Urs Althaus, actor, Lucerne
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  • Actor

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish French German Italian
Skills (sports)skiing soccer swimming tennis
Immediate working areaLucerne
1st residence (federal state or country)Switzerland - Uri


ContactLuisa Held
Phone+49 30 61648296
Mobile+49 176 61547958

About Urs Althaus

Urs Althaus (EN)

Urs Althaus actually wanted to become a professional soccer player. But it came as no one in Altdorf, where he grew up with his single mother, had ever expected it. He, the illegitimate child of a Nigerian medical student whom he never met and a Swiss mother, stormed the fashion catwalks of this world.

He ran for designers like Calvin Klein, Valentino, Armani, Kenzo, Yves Saint Laurent. He was the first black male model to make it onto the cover of the American fashion magazine "GQ". He danced with Liza Minelli, Cindy Crawford and Brooke Shields in the clubs of Paris, London and New York. As an agent he represented supermodels like Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer. He had a private audience with the Dalai Lama and had breakfast with Richard Gere.

As an actor he stood next to Marcello Mastroianni and - in the adaptation of Umberto Eco's In the Name of the Rose - with Sean Connery in front of the camera, who earned 77 million dollars worldwide.


2009priv. Unterricht Schauspiel und Texte bei Michael Habeck in München
1985 to 1986priv. Unterricht Speech bei Sam Chwatt in New York
1985 to 1986priv. Schauspielunterricht bei Mira Rostova in New York
1983 to 1984Actorsstudio L.A. bei Dominique de Fazio in Rom


2018Swiss Diversty Award - Life Time Award - NOMINIERT

Projects as actor

2019Oktoberfest 1900TV Series, ARD [de], BR [de], Degeto [de], MDR [de], WDR [de]Hannu SalonenHäuptling Anaru [LE]
2017Um Himmels WillenTV Series, ARD [de]Dennis SatinCarlos Riva (Schuldgefühle) [LE]
2017StracultTV-Show, RAI [it]Marco GiustiUrs Alhtuas -Arrapaho [GS]
2015Das Traumschiff - Cook IslandsTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Stefan BartmannFrank Cullem [BP]
2015Premium CalcioDocumentary Series, Mediaset [it]Antonio GrecoUrs Althaus - Aristoteles [L]
2014ConvictedShort FilmJan Schneider [4]Black Men [L]
2013ElectroboyDocumentary FeatureMarcel GislerUrs Althaus [SR]
2012Best FriendsTV Series, SRF (vormals SF DRS) [ch]Diede Int'VeldAlvaro da Silva (12 Folgen) [LE]
2012ARF/FDS - Ganz großes KinoCorporate FilmIvana LalovicActor [L]
2011Was wurde aus...?Documentary Series, Servus TV [at]Rodney SewellUrs Althaus - selst [LE]
2010Simplify Your SoulIndie Feature FilmMarkus BoestfleischRay, der Schwarze Mann [SR]
2010Fashion Days Model ChallengeTV-Show, ProSieben Schweiz [ch]Stefan EngelbrechtJury [SS]
2009SOKO Donau / SOKO WienTV Series, ORF [at], ZDF [de]Robert SiglOskar von Wecker [LE]
2008Sweets and TeatsFeature FilmGeretta GerettaRupert [L]
2008Trainer on the Beach 2Feature FilmSergio MartinoAristoteles [L]
2001Beauty CentreTV Series, Mediaset [it]Maurizio PonziMekho [LE]
2001SweetiecakesFeature FilmGeretta GerettaRuppert [L]
1999Valeria medico legaleTV Series, Canale 5 [it]Gianfrancesco LazottiRe Luc (Bentornata Valeria, 2002) [SR]
1985War BusFeature FilmFerdinando BaldiBen [L]
1985The Name of the RoseFeature FilmJean-Jacques AnnaudVenantius [SR]

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2019 - Todayliterature operaLiterarisches Dinner mit Urs Althaus - im KKL LuzernAutoren LesungKKL - Luzern
2009Book publicationIch, der Neger - mein Leben zwischen Highlife und PleitenAuthor - (Bestsellerwoerterseh Verlag

Basic data

Height186 cm
Weight107 kg - 235 lb.
Body typeathletic-sporty
Clothing size54/56
Ethnic appearanceMixed (White and Black)
Hair coloursalt and pepper
Hair lengthshort
Eye colourdark brown
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian
Voice typeTenor
Skills (sports)skiing soccer swimming tennis
Immediate working areaLucerne
1st residence (federal state or country)Switzerland - Uri
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin