Tilo Prückner

Tilo Prückner
MJK 12040 Tilo Prückner (Berlinale 2018).jpg
Tilo Prückner in 2018
Born(1940-10-26)26 October 1940
Augsburg, Germany
Died2 July 2020(2020-07-02) (aged 79)
Years active1967–2020

Tilo Prückner (26 October 1940 – 2 July 2020[1]) was a German television and film actor. His career spanned five decades and more than 100 films.

Early life

Tilo Prückner was born in Augsburg, the son of the paediatrician Alfred Prückner and his wife Dorothea née Krause in Augsburg. The Prückner family has a long reaching family tradition in 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 law to begin an actor's education in Munich with Hans Josef Becher and Ellen Mahlke.

Career

During rehearsals for The Knack by Ann Jellicoe Theater Oberhausen 1968

From 1962 until 1964 he was employed at the Schauburg in Munich, and afterwards worked at the Theater St. Gallen, from 1966 to 1968 at the Theater Oberhausen[2] and 1968/1969 at the Schauspielhaus Zürich. From 1970–73, he played at Berlin's Schaubühne, where he was one of the founding members.[3] 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, including Bernhard Sinkel, Edgar Reitz and Peter Fleischmann. He often played sick or handicapped people.[4] In 1976 Prückner received the German Actors Award for his role as the violinist Hännschen Wurlitzer in Bomber & Paganini. Among his more recognized roles with international audiences are the bat-riding "Night Hob" in the 1984 fantasy film The NeverEnding Story and the scientist Dr. Richter in the 2012 science fiction comedy Iron Sky.

In later years Prückner proved his art of interpreting diverse characters in a great number of movie and TV productions, often portraying cranky or eccentric characters.[5][6] He appeared as the hypochondriac detective Gernot Schubert in the TV-series Adelheid und ihre Mörder for six years, co-starring with Evelyn Hamann and Heinz Baumann. Since 2003, he had a regular supporting role in the TV-series Kommissarin Lucas as the landlord of the main character played by Ulrike Kriener. From 2015 until his death, he played a lead role in the ARD crime series Rentnercops about retired cops who are hired back into their jobs.

In 2013, he published his first novel, Willi Merkatz wird verlassen.[7]

Death

On 2 July 2020 Prückner died of a sudden heart failure in Berlin at the age of 79.[1][8][9]

