Tobias Moretti

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Tobias Moretti (2015)

Tobias Moretti (* 11 July 1959 in Gries am Brenner as Tobias Bloéb ) is an Austrian theater and film actor . He became internationally known with the television series Kommissar Rex .

Life and private life

After graduating from high school , Tobias Moretti began studying composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna , but quickly switched to the Otto Falckenberg Drama School in Munich . From there he was engaged to the Bavarian State Theater. In 1986 he moved to the Münchner Kammerspiele . Since the 2011/2012 season he has been back at the Residenztheater (Bavarian State Theater ) in Munich.

He said he took the name Moretti in 1984 when he was working with Giorgio Strehler in Italy. It was his mother's name. His mother, Waltraud Bloéb, was called, however, as the death notice placed by the family in the Tyrolean daily newspaper , with the maiden name Untertriefallner.

Moretti has three brothers (including Christoph and Gregor Bloéb ). Since 1997 he has been married to the Götzner oboist Julia Moretti (née Wilhelm). Both Morettis attended a course lasting several weeks at the Katsdorf agricultural college in Upper Austria, which was closed in 2017 . They run a 400-year-old farm that Moretti acquired in Ranggen near Innsbruck , keep cattle for meat production and produce organic products.

Julia Moretti, who founded the Moderntimes chamber orchestra together with Ilia Korol , withdrew from its leadership after eight years in 2011 and only gives concerts occasionally in order to be able to devote herself to her family and the farm (as of 2020). They have three children, two girls and a son. The eldest daughter Antonia Moretti is also an actress.

In October 2005 Moretti heavily criticized the tourist marketing of Tyrol during the ski season. At the founding meeting of the International Sledge Sports Union (ISSU) in late 2012, Moretti was elected its first president. In 2016 he resigned as President and was named Honorary President.

Movie and TV

At the end of the 1980s, Moretti switched from theater to film. In the four-part television series Piefke-Saga he played the Tyrolean farm boy Joe. He became known to a wide audience with the television crime series Kommissar Rex , which he left after four and a half years. At the same time he made films. Above all, these were television productions such as Krambambuli , Mortal Enemies - The Wrong Decision , Swabian Children , Dance with the Devil , Clarissa - Tears of Tenderness , Workaholic , the Henning Mankell film adaptation The Return of the Dance Teacher and My Grandpa is the Best (1995) and his Continuation My Grandpa and the 13 chairs (1997), Käthchens Traum , Der Liebeswunsch , Andreas Hofer - The freedom of the eagle . In 2003 and 2004, Moretti was awarded the Romy TV Audience Award for “Most Popular Actor” . In 2005 Moretti played Adolf Hitler in Heinrich Breloer's television documentary drama Speer and Er about the life of the architect Albert Speer . At the end of 2005, he made a television film with the working title Erased , which was renamed "Murder on Prescription" shortly before it was broadcast. In 2006 the television film Der Kronzeugen was shot with Moretti and broadcast in 2007. In mid-2007 he refused to play the role of Adolf Hitler again in the movie Operation Walküre - The Stauffenberg Assassination .

At the end of 2008 he played the "Black Knight" in the medieval comedy 1½ Ritter at the side of Til Schweiger (director), Rick Kavanian , Thomas Gottschalk and other German actors. In 2009 the role of the aging Archduke Johann followed in the film adaptation of his love story with the Aussee postmaster's daughter Anna Plochl under the title Beloved Johann Beloved Anna . In 2010 he starred in the film Jud Suss - Film Without Conscience as actor Ferdinand Marian , who played the lead role in the Nazi propaganda production Jud Suss . In 2020 he stood in front of the camera for the first time with his daughter Antonia Moretti for the two-part TV series Il Pastore by ServusTV and ZDF. Tobias Moretti embodied the winemaker Matteo, Antonia Moretti his daughter Laura.


In addition to his film activities, Moretti continued to play theater on stages in German-speaking countries. In 1995 he played in Chekhov's The Marriage Proposal, first in the vestibule , then in the academy theater . The performance was invited to Munich as a guest performance in 2000. For two summers he appeared in Jedermann at the Salzburg Festival as Jedermanns Guter Gesell and as the devil. In 2001 he took part in the world premiere of Der Narr und seine Frau - Pancomedia by Botho Strauss at the Schauspielhaus Bochum (director: Matthias Hartmann ). In 2005 he received the role of King Ottokar in Martin Kušej's production of King Ottokar's Glück und Ende , which was performed on August 8, 2005 on Pernerinsel at the Salzburg Festival and was on the program of the Vienna Burgtheater from October 15, 2005 . For this role he was nominated for the Nestroy Theater Prize 2005 in the category "Best Actor", which he did not receive; In 2006 he was awarded the Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring of the German Academy of Performing Arts in Bensheim for the Ottokar . At the beginning of 2009 he was seen together with Gert Voss in the premiere of Faust in the Vienna Burgtheater.

Moretti also active as an opera director: After Don Giovanni -Inszenierung in Bregenz he led the Zurich Opera in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera Director. The premiere was conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt on February 12, 2006 and received a positive response from both critics and audiences. Twice so far, in 2005 and 2006, he has appeared in the Ruhrtriennale together with his wife Julia, who at that time directed the Chamber Orchestra Moderntimes . On December 5, 2009, the premiere of the Moretti production of Haydn's opera Il mondo della luna took place in the Theater an der Wien . Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducted his Concentus Musicus Vienna .

From 2017 to 2020 he played the title role in Jedermann at the Salzburg Festival .



Tobias Moretti with David Bennent , Cornelia Ivancan and Dominic Oley at the premiere of The Vampire on the Couch (2014)

TV films and series (selection)

Theater (selection)


Roles at the Münchner Kammerspiele:

Roles at the Munich Residenztheater:

Awards and nominations


Web links

Commons : Tobias Moretti  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Advertisement from February 23, 2018 in the Tiroler Tageszeitung , [1] . See detailed explanations on the talk page.
  2. Katsdorf: The last days of school in the Peterseilhof on, accessed on November 15, 2018.
  3. Herbert Hacker: Everyone as a farmer. In: falstaff. Falstaff Verlag, July 23, 2018, accessed on April 11, 2020 .
  4. Tobias Moretti new President of the International Sport Luge Federation , November 8, 2012.
  5. ServusTV and ZDF shoot two-part "Il Pastore" with Tobias Moretti. August 26, 2020, accessed on August 28, 2020 .
  6. Tobias Moretti is in front of the camera for TV films in South Tyrol. In: . August 26, 2020, accessed on August 28, 2020 .
  7. Jens Gebhardt: Tobias Moretti shoots thriller with his daughter. In: August 26, 2020, accessed on August 28, 2020 .
  8. Tobias Moretti. In: Website of the Salzburg Festival. Accessed on July 28, 2020 (as of 2020).
  9. a b Festival distinguishes Tobias Moretti. In: . August 27, 2020, accessed on August 28, 2020 .
  10. PRIZE WINNER 2016 - International Eckart Witzigmann Prize. Retrieved December 15, 2017 .
  11. Austria'16: Austrian of the year awarded . Article dated October 24, 2016, accessed October 25, 2016.
  12. A1 boss Schramböck and Tobias Moretti are Tyroleans of the year . Article dated September 14, 2017, accessed March 5, 2020.