Ulrich Tukur, a descendant of Gustav Schwab , grew up in Westphalia , Hesse and Lower Saxony . His father worked as an engineer for various power generators. His mother was a teacher. His parents described Tukur as "very stuffy, middle-class, Swabian". He spent his youth in Wedemark near Hanover . He graduated from high school in Großburgwedel in 1977 and graduated from high school during a student exchange with the American Field Service in Boston (USA). It was there that he met his future first wife, Amber Wood. After thisHe studied German , English and history at the University of Tübingen and worked, among other things, as a street musician. In Tübingen, at the age of 21, he went to a theater for the first time voluntarily, to a performance of the Threepenny Opera . Eventually he was discovered for the stage and began training in acting in 1980 at the State University for Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart . After completing his acting studies in 1983, he was hired by the Heidelberg City Theaters . During his studies in Tübingen he was a member of the student association AV Igel .
Tukur got his stage name at the request of Michael Verhoeven , the director of his first feature film, at the beginning of his career. He derived it from an incident passed down in the family during the occupation of the Rhineland by Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century, when a French officer named a newborn baby "Napoleon, tout court" (for 'Napoleon, very simple') as Napoleon Tukur Germanized.
Ulrich Tukur is married to the photographer Katharina John for the second time. From 1999 to 2019 they lived in Venice on the island of Giudecca and in the Tuscan village of Montepiano (town of Vernio ). Tukur's first marriage is the result of daughters Lilli and Marlene, who are both studying in the USA. In 2019 Tukur moved to the Schöneberg district of Berlin .
While still a student, Michael Verhoeven made it possible for him to take part in a film for the first time: In 1982, he played the students and members of the resistance group against the Nazi dictatorship Willi Graf in The White Rose . During a later engagement in Munich in Ferdinand Bruckner's Illness of Youth , Peter Zadek became aware of him, which resulted in a fruitful artistic collaboration that finally led to Tukur's breakthrough at the theater in 1984.
Tukur first played under Zadek at the Freie Volksbühne Berlin as SS officer Kittel in Joshua Sobol's play Ghetto . Later, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg became their artistic home for both of them - for Zadek as artistic director and for Tukur from 1985 to 1995 as a member of the ensemble in numerous leading and supporting roles. In particular, he was able to convince under Zadek in Shakespeare's As You Like It , as Marc Anton in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar , in Zadek's production of Lulu by Frank Wedekind as Alwa Schön and as Hamlet in the production by Michael Bogdanov . In 1986 he was named actor of the year by German theater critics. From 1995 to 2003 he was director of the Hamburger Kammerspiele together with Ulrich Waller , which he opened with the role of Beckmann in Wolfgang Borchert's Outside Front Door . From 1999 to 2001 he played the title role of Jedermann by Hugo von Hofmannsthal at the Salzburg Festival .
In 1995 he founded the Ulrich Tukur dance band and the Rhythm Boys , with whom he has played many tours and released various recordings. It operates under the name of the oldest boy band in the world and plays its own compositions and evergreens, with Tukur as singer, pianist and accordion player. The Rhythm Boys are Kalle Mews (drums, animal sounds), Ulrich Mayer (guitar, vocals) and Günter Märtens (double bass, guitar, vocals). "Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys" started a tour as musical ambassadors for Germany in Budapest, Belgrade and Ljubljana on April 24th, 2017.
In 2006, Tukur played the role of Lieutenant Colonel of the GDR - State Security Anton Grubitz in the Oscar- winning film The Lives of Others . In August 2009 it was announced that Tukur would take on a role as crime scene investigator Felix Murot for Hessischer Rundfunk . The first episode was broadcast on November 28, 2010, for the 40th anniversary of the Tatort .
In 2014 he took over the patronage of the German Television Crime Prize .
In October 2019 he published his first novel The Origin of the World .
