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August Schmölzer, actor, Graz
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DialectsAustrian (Native dialect), Bavarian
Immediate working areaGraz
1st residence (federal state or country)Austria - Styria


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About August Schmölzer

August Schmölzer was born in 1958 as the son of a farming family in St. Stefan ob Stainz, in West Styria (Austria), where he works and lives as a freelance artist.

After completing his apprenticeship as a cook and theater and acting education, he completed his acting studies at the Art University in Graz.

• 2009 Nomination for the German Television Award
• 2010 nomination for the Bavarian Television Award as "Best Actor"
• 2012 nomination for the "Romy" as "Best Actor"

The initiated by him ORF / ZDF film series "The Stranger and the Village" 2015 was awarded not only with the Romy for the best screenplay, but is one of the most successful ORF crime series now in the third part.

Since 2010 he writes and speaks for the ORF-Styria socio-critical Radioessais ("Thoughts at the time").

In 2013, he was voted "Austrian of the Year" by the Austrian newspaper "Die Presse" for his humanitarian involvement with the "Gustl58 - Initiative for the Formation of the Heart", which he founded.

In January 2013, he was awarded the title "Professor" by the Federal President.

On 17 September 2015, the Styrian Parliament decided to award him the Grand Decoration of the Province of Styria.

August Schmölzer is the initiator and spokesman of the non-profit private foundation "Stieglerhaus" in his residence St. Stefan ob Stainz. This foundation has set itself the task of promoting culture and non-profit in this region.

Film awards

2023SleepGrimme Award [de]Student Jury PrizeWinner

Movies as actor

2023The Empress
Kardinal Rauscher [SSR]
TV Series, NetflixMultipleKardinal Rauscher [SSR]
2021All Will Be Revealed
Polizeikommandant [L]
Feature FilmPeter KeglevicPolizeikommandant [L]
2021Alice im Weihnachtsland
Toni Huber [L]
TV Movie, ZDF [de]Petra K. WagnerToni Huber [L]
Otto [L]
Feature FilmMichael VenusOtto [L]
Einer wie Erika

Hubert Grassl [SR]
Feature FilmReinhold BilgeriHubert Grassl [SR]
2017Die Toten vom Bodensee - Der Wiederkehrer
Ernst Gschwendner [SR]
TV-Movie (Series), ORF [at], ZDF [de]Hannu SalonenErnst Gschwendner [SR]
2016Inga Lindström - Tanz mit mir
Hans Stenmark [SR]
TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Matthias KiefersauerHans Stenmark [SR]
Horvath's Los (Webserie)

Herr Finsterer [LE]
SeriesBernhard SpeerHerr Finsterer [LE]
Treibjagd im Dorf

Anton Wolf [L]
TV-Movie (Series), ORF [at], ZDF [de]Peter KeglevicAnton Wolf [L]
Sacher - A Tale of Doom and Seduction

Franz Sacher [L]
TV Movie (multi-part), ORF [at], ZDF [de]Robert DornhelmFranz Sacher [L]
Ein Geheimnis im Dorf - Schwester und Bruder

Anton Wolf [L]
TV-Movie (Series), ORF [at], ZDF [de]Peter KeglevicAnton Wolf [L]
Dr. Illegal

Uwe Wollner [L]
Series PilotHadi KhanjanpourUwe Wollner [L]
Die Tote aus der Schlucht

Susannes Vater [L]
TV Movie, ZDF [de]Christian TheedeSusannes Vater [L]
2013Feuerwasser (WT)
Karli Gregoritsch [SS]
TV SeriesArman RiahiKarli Gregoritsch [SS]
2013Die Fremde und das Dorf
Anton Wolf [L]
TV-Movie (Series), ORF [at], ZDF [de]Peter KeglevicAnton Wolf [L]
2013Die Toten vom Bodensee
Ernst Gschwendner [SR]
TV-Movie (Series), ORF [at], ZDF [de]Andreas LinkeErnst Gschwendner [SR]
2013Das kalte Herz
Ezechiel [SR]
TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Marc-Andreas BochertEzechiel [SR]
2013Kommissar Rex – Eiszeit
Hotelier Leopold Innerhofer [L]
TV Movie, ORF [at], RAI [it]Erhard RiedlspergerHotelier Leopold Innerhofer [L]
2012Landkrimi - Steirerblut
Matthias Leitgeb [L]
TV-Movie (Series), ORF [at]Wolfgang MurnbergerMatthias Leitgeb [L]
2012Die Landärztin - Vergissmeinnicht
Leo [SR]
TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de]Michael KreihslLeo [SR]

Basic data

Height180 cm
Body typeaverage
Clothing size54
Ethnic appearancewhite central european
Hair colourdark blond
Hair lengthalmost bald head
Eye colourgreen-brown
DialectsAustrian (Native dialect), Bavarian
Voice typebaritone
Immediate working areaGraz
1st residence (federal state or country)Austria - Styria