Peter Simonischek

Active - 1988 - 2016  |   Born - Aug 6, 1946 in Graz, Styria, Austria  |   Genres - Children's/Family, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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  • Pursued architecture studies at the Technical University of Graz before shifting into acting.
  • Also studied as a dental technician parallel to his architecture studies to appease his father's wish for him to become a medical professional, but later quit to focus solely on the theater arts.
  • Member of the ensemble of the Berlin Schaubühne for two decades, beginning in 1979.
  • Later joined the ensemble of the Burgtheater, the Austrian National Theater in Vienna, in 1999.
  • For his vocal work on audio books, he was awarded the German Audio Book Award on two separate occasions, in 2008 and in 2010.
  • Given a Lifetime Achievement award during the 28th Romy Awards in 2017 for his contribution to Austrian TV and film.