Selected filmography

  • Wilder Reiter GmbH (1967, dir. Franz-Josef Spieker) as Stiglitz
  • Apokal (1971, dir. Paul Anczykowski) as Miles
  • Die Verrohung des Franz Blum (1974, dir. Reinhard Hauff) as Zick Zack
  • One or the Other of Us (1974, dir. Wolfgang Petersen) as Drögnitz
  • Hauptlehrer Hofer (1975, dir. Peter Lilienthal) as Custodian
  • Das Tal der tanzenden Witwen (1975, dir. Volker Vogeler) as Crazy Butch
  • John Glückstadt (1975, dir. Ulf Miehe) as Michel
  • Familienglück (1975, dir. Marianne Lüdcke, Ingo Kratisch) as Manfred
  • Berlinger (1975, dir. Bernhard Sinkel, Alf Brustellin) as Laski
  • The Sternstein Manor (1976, dir. Hans W. Geißendörfer) as Nepomuk Kleebinder aka Muckerl
  • Paule Pauländer (1976, dir. Reinhard Hauff) as Charly
  • Bomber & Paganini (1976, dir. Nikos Perakis) as Hänschen "Paganini" Wurlitzer
  • Grete Minde (1977, dir. Heidi Genée) as Gerd Minde
  • The Man in the Rushes (1978, dir. Manfred Purzer) as Tramp as Landstreicher
  • The Tailor from Ulm (1978, dir. Edgar Reitz) as Albrecht Berblinger
  • SOKO 5113 (1978–2014, TV Series, 11 episodes) as Kriminalhauptmeister Neubert / Hermann Heindl
  • Lena Rais (1979, dir. Christian Rischert) as Albert Rais
  • The Hamburg Syndrome (1979, dir. Peter Fleischmann) as Fritz
  • The Willi Busch Report (1979, dir. Niklaus Schilling) as Willi Busch
  • Die Kinder aus Nr. 67 (1980) as Herr Brackmann
  • Der Schatz des Priamos (1981, TV Movie, dir. Karl Fruchtmann) as Heinrich Schliemann
  • The Magic Mountain (1982, dir. Hans W. Geißendörfer) as Lehrer Popow
  • Der Schnüffler (1983, dir. Ottokar Runze) as Fred
  • Kassensturz (1983, dir. Rolf Silber) as Herr Bauermann
  • Unser Mann vom Südpol (1984, TV Movie, dir. Peter Adam) as Fred
  • Didi – Der Doppelgänger (1984, dir. Reinhard Schwabenitzky) as Bazille
  • The NeverEnding Story (1984, dir. Wolfgang Petersen) as Night Hob
  • Wenn ich mich fürchte... (1984, dir. Christian Rischert) as Theo Schuster
  • Tiger – Frühling in Wien (1984)
  • Der kleine Staatsanwalt (1987) as Von Knörringen
  • Freckled Max and the Spooks (1987) as Sepp
  • Herz mit Löffel (1987)
  • Wallers letzter Gang (1989) as Paul Schönfaerber
  • Hab' ich nur deine Liebe (1989) as Michael Seebisch
  • Verfolgte Wege (1989) as Heindl
  • Deutschfieber (1992, dir. Niklaus Schilling) as Willi Busch
  • Ein Mann für jede Tonart (1993) as Teacher
  • Adelheid und ihre Mörder (1993–2000, TV Series, 26 episodes) as Kriminalhauptmeister Gernot Schubert
  • 'El Chicko' – der Verdacht (1996) as Pauls father
  • Alle für die Mafia (1998) as Sepp
  • Pinky und der Millionenmops (2001) as Punk
  • Goebbels und Geduldig (2001) as Heinrich Hoffmann
  • Tatort (2001–2008, TV Series, 15 episodes) as Kriminaloberkommissar Eduard Holicek
  • Kommissarin Lucas (2003–2019, TV Series, 29 episodes) as Max Kirchhoff
  • Willenbrock (2005) as Fritz
  • 5 vor 12 (2006) as Geldeintreiber #1
  • Doppelspiel (2006) as Louis Seyfer
  • The Counterfeiters (2007) as Hahn
  • SEK Calw (2007)
  • Mein Freund aus Faro (2008) as Willi Wandel
  • Totgesagte leben länger (2008) as Psychiater
  • Räuber Kneißl (2008) as Schreiner Christof
  • Whisky mit Wodka (2009) as Wirt Landgasthof
  • Village People 2 – Auf der Jagd nach dem Nazigold (2009) as Adolf Hitler
  • Village People – Voll Porno (2011) as Pornoproduzent
  • Anduni – Fremde Heimat (2011) as Onkel
  • Holger sacht nix (2011, TV Movie) as Holger Thiessen
  • Iron Sky (2012) as Doktor Richter
  • Bis zum Horizont, dann links! (2012) as Schlepper
  • Little Thirteen (2012) as Holger Schreiber
  • Tatort Calw – Hexensabbat (2013) as Dr. Franz Bäuerle
  • Windstorm (2013) as Herr Kaan
  • Tatort Calw – So ein Theater! (2014) as Attentäter
  • Nebenwege (2014) as Ferdl
  • Coming In (2014) as Erich
  • Herzlos (2014) as Obdachloser
  • Honig im Kopf (2014) as Dr. Ehlers
  • Ostwind 2 (2015) as Herr Kaan
  • Kleine Ziege, sturer Bock (2015) as Jakobs Vater
  • Rentnercops (2015–2020, TV Series, 56 episodes) as Kriminaloberkommissar Edwin Bremer
  • Ostwind 3: Aufbruch nach Ora (2017) as Herr Kaan
  • Village People – Tod aus dem All (2018) as Dr. Bretschneider
  • Ostwind: Aris Ankunft (2019) as Herr Kaan
  • Mordkommission Calw – Schattenkrieger (2019) as Dr. Neufeld

Awards and nominations

  • 1976 – German Actors Award (Deutscher Darstellerpreis) – Won
  • 1980 – Reader Jury Award – Won

Books

Willi Merkatz wird verlassen. Roman. Verbrecher Verlag, Berlin 2013.ISBN 978-3-943167-40-5

References

  1. ^ a b Tilo Prückner ist tot, T-Online, 6 July 2020.
  2. ^ Deutsches Bühnenjahrbuch 1968, p 423
  3. ^ Tilo Prückner gestorben, Filmportal.de, 6 July 2020
  4. ^ Schauspieler Tilo Prückner ("Rentnercops") im Alter von 79 Jahren verstorben, TV Wunschliste, 6 July 2020
  5. ^ Tilo Prückner: Der Spinner vom Dienst ist tot, Welt Online, 6 July 2020
  6. ^ Tilo Prückner stirbt mit 79 Jahren, N-TV, 6 July 2020
  7. ^ Ehe als Missverstädnis, Deutschlandfunk, 31 March 2013
  8. ^ "Obituary: Actor Tilo Prückner is dead". Teller Report. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Tilo Prückner is dead (German)". Der Spiegel. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.

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MJK 12040 Tilo Prückner (Berlinale 2018).jpg
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at the reception of the state government of Hesse, Berlinale 2018
Tilo-Prueckner 1968.jpg
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Actor Tilo Prückner at a rehearsal in November 1968 Theater Oberhausen