Hans Kraus (actor)
|Born||June 26, 1952 |
|Occupation||actor, photographer, author|
|Years active||1964–still active|
Hans Kraus was only 12 years old when he was discovered by German film producer Franz Seitz, Jr. who decided to use the common nickname "Hansi" for advertising and credits. His first role was playing the Bavarian boy "Ludwig" in a film adaption of Ludwig Thoma's autobiographical stories. Due to his success the film was followed by four instalments. Besides these and other films he also starred a series of seven feature films about a young prankster called "Pepe Nietnagel". In his films as a child actor he worked already regularly with a great many stars (including for example Uschi Glas, Peter Alexander, Rudi Carrell and Theo Lingen) and he has worked successfully as an actor ever since. As an adult he worked in main as a stage and television actor.
He is the father of actress Miriam Kraus.
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- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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