Schüttauf, Jörg


Jörg Schüttauf was born on December 26, 1961 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz), East Germany. He studied acting at the Academy for Theatrical Arts in Leipzig. While still a student, he was discovered by director Peter Kahane, who gave him his first starring role as Ete, in the road movie Ete und Ali, and then cast him in Die Architekten.


After graduating in 1986, Schüttauf played on stage at theaters in Potsdam, Magdeburg and Berlin. In 1992, he proved his talent at portraying a sensitive character in the leading role in Egon Günther’s television feature film, Lenz. Schüttauf became well-known through his television roles, including his extraordinary portrayal of the father in the TV mini-series Der Laden, based on Erwin Strittmatter’s novel, and in the prime-time series Der Fahnder. He was also an audience darling as Detective Dellwo in the television crime series Tatort. Currently, Schüttauf can be seen on television as a detective in the comic crime series Die Draufgänger.


In 2001, Jörg Schüttauf gained widespread acclaim as Martin Schulz—a prisoner arrested as an East German citizen and released into a “new” country without a Wall—in the comedy Berlin Is in Germany, winner of the Panorama Audience Award at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival. He was also part of the film team that won the 2009 German Television Award for Wir sind das Volk


Festivals & Awards:

2000 Best Lead Actor, German Television Award, for Warten ist der Tod
2000 Best Lead Actor, German Television Award, for Ich habe nein gesagt
1986  Best Male Newcomer, Koczalin Film Festival Poland, for Ete und Ali



2012 Die Draufgänger (The Fearless, TV series)
2011 Ganz der Papa (Like the Dad, TV)
2010 Mein Land (My Country, TV)
2009 Meine schöne Nachbarin (My Beautiful Neighbor)
2009 So glücklich war ich noch nie (I’ve Never Been Happier)
2008 Wir sind das Volk (The Final Days, TV)
2007 Nichts ist vergessen (Nothing Is Forgotten, TV)
2004 Der Stich des Skorpion (The Sting of the Scorpion, TV)
2003 September
2002 Operation: Rubikon (Operation: Rubicon, TV)
2001 Liebesau – mitten in Deutschland (Liebesau–In the Middle of Germany, TV)
2001 Berlin Is in Germany
1999 Ich habe nein gesagt (I Said No, TV)
1999 Warten ist der Tod (Waiting Means Death, TV)
1999 Die Braut (The Bride)
1999 Bis zum Horizont und weiter (To the Horizon and Beyond)
1998 Der Laden (The Shop, TV mini-series)
1996-2010 Tatort (Crime Scene, TV series)
1989-2006 Polizeiruf 110 (Police Call 110, TV series)
1988-1997 Der Fahnder (The Detective, TV series)
1992 Lenz (TV)
1990 Die Architekten (The Architects)
1990 Der Drache Daniel (Daniel the Dragon)
1984 Ete und Ali (Ete and Ali)


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