- 1982: The White Rose (Director: Michael Verhoeven )
- 1983: The Swing (Director: Percy Adlon )
- 1984: The Story (Director: Eckhart Schmidt )
- 1986: Stammheim (Director: Reinhard Hauff )
- 1986: Lenz or freedom (Director: Dieter Berner )
- 1987: Ballhaus Barmbek (Director: Christel Buschmann )
- 1988: Felix (episode film; directors: Christel Buschmann, Helke Sander , Helma Sanders-Brahms , Margarethe von Trotta )
- 1989: The Billionaire Game (Director: Peter Keglevic )
- 1990: The Kaltenbach Papers (Director: Rainer Erler )
- 1992: The Trace of the Amber Room (Director: Roland Gräf )
- 1993: The Last U-Boat (Director: Frank Beyer )
- 1993: Wehner - the untold story (director: Heinrich Breloer )
- 1993: Happy Journey - Dominican Republic (Director: Peter Weissflog )
- 1994: Felidae (Director: Michael Schaack )
- 1995: Mutters Courage (Director: Michael Verhoeven)
- 1995: The murderer and his child (Director: Matti Geschonneck )
- 1995: Nikolaikirche (Director: Frank Beyer )
- 1995: Tears of Stone (Direction: Hilmar Oddsson )
- 1995: The next time I kiss, I knock him down
- 1996: Tatort: Perfect Mind - Im Labyrinth (Director: Friedemann Fromm )
- 1996: Charms Incidents (Director: Michael Kreihsl )
- 1998: Kommissar Rex - Moser's death (Director: Hans Werner )
- 1997: The Evil (Director: Christian Görlitz )
- 1999: Waiting is death (Director: Hartmut Schoen )
- 2000: Homecoming of the Hunters (Director: Michael Kreihsl )
- 2000: Bonhoeffer - The Last Level (Director: Eric Till )
- 2001: Taking Sides - The Furtwängler Case (Director: István Szabó )
- 2002: The Deputy (Director: Constantin Costa-Gavras )
- 2002: Solaris (Director: Steven Soderbergh )
- 2002: Tatort - Filmriss (Director: Ralph Bohn)
- 2003: Tatort - The Evil (Director: Niki Stein )
- 2004: The Stranger Woman (Director: Matthias Glasner )
- 2004: My father, my wife and my lover (Director: Michael Kreihsl )
- 2004: Stauffenberg (Director: Jo Baier )
- 2005: The Ax (Le couperet) (Director: Constantin Costa-Gavras )
- 2005: Tatort - Der Teufel vom Berg (Direction: Thomas Roth )
- 2005: The Airlift - Only the Sky Was Free (Director: Dror Zahavi )
- 2005: The Night of the Great Flood (Director: Raymond Ley )
- 2006: The Lives of Others (Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck )
- 2006: My old friend Fritz (Director: Dieter Wedel )
- 2006: The Snail Shell (Director: Florian Schwarz )
- 2006: Sleeping Beauty Awakens (Director: Elmar Fischer )
- 2007: Rosa Roth - The day will come (Director: Carlo Rola )
- 2007: A Fleeing Horse (Director: Rainer Kaufmann )
- 2007: 42plus (Director: Sabine Derflinger )
- 2007: Our Earth ( voiceover of the German version )
- 2008: North Face (Director: Philipp Stölzl )
- 2008: Séraphine (Director: Martin Provost )
- 2008: The man whom women trusted - the serial killer Horst David (Director: Walter Harrich)
- 2008: The Woman from the Sea (Director: Nikolaus Stein von Kamienski )
- 2009: Eden is West (Director: Constantin Costa-Gavras )
- 2009: John Rabe (Director: Florian Gallenberger )
- 2009: In the Middle of the Storm (Director: Marleen Gorris )
- 2009: The Father's Game (Director: Michael Glawogger )
- 2009: The White Ribbon - A German Children's Story (Director: Michael Haneke )
- 2010: Greed (Director: Dieter Wedel )
- 2010: The Big Cat (Director: Wolfgang Panzer )
- 2010: Eichmanns Ende - Love, Treason, Death (Director: Raymond Ley)
- since 2010: Tatort series as KHK F. Murot
- 2010: As once Lilly (Director: Achim von Borries )
- 2011: The Village (Direction: Justus von Dohnányi )
- 2013: No fear of heights (Director: Justus von Dohnányi)
- 2014: Born in Pain (Director: Florian Schwarz )
- 2015: Who am I? (Director: Bastian Günther )
- 2016: Long live death (Director: Sebastian Marka )
- 2019: Murot and the marmot (Director: Dietrich Brüggemann )
- 2019: Attack on Guard 08 (Director: Thomas Stuber )
- 2011: Under Suspicion - Return (Director: Andreas Herzog )
- 2011: Largo Winch II - The Burma Conspiracy (Director: Jérôme Salle )
- 2011: The Pig of Gaza (Director: Sylvain Estibal )
