Jan Grønli

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Jan Grønli (1988)

Jan Grønli (born August 18, 1950 in Oslo , Norway) is a Norwegian actor .


After graduating from school, Grønli trained as an actor and worked as a theater actor at Det Norske Teatret from 1971 to 1991 . He then worked at the Den Nationale Scene Theater in Bergen , the Rogaland Theater in Stavanger and the Nationaltheatret in Oslo .

He is also considered a leading interpreter of literary works by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard in Norway. Several audio books spoken by Grønli have been published in Norway . His most famous audio books are: the novel Epp by Axel Jensen and the novel Horses stealing ( Ut og stjæle hester ) by Per Petterson and the Arn Magnusson and Arn trilogy by Jan Guillou .

He has also worked as an actor in many Norwegian film and television productions . Grønli always played the opponent or adversary of the Junior Olsen Gang in all episodes of the Olsen Gang Junior film series . However, he appeared there again and again in different roles. So he played first in the series Olsenbandens første kupp the headmaster of Egon's school, then in the first film Olsenbanden jr. går under vann the Major Schultze. In further continuations of this series he appeared as Pop-Johansen, home manager Sigvald Pettersen, Maximillian von Klem and engineer Hallandsen and in the last episode Olsenbanden jr. Mestertyvens skatted as the children's home director Arne.


Voice actor


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Jan Grønli on snl.no (Norwegian)