Eberhard Feik (born November 23, 1943 in Chemnitz ; † October 18, 1994 in Oberried , Breisgau ) was a German actor . He gained popularity in the role of Christian Thanner as a partner colleague of Commissioner Horst Schimanski in the crime scene series set in Duisburg .
Feik was the son of a miner and a postal worker and the youngest of five siblings. He grew up in the Bergisches Land near Cologne. The surname came from one of his ancestors, the Turkish equestrian officer Sulaiman Feik.
In his youth, Feik dreamed of being a truck driver. However, he began studying English and German in Cologne and, inspired by his experience at student theaters there, switched to drama school and studied theater studies on the side . The first stages of his acting career were the Theater am Dom in Cologne, the Stadttheater Krefeld and the Staatstheater in Stuttgart , where he was put up as a DKP candidate in the local elections for the city council in 1971, as well as Frankfurt am Main. In 1973 he moved to Berlin to the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer , where he was a member for six years. Feik acted in several children's films, e.g. B. in Die Vorstadtkrokodile , Happy Holidays and The Thistle .
He directed, worked in Konstanz, Pforzheim, Dortmund and Karlsruhe and staged plays by Bertolt Brecht , Henrik Ibsen , William Shakespeare , Friedrich Schiller , among others . Feik played the oboe , piano and guitar .
He became known to a wide audience through the role of Christian Thanner, whom he played alongside Götz George ( Schimanski ) in 27 episodes of crime scenes and two movies. From 1981 to 1991, the duo investigated in the Ruhr area using rather unconventional methods. According to a poll in May 2008, the character Thanner was together with Schimanski the most popular crime scene inspector.
In 1988, at the age of 44, the actor suffered a heart attack while filming the crime scene in solitary confinement , after which he had to undergo three bypass operations. His last major television role was in 1993, A Man on the Train . In 1994, around a month before his 51st birthday, he died of another heart attack while cycling in the Black Forest.
December 2014, reported The time that Feik and his wife from 1977 to 1984 as an informal collaborators of the GDR - state security had taken place. Feik was then a member of the German Communist Party . A short time later, Feik's widow denied the job. Rather, her husband reported an attempt at recruitment to the Federal German Office for the Protection of the Constitution in 1984 while visiting relatives .
- 1972: The Sparrow from Wallrafplatz
- 1975: Rappelkiste - About building and living
- 1975: family happiness
- 1976: summer guests
- 1977: The suburban crocodiles
- 1978: That's not enough for us
- 1978: The power of men is the patience of women
- 1980: learning to walk
- 1980: The Jewish beech
- 1980: a man from yesterday
- 1980: The Paulskirche
- 1982: The Pawlaks - A story from the Ruhr area
- 1982: Dabbel Trabbel
- 1982: Off to the south
- 1982: rabies
- 1982: The man on the wall
- 1983: Look into the country
- 1983: Mrs. Juliane Winkler
- 1983: Satan is on God's side
- 1984: Mrs. Harris
- 1984: Bluebeard
- 1984: The lay judge
- 1984: This is how they lived every day
- 1984: Our man from the South Pole
- 1986: The Polish Pond
- 1986: The Investigator - Where the cannons bloom
- 1987: Anna
- 1987: On the move - the oasis
- 1987: emerald
- 1988: Anna - The Movie
- 1988: The boss from the west
- 1989/1992: A Home for Animals (TV series, two episodes)
- 1989: The men from K3 - full cover, head down!
