In Du und ich und Klein-Paris © DEFA-Stiftung, Wolfgang Ebert
Jürgen Frohriep was born in Rostock, Germany on April 28, 1928. Like many boys of his generation, he was called up for military service at the end of WWII. After the war, he worked at various jobs and joined an amateur theater group. In 1951, Frohriep got his first professional engagement at the Theater der Freundschaft in East Berlin; theaters in Stralsund, Erfurt and Altenburg followed.
After his successful film debut in Sterne, Frohriep became a member of the acting ensemble at the East German DEFA film studios. He appeared in Gerhard Klein’s banned film Berlin um die Ecke, the Western Chingachgook, die große Schlange, and Die Legende von Paul und Paula. He concurrently acted in television productions and became an audience favorite with his performance as detective Hübner in the television crime series Polizeiruf 110; as Hübner, he investigated over 60 criminal cases, airing until 1994. Frohriep was also known for his voice and dubbed many international films, lending his voice to stars such as Charlton Heston (Antony and Cleopatra).
The end of East Germany in 1990 also drastically reduced Frohriep’s acting opportunities. He died in relative obscurity in Berlin in July 1993.
|1972-93||Polizeiruf 110 (Police Call 110, TV series)|
|1972||Die Legende von Paul und Paula (The Legend of Paula and Paula)|
|1971||Liebeserklärung an G.T. (Declaration of Love to G.T.)|
|1970||Signale – Ein Weltraumabenteuer (Signals: A Space Adventure, synchronisation)|
|1969||Krupp und Krause (Krupp and Krause, TV series)|
|1967||Chingachgook, die große Schlange (Chingachgook, the Great Snake)|
|1965||Berlin um die Ecke (Berlin around the Corner)|
|1965||Wolf unter Wölfen (Wolf among Wolves, TV series)|
|1964||Das Lied vom Trompeter (The Song of the Trumpeter)|
|1962||Der Kinnhaken (The Punch to the Jaw)|
|1962||Das grüne Ungeheuer (The Green Monster, TV)|
|1962||Die Entdeckung des Julian Böll (Julian Böll’s Discovery)|
|1961||Küßchen und der General (Little Kiss and the General)|
|1960||Die Liebe und der Co-Pilot (Love and the Co-Pilot)|
|1959||Weißes Blut (White Blood)|