vom Südpol (dir. Peter Adam, 1984, TV film), as Fred
Didi – Der Doppelgänger (dir. Reinhard Schwabenitzky, 1984), as Bazille
The NeverEnding Story (dir. Wolfgang Petersen, 1984), as Night Hob
Wenn ich mich fürchte... (dir. Christian Rischert , 1984), as Theo Schuster
Deutschfieber (dir. Niklaus Schilling, 1992), as Willi Busch
Adelheid und ihre Mörder (1993–2000, TV series, 26 episodes), as Kriminalhauptmeister Gernot Schubert
Tatort (2001–2008, TV series, 15 episodes), as Kriminaloberkommissar Eduard Holicek
Kommissarin Lucas (since 2003, TV series, 28 episodes), as Max Kirchhoff
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Iron Sky (2012)
Awards and nominations
1976 - German Actors Award (Deutscher Darstellerpreis) - Won
1980 - Reader Jury Award - Won
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