Oliver Petszokat was born the son of the police Reinhard Petszokat. At the age of ten he began ballroom dancing; that his biggest dance success in 1995 as participants in the winning team e for the youth team cup of Dance Sport Federation of North Rhine- Westphalia V.
The first successes as an actor he had in 1996, as the daily broadcast by RTL 2 soap opera All together - every man for himself. Through his role as Ricky Marquart in the RTL series Good Times, Bad Times, which he played from 1998 to 1999, he rose within a very short time on the heartthrob.
In 2002, in Berlin Petszokat the Internet platform 23HeadZtorms GmbH. In 2003, he played a major role in the German movie Motown and was in the same year a jury member in the ZDF German TV talent show The Voice 2003.
From 2 March 2004 to March 1, 2005 Petszokat was next to Ruth Moschner and Christian Möllmann, co-host of the fifth season of Big Brother. The sixth season he accompanied on 1 March 2005 as co-host, also next to Ruth Moschner and with Jochen Bendel as a substitute for Christian Möllmann. As of June 6, 2005, he hosted jointly with the Bendel Big Brother village - week show and replaced Moschner, who left the show at his own request.
From March to August 2006 moderated Petszokat for private channel RTL 2 daily game show 5 against 5. Than successor to the successful over the years Family duel at RTL In autumn 2006 Petszokat moved to private channel ProSieben, where he participated in the ice show Stars on Ice and won with his partner Kati Winkler. He also appeared in the comedy show Thank God ... that you are there! on and hosted the final of the fifth and sixth season of the talent show Popstars.
From January to March 2007, he hosted together with Oliver Pocher the ProSieben Gameshow Marathon. In October 2007, he participated in the ProSieben show The Big Celebrity pilgrims next to Katy carts Bauer, Charlotte Engelhardt, Ingo Naujoks and Claude -Oliver Rudolph. As of December 2007 moderated Petszokat together with Katarina Witt and Charlotte Engelhardt the second season of the ProSieben show Stars on Ice.
In 2008, he starred with Jeanette Biedermann on ProSieben in the Funny Movie Dorte 's Dancing. September 9, 2008 at Petszokat moderated along with Senna Guemmour the show Singing Bee, which was also broadcast by ProSieben, but was canceled due to poor ratings in November 2008.
On 11 April 2010, he was seen in the VOX mission The perfect celebrity dinner together with Benjamin Boyce, Yvonne de Bark and Kelly Trump. In August 2010, he settled in the RTL 2 show " Tattoo Attack Stars sting to" tattoo. From October 2010 to September 2011 Petszokat played a major role in the daily soap hand on his heart, which was broadcast at Sat.1 and sixx.
Since 1 February 2013, he plays in the comedy Dresden Kjell Bjarne in the confused " Elling - Two against the rest of the world." Together with Miriam Pielhau, Tobias Schenke and Christian Kühn he played until the end of April 2013 in the Dresden theater.
In the summer of 1997 he released his first single, the title " making love " was, but the success was also his second single " Eivissa " which he recorded with the group " Paradise Love Squad " did not bring the desired success.
After he became one of the stars of GZSZ, he published in the autumn of 1998 his third single (co - singer Tina Frank), a rapped cover version of the hit " butterflies in the stomach " by Herbert Grönemeyer from the year 1985. With this single he had a international number -one hit. Be held in Germany alone, the song seven weeks at No. 1 on the singles charts. For this success Petszokat was recognized for its successful national Rock-/Pop-Single with the German Record Prize ECHO 1999. The follow-up single " I Wish " peaked at # 2 on the charts.
His second number -one hit Petszokat succeeded in autumn 1999 with a cover version of the song " How are you", with Peter Maffay 1979 had also reached # 1 on the charts.
With new tracks he was much less successful than the cover versions.
- 2001: P.ulsschlag
- 2004: Free fall
In the Pokémon Days 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Petszokat served as moderator. In addition, he hosted the 2011 Pokémon Party in Hamburg together with Pete Dwojak, 2012 and 2013 all stage programs.
In April 2011 Petszokat made his debut at the nightlife in Majorca. On 15 August of the same year he appeared for the first time in Upper Bavaria.
Petszokat married in 1999, the actress Tatiani Katrantzi, with whom he has a son. In November 2007, the couple separated, in May 2009, the divorce was filed. For four years, he is in a relationship with his new girlfriend, Pauline Schubert. The two have in the south of Cologne, a deli for dogs.
In the music video for the single "Michi Beck in Hell" by The Fantastic Four in 1999, he had, among other celebrities such as Harald Schmidt and Christian elms a guest appearance.
In episode 3-28, " Blown " from the 2000 series " Behind Bars " he appears as the character Kevin.
In episode 23, " Forever young! " from 2004, the children's series "How I raise my parents?" he appears as a fitness coach Ron.
2008 Petszokat is in the music video for the single " For the people" of Tareec feat. Chakuza to see.