Manfred Richter was born on January 3, 1944 in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Manfred worked as a lathe operator and was known for his role as a boxer in the stage play “Titel hab' ich noch nicht“ (1964). He was seen as a young go-getter for the television film directed by Ulrich Thein “Staatlichen Schauspielschule Berlin” and “Engagements”. Subsequently, he studied acting from 1964 to 1967 at the State Drama School in Berlin. This was followed by engagements at theaters in Dresden and Freiberg, before he worked freelance in 1977.
Since the late 1960s, he appeared in many film and television productions of the GDR. After the reunification, he often played in supporting roles in various television series, including, for example, ‘Polizeiruf 110’ and ‘Praxis Bülowbogen’. He also worked as a theater actor in smaller theaters, such as the Berlin Chamber, Dresdner Comedy and the New Munich theater, Richter occasionally was heard as a voice actor. He appeared in one Euro-western as a soldier in “The Falcon’s Trail” (1967).
On April 20, 2012 Manfred Richter died in a Berlin hospital cardiac arrest.
Today we remember Manfred Richter on what would have been his 70th birthday.