Otto Mellies

Otto Mellies

Darsteller
*19.01.1931 Stolp (heute Słupsk, Polen)

Biography

Otto Mellies, born January 19, 1931, in Stolp in Western Pomerania, attended actor"s training at the theatre in Schwerin under impresario Lucie Höflich from 1947 to 1949. His brother Eberhard also pursued a career in acting. After performing at theatres in Neustrelitz, Stralsund, Rostock, and Erfurt, artistic director Wolfgang Langhoff brought Mellies to Deutsches Theater Berlin. Mellies is a cast member of the theatre to date.

Mellies made his debut in front of the camera in a supporting role in Franz Barrenstein"s entertainment movie "Sommerliebe" (1955), a role that was followed by appearances in Martin Hellberg"s literary adaptation "Kabale und Liebe" ("Intrigue and Love", 1959), in the film version of Jacques Offenbach"s operetta "Die schöne Lurette" (1960), directed by Gottfried Kolditz, and in "Minna von Barnhelm oder das Soldatenglück" (1962), again directed by Martin Hellberg. Besides these adaptations of classic plays and other film versions of theatre plays, Otto Mellies also starred in contemporary films, for instance, as German worker Erich in Gottfried Kolditz"s "Simplon-Tunnel" (1959). Against the backdrop of the construction of a railroad line between Switzerland and Italy, Erich"s love to the Italian Rosa sparks a quarrel with an Italian worker. In "Der Arzt von Bothenow" (1961), directed by Johannes Knittel, Mellies played a young, successful physician in Berlin who has to leave his workplace in the large city because of a severe medical malpractice. In the provincial town of Bothenow, he tries to dismiss his sophisticated lifestyle and to straighten out his life again.


Mellies made his debut on the TV screen with his performance in the role of the title character in "Dr. Schlüter" (1965), directed by Achim Hübner. Furthermore, with this performance he also became known beyond GDR borders. In the popular five-part movie, he portrayed a career-obsessed chemist who is asked by his father-in-law, the industrialist Vahlberg, to take over the chemical plant of a concentration camp in Poland at the beginning of World War II. But he decides to flee and does not return to Germany for several years.

Since the 1970s, Otto Mellies has mainly performed on stage, appeared in several TV shows, and also worked as a dubbing voice. He is the German voice of actors like Paul Newman, Christopher Lee, and Sean Connery. Furthermore, the actor who lives in Berlin lends his voice to radio plays and performs at readings. In 2006, Mellies celebrated his 50th stage anniversary at Deutsches Theater Berlin.

