Horst Tappert (German Movies And Television Actor) Biography

Today we are going to talk about a guy named Horst Tappert. Horst Tappert was known as a German movie and television actor. He was best known for his role as Inspector Stephan Derrick in the television drama Derrick. Horst Tappert was born on 26 May 1923 in Elberfeld, Rhine Province, Prussia, and Germany. He died on 13 December 2008 in Planegg, Bavaria, Germany. So let's gather a little more information about Horst Tappert.

Horst Tappert's father, Julius Tappert, was a civil servant. And Julius Tappert's mother was Ewaldine Röll Tappert. Following high school and at the age of 17 his mother was drafted into the German Army during World War II. At the age of 19, against the wishes of Ewaldine Röll Tappert, as his widow, he moved from the Army to Waffen-SS, where Herbert Reinecker, author of the Derrick series, also served.

He was initially a member of the Reserve Anti-Aircraft Unit at Airolsen and was enlisted as a Grenadier in March 1943 with the 3rd SS Division Totenkopf. In 1945 Horst Tappert was briefly taken prisoner of war in Seehausen, Altmark.

After the war, Horst Tappert was hired as a bookkeeper at a theater in Stendal, Germany, and he became interested in acting. Horst Tappert took acting classes and in Dr. Paul Helwig's Die Flitterwochen. He began his career in Stendal as Stribel.

In later years Horst Tappert changed employers several times. Started working in Munich's Kammerspiele in 1956. Independent actor Tari Horst Tappert worked from 1967 until his death.

He began making movies and television productions in the late 1950s. Horst Tappert's biggest success came in 1966 with the three-part television show Die Gentlemen bitten zur Kasse in which Horst Tappert played the role of train robber Michael Donegan.

In 1968, Horst Tappert changed sides in the Edgar Wallace movies, playing Scotland Yard Detective Perkins. Horst Tappert's search for the character of Stephen Derrick, along with sidekick assistant Harry Klein, began in 1973 when ZDF, another public television station in Germany, began planning a new mystery series with a different type of investigator.

Stephen Derrick's character became a cult figure for Horst Tappert. Horst Tappert reached her 75-year age limit for becoming a television actor. Their height was 6 ft 2 in. Horst Tappert has received awards from Bambi and Telegatto.

Horst Tappert lived in Gräfelfing, near Munich, with his third wife, Ursula Pistor, after being divorced twice. Horst Tappert was the father of three children. They often enjoyed fishing and hunting. Horst Tappert's wife is also an actor.

Horst Tappert's summer vacation home was off the coast of northern Norway. Horst Tappert and his wife had a cabin in the municipality of Nordland between 1990 and 2008 when they had to sell the cabin due to their age and poor health.


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