Capital: € 2 million
Age: 45
Born: 11/03/1974
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: Comedian / moderator
Last updated: 2024

Short introduction

Ralf Schmitz is a well-known and successful comedian, musician, moderator, actor and author.

He became known to a wide audience through various television appearances and played various roles in television formats such as Schillerstrasse (improvisation comedy), Die dreisten Drei, or Genial beside it.

In the further course of his career, he also worked as an actor and voice actor, for example, he played in films such as 7 dwarfs – men alone in the forest. As a voice actor, he dubbed different characters in films such as Kung Fu Panda, Angry Birds, and Conference of Animals.

Furthermore, he has been doing stand-up comedy in his live programs for several years and plays in partly sold out halls all over Germany in front of his fans.

Early life

During his school years at a high school in Leverkusen, he played in various theater performances. He comes from Leverkusen and was known early on for his entertainment skills.

After graduating from high school and completing his civilian service, he began acting and dance training and also took singing lessons.

All of this paved his way early in the entertainment industry, which he benefited later in his career. Already in his early twenties, he made his way towards television entertainment as a presenter and comedian.


At the beginning of his career he was part of an improvisation theater ensemble in Bonn for several years. In 2003 he was already awarded the title “Newcomer of the Year” at the German Comedy Award for his role in the television show “Die dreisten Drei”.

Ralf was nominated several times for the German Comedy Prize, including in the category “Best German Comedian”. In the same year (2005), however, he was able to win a price for the “Schillerstraße” and went on tour in Germany with his first live program.

Furthermore, a DVD of the live program was released, which was recorded during a performance in Cologne.

In any case, his focus is on television shows, because in his career so far, he has always participated in new and existing television formats.

Career highlights

His career highlights include some successes, in addition to awards for his performance as a comedian, he was also recognized as an actor and artist.

In 2004 Ralf appeared for the first time in the cinema comedy “7 Dwarfs – Men Alone in the Forest” next to Otto Waalkes. Schmitz was also seen in the following film “7 Dwarfs – The Forest Is Not Enough”. He was awarded various prizes for his acting performance.

In 2008, a single from the title song of the series “Shaun das Schaf” was released and made it to number 36 on the German single charts. This song was interpreted by Ralf Schmitz in a pop version and was immediately successful.

Two years earlier, the DVD of his live program also made it into the 100 best-selling titles in Germany.

Various awards for his works followed, the German Comedy Prize, the Eins Live Krone, winner of the Berlin Prize and winner of the German Animation Speaker Award.

Because of his diversity and all-round talent, he also went under the authors and published three books.

His highlights include his third (2009), fourth (2012-2014) and fifth tour (until 2016). Since the end of 2018, he has now been on his seventh tour in Germany.

A true all-rounder, Ralf, he appeared in 38 different shows between 2003-2019 and appeared in seventeen different film productions from 2004-2019.

Amazing facts

Little is known about Ralf Schmitz’s private life because he tries to keep it out of the public eye as much as possible.

He built up his fortune on several pillars, he has income from TV shows, television films and book sales.

So off the stage Ralf is very covered, it is not known whether he has a wife or girlfriend at his side. However, we know that he is a very animal-loving person and that one of his loyal companions is Hildegard. Because Hildegard ran to him at the end of 2016 after the death of his then cat Minka.

It is also known about Ralf that he no longer lives in Germany but has moved to Mallorca. Regarding a criterion that Ralf pays attention to when choosing a partner, he said: “That he definitely doesn’t need a stinky boot, that is, a woman who can’t laugh at anything. Because then it’s difficult, humor is also important to solve problems quickly, he can only recommend looking for a person with a lot of humor. ”


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