Michael Ande

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Michael Ande (born October 5, 1944 in Bad Wiessee ) is a German actor , radio play and voice actor .


Ande began his career at the children's radio of Bayerischer Rundfunk and became a child star with a leading role in the Franco-German feature film Marianne, my childhood love (1955). He then played in the films The Trapp Family (1956) and the sequel The Trapp Family in America (1958) alongside Ruth Leuwerik , Hans Holt and Josef Meinrad . Both films were the template for the later Hollywood - Musical The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews .

In 1961 he worked on the Kleine Komödie München at the side of Axel von Ambesser in Terence Rattigan's The Sleeping Prince and Noël Cowards Weekend . He also played with von Ambesser in 1974 in the Kammerspiele of the Theater in der Josefstadt in the comedy The Turning Point by Françoise Dorin , directed by Heinz Marecek .

In 1975 he was seen here in the title role of Carl Borro Schwerlas Graf Schorschi alongside Erni Singerl . In 1984 he appeared in the dramatization of the novel Three Men in the Snow by Erich Kästner together with Karl Schönböck and Franz Muxeneder .

In the four-parter Treasure Island - based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson , which was broadcast for the first time Christmas 1966 - he played the role of Jim Hawkins. In the ARD five-parter Die Powenzbande (1973) he played with Helga Anders .

In 1969 Ande took on the leading role in the adventure television series Die Reiter von Padola , which was broadcast in the ARD regional programs.

As a criminal assistant Gerd Heymann he was seen in the ZDF crime series Der Alte since 1977 . Ande is the longest-serving investigator on German television. On April 8, 2016, he was seen in this role for the last time after 39 years and over 400 episodes.

In dubbing studios, Ande lent his voice to many foreign colleagues, including Micky Dolenz in the youth series The Monkees (1967), Michael Sarrazin in Only Horses Are Given the Gunshot (1969), Sam Neill in Sleeping Dogs (1982) and James Woods in Cat's Eye (1986). He was the standard voice for martial artist Fu Sheng in the 1970s .

Ande lives with his family in Schliersee .

Filmography (selection)

Radio plays

  • 1968: A matter of taste - Director: Fritz Schröder-Jahn
  • 1968: Getting full and staying hungry - Director: Fritz Schröder-Jahn
  • 1968: The Straw Puppet Show - Director: Fritz Schröder-Jahn
  • 1968: The Black Man - Director: Heinz Wilhelm Schwarz
  • 1969: Das Feld - Director: Gustav Burmester
  • 1970: The Breach of Trust - Director: Fritz Schröder-Jahn
  • 1970: Something's Off - Director: Hartmut Kirste
  • 1970: Forty cigarettes a day, that kills you! - Director: Günter Bommert
  • 1970: Sebastian, Sebastian - Director: Ulrich Gerhardt
  • 1970: As an example, so to speak - Director: Hermann Naber
  • 1971: Abductions - Director: Oswald Döpke
  • 1971: Rickie - Director: Fritz Schröder-Jahn
  • 1971: A bit of fog - a bit of wind - Director: Fritz Schröder-Jahn
  • 1972: Great snoring of a heraldic animal - Director: Hans Rosenhauer
  • 1974: That back then - Director: Gerlach Fiedler
  • 1976: The minaret that flies to the moon - Director: Otto Düben
  • 1976: Beautiful Living - Director: Fritz Schröder-Jahn
  • 1977: Die Comtesse - Director: Andreas Weber-Schäfer
  • 1978: Kleinsteubers Wache - Director: Bernd Lau


  • 1968 There's Sure There's A Door / Take My Hands , Vogue Records - DV 14722 (Single)
  • 1968 Somewhere along the line (A little me, a little bit you) / You belong to me (Cherry Cherry) , Metronome Records (Single)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Joachim Huber: Michael Ande leaves the "old man". . In: Der Tagesspiegel from February 5, 2016 (accessed on February 6, 2016).