Ralf Richter (actor)

Ralf Richter ( born August 17, 1957 in Essen) is a German actor. In the credits of his first name appears occasionally in the spelling of Ralph.


Richter grew up with seven siblings in Bochum. His younger brother, Frank -Martin is also known as FM Einheit ( formerly of Einstürzende Neubauten ). First he made a carpentry apprenticeship and studied from 1977 for two years at drama school in Bochum. After playing in Berlin and Bonn in the theater, he moved to Munich in 1981. There he was given by Wolfgang Petersen a role in the feature film The boat, by which he became known to a wide audience for the first time.

He usually plays the hard or "bad" characters, or even that of the Ruhr - cads. Cult status he achieved mainly as " Kalle Grabowski " in the film Bang Boom Bang - A sure-fire thing.

Throughout his career he has worked with well-known directors of German cinema, including Dominik Graf ( The Cat), Oskar Roehler ( Suck My Dick) or Til Schweiger ( The Polar Bear ). In the TV Miners saga Red Earth by Klaus Emmerich embodied judge the role of the miner "Otto Schablowski ". Judges participated in numerous major and minor roles in film and television productions, or in television series such as on-axis response, Pogo 1104 Balko, A Case for Two, The Old, The Investigator, Alarm for Cobra 11 and Großstadtrevier as well as several times in the scene of the crime series with.

Besides working as an actor, he released the CD as a singer One Heart. At his home in Cologne, he operates two restaurants, a further in Bochum is planned.

Judge is father of two children, his son Max Richter is also an actor ( uA Bang Boom Bang, girl, girls, guide Ex). His daughter Aline worked so far only as a cameo in the film What does not fit is made ​​to match with.

Ralf Richter is also committed to literacy in the radio play with a black eye so he! of the project " iCHANCE " participated by the Federation Literacy and basic education.

Filmography (selection)