Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseAnita Skorgan
FactIs one of Norways most famous artists. He's a musican, an entertainer and a comedian.

Jahn Teigen (born January 26, 1947) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and actor. He represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978 with the song “Mil etter mil”, and finished in last place with zero points. He is widely considered one of Norway’s most popular and beloved entertainers, and has been active in the Norwegian music scene since the early 1970s.

Teigen was born in Oslo, Norway, the son of Rolf and Inger Teigen. He grew up in the neighborhood of Grønland in Oslo. He has two older sisters, Inger and Ragnhild.

Teigen’s career began in the early 1970s as a member of the pop group Popol Ace. The group had several hits in Norway, including “Det er en vakker dag” and “Kjære John”.

In 1978, Teigen represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Mil etter mil”. The song finished last with zero points, but Teigen’s performance was widely praised.

After Eurovision, Teigen continued to release music as a solo artist. He has released 13 studio albums, the most recent being “Når vi danser” in 2014. He has also appeared in several films and television shows.

Teigen has been married three times. His first marriage was to Grethe Kausland, with whom he has two daughters, Marte and Maren. His second marriage was to Anne Grete Preus, with whom he has a son, Andreas. His third marriage is to Marit Larsen, with whom he has a daughter, Emma.

Teigen has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameJahn Teigen
ProfessionActor, Singer, Comedian, Det vakreste som fins, Min første kjærlighet, Optimist


SpouseAnita Skorgan
ParentsEsther Jahnsen, Arne Teigen, Det vakreste som fins, Min første kjærlighet, Optimist
SiblingsViggo Teigen


Music GroupsPrima Vera, Popol Ace, Det vakreste som fins, Min første kjærlighet, Optimist
MoviesPrima Vera uten en rød tråd

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1When visiting London with his rock group Popul Vuh in 1975, he was approached by the rock group Genesis who needed a new lead singer after Peter Gabriel left for a solo career. Teigen said no, and as history goes, drummer Phil Collins took his place.
2He had success in the 1980's as a musican. He was a member of a rather crazy entertainer/music group called "Prima Vera" until 1984. He had some success together with his wife "Anita Skorgan" afther that. He had a "down" period in the early 1990's. He got divorced and his musical carriere was close to nothing. He made a small comeback in the late 1990's though, -as a host for a music program called "Stjerner i Sikte", to name some of his latest achievements. He have a daughter with his ex-wife.
3Is one of Norways most famous artists. He's a musican, an entertainer and a comedian.
4He became famous after his participation in "Eurosong" for the first time in 1978 with the song "Mil etter mil". He became last in the contest. He tried again in a duet with his girlfriend in 1982 and 1983. He got a better place with these two attempt though, but he will always be known as the artist who got 0 point in "Eurosong".



Prima Vera uten en rød tråd1981Video
Guggen - Du store gauda2002Short voice
Prima Vera (a)live2001Video
Melodi grand prix1992TV MovieHost
Walter & Carlo i Amerika1989KGB Agent
Enkel resa1988Arne
Midt i smørøyet1987TV SeriesProgramleder (1987-)
Prima Veras saga om Olav den hellige1983Olav Haraldsson


Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Song for Eurotrash1998TV Movie documentary performer: "Mil Etter Mil"
The Eurovision Song Contest1978TV Special performer: "Mil etter mil"


Prima Veras saga om Olav den hellige1983


Twist & Shout2006TV SeriesHimself
Melodi grand prix2005TV MovieHimself
Congratulations: 50 Years Eurovision Song Contest2005TV MovieHimself - Norwegian Commentator (voice)
Nettopp nå2004TV SeriesHimself
Store studio2004TV SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2002TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Dagen, den er din!2001TV SeriesHimself
Lenge leve livet2001TV Movie documentary
Beat for Beat2001TV SeriesHimself
Så ska det låta2000TV SeriesHimself
Den store klassefesten2000TV SeriesHimself
Først & sist1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
XLTV1999TV SeriesHimself
A Song for Eurotrash1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Karl & Co1998TV SeriesHimself
Stjerner i sikte1997TV SeriesHimself - (Host)
Melodi grand prix1996TV MovieHimself
Melodi grand prix1994TV MovieHimself
Melodi grand prix1993TV MovieHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest1991TV SpecialHimself - Norwegian Commentator (voice)
Melodi grand prix1990TV MovieHimself
Mat og Mat1990Video documentary short
Melodi grand prix1989TV MovieHimself
Melodi grand prix1988TV MovieHimself
Melodi grand prix1983TV MovieHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest1983TV SpecialHimself - Norwegian Entry: 9th Place
Melodi grand prix1982TV MovieHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest1982TV SpecialHimself - Norwegian Entry: 12th Place
Melodi grand prix1980TV MovieHimself
Arena1980TV Series documentaryHimself
Melodi grand prix1978TV MovieHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest1978TV SpecialHimself - Norwegian Entry: 20th Place
Melodi grand prix1976TV MovieHimself
Melodi grand prix1975TV MovieHimself
Melodi grand prix1974TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

The Secret History of Eurovision2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tour d'Eurovision2005TV MovieHimself - Norwegian Entry
Not Another Eurovision Song Contest2002TV ShortHimself (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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