Herbert Grönemeyer

One of Germany's biggest pop performer's, Herbert Grnemeyer is primarily known outside of Europe as a key actor in the U-boat-set war movie "Das Boot" (1981). Pursuing both drama and singing in his youth, the handsome ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1956 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, , DE

Filmography

Actor (6)

A Most Wanted Man 2014 (Movie)

Michael Axelrod (Actor)

Control 2007 (Movie)

Local GP (Actor)

Sins of the Fathers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Fruhlingssinfonie 1986 (Movie)

Robert Schumann (Actor)

Das Boot 1982 (Movie)

Lieutenant Werner (Actor)

Die Ewigen Gefuehle 1982 (Movie)

Heinrich Anderer (Actor)
Music (2)

A Most Wanted Man 2014 (Movie)

Music Arranger (Music)

The American 2010 (Movie)

(Composer)

Biography

One of Germany's biggest pop performer's, Herbert Grönemeyer is primarily known outside of Europe as a key actor in the U-boat-set war movie "Das Boot" (1981). Pursuing both drama and singing in his youth, the handsome Grönemeyer initially found success as an actor, appearing in German television productions during the late 1970s. While his early albums as a solo recording artist weren't successful, he did garner attention for his part in "Das Boot." Determined to make it as a musician, however, Grönemeyer's various recording efforts finally paid off when his 1984 album, 4630 Bochum, became an unexpected hit. Pop stardom in his homeland followed, with Grönemeyer rarely returning to screen acting, content to consistently record and tour, with later albums such as Mensch (2002), adding further successes to his musical career.

Relationships

Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer

Wife

Milestones

2013

Released his English-language album I Walk in America

2010

Scored the movie "The American"

2007

Appeared in the film "Control"

2002

Had a blockbuster album with Mensch

1999

Founded his own record label

1984

Had a hit record with 4630 Bochum

1983

Featured in "Spring Symphony"

1981

Starred in "Das Boot"

Bonus Trivia

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Grönemeyer is a friend of renowned photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn, who asked him to appear in his movie "Control."

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His album I Walk includes guest appearances by U2's Bono, Antony Hegarty of Antony & the Johnsons and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers.

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