Capital: € 10 million
Age: 36
Born: 09/22/1983
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: actor
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Klaas Heufer-Umlauf is best known as part of the inseparable duo Joko & Klaas, which has ruled German television for years. But it can also offer a lot of entertainment on its own.

Early life

Klaas Heufer-Umlauf was born in September 1983 in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. According to his own statements, he has Polish and German roots. Heufer-Umlauf was able to gain his first theater experience in adolescence, where he learned to act at school.

After attending a secondary school, Heufer-Umlauf did his community service in the geriatrics of a Cologne hospital. He began training as a hairdresser and worked, among other things, as a makeup artist in Weimar. During this time, Klaas Heufer-Umlauf played several roles at the Oldenburg State Theater.

In 2004 Heufer-Umlauf finally joined VIVA and thus started his television career. He moderated “VIVA Live”, the “Retro Charts” and the show “Klaas & Wochenshow”. In addition, there was a new radio column near Bremen Vier, which speaks Heufer-Umlauf weekly.


Klaas Heufer-Umlauf’s career began at the MTV broadcaster, where he moderated the show “MTV Home” from 2009 to 2011. Colleague and friend Joko Winterscheidt was at his side. Heufer-Umlauf had brief success with the show “Superspots” in 2009, until he started working on numerous shows with Winterscheidt the following year. These include “17 meters” and “unsuspecting”.

2011 was an interesting year for Klaas Heufer-Umlauf. He not only went on tour with an improv satire show with Jan Böhmermann and got a cameo appearance in the film “Rubbeldiekatz”, but even founded a company. The production company Florida TV is brought together by Winterscheidt, Heufer-Umlauf and Endemol and today produces all of its programs. In 2011, the successor to “MTV Home” was launched with “neoParadise”.

In the following years, Heufer-Umlauf and Winterscheidt started numerous TV shows. This includes not only the highly successful entertainment program “Circus HalliGalli” from 2013 to 2017, but also the game show “Joko vs. Klaas – The Duel Around the World”, which has been running since 2012. In “Joko and Klaas against ProSieben” the two compete against their employer.

But own projects are not neglected for Klaas Heufer-Umlauf. Since 2018 he has moderated his own late night show “Late Night Berlin”. Before that, Heufer-Umlauf founded the band Gloria in 2013, which consists of him and Mark Tavassol, the former bass player of Wir sind Helden. Gloria has released several albums.

Career highlights

Together with Joko Winterscheidt, Klaas Heufer-Umlauf became a TV icon. That is why it is above all their joint programs such as the game show “The Duel Around the World” that made Heufer-Umlauf successful. Winterscheidt and Heufer-Umlauf were awarded the “Men of the Year” prizes and the German Television Prize for entertainment right at the start of the program.

The entertainment show “Circus HalliGalli”, which was moderated by Winterscheidt and Heufer-Umlauf between 2013 and 2017, was also extremely successful. The program received multiple awards and received an echo and the Grimme Prize in 2014, among others. “Circus HalliGalli” ran for five seasons and had the highest ratings.

His own television project, the late night talk show “Late Night Berlin”, is a similar success for Heufer-Umlauf. It has been running with numerous prominent guests and good ratings since 2018. Another solo work is Heufer-Umlauf’s band Gloria, which scores with thoughtful, rather serious lyrics. Gloria was already on the charts with the debut album 2013.

Famous quotes

– “Joko is the brother I never wished for. With siblings, you don’t question whether you like each other or not. ”
– “I’m surprised at what I’m afraid of.”
– “Depression is not a character weakness, not a matter of upbringing, nor is it the way you are.”
– “No shitstorm can ever be as bad as the applause of people who clap even when a refugee boat sinks into the Mediterranean with 800 people.”
– “In the past you were punk if you wanted to provoke, today you are a patriot.”

Amazing facts

– Heufer-Umlauf attaches great importance to social engagement and is committed to leukemia sufferers, illiterate people, depressed people and the issue of organ donation.
– The moderator calls himself a perfectionist and relates this to both external appearances and his work.
– In the 2013/14 election season, Heufer-Umlauf actively supported the SPD.
– He competed several times in the TV Total Diving and Wok World Championships.
– Heufer-Umlauf keeps his private life carefully secret, but lives with his family in Berlin.


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