Günther Jerschke

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Günther Heinz Jerschke (born October 8, 1921 in Breslau ; † May 6, 1997 in Hamburg ) was a German actor and voice actor .


Günther Jerschke trained as a pharmacist before taking private acting lessons during the Second World War. After the war he received his first engagements at various Hamburg theaters. In 1954 he appeared in Munich as a cabaret artist in Simplicissimus . He had his first small film role in 1938 at the age of 17 in Pour le Mérite , a Nazi propaganda film for the Air Force .

In post-war cinema he was first seen in 1951 in the revue The Veiled Maja , directed by Géza von Cziffra . From then on, Jerschke was subscribed to concise supporting roles in which he embodied a wide variety of characters. In 1957 he played in Confessions of the impostor Felix Krull after Thomas Mann , in the same year in Die Heiden von Kummerow and their funny pranks after Ehm Welk and in 1958 at the side of Curd Jürgens in Der Schinderhannes . He was seen in a total of four films with Heinz Erhardt , including in Naturally the Automobile Drivers (1959) and That Can't Shake Our Willi (1970).

Autograph Günther Jerschke

He was well known to cinema viewers in the 1960s, above all for his regular appearances in the weekly film show Blick in die Welt , where he propagated accident prevention in humorous film spots as an undertaker or as a "surgeon of black humor" (quote: "... because you are right with me") ).

From the 1960s on, Günther Jerschke also appeared more and more on television. In 1962 he played in Wolfgang Staudte's Die Rebellion , and in 1969 in the documentary plays Marinemeuterei 1917 and Der Fall Liebknecht-Luxemburg . He also had smaller roles in the television series Tatort , Sonderdezernat K1 , Ein Fall für TKKG , Großstadtrevier and Zwei Münchner in Hamburg . He had his last role in the comedy Verdammt, he loves me at the side of Corinna Harfouch and Helmut Berger .

As a voice actor he lent his voice to Ralph Bellamy , Denholm Elliott and Lewis Stone, among others . He became almost immortal as Professor Hastig on Sesame Street . Günther Jerschke is known to fans of the radio play series The Three Question Marks as Michael Julius Oames in the episode Geisterstadt (64) . He also spoke the role of father time in the Smurfs and director Kaluppke in the Ottifanten cartoon series

Grave Günther Jerschke without a tombstone

Günther Jerschke was buried in the old Niendorfer cemetery in Hamburg.

Filmography (selection)

Radio plays (selection)

  • 1954: Erich Kuby , Gerhard Pohl: The special train. A radio play from Silesia's fateful days (1st Silesian player) - Director: Kurt Reiss ( NWDR / BR / HR )
  • 1955: Walter Niebuhr: The real corner stand. A one-act play about the Berlin original Nante (actuary) - directed by Hans Henjes ( RB )


  • Idealist Hohlmann created the place of cultural encounter. The idea of ​​Avignon in Hesse was realized in Asbach. Opening of the Manfred Gruber exhibition with Jerschke's “Wahnsinnigem”. In: Hersfelder Zeitung , Bad Hersfeld, July 29, 1983.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ... because you are correct with me ( memento of the original from October 29, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Video (53 min.) On the website of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), accessed on October 20, 2015  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.dguv.de