Herbert Knaup

Herbert Knaup

Darsteller
*23.03.1956 Sonthofen

Biography

Herbert Knaup, born March 23, 1956, in the Bavarian city of Sonthofen, attended drama school at Munich's Otto-Falckenburg-Schule. He then became a cast member of Cologne's Schauspielhaus where he performed, for instance, in the part of Hitler in Tabori's production of "Mein Kampf". In 1978, Knaup made his movie debut in "Coda". He made his breakthrough performance in the thriller "Die Sieger" ("The Invincibles"), a part that also won him the Bavarian film prize as "best actor". Knaup is often seen in parts of torn characters, for instance as a corrupt police inspector in "Die Musterknaben" ("Cologne"s Finest", 1996), the main protagonist's freaking father in "Lola rennt" ("Run Lola Run", 1998), Goethe growing weary of the world in "Die Braut" ("The Mask of Desire", 1998), Albert Speer in "Nuremberg" (1999; Canada), Marlene Dietrich's husband in "Marlene" (2000), Professor Vester in the "Eva Blond" TV movies (from 2002 on), or the bourgeois Greens party politician in "Agnes und seine Brüder" ("Agnes and His Brothers", 2004).

He then starred in high-profile TV productions like "Augenzeugin" (2008), "Mogadischu" (2008) and "Eichmanns Ende" (2010). His memorable movie roles of that period include the archangel Michael in "Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar" (2008), as well as parts in the controversial drama "This Is Love" (2009), the pulp novel adaptation "Jerry Cotton" (2010) and the comedy "Bon Appetit" (2010). In 2010, he starred opposite Benno Fürmann and Maria Schrader in the war drama "In Darkness". In 2011, he played a former manager now turned delivery man for frozen goods in the tragicomedy "Arschkalt" ("No More Mr. Ice Guy").

Subsequently, Knaup mainly worked in television: He played the uncle of singer Udo Jürgens in the TV biopic "Der Mann mit dem Fagott" (2011); a cantankerous bus driver in the comedy "Pilgerfahrt nach Padua" (2011) and a journalist in the drama "Komm, schöner Tod" (2012). For the bestseller adaptation "Milchgeld. Ein Kluftingerkrimi", he reprised his role as police detective Kluftinger – a character he already played in the 2009 production "Erntedank" and portrayed a third time in the 2013 TV film "Seegrund".

Knaup appeared in the theatrical releases "Schutzengel" ("Guardians", 2012) and "Drei Zimmer/Küche/Bad" (2012) before playing the role of watchmaker Zifferle in the children's book adaptation "Das kleine Gespenst" ("The Little Ghost"), which was released in the fall of 2013. 

Filmography

2016/2017 Toter Winkel
Cast
 
2016 Schutzpatron. Ein Kluftingerkrimi
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die letzte Sau
Cast
 
2015/2016 Herzblut. Ein Kluftingerkrimi
Cast
 
2015-2017 Die Puppenspieler
Cast
 
2015-2017 Tanzmariechen
Cast
 
2015 Der Bankraub
Cast
 
2014/2015 Meister des Todes
Cast
 
2014 Glückskind
Cast
 
2014 Die Zeit mit Euch
Cast
 
2013/2014 Landauer - Der Präsident
Cast
 
2013/2014 Unter Kontrolle
Cast
 
2013/2014 Freigang
Cast
 
2013/2014 Irre sind männlich
Cast
 
2013 Seegrund. Ein Kluftingerkrimi
Cast
 
2012/2013 Das kleine Gespenst
Cast
 
2012/2013 Wildwechsel
Cast
 
2012 Schutzengel
Cast
 
2012 Clarissas Geheimnis
Cast
 
2011/2012 Mittlere Reife
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Heimkehr
Cast
 
2011/2012 Milchgeld. Ein Kluftingerkrimi
Cast
 
2011/2012 3 Zimmer/Küche/Bad
Cast
 
2011 Hotel Desire
Cast
 
2010/2011 Arschkalt
Cast
 
2010/2011 In Darkness
Cast
 
2010/2011 Der Mann mit dem Fagott
Cast
 
2010 247 Tage
Cast
 
2010 Wir beklauen dich doch auch nich
Cast
 
2009/2010 GO WEST - Freiheit um jeden Preis
Cast
 
2009/2010 Eichmanns Ende
Cast
 
2009/2010 Jerry Cotton
Cast
 
2009/2010 Pilgerfahrt nach Padua
Cast
 
2009 Sisi
Cast
 
2009 Der Bär ist los! Die Geschichte von Bruno
Cast
 
2008/2009 This is Love
Cast
 
2008/2009 Jenseits der Mauer
Cast
 
2008/2009 Erntedank. Ein Allgäukrimi
Cast
 
2008-2010 Bon Appetit
Cast
 
2008 Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar
Cast
 
2007/2008 Mogadischu
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der große Tom
Cast
 
2007 Späte Aussicht
Cast
 
2007 Stellungswechsel
Cast
 
2006/2007 Du bist nicht allein
Cast
 
2006/2007 Taubers Angst
Cast
 
2006/2007 15 Minuten Wahrheit
Cast
 
2006/2007 Fürchte dich nicht
Cast
 
2005/2006 Der Untergang der Pamir
Cast
 
2005/2006 Elementarteilchen
Cast
 
2005/2006 Kreuzzug in Jeans
Cast
 
2005 Margarete Steiff
Cast
 
2004/2005 Das Leben der Anderen
Cast
 
2004/2005 Der Mörder meines Vaters
Cast
 
2004 Bergkristall
Cast
 
2004 Agnes und seine Brüder
Cast
 
2003/2004 Blond: Eva Blond! - Wie das Leben so spielt
Cast
 
2003/2004 Ins Leben zurück
Cast
 
2003 Mein erster Freund, Mutter und ich
Cast
 
2003 Hamlet X
Cast
 
2003 Der letzte Flug
Cast
 
2002/2003 Annas Heimkehr
Cast
 
2002/2003 Der alte Affe Angst
Cast
 
2002/2003 Der Aufstand
Cast
 
2002/2003 Lichter
Cast
 
2002/2003 Ganz und gar
Cast
 
2002 Anatomie 2
Cast
 
2001 Schuld und Liebe
Cast
 
2000/2001 Annas Sommer
Cast
 
2000 Gefährliche Träume - Das Geheimnis einer Frau
Cast
 
1999/2000 Marlene
Cast
 
1999 'ne günstige Gelegenheit
Cast
 
1998/1999 Südsee, eigene Insel
Cast
 
1998/1999 Die Braut
Cast
 
1998 Fever
Cast
 
1997/1998 Lola rennt
Cast
 
1997/1998 Jimmy the Kid
Cast
 
1997 Abflug
Cast
 
1997 Silber und Gold
Cast
 
1996/1997 Die Musterknaben
Cast
 
1996 Sanfte Morde
Cast
 
1996 Warshots
Cast
 
1996 Vergewaltigt - Die Wahrheit und andere Lügen
Cast
 
1995/1996 Irren ist männlich
Cast
 
1995 Mit verbundenen Augen
Cast
 
1994/1995 Schlafes Bruder
Cast
 
1994 Unschuldsengel
Cast
 
1994 Berlin, 10:46
Cast
 
1993/1994 Die Sieger
Cast
 
1987/1988 Wallers letzter Gang
Cast
 
1979 Coda
Cast
 

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