Klaus Gehrke was born on May 27, 1939 in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Gehrke graduated in 1963 from the Academy of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He then performed in engagements at theaters in Frankfurt / Oder Schwerin, Dresden and Brandenburg. In addition, he worked as a supporting actor in DEFA productions, such as 1962 in “Ach, du fröhliche …”, before joining the ensemble cast of the German Television (DFF) in 1970. He embodied during this time more than 150 different roles, such as the first engineer in the successful series ‘Zur See’ (1976) or the investigator in the TV series ‘Police 110’ until the network was terminated during reunification.
Klaus appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Tecumseh” (1972) and “Ulzana” (1974).
Since 1992, Gehrke has worked as a freelance actor primarily for television productions, and has appeared in the ZDF television series ‘Der Landarzt.
Today we celelbrate Klaus Gehrke’s 75th birthday.