- 2012: Zettl (Director: Helmut Dietl )
- 2012: Rommel (Director: Niki Stein )
- 2012: The Dead in the Ice (Director: Niki Stein)
- 2013: Houston (Director: Bastian Günther )
- 2013: Exit Marrakech (Director: Caroline Link )
- 2013: Pinocchio (Director: Anna Justice)
- 2014: Week-ends in Normandy (Director: Anne Villacèque)
- 2014: The Chosen (Director: Christoph Röhl )
- 2015: Grzimek (Director: Roland Suso Richter )
- 2015: Mr. Lenz travels into spring (Director: Andreas Kleinert )
- 2016: Glitzendes Glück (Director: Sven Taddicken )
- 2017: The Living and the Dead - A Taunus Crime (Director: Marcus O. Rosenmüller )
- 2017: Out of Nowhere (Director: Fatih Akin )
- 2018: It doesn't get greener, said the gardener and flew away (Director: Florian Gallenberger)
- 2018: The Assassination (Direction: Miguel Alexandre )
- 2018: Adults in the room (Régie: Costa-Gavras )
- 2019: And who takes the dog? (Director: Rainer Kaufmann)
- 2020: The Defector (Director: Florian Gallenberger)
- 1989: Ulrich Tukur: Tanzpalast , Sony
- 1990: Ulrich Tukur plays Erik in the musical "Freudiana" at the Theater an der Wien
- 1994: Ulrich Tukur, Joachim Witt and Achim Reichel , A friend is always a friend
- 1998: Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys: My longing is the beach bar , Metronome
- 2001: Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys, wonderful to be there , Tacheles! (Roofmusic) ( Gold in the German Jazz Award )
- 2003: Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys: Morphium , Tacheles! (Roofmusic) (Gold in the German Jazz Award)
- 2003: Peter Lohmeyer & Fink with Ulrich Tukur: Bagdad Blues , Trocadero (Indigo)
- 2006: Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys: Music made me in love , Roofmusic
- 2010: Ulrich Tukur: Mezzanotte , Deutsche Grammophon
- 2011: Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys: Music for weak hours , Trocadero (Indigo) (Gold in the German Jazz Award)
- 2012: Music in the audio book Roger Willemsen : Das müde Glück , read by the author, as well as Sofia Brandt and Matthias Brandt , Tacheles Verlag, Bochum; 1 CD, 47 minutes
- 2014: Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys: It will never be like this again: Alive in concert , Trocadero (Indigo)
- 2015: Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys: Let's Misbehave! , Trocadero (indigo)
- 1988: The Confusion of the Student Törless by Robert Musil , Rowohlt (cassette)
- 2000: Waiter, please have a dancer. From the life of a dancer by Billy Wilder , Patmos
- 2002: The women murderer by Hugo Bettauer , Roof Music
- 2002: I cried in a dream , Ulrich Tukur sings and speaks Heinrich Heine , accompanied by the Efim Jourist Quartet, Hoffmann and Campe
- 2004: Instructions for use for Italy by Henning Klüver , Roof Music
- 2004: Venice (author and speaker), Hoffmann and Campe
- 2005: The confusion of the pupil Törless by Robert Musil , Dhv der Hörverlag
- 2005: 36 hours. The story of Miss Pollinger from Ödön von Horváth , Tacheles
- 2006: Freedom is a work of words by Dietrich Bonhoeffer , Random House Audio
- 2006: Rainer Maria Rilke - The most beautiful poems by Rainer Maria Rilke , Argon Verlag
- 2009: Italian trip by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , coproduction BR4
- 2009: Hear, my heart , the most beautiful love poems. Piano: Alexander Raytchev , Audiobook
- 2009: The head of George Frideric Handel . Story by Gert Jonke with music by Georg Friedrich Händel , Cybele Records
- 2010: cocaine . Biography, poetry, prose, letters from Walter Rheiner , spoken by Helmut Krauss , Marc Bator , Ulrich Tukur, Edition Apollon
- 2013: The music box , by Ulrich Tukur, audio book Hamburg
- 1985: OE Hasse Prize
- 1985: Boy Gobert Prize
- 1986: Actor of the Year
- 1986: Golden Bear of the Berlinale for Stammheim
- 1996: Golden camera for portraying the sex offender in The Murderer and His Child
- 1996: Insel Art Prize Hamburg
- 2000: Adolf Grimme Prize as a performer in Waiting is Death
- 2004: German Television Award - Best Actor for the role of a banker in the crime scene Das Böse
