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Dirk Bach

Dirk Bach

German actor
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German actor
Countries Germany
Occupations Comedian Television presenter Voice actor Stage actor Film actor
Gender male
Birth 23 April 1961 (Cologne)
Death 1 October 2012 (Berlin)
Star sign Taurus
The details
Biography

Dirk Bach (23 April 1961 – 1 October 2012) was a German television comedy actor, best known as co-host of Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!

Career

After school Bach worked in theatres in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York City, Utrecht and Vienna. In 1992 Bach was part of the theatre group in Cologne at the Schauspielhaus and appeared on the German television channel RTL on the Dirk Bach Show. Bach performed in Lukas (1996–2001) on the German television channel ZDF, for which he received the Telestar award (1996), the German Comedy Award (1999) and the Goldene Kamera (2001).

In 2002, Bach starred in Der kleine Mönch on German television channel ZDF. Bach worked in Sesamstraße, the German version of Sesame Street, as the character Pepe. He often performed with Hella von Sinnen on different television productions. From 2004 on Bach and Sonja Zietlow presented the German edition of the show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! on channel RTL. In 2005 Bach played the character Urmel in Urmel aus dem Eis (engl.: Impy's Island). Since 2006 Bach has hosted the German game show Frei Schnauze on channel RTL.

Other work

Bach was a German LGBT-activist, a vegetarian and was member of the LSVD. Bach also helped Amnesty International and the organization PETA. He lived together with his partner Thomas in Cologne.

Bach was part of the campaign to bring the 2010 Gay Games to Cologne.

Death

Bach died on 1 October 2012 in Berlin at the age of 51.

Television

  • 1983: Kiez / Kiez - Aufstieg und Fall eines Luden
  • 1984: Im Himmel ist die Hölle los / Hullygully in Käseburg
  • 1986: Kir Royal (TV series)
  • 1988: Krieg der Töne (TV experimental film)
  • 1989: Im Jahr der Schildkröte
  • 1993: Kein Pardon
  • 1994: Die Weltings vom Hauptbahnhof - Scheidung auf Kölsch (TV series)
  • 1994: Drei zum Verlieben (TV series)
  • 1995: Nich’ mit Leo [de]
  • 1995: Marys verrücktes Krankenhaus (TV series)
  • 1996: Lukas (TV series)
  • 1997: Rendezvous des Todes (TV)
  • 1998: Frau Rettich, die Czerni und ich
  • 1998: Varell & Decker (TV series)
  • 1999: Zum Sterben schön (TV)
  • 2001: Das Rätsel des blutroten Rubins (TV)
  • 2001: Der Mann, den sie nicht lieben durfte (TV)
  • 2002: Der kleine Mönch (TV series)
  • 2003: Karlchens Parade
  • 2003: Crazy Race 2 – Warum die Mauer wirklich fiel (TV)
  • 2003: Suche impotenten Mann für's Leben
  • 2005: Popp Dich schlank! (TV)
  • 2005: Urmel aus dem Eis (TV)
  • 2006: Zwei zum Fressen gern (TV)
  • 2006: Crazy Race 3 – Sie knacken jedes Schloss (TV)
  • 2007: Die ProSieben Märchenstunde - Des Kaisers neue Kleider
  • 2009: Einfach Bach
  • 2010: Teufel Gott und Kaiser - Nibelungenfestspiele Worms - 16.07.2010 bis 1.8.2010
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