Elmar Wepper: Actor dies at the age of 79

Elmar Wepper: Actor dies at the age of 79

Elmar Wepper became known throughout Germany with the series “The Commissioner,” in which he succeeded his brother Fritz. Now the actor has died at the age of 79.

The award-winning actor Elmar Wepper is dead. The 79-year-old died of heart failure on Tuesday morning. “Bild” and “Bunte” had previously reported. Wepper made a name for himself as a sought-after actor and voice actor. He was also known to Hollywood fans as Mel Gibson’s voice actor.

Elmar Wepper – known from “The Commissioner” and “Two Munichers in Hamburg”

Elmar Wepper came to television in 1974 through his older brother Fritz, namely on the ZDF crime series “The Commissioner”. From then on he was regularly in front of the camera. Every now and then the brothers also filmed together – for example in the comedy “Three in One Cover”.

One of his greatest successes is the ZDF series “Zwei Münchner in Hamburg”, for which he appeared in front of the camera alongside Uschi Glas from the late 1980s. In 2008, director Doris Dörrie hired him for her highly acclaimed film “Cherry Blossoms – Hanami”, for which he was awarded the German Television Prize.

Source: Stern

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