Ralph Caspers

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Ralph Caspers (2016)

Ralph Caspers (born January 18, 1972 in Borneo ) is a television presenter , author , screenwriter and actor .


Before his birth, Caspers' parents emigrated to Borneo to raise monkeys for an aid organization; there he was born. When his mother became pregnant again, they traveled back to Germany so as not to have to raise a second child in the jungle. There is also a story that he does not know his exact date of birth because he only received a birth certificate in Germany. However, he stated this information in the show Zimmer frei! of February 21, 2010 (from the 9th minute of broadcast) as "nonsense".

After his parents divorced in 1977, he lived with his sister with his father and later with his mother. Until he in 1991 in Neunkirchen-Seelscheid on Anthony College his high school graduated, he lived among others in Berlin-Spandau , Caracas ( Venezuela ), the Amazon , in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis and in Cologne-Ehrenfeld .

Caspers lives in Cologne, is married and has two sons and a daughter.

Ralph Caspers has been one of the German ambassadors for the UN Decade of Biological Diversity since November 2011 . As an ambassador, he also supports the U18 election project for children and young people, in which children and young people can cast their votes before state or federal elections and are thus introduced to the topics of politics , elections and democracy .


After doing community service in pathology and working in a slaughterhouse and an advertising agency, Caspers completed various internships in the technical field (camera, etc.) in television production companies. Later he thought games for the Sat.1 telecast go the whole hog! out. There Super RTL discovered him and produced with him in 1995 Muuh - Das Tiermagazin .

In 1996 Caspers switched to Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and moderated the Maus Club with Shary Reeves and Tina Halverscheidt from January 1998 . From 1997 to 2002 he studied at the Art Academy for Media Cologne (KHM); his diploma thesis on "The Development of a TV Show" was broadcast on the first on February 16, 2003 under the title Late Morning . It was the first and only late night show for children that ran in the morning.

In 1999 Caspers' first moderation of the show with the mouse followed , which he has been designing since September 1999, alternating with Armin Maiwald and Christoph Biemann . On the occasion of Maus’s birthday, he toured Japan ( Tokyo ) in 2005 , Turkey ( Ankara ) in 2008 , India ( New Delhi ) in 2009 , South Africa ( Pretoria / Tshwane ) in 2010 , Brazil ( Brasília ) in 2012 , Greece ( Athens ) in 2013 , Iceland in 2014 ( Reykjavík ), 2016 Poland ( Warsaw ), 2017 Great Britain ( London ), 2019 France ( Paris ) and 2020 Denmark ( Copenhagen ). In July 2009 he also visited the Aardman Studios in Bristol ( England ), where the films with Shaun the Sheep are made. Caspers maintains an online diary for mouse fans.

From 1999 to 2002 Caspers had his own talk show QuasselCaspers at KiKA . Since 2001 he has been with the knowledge magazine Wissen macht Ah! in front of the camera, for which he sometimes also writes the scripts . On special holidays from 2003 to 2004, his novel reportage magazine Newfoundland was also broadcast. Caspers moderated between short films behind the wheel of a moving golden limousine from the 1970s. A total of five episodes were shot, each 30 minutes long. He is also one of the experts on the quiz show Ask the Mouse .

As part of the “WDR Kinderwelt” media educational offensive, a visitor film was produced with Caspers: The wonderful world of WDR - a journey through television, radio and the Internet . This almost 18-minute long film was broadcast on December 12, 2009 on WDR and has been shown to visitors to the “WDR Children's Studio” in Cologne since December 16, 2009. Caspers has represented the WDR television series Quarks since 2010 and alternately with Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim since 2019 .

In September 2004 Caspers' first book with the title Knowledge Makes Ah! .

Since 2011 he has hosted the program You are not a werewolf at KiKA together with Christine Henning - About life in puberty . From July 2012 to the spring of 2013 he took part in Pointless alongside Dieter Nuhr with.

In 2016 Caspers had an acting role in the movie Robbi, Tobbi and the Fliewatüüt .



Web links

Commons : Ralph Caspers  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Knowledge makes Ah! : Ralph Caspers - presenter, screenwriter, smartass. DasErste.de, accessed on March 26, 2010 .
  2. List of ambassadors ( memento from January 16, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) on the pages of the UN Decade of Biological Diversity
  3. ^ U18 ambassador Ralph Caspers on the U18 project. In: u18.org. Retrieved July 25, 2013 .
  4. ↑ List of winners from the Prix Jeunesse International (PDF file; 2.44 MB)
  5. Financial news, press release Goldener Spatz
  6. Prize Winner 2010 ( Memento from December 4, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  7. Glenn Riedmeier: Federal Order of Merit for Ralph Caspers and "The Mouse". In: wunschliste.de. On television , December 4, 2019, accessed December 4, 2019 .
  8. ↑ Awarding of the medal on Volunteer Day “Engagement educates” on the website of the Federal President