Michael Witte, actor, speaker, Cologne
©Britt Schilling
  • actor
  • speaker
Born 1957 in Köln (61 Years)

About me

  • SHOWREEL - 2019

Showreels

  • Tatort Dortmund
  • Tatort Bremen
  • Der einsame Hof
  • Notruf Hafenkante
  • FRANTZ

Featured

  • TATORT - HYDRA - R: Nicole Weegmann - 2014 - WDR
  • TATORT - HOCHZEITSNACHT - R: Florian Baxmeyer - 2011 - WDR
  • NOTRUF HAFENKANTE - R: Neelesha Barthel - 2017 - ZDF
  • FRANTZ - R: François Ozon - 2015
  • DIE KLEMPNERIN - R: Enno Reese - 2017 - RTL

All videos

  • TATORT - HYDRA - R: Nicole Weegmann - 2014 - WDR
  • TATORT - HOCHZEITSNACHT - R: Florian Baxmeyer - 2011 - WDR
  • HEITER BIS TÖDLICH - KOSLOWSKI & HAFERKAMP - R: Michel Bielawa - 2013 - WDR
  • DEMO MIT ÄLTEREM MATERIAL - R: diverse - 2010
  • DER EINSAME HOF - R: Christian Zipfel - 2015
  • NOTRUF HAFENKANTE - R: Neelesha Barthel - 2017 - ZDF
  • FRANTZ - R: François Ozon - 2015
  • POLIZEIRUF 110 - TATORTE - R: Christian Petzold - 2018 - BR
  • DIE KLEMPNERIN - R: Enno Reese - 2017 - RTL
  • I'M YOUR MAN - R: Lars Löllmann - 2014
  • IM WINTER, SO SCHÖN - R: Matthias Mettenbörger - 2012
  • WARTEN AUF FRIEDEN - R: Anne Goldenbaum - 2010
  • MARCEL REICH-RANICKI - MEIN LEBEN - R: Dror Zahavi - 2008 - WDR

About Michael Witte

I’ve been treading the boards, appearing in front of cameras and microphones for 34 years now: always curious, often amazed and ever excited about the possibilities, the developments, the wonders that occur.
My 172 cm small physique comes equipped with the Rhinelander’s famous lust for life and laughter, with Balkan brio, Slavic soul, Russian melancholy and Faustian brainpower.
They say I’m a real chameleon – pass the hairpieces and prostheses, please. I have many faces so do please hazard a second glance. A lover of both the subtle psychological chamber piece and the overdrawn theatrical grotesque, the panoply is my métier.
My age: smoke and mirrors. In the arenas of sport, stage and screen a 30-something has been known to wither in comparison. So go ahead and dial down the age range when it comes to casting.
I’m with Zorba the Greek who says: “life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble”. And while I’m at it – living life, hanging loose, tempting fate – I always try, in the spirit of Henry Miller, to keep an eye out for the good and let the bad look after itself.

Training

Year 
1981 to 1984Learning by doing (Bühnenreifeprüfung 1984)

Awards

YearAward
2014NRW Theatertreffen Ensemble Preis für die "Orestie" v. Simon Stone
2009Nominierung zum Schauspieler des Jahres 2009 (Theater heute)
2007Oberhausener Theaterpreis
2006Nominierung Beste Regie durch NRW-Kritiker in THEATER PUR für Mein Kampf am Theater Oberhausen
2005Oberhausener Theaterpreis