- 2006: German Film Award - Best Acting Performance - Male Supporting Role for The Lives of Others
- 2009: Bavarian Film Award 2008 for Best Actor in John Rabe
- 2009: German Film Award for Best Actor for John Rabe
- 2009: Peace Prize of German Films - The Bridge for John Rabe
- 2010: Lower Saxony State Prize together with Wilhelm Krull
- 2011: Golden Camera for Best German Actor for Tatort : As Lilly once did
- 2011: Chevalier de l'Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres
- 2012: Bambi for Rommel (best national actor)
- 2012: Star on the Boulevard of Stars in Berlin
- 2013: Jacob Grimm Prize German Language
- 2015: Adolf Grimme Prize as an actor in the crime scene: Born in pain
- 2015: Helmut Käutner Prize
- 2017: Emder Acting Award
- 2017: Honorary award from the Hessian Prime Minister for special achievements in the field of film and television
- 2019: German television crime award for best actor in Murot and the marmot
- The water lily in the dining room. Venetian stories. List, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-548-60839-6 .
- Woe to confused, strange words. German love poems. Selected by Ulrich Tukur. Photographs by Katharina John. Ullstein, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-550-08864-3 .
- The music box. Ullstein, berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-550-08030-2 .
- The origin of the world. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2019, ISBN 978-3-103-97273-3 .
- Gero von Boehm : Ulrich Tukur. November 14, 2010 . Interview In: Encounters. Images of man from three decades . Collection Rolf Heyne, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-89910-443-1 , pp. 730-739.
- Literature by and about Ulrich Tukur in the catalog of the German National Library
- Agency page
- Ulrich Tukur at the Roof Music record company
- Ulrich Tukur at filmportal.de
- Ulrich Tukur in theInternet Movie Database(English)
- Photos of the Ulrich Tukur dance band & the Rhythm Boys by Manfred W. Jürgens
- "I ate literature" , interview in the taz on November 6, 2007
- A conversation, Hitler is better than Bruno Ganz , with Die Welt on May 6, 2011.
- Which school for my child? , Supplement to the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung from January 12, 2011, p. 12.
- Sunday, December 3, 2017, p. 9.
- Actor Ulrich Tukur owes his stage name to the French War. ( Memento from June 24, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) In: Stern from November 26, 2010.
- As of 2012. Ulrich Tukur at "Höchstpersönlich" on daserste.de ( Memento from July 20, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
- https://www.bz-berlin.de/ berlin
- Ulrich Tukur and Die Rhythmus Boys on Balkan Tour , Kabarett-News.de, March 23, 2017. Accessed March 28, 2017.
- Welt.de: Ulrich Tukur becomes "Tatort" commissioner , queried on August 10, 2009.
- German TV Crime Prize is awarded. In: Website Frankfurter Neue Presse. March 14, 2014, accessed July 5, 2015 .
- Culture "The Dead in the Ice". In: Website Die Welt. May 13, 2013, accessed July 5, 2015 .
- Pinocchio. In: Website Kino.de. July 5, 2010, accessed July 5, 2015 .
- Gold / platinum database of the Federal Music Industry Association, accessed on November 19, 2015
- Lower Saxony State Prize for Wilhelm Krull , in: Informationsdienst Wissenschaft from November 30, 2010.
- Helmut Glück , Walter Krämer , Eberhard Schöck (Ed.): German Language Culture Prize. Speeches and Speeches (2013) . IFB Verlag im Institut für Betriebslinguistik, Paderborn 2013, ISBN 978-3-942409-36-0 ( online as PDF, 1.3 MB ), pp. 30–41
- Helmut Käutner Prize for Ulrich Tukur. In: Website State Capital Düsseldorf. May 22, 2015, accessed July 5, 2015 .
- Ulrich Tukur was awarded the TV Crime Prize in Wiesbaden
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Scheurlen, Ulrich Gerhard (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German actor and musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 29, 1957|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Viernheim , Hesse|