Viktor Schwanneke Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriend, Wife, Biography, Wikipedia, Children, Birthdate

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Viktor Eduard Julius Schwanneke had a profound impact on the German theatrical and cinema industries in the early 20th century. His varied career as a social cause activist, director, and actor demonstrated his commitment to the welfare of his peers as well as the arts.


Viktor Eduard Julius Schwanneke was born in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on February 8, 1880. His path into the acting profession was not the typical one. He started in Hanover as a bank clerk, but soon after the year 2000, he took a big step in his career. Before landing his first regular role in Rudolstadt in 1904, he started his playing career at Hanover’s Union Theater, a summer theater. Following, he participated in theater productions in Frankfurt a der Oder and Stettin, demonstrating his dedication and adaptability.

In 1908, Schwanneke’s journey led him to Munich, where he embarked on an engagement at the court theater. Here, he flourished as a first comedian, earning acclaim for roles such as the theater director Striese in “The Rape of the Sabine Women,” the knight Beichenwang in “What You Want,” and Schummrich in “The Tender Relatives.”

His career took a significant turn in 1916 when director Maximilian Sladek invited him to Berlin for a guest performance. The success of the comedy “The Flea in the Tank House” marked a turning point in his Berlin career. Amid revolutionary unrest in Munich at the end of 1918, Schwanneke assumed the role of interim director of the Bavarian State Theater.

Schwanneke made Berlin her permanent home in 1920 and began contributing to a number of venues, including Die Tribüne, Volksbühne, and the ‘Kleines Schauspielhaus’ in Charlottenburg. Just before he passed away, he played one of his biggest roles in Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s comedy “The Difficult” under the guidance of Max Reinhardt.

Schwanneke regularly addressed his colleagues’ social problems in addition to his artistic efforts. His involvement in labor unions included serving as a board director and member of the German Theater Association.

In November 1921, Schwanneke ventured into the realm of film by co-founding the Victor Schwanneke Filmgesellschaft mbH, a production company that operated until 1928. Despite his stature in the theater, he took on supporting roles in films from 1922 until shortly before his death in 1931.

Viktor Schwanneke Parents

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Viktor Schwanneke Age, Height, Weight, Birthdate

Age 51 years old (at the time of his death)
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Birthdate February 8, 1880


Viktor Schwanneke Wife/Girlfriend

There is no available information about the wife of Viktor Schwanneke.

Viktor Schwanneke Children

Viktor Schwanneke had two daughters. Ellen and Inge.

Viktor Schwanneke Net Worth

At the time of his death, there was no information about the net worth of Viktor Schwanneke.


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