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Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 20, 1966
FactStefan Raab climbed in the boxing ring to fight against Regina Halmich, the current women's junior flyweight world champion, for a special of his show TV total (1999). In the 5th round, the referee broke up the fight (2 minutes per round) because Stefan's nose had been broken.


Stefan Raab is a German entertainer, comedian, musician, and former television host. He was born on October 20, 1966, in Cologne, West Germany. Raab’s parents were both teachers. He has one sister. Raab was a good student and was interested in music and sports. He played the drums in a band called “Dingsda” and was a member of the Cologne Comedy Sport Club. Raab attended the University of Cologne, where he studied law.

After graduation, he worked as a lawyer for a short time before deciding to pursue a career in entertainment. Raab began his career as a co-host on the German television show “VIVA Comet” in 1992. He soon became a popular television personality in Germany. Raab has hosted several successful television shows, including “TV total” and “Schlag den Raab”. He has also appeared as a guest on numerous shows. Raab has released several comedy albums and has written two books.

He has also produced and starred in several films. Raab is a successful businessman and has his own record label and production company. He is also a successful poker player. Raab has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He is married to Vera Lohmeyer and they have two children together. ..

General Info

Full NameStefan Raab
Date Of BirthOctober 20, 1966
Height1.81 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Presenter, Comedian, Butcher, Music Producer, Composer, Singer, Songwriter
EducationAloisiuskolleg
NationalityGerman

Accomplishments

AwardsDeutscher Fernsehpreis - Audience Award, Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best Entertainment Show, Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment, Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best Entertainment Program / Best Host in an Entertainment Program, Bambi - Entertainment, Echo Award for the Produce...
NominationsDeutscher Fernsehpreis - Best informational program, Echo Award for Music Video of the Year, Echo Award for Best National Rock/Pop Male Artist, Bravo Otto - TV Star - Male
TV ShowsSchlag den Raab, TV total, Unser Star für Oslo, Schlag den Star, Absolute Mehrheit - Meinung muss sich wieder lohnen, Die große ProSieben PokerStars.de-Nacht, Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1Wir haben doch keine Zeit!

Facts

#Fact
1A wax figure of Raab is displayed in Madame Tussauds in Berlin since April 2009.
2In mid-2015, Raab announced his retirement from television till the end of the year.
3One of the most successful German entertainers (estimated assets of 80m to 120m).
4Raab was the head of his own production company "Raab TV" which is part of Brainpool TV GmbH. Raab TV produces all of his TV shows since 1998.
5Raab was parodies several times by 'Max Giermann' in Switch: Reloaded (2007).
6In September 2013 Raab was one of four hosts at the federal election debate between Angela Merkel and Peer Steinbrück. He was the first and only host without journalistic background.
7His last TV appearances aired on December 19, 2015 (Schlag den Raab (2006).
8Raab invented the game show Schlag den Raab (2006) which he sold in 18 countries around the world.
9Supports 1. FC Köln.
10Boxed and lost again against WIBF World Champion Regina Halmich on 31 March 2007, this time reaching the 6th round.
11Considering James Brown his biggest musical idol, he met the soul legend twice.
12Son of a butcher.
13Served in the West German Army, the Bundeswehr.
14Ranked #2 in a survey by "Bildwoche" magazine searching "the most embarrassing stars on TV" (December 2005).
15Released 11 singles, all funny nonsense songs, with 8 of them reaching the Top 5 of the German charts.
16Inventor and juror member of "SSDSGPS", a talent competition searching a contestant for the German qualifying round of the Eurovison Song Contest 2004. The winner Max Mutzke later became the German entry. His first album is produced by Raab and ranked #1 in the German charts (2004).
17Initiated several now very popular celebrity sport events. Since 2003, he has hosted the "Wok-Weltmeisterschaft" where TV and music stars ride down a bobsleigh course on a Chinese wok. In 2004, he created VIP bestriding and diving contests all broadcast on German network PRO 7.
18Has two daughters, born on 17 April 2004 and in 2006, with his longtime companion, who isn't known in public because he keeps hidden his private life from the media.
19Moses P. - a German rapper - broke Stefan Raab's nose at the Echo awards in 1997 after being mortified in his VIVA show Vivasion (1995). Moses P. was being ordered to pay DM 50,000 damages for pain and suffering. After that Moses called up people in a German TV Magazine to beat up Stefan for a reward.
20Stefan Raab climbed in the boxing ring to fight against Regina Halmich, the current women's junior flyweight world champion, for a special of his show TV total (1999). In the 5th round, the referee broke up the fight (2 minutes per round) because Stefan's nose had been broken.
21Represented Germany at The Eurovision Song Contest (2000) in Stockholm with the song "Wadde hadde dudde da" and made the 5th place.

