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German actor, voice actor, and radio play performer Michael Ande was born in Bad Wiessee on October 5, 1944, and has had a long and successful career. His entertainment career started at the children’s radio program on Bavarian Radio, where he immediately became well-known. With a key part in the German-French feature film “Marianne, My Childhood Love” in 1955, he rose to fame as a young actor and launched a great career.
Ande kept making memorable appearances on the silver screen after his debut. He co-starred with Ruth Leuwerik, Hans Holt, and Josef Meinrad in movies like “The Trapp Family” (1956) and its follow-up “The Trapp Family in America” (1958). Later, the famous Hollywood musical “The Sound of Music,” starring Julie Andrews, was based on these films.
Michael Ande showed his skill on stage and small screen in addition to his film pursuits. Notable appearances include his 1961 Little Comedy Munich costarring Axel von Ambesser in “The Sleeping Prince” by Terence Rattigan and “Weekend” by Noël Coward. He landed the main part in the adventure TV series “The Riders of Padola” in 1969, which aired on regional ARD shows.
Ande remained a popular figure on television, most famously as criminal assistant Gerd Heymann on the ZDF crime series “Der Alte.” Because of his depiction of Heymann, he has been the longest-serving investigator on German television, which is evidence of his continuing appeal and competence. 2016, after more than 400 episodes and 39 years, he said goodbye to the show.
In addition to his acting career, Michael Ande showed his flexibility as a voice actor. His voice filled dubbing studios with resonance, bringing a variety of foreign characters to life. James Woods in “Cat’s Eye” (1986), Michael Sarrazin in “Only Horses Are Given the Grace Shot” (1969), and Micky Dolenz in “The Monkees” (1967) are a few well-known instances. In the 1970s, he made contributions to the martial arts performance Fu Sheng; in the early 2000s, he contributed to the character Bear from the children’s television series “The Bear in the Big Blue House.”
In the latter part of the 1960s, Michael Ande experimented with pop music and sang, discovering a new side to his creative ability. This endeavor showed that he was open to accepting a variety of artistic expressions in the entertainment sector.
Who are Michael Ande’s Children?
Michael Ande has one child with his wife Alice Ande.