Filmography

2013/2014 Im Schmerz geboren
Cast
 
2013/2014 Die Spiegel-Affäre
Cast
 
2012/2013 Sein letztes Rennen
Cast
 
2011/2012 Scherbenhaufen
Cast
 
2011/2012 Unter den Linden
Cast
 
2010/2011 Halt auf freier Strecke
Cast
 
2009/2010 Der Uranberg
Cast
 
2009 Fliegen und Engel
Voice
 
2006/2007 Frei nach Plan
Cast
 
2005/2006 Karol Wojtyla - Geheimnisse eines Papstes
Cast
 
2005-2008 Stella und der Stern des Orients
Voice
 
2004/2005 Sünde
Cast
 
2004 Mord am Meer
Cast
 
2003/2004 Hundeleben
Cast
 
2003 Sag nichts
Cast
 
1997 Raus aus der Haut
Cast
 
1996 Über den Tod hinaus
Cast
 
1992 Tod aus der Vergangenheit
Cast
 
1991 Jugend ohne Gott
Cast
 
1991 Ninas Boulevard
Cast
 
1991 Vanek-Trilogie
Cast
 
1990/1991 Super-Stau
Cast
 
1988/1989 Schulmeister Spitzbart
Cast
 
1988/1989 Ein brauchbarer Mann
Cast
 
1988/1989 Narrenweisheit
Cast
 
1987/1988 Der Geisterseher
Cast
 
1986/1987 Die letzte Begegnung
Cast
 
1985/1986 Fahrschule
Cast
 
1985-1990 Wie ein Vogel im Schwarm
Cast
 
1985 Mit List und Tücke
Cast
 
1983/1984 Klassenkameraden
Cast
 
1982 Das Mädchen und der Junge
Cast
 
1981-1983 Martin Luther
Cast
 
1981 Zahl bar, wenn du kannst
Cast
 
1979/1980 Überblickt man die Jahre
Cast
 
1979 Marta, Marta
Cast
 
1978 Die letzte Chance
Cast
 
1977/1978 Das doppelte Spiel
Cast
 
1977/1978 Einer muß die Leiche sein
Cast
 
1977 Trampen nach Norden
Cast
 
1976/1977 Kollision
Cast
 
1976 Die Liebe und die Königin
Cast
 
1975 DDR-Magazin [Jg. 1975 / Nr. 11]
Voice
 
1974/1975 Mord im Märkischen Viertel
Cast
 
1972/1973 Die klugen Dinge
Cast
 
1970 Folge einem Stern
Cast
 
1970 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1970 / Nr. 004]
Participation
 
1969/1970 Meine Stunde Null
dubbed by
 
1969/1970 Der Königsmacher
Cast
 
1969/1970 Der gemachte Mann
Cast
 
1969/1970 Aus unserer Zeit. EP 2: Das Duell
Cast
 
1969 Jelena
Cast
 
1969 Geheime Spuren
Cast
 
1968 Geheimkommando Spree
Cast
 
1967/1968 Seid nett zueinander
Cast
 
1967/1968 Männer werden gemacht
Cast
 
1967/1968 Vom schweren Anfang
Cast
 
1967 Begegnungen
Cast
 
1967 DDR - Das sind wir, Teil 1
Voice
 
1966 Heimweh nach der Zukunft. Max Steenbeck erzählt
Voice
 
1966 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1966 / Nr. 026]
Participation
 
1966 Die Tage vor morgen
Voice
 
1965/1966 Dr. Schlüter. 5. Unter Menschen
Cast
 
1965 Dr. Schlüter (1-4)
Cast
 
1964/1965 Entlassen auf Bewährung
Cast
 
1964 Pension Boulanka
Cast
 
1963 Mit einer Lupe fing es an
Voice
 
1963 V. Deutsche Kunstausstellung
Voice
 
1963 Landambulatorium Wörlitz
Voice
 
1962/1963 Entzauberte Kristalle
Voice
 
1962 Ein Falterleben
Voice
 
1962 Minna von Barnhelm oder Das Soldatenglück
Cast
 
1962 Die neue Losung
Cast
 
1961/1962 Verlorenes Land
Voice
 
1961/1962 Altweibersommer
Cast
 
1960/1961 Der Arzt von Bothenow
Cast
 
1960/1961 Weimar liegt bei Buchenwald
Voice
 
1960/1961 Genosse Sziau erzählt
Voice
 
1960 Die schöne Lurette
Cast
 
1960 Robert Koch
Voice
 
1960 Das kosmische Zeitalter hat begonnen
Voice
 
1960 Georg Friedrich Händel
Voice
 
1960 Heilende Worte
Voice
 
1960 Der Altar von Pergamon
Voice
 
1960 Signale aus dem All
Voice
 
1959 Kabale und Liebe
Cast
 
1959 Wir berichten aus Pan Yü
Voice
 
1958/1959 Simplon-Tunnel
Cast
 
1958 Tiere im Winter
Voice
 
1958 Der Winter ist ein harter Mann
Voice
 
1958 Es ist kein Geheimnis!
Voice
 
1957/1958 Die Elenden
Voice
 
1957-00-00 Hokuspokus Fidibus
Voice
 
1957 In den Bergen Nordvietnams
Voice
 
1957 Zwischen Himmel und Erde
Voice
 
1957 Hellas ohne Götter
Voice
 
1957 An der Via Egnatia - Historisches und Heutiges über Stadt und Messe
Voice
 
1957 Insel der Rosen
Voice
 
1957 Tierfreundschaften
Voice
 
1954/1955 Sommerliebe
Cast
 

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