- 1989: Bodo - a completely normal family
- 1989: Inschallah
- 1989: Schulz & Schulz
- 1989: The Sparrow Killer
- 1990: Adventure Airport
- 1990: Baldur Blue Tooth
- 1990: The Investigator - Comeback
- 1990: Liebling Kreuzberg - The freedom of art
- 1991: Pizza Colonia
- 1991: A case for two - death free home
- 1991: Peter Eschbach's heart
- 1992: Our teacher, Doctor Specht
- 1992: The thistle
- 1992: Snow White and the Secret of the Dwarfs
- 1992: A Home for Animals (TV series, episode)
- 1993: Mr. Bluesman
- 1993: Inspector Klefisch - Death by the Sea
- 1993: Harry & Sunny
- 1993: A man on the train
- 1994: A woman wants to go up
- 1994: The California Quartet
- 1994: Deadly Obsession
Crime scene / police call 110
- 1972: Crime scene: Kressin and the man with the yellow suitcase (as sergeant)
- 1981: Crime scene: Duisburg-Ruhrort
- 1981: Crime scene: cross-border commuters
- 1982: Tatort: The Invisible Adversary
- 1982: Crime scene: the girl on the stairs
- 1982: Crime scene: cuddly toys
- 1983: Crime scene: Miriam
- 1984: Crime scene: Wake
- 1984: Crime scene: Two kinds of blood
- 1984: crime scene: bill without host
- 1985: Crime scene: double play
- 1985: Crime scene: Tooth for a tooth (movie)
- 1985: Crime scene: The house in the forest
- 1986: Crime scene: The swap
- 1986: Crime scene: Black weekend
- 1986: Crime scene: friends
- 1987: Crime scene: spoiler
- 1987: Tatort: Zabou (movie)
- 1988: Crime scene: Broken flowers
- 1988: Crime scene: solitary confinement
- 1988: Crime scene: Salü Palu
- 1988: Crime scene: Moltke
- 1989: crime scene: the pot
- 1989: Crime scene: blood trail
- 1989: Crime scene: Katja's silence
- 1990: Crime scene: medicine men
- 1990: Crime scene: Schimanski's weapon
- 1990: Among Brothers (joint episode of the TV series Tatort and Polizeiruf 110 )
- 1991: Crime scene: up to your neck in the dirt
- 1991: Scene of the crime: Kind to children
- 1991: Crime scene: The Schimanski case
- 1991: Police call 110: Thanners new job (in the same role)
- 1995: Crime scene: Bienzle and the wall of fire (guest role as Prof. Dr. Sternebeck)
- 1989: Adolf Grimme Prize with gold for Tatort: Moltke (together with Hajo Gies and Götz George )
- 2001: Golden Camera in the category most popular crime scene inspectors (Hörzu readers' choice). Götz George received the award posthumously for Eberhard Feik.
- Died: Eberhard Feik . In: Der Spiegel . No. 43 , 1994, pp. 260 ( online ).
- example, at the Studiobühne Bonn under the direction of Jürgen Flimm ( Bühnenwitz und Weiss-Moritat , in: Bonner Generalanzeiger, February 14, 1966.)
- "I was drawn to acting after I had to put my childhood dream of becoming a truck driver out of my head." Quoted in: Horst O. Hermanni: From Dorothy Dandridge to Willy Fritsch: Das Film ABC . BoD, Norderstedt, 2009, ISBN 978-3-8334-2374-1 , p. 270
- West Left and the GDR: The Feik Files , Zeit Magazin 52/2014, December 19, 2014
- October 18, 1994 - Eberhard Feik dies in Oberried: specialist in good supporting roles
- knerger.de: The grave of Eberhard Feik
- Eberhard Feik: Schimanski's partner was registered as a Stasi-IM. In: zeit.de. December 16, 2014, accessed December 19, 2014 .
- Harald Jähner: Eberhard Feik Stasi: Eberhard Feik was registered as a Stasi-IM. In: fr-online.de . December 17, 2014, accessed December 19, 2014 .
- faz.net of December 17, 2014: The widow of “Tatort” investigators rejects the Stasi allegation , accessed on February 3, 2015
- Jan Freitag, Mr. Rossi and the Rappelkiste in the Frankfurter Rundschau of October 27, 2009: "In 1977 [sic!] Schimanski's helpers didn't hunt murderers, but explained capitalism to his children. That he built the houses for the client as a construction worker, but is not allowed to live in it, says Eberhard Feik in an episode of the children's series "Rappelkiste", is unfair. "
- Filmography by Eberhard Feik. In: The Movie Database . Retrieved May 14, 2019 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 23, 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chemnitz|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 18, 1994|
|Place of death||Oberried , Black Forest|