Who Is Dennis Wilms?
Dennis Wilms is a renowned German television presenter, podcaster, and musician who was born on March 21, 1975, in Kiel, Germany.
Wilms rose to prominence as the host of various knowledge shows, including the Tigerenten Club, Planet Knowledge, and W for Knowledge.
Wilms began his broadcasting career when he was 18 years old, hosting radio broadcasts as a student to supplement his income. He soon rose to become one of Germany’s youngest radio hosts at the time.
After graduating from Wellingdorf High School, he undertook an editorial traineeship at Radio Schleswig-Holstein and afterward attended the Hamburg Academy of Journalism.
Wilms was identified by the Berlin film and television agency Acting with People in 1996, which resulted in his shift from radio to television. He hosted the Tigerenten Clubhaus on KiKA, a children’s television program, beginning in September of the same year.
He went on to anchor the popular children’s show Tigerenten Club on ARD, delivering over 260 episodes until 2002. In 1998 and 1999, he also co-hosted the Chart Attack programme on ZDF with Mike Diehl.
Wilms joined the knowledge show Planet Knowledge, which airs on the third television programme, in 2003. He and Birgit Klaus co-host the show. Despite shifting his focus to educational programming, he continued to work with children and young audiences.
From 2004 to 2006, he presented the television quiz show We Test the Best and the Disney Channel surprise show A Star for You.
Wilms is a musician in addition to his career in television. In 1993, his former band, Phase Four, received the John Lennon Promotional Prize. He has two CDs out with his bands, working with Harold Faltermeyer and DJ BoBo.
Wilms took over as host of the ARD programme W wie Wissen in 2008, succeeding Ranga Yogeshwar. Since October 2009, he has co-hosted the weekly show Polettos Kochschule with Hamburg’s famous chef Cornelia Poletto.
In 2011, Wilms took over as moderator of the SWR scientific journal Odysso from Ingolf Baur. Wilms has dabbled in writing outside of television. Clever Appetite – Cooking for More Power in the Head, his debut book, was released in 2018.
The book focuses on brain food and includes over 60 recipes aimed at improving both physical and mental health.
Wilms has dabbled in podcasting in recent years. He has co-hosted the podcast “Iss was, Hase?!” with Cornelia Poletto since Easter 2021, exploring various subjects connected to cooking, cuisine, and lifestyle.
The podcast has grown in prominence, with prominent guests including Thomas Anders, Tim Mälzer, and Johann Lafer.
Wilms has garnered numerous awards for his television programmes during the course of his career. The Tigerenten Club got the Golden Telix in 1999, and Wilms received the Golden Spatz, Germany’s award for children’s film and television, in 2003.
In 2005, his quiz show We Test the Best earned the same honor. Planet Knowledge was also nominated for the Japan Prize in 2003 and received the Grimme Online Award in 2004.
Wilms is well-known not only for his work in the media industry but also for his dedication to a variety of causes. In 2010, the Federal Association of Organ Transplant Patients honored him with the “Life Messenger” award for his dedication to organ donation.
In addition, his show W wie Wissen received the Gastro-League’s Ludwig Demling Prize in 2010.
Wilms returned to music in April 2022, partnering with the successful “Team Düsseldorf” to develop and produce new pop tunes. His crew has produced chart-topping tunes for musicians including Maite Kelly, Roland Kaiser, and DJ tzi.
Dennis Wilms has established himself as a multidimensional entertainer with a diversified career encompassing television, music, writing, and podcasting.
Who Is Dennis Wilms Married To?
Dennis Wilms is not married at the moment however she is known to be in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend by the name of Stefanie Zimmerer.
Stefanie Zimmerer and Dennis Wilms have been seen attending lots of events and programs together.