Biography

Robert Atzorn grew up in Oldenburg and Hamburg. He studied graphic design at the Art School Alsterdamm in Hamburg, however, felt drawn to the theater and therefore moved to the Neue Münchner Schauspielschule (1967-1969). In the season 1969/70 he got his first job at the Württembergische Landesbühne. Engagements followed at the Schauspielhaus Zürich (1970/1971), at the Theater Münster (1971/1972), at the Bühnen der Stadt Köln (1972/73), at the Theater Dortmund (1973-1975) and at the Residenz Theatre in Munich (1977-1983). 1980 Robert Atzorn played his first film role in From the Life of the Marionettes, directed by Ingmar Bergman. After many years in the theater, he worked exclusively since the mid-1980s for television. A wider audience, he was in the late 1980s alongside Maren Kroymann in the family series Oh Gott, Herr Pfarrer. For his portrayal of unconventional pastor in 1989, he received the Goldene Kamera. He became a crowd favorite in the title role of the evening series Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht, which was broadcast from 1992 to 1999 in 70 episodes. In 1993 he was honored with the Telestar. Robert Atzorn worked also in various episodes of the television series Forsthaus Falkenau, The Black Forest Clinicand Alphateam – Die Lebensretter im OP, and the crime series Derrick, Ein Fall für zwei, The Old Fox, Tatort and Die Männer vom K3. As the successor of Manfred Krug and Charles Brauer he investigated from 2001 to 2008 as Tatort-homicide detective Jan Casstorff along with Tilo Prückner as Commissioner Holicek and Julia Schmidt as Jenny Graf for the NDR. The Tatort episode "Und tschüss" in February 2008 also meant the departure of Atzorn's investigator team. He was also seen in 2002 Dieter Wedel's miniseries Die Affäre Semmeling as mayor Klaus Hennig. In the romantic comedy Kiss Me, Chancellor (2004) he slipped into the role of a head of government who falls in love with a maid, played by Andrea Sawatzki. Also in 2004 he was before the camera in Das Kommando (de), as the commander of a special unit, with his sons Jens and Daniel, who made his debut in the film as an actor. 2005 Atzorn took over the role of the chancellery chief in the series Kanzleramt. In the ZDF production Africa, mon amour (2007) he played opposite Iris Berben, as occurred with Matti Geschonneck's Wer liebt, hat Recht and in Das Kommando. In the TV drama Mein Mann, der Trinker he played in 2008 with Franziska Walser a couple whose marriage is put to a severe test. 2008 after a long break came with two new episodes of the adventure series Der Kapitän, in which he portrayed from 1997 to 2000 already the figure of Captain Frank Harmsen. Robert Atzorn is married since 1976 with Angelika Hartung, both have two adult sons.

Robert Atzorn grew up in Oldenburg and Hamburg. He studied graphic design at the Art School Alsterdamm in Hamburg, however, felt drawn to the theater and therefore moved to the Neue Münchner Schauspielschule (1967-1969). In the season 1969/70 he got his first job at the Württembergische Landesbühne. Engagements followed at the Schauspielhaus Zürich (1970/1971), at the Theater Münster (1971/1972), at the Bühnen der Stadt Köln (1972/73), at the Theater Dortmund (1973-1975) and at the Residenz Theatre in Munich (1977-1983). 1980 Robert Atzorn played his first film role in From the Life of the Marionettes, directed by Ingmar Bergman. After many years in the theater, he worked exclusively since the mid-1980s for television. A wider audience, he was in the late 1980s alongside Maren Kroymann in the family series Oh Gott, Herr Pfarrer. For his portrayal of unconventional pastor in 1989, he received the Goldene Kamera. He became a crowd favorite in the title role of the evening series Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht, which was broadcast from 1992 to 1999 in 70 episodes. In 1993 he was honored with the Telestar. Robert Atzorn worked also in various episodes of the television series Forsthaus Falkenau, The Black Forest Clinicand Alphateam – Die Lebensretter im OP, and the crime series Derrick, Ein Fall für zwei, The Old Fox, Tatort and Die Männer vom K3. As the successor of Manfred Krug and Charles Brauer he investigated from 2001 to 2008 as Tatort-homicide detective Jan Casstorff along with Tilo Prückner as Commissioner Holicek and Julia Schmidt as Jenny Graf for the NDR. The Tatort episode "Und tschüss" in February 2008 also meant the departure of Atzorn's investigator team. He was also seen in 2002 Dieter Wedel's miniseries Die Affäre Semmeling as mayor Klaus Hennig. In the romantic comedy Kiss Me, Chancellor (2004) he slipped into the role of a head of government who falls in love with a maid, played by Andrea Sawatzki. Also in 2004 he was before the camera in Das Kommando (de), as the commander of a special unit, with his sons Jens and Daniel, who made his debut in the film as an actor. 2005 Atzorn took over the role of the chancellery chief in the series Kanzleramt. In the ZDF production Africa, mon amour (2007) he played opposite Iris Berben, as occurred with Matti Geschonneck's Wer liebt, hat Recht and in Das Kommando. In the TV drama Mein Mann, der Trinker he played in 2008 with Franziska Walser a couple whose marriage is put to a severe test. 2008 after a long break came with two new episodes of the adventure series Der Kapitän, in which he portrayed from 1997 to 2000 already the figure of Captain Frank Harmsen. Robert Atzorn is married since 1976 with Angelika Hartung, both have two adult sons.

