After studying engineering , Klaus Pönitz decided to pursue an acting career in 1963. Until 1969 he studied at the theater school in Leipzig . Pönitz was seen in the DEFA productions Der Rote Reiter (1969/70) and Sleeping Beauty .
From 1992 Pönitz became known to a wider audience through his role as Inspector Günter Sawatzki in the Sat.1 series Wolffs Revier . For this he received the Adolf Grimme Prize with bronze in 1993 together with Karl Heinz Willschrei , Jürgen Heinrich and Gerd Wameling . After 99 episodes, his role was written out of the series in 1999 and replaced by the younger commissioner Tom Borkmann ( Steven Merting ).
He died alone around July 6, 2005 in his apartment in Berlin-Schöneberg , and was found early that morning.
- 1971: Sleeping Beauty
- 1974: The sinking of Emma
- 1987: Entry into Paradise (TV series)
- 1988: the actress
- 1989: The ascent of Chimborazo
- 1991: The case of Ö.
- 1991: Trillertrine
- 1992: The Liar
- 1995: The Pig - A German Career
- 1992–1999: Wolffs Revier (99 episodes)
- 1998, 2000: One Case for Two (2 episodes)
- 2001: Balko (The Campsite Murderer)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1940|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dresden|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 2005|
|Place of death||Berlin|