Ralf Wolter was born on November 26, 1926 in Berlin, died in October 2022 in Munich, in April 2011 while shooting his last feature film Bis zum Horizont, dann links! in Saxony-Anhalt
Karl May films made him famous in the 1960s, he stood in front of television cameras for “Tatort” and “Coast Guard”: Ralf Wolter died at the age of 95.
Dhe popular film and television actor Ralf Wolter is dead. The star of numerous Karl May films died at the age of 95, as his wife said on Friday. She did not provide any further information. He had long since retired from public life.
Wolter celebrated his greatest successes alongside “Winnetou” actor Pierre Brice in the 1960s, including in the role of the quick-witted Sam Hawkens. Many viewers also associate Wolter with the cinema role of a second Karl May character: that of Haji Halef Omar Ben Haji Abul Abbas Ibn Haji Dawuhd al Gossarah.
His performances alongside Pierre Brice and Lex Barker are arguably some of the most memorable by audiences to date. The actor was seen in many other productions, for example in “Tatort”, in “Der Alte”, “Ein Schloss am Wörthersee” or “Küstenwache”. He had his last appearance in a film in 2012 in Up to the Horizon, Then Left.
The actor, who has lived in the Bavarian capital for many decades, was born in Berlin. His father was a circus artist, his mother a musician. After attending drama school, Wolter began as a cabaret artist. Theater stations were stages in Berlin and Potsdam, later Munich.