Projects as actor

YearTitleGenreDirectorRole
2018
Polizeiruf 110 - Tatorte
TV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Christian PetzoldEinsatzleiter Schrader [SR]
2017SpielmacherFeature FilmTimon ModersohnKauczinski [SR]
2017
Die Klempnerin
TV Series, RTLEnno ReeseEckhard Breuer [SR]
2017
Notruf Hafenkante
TV Series, ZDF [de]Neelesha BarthelGregor Ludwig [SR]
2016Von komischen VögelnFeature FilmEike WeinreichLars [SR]
2015PaulaFeature FilmChristian SchwochowDr. Wulff [SR]
2015
Frantz
Feature FilmFrançois OzonGustav [SR]
2015Spreewaldkrimi - Spiel mit dem TodTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Christian GörlitzWalter Krüger [SR]
2015Polizeiruf 110 - WölfeTV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Christian PetzoldHubert Schrader [SR]
2015
Der einsame Hof
Medium Length FilmChristian ZipfelHans Herberholz [L]
2014
Tatort - Hydra
TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Nicole WeegmannObdachloser [SR]
2014Heiter bis Tödlich - Koslowski & HaferkampTV Series, WDR [de]MultipleTochatscheck [SR]
2014
I'm Your Man
Showreel ProductionLars LöllmannMichael [L]
2013
Heiter bis Tödlich - Koslowski & Haferkamp
TV Series, WDR [de]Michel BielawaTochatscheck [SR]
2012WestFeature FilmChristian SchwochowJoachim Fierlinger [SR]
2012Heiter bis tödlich - Zwischen den ZeilenTV Series, WDR [de]MultipleBarkeeper [SR]
2012
Im Winter, so schön (WT)
Indie Feature FilmMultipleSchulz [SR]
2011ConstantinShort FilmPhilipp OstermannConstantin [L]
2011
Tatort - Hochzeitsnacht
TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Florian BaxmeyerOswald [SR]
2011Das Haus AnubisTV Series, NickelodeonMultipleRufus Malpied [SSR]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2019 - TodayDIAMANTERechtsanwaltMariano PensottiRuhrtriennale Wiener Festwoche Berliner Festspiele
2019 - TodayDeutsche Erstaufführung "Ballyturk" von Ende WalshRolle 2Bastian KabuthTheater Freiburg
2018 - TodayDas NibelungenliedHagen von TronjeJerney LorenciTheater Freiburg
2018FaustFaustMartins BejaTheater Oberhausen
2017Musical LULU von den Tiger LilliesShunningStef LernousTheater Oberhausen und Theater Freiburg
2016HamletPoloniusKay VogesTheater Dortmund
2015Der IdiotFürst MyschkinAndriy ZholdakTheater Oberhausen
2014SexusHenry MilerAndriy ZholdakTheater Oberhausen
2008Peer GyntPeer GyntJohannes LepperGasometer Oberhausen
2006Dantons TodRobespierreJohannes LepperTheater Oberhausen

Speaker engagements

YearTitleProject typeActivityClient
2019Terretorien/Camper/Hörspiel InstallationSprecherUrbane Künste Ruhr
2018Die FeuerbringerHörspielSprecherWDR
2018BrüderHörspielSprecherWDR
2017Türkei unzensiertFeatureSprecherWDR
2017Dandy und Dichter, Fritz J. RaddatzFeatureSprecherDLF
2017Der Nihilist und Gottsucher Emil CioranFeatureSprecherWDR

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2018 - TodayFestivalDIAMANTESchauspielerWiener Festwochen 2019/Ruhrtriennale2018/ Berliner Festspiele2019

Basic data

Height172 cm
Weight70 kg - 154 lb.
Body typeslim
Clothing size46/48
Ethnic appearanceWhite Central European
Hair colourblond
Hair lengthshort
Eye colourblue
NationalityGerman
LanguagesDutch (Good), English (Fluent), German (Native speaker), Italian (Basic knowledge), Spanish (Basic knowledge)
DialectsBerliners, Hamburgisch, Koelsch (Native dialect), Ruhrpott
Voice typeBaritone
SingingRock/Pop (Good)
Instrumentsclarinet (Basic knowledge), saxophone (Good)
Skills (sports)inline skating (Good)
Immediate working areaCologne
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia
2nd residence (where applicablen)Freiburg
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Melbourne, Sydney, Vienna