Hans Brenner

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Johann "Hans" Brenner (born November 25, 1938 in Innsbruck , † September 4, 1998 in Munich ) was an Austrian actor .


Brenner studied at the Mozarteum drama school in Salzburg . After graduating, he was engaged at the Landesbühne Bregenz , later in Heidelberg , Göttingen , Berlin and Zurich . With the actress Ruth Drexel he founded his own acting company. He was also one of the initiators of the Tyrolean folk theater in Telfs . In 1970 he got the main role in the film adaptation of Mathias Kneißl's life story .

Brenner achieved his breakthrough in 1975 with the challenging role of Erich E. in the film The Knife in the Back . In the following years he appeared in numerous well-known TV series, including Munich Stories , Meister Eder und seine Pumuckl and Die Hausmeisterin as well as in the starting double episode of the crime series Der Alte . He often played alongside his friend Helmut Fischer and his partner Ruth Drexel. In 1983 he was engaged at the Volkstheater in Munich . From 1984 to 1994 he portrayed the porter Alois Baierl in the television glossary No offense! at Bayerischer Rundfunk .

Brenner gained a high reputation for his portrayal of the employer president Hanns Martin Schleyer in Heinrich Breloer's docu-drama Todesspiel from 1997, for which he received several awards. The following year he died of cancer at the age of 59. Brenner was buried in the St. Nikolaus cemetery in his native Innsbruck .

Hans Brenner was married to the Swiss actress Susanne Kappeler from 1964 and had three daughters with her, the oldest of whom, Katharina Brenner (* 1964), and the second oldest, Stephanie Brenner (* 1969), are also actresses. The actor Moritz Bleibtreu (* 1971) is the son of Monica Bleibtreu and Hans Brenner. Until his death in 1998, Brenner lived with Ruth Drexel for 25 years , from this relationship his daughter Cilli Drexel (* 1975) emerged.



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  1. Moritz Bleibtreu in the 1LIVE hail of questions | 1LIVE (minute 00:15) on YouTube from January 16, 2016, accessed on January 16, 2016
  2. knerger.de: The grave of Hans Brenner
  3. ^ The worker's son with an artist's soul Mittelbayerische.de, March 24, 2015.