Dénes Törzs

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Dénes Törzs [ 'deːnɛʃ tœrʒ ] (born September 24, 1934 in Kassa ( Košice ), Czechoslovakia ) is a German actor, program speaker and presenter of Hungarian descent.


Dénes Törzs came to Germany with his mother in 1944. After graduating from high school, he attended drama school in Düsseldorf, which he left in 1960. He came to Hamburg through engagements at the Westfälisches Landestheater Castrop-Rauxel (WLT) and the Schlosstheater Celle . Törzs worked a. a. as a fish truck driver in the port of Hamburg . At that time he played minor film and television roles and dubbed pornographic films.

In 1968, the Hamburg-based freelancer at Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). At first he worked as a speaker and presenter for NDR radio . He had his first screen appearance in 1977 in the afternoon program.

From 1977 to December 31, 2004, the trained actor and theater dramaturge was one of the first German program announcers to guide NDR television programs . His accompaniment at the turn of the year is particularly well-known, in particular the program Dinner for One broadcast on New Year's Eve . With his introduction to this program in 2004, the era of television announcers on public service broadcasting ended .

As a presenter of music show a wish turned Törzs alongside ORB presenter Dagmar Frederic 1991-2001 regional attractions and special people before and fulfilled their music requests.

In addition to his moderation work and work as an off-speaker for ARD and NDR, he played in numerous series and film productions, including Timm Thaler , Schwarz-Rot-Gold (as a public prosecutor) and as a guest in the crime TV series Tatort . Occasionally he also appeared as a voice actor for foreign television productions, for example in some episodes of the US television series Miami Vice .

Susanne Gliffe portrayed Törzs in the film portrait - Dénes Törzs. In the portrait, Dénes Törzs talks about his life and colleagues describe their collaboration with him.

The cyclist and amateur photographer has two sons with his wife Betty - the actor Gregor Törzs ( Alles Bob!, 1999) and the cameraman Alexander Törzs - and four grandchildren.



  • Jazz Festival "Swinging Hamburg"

Audio books

  • Alberto Moravia: The Curious Thief (2007, noble)
  • Brothers Grimm: Frau Holle (2007, ko.libri)
  • Lots of funny animal stories 2 (ko.libri)
  • Traffic jams don't have to be boring (ko.libri)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Doris Cebulka: The man of the Third Program. In: Die Zeit , April 3, 1987. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  2. Netzzeitung: Last German TV announcer Törzs leaves ( Memento from December 15, 2013 in the Internet Archive ).
  3. "Hip - Dénes Törzs": Portrait of the program moderator saying goodbye (NDR press release as PDF)