Willi Thomczyk

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Willi Thomczyk (2014)

Wilhelm Thomczyk (born October 14, 1953 in Wanne-Eickel ) is a German actor , musician and theater maker .


After graduating from commercial school, Thomczyk learned acting at the drama school in Bochum . In 1979 he founded the "Kohlpott Theater" and in 1986 the private theater in the Flottmann-Hallen . Through his experience in the theater he played in the film Grenzgänger . For many years he worked with Dirk Szuszies and Karin Kaper (film Resist! On the Living Theater ) from the ZATA Theater Berlin; including an invitation to the Saraton Theater Festival in 1991 in Tashkent , Uzbekistan .

Willi Thomczyk was an active table tennis player in the TTC Herne-Vöde 1948 e. V.

At the end of the 1990s Thomczyk could be seen in some commercials for the Nike company on private television that were related to Borussia Dortmund , and in 1996 he recorded the single Dat most important is that her football plays under the name "Horst Kowalski" . From 1996 to 2005 he played the role of Benno Ewermann in the series Die Camper on RTL . During the running of the series, Thomczyk also appeared regularly in German film productions and in commercials for the Wiesenhof poultry company .

In 2004 allegations became known that Thomczyk had in connection u. a. Sexually harassed women with his work at his “Theater Kohlenpott”. Thomczyk was sentenced on September 27, 2005 for sexual assault in a minor case and simple coercion to a suspended and a fine in two cases. After the verdict in the process , which was particularly noticed by the tabloid media , Thomczyk's employer and advertising partner terminated their cooperation. Nevertheless, the episodes of Die Camper , which had been filmed before the trial, were broadcast in early 2006.

Thomczyk has not appeared in major television or film productions since the verdict. In 2006 he played a leading role in the short film NullZwoDreiEins and in 2008, together with his son Tim, also directed by Carsten Vauth , in the self-written short film Imagine It's Endgame and Your TV Is Broken , which was made by the independent production company BigBearFilm was produced. A year later, Thomczyk's first novel, The Chicken Night, was published by the pseudo-publishing house Haag und Herchen . In the same year an engagement at the Theater an der Kö in Düsseldorf followed as well as appearances with the band Vadder and Sonne , which consists of Thomczyk and his son Tim.

In 2012 a CD was released under the title NoBlaBla , on which Thomczyk only presents his own songs. On May 17, 2013, a six-member band (primarily with musicians from CD production) under the group name Die Fertigen presented the CD program and other songs (including by Rio Reiser and John Lennon ) in the Düsseldorf "Pitcher".


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  • 2001 Emscherblau (with Peter Habermehl) (CD), Energy Music (LC 06949)
  • 2002 Working Class Hero (with Peter Habermehl) (CD), Energy Music (LC 08949)
  • 2012 NoBlabla (CD), Made im Pott (LC 28179)


Web links

Commons : Willi Thomczyk  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Horst Kowalski - The most important thing is that you play football . fc45.de, accessed on July 1, 2016.
  2. Forced Sex? Investigations against "Camper" star Thomczyk RP Online , September 23, 2004, accessed on April 19, 2019.
  3. Thomczyk guilty: schoolgirls sexually coerced. Focus Online , September 27, 2005, accessed July 1, 2016 .
  4. Willi Thomczyk - One last big appearance . Sueddeutsche.de , September 27, 2005
  5. Imagine it's the endgame. BigBearFilm, 2009, archived from the original on May 28, 2009 ; accessed on July 1, 2016 .
  6. Michael-Georg Müller: Hitchcock in the theater on the Kö . Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung , November 14, 2009, accessed July 1, 2016.
  7. ^ A b Willi Thomczyk: Music . Willi Thomczyk on Tumblr , accessed July 1, 2016.