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Charles M. Huber
German actor and politician

Charles M. Huber

Charles M. Huber
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Intro German actor and politician
A.K.A. Karl-Heinz (Charles M.) Huber
Is Actor Politician
From Germany
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Politics
Gender male
Birth 3 December 1956, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Age 65 years
Politics Social Democratic Party of Germany, Christian Social Union of Bavaria, Christian Democratic Union
Charles M. Huber
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Charles M. Huber (born December 3, 1956 in Munich as Karl-Heinz Huber) is a German politician and actor, perhaps most notable for playing Henry Johnson in the German crime series Der Alte. He was one of the first two Bundestag members of African ancestry, alongside Karamba Diaby, who were both elected on September 23, 2013. Huber is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, and was elected in the federal state of Hesse whereas he failed to win the Darmstadt constituency.

Early life and education

Huber was born in 1956 as the son of a Senegalese father, who was a diplomat, and as the nephew of the former president of Senegal and philosopher Léopold Sédar Senghor, and a German mother in Munich. Huber went through an apprenticeship for a dental technician.


In the German TV series Der Alte, Huber reached fame when he played the part of police superintendent Henry Johnson from 1986 to 1997.

In 2002, Huber founded the organisation Afrika Direkt e. V., which supports, for example, young people, the poor and artists in Senegal. He published an autobiography in 2005.

Since 2009, Huber has been a representative of the international council of the association Austrian Service Abroad, which is also attended by others like Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, György Dalos, Alberto Dines, Gabriela von Habsburg, Beate Klarsfeld, Branko Lustig, Erika Rosenberg and Ben Segenreich.

Member of the German Bundestag, 2013–present

Huber has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 2013 federal elections. He has since been serving on the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development, which provides parliamentary oversight of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. On the committee, he is his parliamentary group’s rapporteur on West and Central Africa, raw materials and illegal drug trade.

In addition, Huber is the chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the English- and Portuguese-speaking States of West and Central Africa (Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone); a member of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the Francophone States of West and Central Africa; and a member of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the States of Central America.

In February 2016, Huber accompanied German President Joachim Gauck on a state visit to Nigeria and Mali, where they met with the countries’ presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

In June 2016, Huber announced that he would not stand in the 2017 federal elections but instead resign from active politics by the end of the parliamentary term.


Charles M. Huber Ein Niederbayer im Senegal. Mein Leben zwischen zwei Welten, Scherz, Frankfurt a. M. 2005, ISBN 3-596-16271-8

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