Saturday, December 6, 2014

Remembering Jörg Knochée

Jörg Knochée was born on December 6, 1944 in Druxberge, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. After studying acting in 1964 at the Academy of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg he then began classes in 1968 at the State Drama School in Berlin. He then debuted it in “Cottbus” in 1968. While still a student, he took his first role in a DEFA film: In Herrmann Zschoche film “Karla” played by Jutta Hoffmann. The film was prohibited and did not premiere until June 14, 1990. Knochee did not live to see the premiere of his first film.
After studying Knochée was offered many parts in numerous film and television series, especially small and supporting roles. He had a wide audience for his role as Winfried in the television series ‘Zur See’. He was also active as a narrator and voice actor.
Jörg appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Kit & Co.” (1974) with Dean Reed and “Death for Zapata” (1976) in the role of Henan Alonso. Knochée was also the German voice of Hunt Powers in the 1985 video release of “Sugar Colt” (1966).
Knochée died of cancer on October 27, 1989 in Berlin, Germany.
Today we remember Jörg Knochée on what would have been his 70th birthday.

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