Kockisch, Uwe


Uwe Kockisch was born in Cottbus on January 31, 1944. After studying at the Ernst Busch Academy for Performing Arts in East Berlin, he acted on-stage at important theaters. He was a member of the ensemble at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin for over twenty years, after which he was engaged for two years at the Schaubühne in Berlin. He played numerous leading roles under directors including Thomas Langhoff, Luc Bondy, Robert Wilson and Victor Contreras.


Kockisch became known to a wider audience through his leading roles in movies and television productions. The critical success of Dein unbekannter Bruder brought him a lot of attention; commenting on his interpretation of the leading role, director Ulrich Weiß remarked, “Uwe Kockisch’s acting is like the acting of all amazing actors—surprising, unpredictable and incalculable.”


In television productions, Kockisch often took on roles of bad guys or broken men, seeing the development of such characters as a challenge. His best-known television role was as Commissario Brunetti in the TV series of the same name, based on the popular crime stories of US-born author Donna Leon.



2011 Salto Vitale (TV)
2010 Morgen musst du sterben (Tomorrow You Must Die, TV)
2010 Weißensee (TV series)
2006 Eine Stadt wird erpresst (A Town Gets Blackmailed, TV)
2006 Der Adler (The Eagle, TV series)
2004 Kleinruppin Forever
2003-2010 Donna Leon (TV series)
2002 Die Mutter (The Mother, TV)
2001 Julietta
2001 Der Tunnel (The Tunnel, TV)
1999-2000 Der Clown (The Clown, TV series)
1998 Das Mambospiel (The Big Mambo)
1998 Abgehaun (Getting Out, TV)
1995-1996 Zappek (TV series)
1991 Die Spur des Bernsteinzimmers (The Mystery of the Amber Room)
1991 Miraculi
1988 Treffen in Travers (Rendezvous in Travers
1983 Erscheinen Pflicht (Your Presence is Imperative)
1982 Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre (Sabine Kleist, Age 7)
1981 Dein unbekannter Bruder (Your Unknown Brother)
1981 Bürgschaft für ein Jahr (On Probation)
1980 Unser kurzes Leben (Our Short Life)
1974-2000 Polizeiruf 110 (Police Call:110, TV series)
1973 Erziehung vor Verdun (Education before Verdun, TV) 
1973 Für die Liebe noch zu mager? (Too Young for Love?)


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