Kai Wiesinger

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Kai Wiesinger

Kai Wiesinger (born April 16, 1966 in Hanover ) is a German actor , voice actor and director .


As a teenager, Kai Wiesinger, encouraged and supported by his parents, took private acting lessons from Günter Kütemeyer in Hanover . After doing community service with the Red Cross as a paramedic , he completed an acting training in Munich .

He made his theatrical debut in Munich in 1990 as Harold in a stage version by Harold and Maude , which was followed by other roles at the Bavarian State Theater and at the Prinzregententheater . In 1992 Wiesinger was seen for the first time on the big screen in Sönke Wortmann's film comedy Kleine Haie and was awarded the Bavarian Film Prize for this together with his fellow actors Jürgen Vogel and Gedeon Burkhard . Wiesinger initially remained true to the comedy genre and also appeared in Sherry Hormann's Women Are Something Wonderful , Sönke Wortmann's The Moving Man and Rainer Kaufmann's talk of the town .

In 1997 he was in Dana Vávrová's debut as a film director Hunger - Longing for Love at the side of Catherine Flemming . Wiesinger celebrated his greatest success to this day with the film Comedian Harmonists , in which he played the pianist Erwin Bootz , and whose cast was honored with a special prize from the Bavarian Film Prize. After Wiesinger was able to convince Konrad von Seidlitz as the cynical-arrogant star lawyer Konrad von Seidlitz in 14 days for life and was nominated for the German Film Prize and another Bavarian Film Prize, he stood for nothing in 1999, again under the direction of Roland Suso Richter than the truth on camera. In the much-discussed film, embedded in a fictional story, he played the defense attorney for the concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele portrayed by Götz George .

In his work for television, Wiesinger remained connected to contemporary history and was seen in large-scale productions such as Dresden and Die Gustloff . In 2008 he took on one of the leading roles in the television series The Lawyers for a Hamburg law firm. However, the series was deleted from the program after the first episode was broadcast by RTL due to poor ratings. The ARD then broadcast the eight episodes of The Lawyers from October 2008 on Mondays at 8:15 p.m.

Kai Wiesinger also works as a voice actor and lent his voice to productions such as Das große Krabbeln and Bibi Blocksberg, among others . At the beginning of the 2000s, Wiesinger was available to the clothing chain Peek & Cloppenburg and the fashion brand Baldessarini as a dressman for men's fashion in advertising campaigns . In 2004 he was awarded the editorial team's special award in the Best Dressed Man category as part of the selection of “Men of the Year” by the men's magazine GQ .

Wiesinger was married to the actress Chantal de Freitas from 1998 until her death in 2013. He had de Freitas in 1995 at the common shooting to the Leihmann met. The couple have two daughters. At the beginning of January 2012 he separated from de Freitas. In February 2014 at the Berlinale , Wiesinger confessed to his new partner, the German actress Bettina Zimmermann . In the self-developed web series Der Lack ist ab , he has not only played her husband since 2015, but is also responsible for the script and the direction. The series is largely financed through product and brand advertising. Their first child was born at the end of December 2015.

Wiesinger is a member of the German Film Academy .


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Web links

Commons : Kai Wiesinger  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Business trade - companies , textile industry via imgur.com, September 19, 2002
  2. Kai Wiesinger on: Style (PDF; 553 kB), Maxi via peek-cloppenburg.de, November 2002
  3. Baldessarini photo shoot; Photographer: Mauro Taliani ( Memento from February 19, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), kaiwiesinger.de, accessed: February 21, 2012
  4. GQ Gentlemen's Quarterly selects the "Men of the Year 2004"  ( page no longer available , search in web archives ), dirkjung.de, November 12, 2004@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.dirkjung.de
  5. ^ Kai Wiesinger: Dream marriage broken after 13 years , bild.de, January 8, 2012
  6. Kai Wiesinger and Bettina Zimmermann are a couple from February 6, 2014
  7. http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.der-lack-ist-ab-kai-wiesinger-regiedebuet-im-netz.1987d260-44c6-4a51-bc34-a68734e5f631.html
  8. Interview Kai Wiesinger- Product Placement instead of Film Funding. October 13, 2015, accessed October 22, 2015 .
  9. Bettina Zimmermann + Kai Wiesinger The baby is here . In: gala.de . December 30, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  10. Kai Wiesinger. In: deutsche-filmakademie.de. German Film Academy , accessed on May 12, 2019 .