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1945-02-02

Place of Birth Bad Polzin, Pomerania, Germany [now Polczyn-Zdrój, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland]

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Das Mädchen aus dem Totenmoor as Lorenz Keller
2015 The People vs. Fritz Bauer as Charlottes Father
2015 Mein vergessenes Leben as Alexander
2015 Engel der Gerechtigkeit: Geld oder Leben as Professor Brenner
2014 Alles muss raus as Max Faber
2013 Engel der Gerechtigkeit - Kopfgeld as Professor Brenner
2013 Engel der Gerechtigkeit: Ärztepfusch as Professor Brenner
2013 Tod in den Bergen as Jan Tanner
2012 The Case of Jakob von Metzler as Wolfgang Daschner
2012 Engel der Gerechtigkeit - Brüder fürs Leben as Professor Brenner
2011 Engel der Gerechtigkeit as Professor Julius Brenner
2011 Stilles Tal as Konrad Huberty
2011 Nord Nord Mord (8 episodes) as Theo Clüver
2010 Zimtstern und Halbmond as Gottfried Hinrichs
2010 Das Glück ist eine Katze as Frido Schulz
2010 Until Nothing Remains as Ludwig Clasen
2008 Im Gehege as Jon Ewermann
2008 Mein Mann, der Trinker as Prof. Ludwig Wohlstedt
2008 Markus Lanz (1 episode)
2007 Afrika, mon amour (3 episodes) as Richard von Strahlberg
2005 Kanzleramt (12 episodes) as Kanzleramtschef
2004 Das Kommando as Brigadegeneral Heinz Büchner
2004 Die Frau des Architekten as Arnold Sundstrom
2004 Küss mich, Kanzler! as Ben Bischof
2002 Wer liebt, hat Recht as Helmut
2002 Tanners letzte Chance as Henry Tanner
2002 Die Affäre Semmeling (1 episode) as Dr. Klaus Hennig
2002 Nicht ohne deine Liebe as Arthur Boysen
2001 Jenseits der Liebe as Jan Altenberg
2000 Ein Mann gibt nicht auf as Schwartz
1999 Ein Mann steht auf as Anton Stein
1999 Ich bin kein Mann für eine Frau as Johannes Müller
1998 Freiwild as David Voss
1997 Der Prinzgemahl as Jens Morgenroth
1997 Der Kapitän (9 episodes) as Kapitän Frank Harmsen
1995 Zu Fuß und ohne Geld as Waldhoff
1995 Coswig und Sohn as Frank Coswig
1995 Ein Herz für Laura as Robert Reben
1993 Ein Mann für meine Frau as Robert Ahlemann
1993 Der Betrogene as Gerd Winter
1992 Der Bergdoktor (1 episode) as Benno Eisner
1992 Frikadelle – Tagliatelle (14 episodes) as Detlef Vogel
1992 Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht (69 episodes) as Dr. Markus Paul Specht
1991 Insel der Träume (1 episode) as Achim Langhorn
1991 Berlin Lady (1 episode)
1991 Gesucht wird Ricki Forster as Roland Forster
1990 Hotel Paradies (1 episode) as Jonas Rowalt
1990 Korczak as German Doctor
1990 Ich will leben as Professor Friedländer
1989 Killer kennen keine Furcht as Mr. X
1989 Das Milliardenspiel as Jan-Jakob Schönwald
1989 Forsthaus Falkenau (2 episodes) as Jonas Schermann
1989 Das Nest (1 episode) as Hansjörg Meyer
1989 Bayerischer Fernsehpreis (Blauer Panther) (1 episode) as himself
1989 Der Spatzenmörder as Vater
1988 Oh Gott, Herr Pfarrer (13 episodes) as Pfarrer Hermann Wiegandt
1988 Die Männer vom K3 (1 episode) as Karl Lindner
1987 The Wannsee Conference as Otto Hofmann
1987 Stahlkammer Zürich (18 episodes) as Yves Klein
1985 Oliver Maass (6 episodes) as Michael Maass
1985 The Black Forest Clinic (2 episodes) as Assistenzarzt Werner Sager
1985 Glücklich geschieden (6 episodes) as Martin Bärwald
1985 Man Under Suspicion as Oberstaatsanwalt
1985 Ein Mann ist soeben erschossen worden as Dr. Andrés Laplana
1984 Don Carlos as Marquis von Posa, ein Malteserritter
1984 Weißblaue Geschichten (2 episodes)
1984 Das schöne Ende dieser Welt as Dr. Dr. Michael Brandt
1983 Tiefe Wasser as Harald Schreiner
1983 Wie hätten Sie’s denn gern? as Olaf
1983 Telestar (1 episode) as himself
1982 Krimistunde (1 episode) as Ned Murray
1982 Stella as Fernando
1981 A case for two (1 episode) as Ingo Wilhelms (1 episode) as Jochen Esswein
1981 Wanna bet, that..? (2 episodes)
1980 From the Life of the Marionettes as Peter Egerman
1977 Der Alte (1 episode) as Uwe Wissmuth (1 episode) as Erik Ingold
1974 Derrick (1 episode) as Gregor Goos (1 episode) as Heinz Engler (1 episode) as Lehrer (1 episode) as Rudolf Wiegand (1 episode) as Egon Janson
1970 Scene of the Crime (14 episodes) as Hauptkommissar Jan Casstorff (1 episode) as Andreas Lutz (1 episode) as Jan Casstorff (1 episode) as Albrecht Behle (1 episode) as Jörg Plessing
1967 Aktenzeichen XY … ungelöst (1 episode) as Kriminalbeamer Kripo Duisburg
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1964 Grimme-Preis-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1959 Stars in der Manege (2 episodes)

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