Actor Director of radio drama Film actor Stage actor Television actor Voice actor

Heinz Schimmelpfennig

Quick Facts

IntroGerman actor (1919-2010) and radio drama director
Was Actor
Voice actor
Stage actor
Film actor
Television actor
Director of radio drama
From Germany
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Birth 1919, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg
Death 2010, Gernsbach, Germany
(aged 91 years)


Heinz Schimmelpfennig (6 April 1919 in Berlin, Germany – 31 December 2010 in Gernsbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was a German actor and director.

After leaving school, Schimmelpfennig trained as a designer until 1939. He then joined as a soldier in World War II, before being wounded in 1942 and leaving the forces.

After his recovery, he found a job as a camera assistant at the UFA in Babelsberg. He then realised that he wanted to become an actor himself, so in 1943, he studied two years of studying acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.