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Stromberg - Der Film2014lyrics: "Lass das mal den Papa machen" / music: "Lass das mal den Papa machen"
What a Man2011producer: "What a Man"
Frag doch mal die Maus2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Willkommen Österreich2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV Series performer - 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV Total Quizboxen2012TV Series producer
Die 1. offizielle WOK-WM2003TV Special producer
Elton.tv2001TV Series producer
TV total1999TV Series producer

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 12004composer: theme music
Kommando Störtebeker2001composer: theme music - uncredited

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV total1999TV Series creator

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV total1999TV Series

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gespensterjäger2015the director wishes to thank
Mutation 2 - Generation Dead2001Video thanks - as Stefan 'TV Total' Raab

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Udo und ich - Ganz mein Ding2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Heute Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Schlag den Star2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Joker / Himself - Host
TV total1999-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Himself - Jury member / ...
Das TV Duell - Merkel gegen Steinbrück2013TV SpecialHimself - Host
Absolute Mehrheit - Meinung muss sich wieder lohnen2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
TV Total Quizboxen2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
Udo Lindenberg auf Tour: Deutschland im März 2012 - Ein Roadmovie2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Schlag den Raab2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
Udo Lindenberg - MTV Unplugged2011VideoHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Eurovision Song Contest: Semi Final 22011TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Eurovision Song Contest: Semi Final 12011TV SpecialHimself - Host
Düsseldorf wir kommen!2011TV MovieHimself
Unser Song für Deutschland2011TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis2010TV MovieHimself - Winner
Wetten, dass..?1999-2010TV SeriesHimself
Unser Star für Oslo2010TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Ein Abend für...2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday, Hella!2009TV MovieHimself
Bambi Verleihung 20082008TV MovieHimself - Winner
Volle Kanne2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Der Popolski Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Schmidt & Pocher2008TV SeriesHimself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Krügers Woche2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Was guckst Du?!2005TV SeriesHimself
Sarah Kuttner - Die Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Keine Ahnung?2005TV SeriesHimself
Red Nose Day2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Domian: Der Promi-Talk2005TV SeriesHimself
Menschen2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Die 100 nervigsten...2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Comet 20042004TV MovieHimself
Anke Late Night2004TV SeriesHimself
Interaktiv2001-2003TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself
Beckmann2003TV SeriesHimself
Die 1. offizielle WOK-WM2003TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Der deutsche Comedypreis2003TV SeriesHimself
Elton.tv2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Anke2001TV SeriesHimself
Hans Meiser2001TV SeriesHimself
Bullyparade2001TV SeriesHimself
Rudis Suchmaschine2000TV SeriesHimself
ZDF Hitparade2000TV SeriesHimself
Countdown Grand Prix 20002000TV MovieHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest2000TV SpecialHimself - German Entry: 5th Place
Domian1999TV SeriesHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest1998TV SpecialHimself - Conductor: Germany
Die Ulla Kock am Brink Show1998TV Series documentaryHimself / Alf Igel
Jam1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Zimmer frei!1997TV SeriesHimself
Feuersteins Nacht1997TV MovieHimself
Ma' Kuck'n1996TV SeriesHimself - Host
Vivasion1995TV SeriesHost
Alfredissimo! - Kochen mit Bio1995TV SeriesHimself
