Capital: € 3 million
Age: 61
Born: 04/26/1958
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: watch TV
Last updated: 2024

Short introduction

Ingolf Lück is a German moderator, comedian, actor, director and voice actor.

Early life

Ingolf Lück was born under his birth name Ingolf Guenter Lück on April 26, 1958 in Bielefeld.

After graduating from high school in 1987 at the Ratsgymnasium Bielefeld, Lück began studying German, philosophy and pedagogy, which he also completed. In addition to his studies, Lück played pieces like “The class enemy of Nigel Williams” or “And they handcuffed the flowers” by Fernando Arrabal at the FRAPP theater alongside Fritz Tietz and Andreas Liebold. Together with Andreas Liebold, a circus theater program for children followed, which they named “Zick-Zack-Theaterbande”. In 1982 Lück founded “Das Totale Theater”, a rock theater with which he played in the springboard theater in Cologne from 1984 to 1985. His fellow actors there included Hape Kerkeling, who was still unknown at the time. This was followed by engagements at the Schauspiel Bonn, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Hamburger Schauspielhaus. Ingolf Lück was discovered in the springboard theater. Thereupon he got the offer to moderate the music video program Formula One on ARD, which he accepted. Lück moderated the show from January to December 1985.


During his time at Formula One, Ingolf Lück played a role in the film of the same name. After leaving Formula One as a presenter, he played the lead role in “Peng! You’re dead! ”, A hacker comedy. This was followed by several television productions such as “Pack the toothbrush in”, “Lücks Sketchsalat” and “Pssst …” together with Harald Schmidt. Ingolf Lück increasingly made a name for himself on television and also attracted more attention with moderation assignments. From 1990 to 1992, he moderated the “Reise-Spielshow 10 oder geh’n” on ZDF.

Some time later, Ingolf Lück switched to ProSieben, where he moderated shows such as “FreiSpruch – Die Comedy-Jury” and was a leading actor in the comedy series “Das Büro”. Lück was also featured on the main character in the sitcom “The Doc” on Sat.1. The entertainer was also seen on cable one several times: there he moderated the relay production “Can you do that?” and “Experiment Incognito”.

After seven years of television, Ingolf Lück returned to the theater stage in 2002. In addition, Lück worked as a director several times. Among other things, he directed the Canadian play “Traumfrau Mutter” (Dream Woman Mother) in 2003, which celebrated its success in the cities of Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Switzerland and Austria. Lück also starred in the musical “Beauty and the Beast” in 2005, in which he took on the role of the candle light “Lumiere”.

Over the years, other programs, shows, films and etc. followed in which Ingolf Lück participated. He moderated, among other things, “Laughing is fun” and “Lucky Lück” and had a guest appearance on “Schillerstrasse”.

With “Back to Lück” in 2010 and “Lück-im-Glück” in 2010 and 2011 and other live programs, Ingolf Lück went on tour several times.

Career highlights

His breakthrough came with the “Wochenshow” in which he appeared as Anchorman on Sat.1 from 1996 to 2002. He played in many other skits and established his skills as an actor and comedian.

Another highlight of his career followed with the success of his solo play “Caveman”. In terms of his career, especially on television, Ingolf Lück was particularly well-known for several assignments as a presenter for programs from the Sat.1 and ProSieben family of broadcasters.

According to his own statement, Lück’s victory in the RTL dance show “Let’s Dance” represents another milestone in his career. Together with dancer Ekaterina Leonova, he won the show in 2018.

Over the years, Ingolf Lück has received several prizes to honor his achievements. For his successful show “Die Wochenshow”, Lück was honored in 1999 with the German Comedy Award in the category “Best Comedy Show” and the Romy Best program idea as well as with Die Spitze Feder in 2000. In 2014, the honorary award of the German Comedy Award followed as another highlight of Ingolf Lück’s career.

Famous quotes

“Do you know how to tell that your wife is cheating? If she suddenly looks happier than your lover! ” – This is one of many funny sayings that Ingolf Lück made in his programs, sketches and interviews during his career.

Amazing facts

What is astonishing is the fact that Ingolf Lück originally wanted to be a musician and ended up on television by accident.

His charitable activities are also noteworthy: Lück works for parents of children with hydrocephalus and / or spina bifida, for which he acts as patron for the “Moments” foundation. Lück is also the sponsor of the Bethel Children’s Hospice and a founding member of the “Hand in Hand for Africa” association.

Ingolf Lück was awarded the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2016 for his numerous projects for needy children and his commitment in general.


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