Oliver Welke Biography
Oliver Welke is a popular German television presenter, journalist, satirist, comedian, and voice actor.
He was born in Bielefeld, Germany, on April 19, 1966. Welke earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Münster in 1993.
Welke worked in a variety of sectors after finishing his education before becoming a well-known sports journalist and presenter. He rose to prominence for his work in television and radio before branching out into voice acting and comedy.
Oliver Kalkofe, whom he met while working for a public radio station, was one of his prominent collaborators. They worked together to provide German voices for Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Movie and the British comedy show Little Britain.
They also collaborated on the script for the crime comedy Der WiXXer.
Welke took over as host of the satirical show Heute-show on the German public broadcaster ZDF in May 2009. The show is frequently likened to The Daily Show because of its political humor and analysis.
Welke’s hosting role on the Today Show has earned him significant recognition and popularity in Germany.
Welke is interested in humanitarian work in addition to his broadcast job. He actively contributes to the causes of organizations such as Terre des Hommes.
Welke has experimented in various artistic endeavours in addition to his job in television and voice acting. He has issued CDs, including Kalk & Welk with Oliver Kalkofe, and co-written books, including Der Wixxer with Bastian Pastewka and Oliver Kalkofe, and heute-show: Das Buch with Morten Kühne.
Welke has garnered various prizes and distinctions throughout his career. Among his major accomplishments are the German Television Award in 2001, the German Comedy Award as part of team 7 Tage, 7 Köpfe in 2004, the Grimme Award as part of team heute-show in 2010, and the Deutscher Fernsehpreis for best sports telecast as presenter of the FIFA World Cup 2014.
On today-show, he continues to amaze audiences with his humorous talents and smart insights. His work has earned him the title of one of Germany’s most popular television personalities.
Is Oliver Welke Married?
Oliver Welke is married to his beautiful wife by the name of Diane Welke with whom they tied the knot in the year 1997.
Oliver Welke and his wife Diana are proud parents of two sons.