Peter Simonischek

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  • Birth Name: Peter Maria Simonischek
  • Birth Place: Graz, Styria, Austria
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Pursued architecture studies at the Technical University of Graz before shifting into acting.
  • Also studied as a dental technician parallel to his architecture studies to appease his father's wish for him to become a medical professional, but later quit to focus solely on the theater arts.
  • Member of the ensemble of the Berlin Schaubühne for two decades, beginning in 1979.
  • Later joined the ensemble of the Burgtheater, the Austrian National Theater in Vienna, in 1999.
  • For his vocal work on audio books, he was awarded the German Audio Book Award on two separate occasions, in 2008 and in 2010.
  • Given a Lifetime Achievement award during the 28th Romy Awards in 2017 for his contribution to Austrian TV and film.

Awards

  • 2016, European Film Awards — European Actor: Winner
  • 2017, Deutscher Filmpreis — Best Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Benedikt Simonischek — Son
  • Brigitte Karner — Wife
  • Reinhard Simonischek — Brother
  • Charlotte Schwab — Ex-wife
  • Maximilian Simonischek — Son
  • Kaspar Simonischek — Son

College

  • Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Details

  • Birth Name: Peter Maria Simonischek
  • Birth Place: Graz, Styria, Austria
  • Profession: Actor