Tom Gerhardt

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Tom Gerhardt at the premiere of Volltreffer in 2016

Tom Gerhardt (born December 12, 1956 in Cologne ) is a German comedian and actor .


After graduating from high school , Gerhardt did his basic military service as a tank hunter . He then studied German and philosophy and wrote a master's thesis on The Philosophy of Language of Nikolaus Cusanus .

As a freelancer for the Cologne tabloid Express , he also wrote reports on Cologne's cultural scene. After starting out as an entertainer, he stopped working for the newspaper in the 1990s.

In 1988 he became known with his program Dachshund with Sekt ; Jürgen von der Lippe had discovered him . He celebrated successes with the films Voll normaaal from 1994 and with Ballermann 6 from 1997. Another successful project was the TV series Hausmeister Krause , which was broadcast from 1999 to 2010 - order must be . The last film sequel for the time being with the character of Tommie in the lead role followed in 2011 with Die Superbullen . In 2011 he returned to the stage after 10 years with his new program Naked and in Color .

Since 2015 Gerhardt has played the sad and comical loser Mathias Bommes in the play  Dinner for Spinners by Francis Veber (director: René Heinersdorff ) . Together with Franz Krause he wrote the comedy Chains of Love . In October 2019 Gerhardt published a children's book together with his son Rodrigo.

Gerhardt has a daughter from one of his first two marriages. He has a son (* 2010) with the Brazilian Nadja da Silva, whom he married in 2019.

honors and awards

  • 2017 Golden care heart from the care network "Strong partners - care network in the Heinsberg district ".
  • 2013 Honorary Prize of the German Comedy Prize
  • 2011 honorary citizen of Cologne-Kalk .
  • In 2002 Gerhardt received the German Comedy Prize for caretaker Krause .



TV Shows

Stage programs

  • 1988–1992: Dachshund with champagne
  • 1992–1994: Full the disco
  • 1995-1996: Fully perverted
  • 1999–2000: AU WEIA!
  • from 2011: nude and in color
  • 2017–2018: chains of love


  • On February 12, 2000, Gerhardt performed at a wrestling event called the WCW Millennium Tour in Oberhausen . He played an exhibition match against the German wrestler "Berlyn" Alex Wright for his exhaust.
  • On the album buy me! der Toten Hosen from 1993 Gerhardt has a small speaking role in the song Rambo-Dance , the Toten Hosen in turn responded by a guest appearance in the film Voll normaaal .
  • On March 8, 2008, he took part in the Wok World Cup in a four-person wok for the “Seat World Champion Wok” team.

Individual evidence

  1. Interview with Tom Gerhardt on
  2. Tom Gerhardt is back on stage in DerWesten on September 30, 2011
  3. ^ Mats & Murat
  4. ^ New family film: Tom Gerhardt is shooting with his daughter ,, October 23, 2012
  5. Tom Gerhardt secretly married, March 9, 2019
  6. Tom Gerhardt: Separation!, August 21, 2014
  9. Mayor made Tom Gerhardt an "honorary citizen" in Express from January 5th, 2011
  11. Award decision  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Gerhardt participation ( Memento of the original from July 3, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /   @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Web links

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