Modern Talking - The Video1986VideoHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Das Ninjago-Tunier2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2012TV SeriesHimself - Godfather Schach-Wette
Schmidt & Pocher2008TV SeriesHimself
Kalkofes Mattscheibe2008TV SeriesHimself
Herr Schmidt wird 50, will aber nicht feiern2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fernsehkritik TV2007TV SeriesHimself
Unsere Besten2007TV SeriesHimself
Die 100 nervigsten...2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tour d'Eurovision2005TV MovieHimself - German Entry
Muxmäuschenstill2004Himself (uncredited)
Not Another Eurovision Song Contest2002TV ShortHimself (uncredited)
Die ZDF-Hitparty2000TV SeriesHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2011German Television AwardGerman Television AwardsBest Entertainment Program/Best Host in an Entertainment Program (Beste Unterhaltungssendung/Beste Moderation - Unterhaltung)The Eurovision Song Contest (2011)
2011Audience AwardGerman Television AwardsThe Eurovision Song Contest (2011)
2010Bavarian TV AwardBavarian TV AwardsEntertainmentUnser Star für Oslo (2010)
2010German Comedy AwardGerman Comedy AwardsBest Late Night Show (Beste Late Night Show)TV total (1999)
2010German Television AwardGerman Television AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Entertainment
2009RomyRomy Gala, AustriaBest Programming Idea (Beste Programmidee)Schlag den Raab (2006)
2008BambiBambi AwardsTV - EntertainmentSchlag den Raab (2006)
2008Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Entertainment ShowSchlag den Raab (2006)
2007German Television AwardGerman Television AwardsBest Entertainment Program/Best Host in an Entertainment Program (Beste Unterhaltungssendung/Beste Moderation - Unterhaltung)Schlag den Raab (2006)
2005Adolf Grimme AwardAdolf Grimme Awards, GermanyOutstanding Individual AchievementTV total (1999)
2004Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Entertainment ShowTV total (1999)
2003Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoComedian
2002Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoComedian
2001Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoComedian
2000Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoComedian
1999German Comedy AwardGerman Comedy AwardsBest Hosting (Beste Moderation)TV total (1999)
1999German Television AwardGerman Television AwardsBest Entertainment Program (Beste Unterhaltungssendung)TV total (1999)
1996Golden LionRTL Golden Lion AwardsBest Youth ProgramVivasion (1995)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013German Television Academy AwardGerman Television Academy AwardsBest TV Entertainment (Beste Fernsehunterhaltung)Absolute Mehrheit - Meinung muss sich wieder lohnen (2012)
2013RomyRomy Gala, AustriaFavorite Show Host (Beliebteste/-r Show- und Talkmaster/-in)TV total (1999)
2012Adolf Grimme AwardAdolf Grimme Awards, GermanyOutstanding Individual AchievementThe Eurovision Song Contest (2011)
2011German Comedy AwardGerman Comedy AwardsBest Late Night Show (Beste Late Night Show)TV total (1999)
2009German Comedy AwardGerman Comedy AwardsBest Late Night Show (Beste Late Night Show)TV total (1999)
2009German Television AwardGerman Television AwardsBest Entertainment Program/Best Host in an Entertainment Program (Beste Unterhaltungssendung/Beste Moderation - Unterhaltung)Schlag den Raab (2006)
2005German Television AwardGerman Television AwardsBest Entertainment Program/Best Host in an Entertainment Program (Beste Unterhaltungssendung/Beste Moderation - Unterhaltung)
2004German Television AwardGerman Television AwardsBest Entertainment Program/Best Host in an Entertainment Program (Beste Unterhaltungssendung/Beste Moderation - Unterhaltung)Die 1. offizielle WOK-WM (2003)
2003German Comedy AwardGerman Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Show (Beste Comedy-Show)TV total (1999)
2001German Comedy AwardGerman Comedy AwardsBest Comedy/Variety Show (Beste Comedy-Show)TV total (1999)

3rd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2007Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoComedian
2004Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoComedian

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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