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Mike Krüger is the son of an authorized officer of the Norddeutsche Treuhandgesellschaft. His mother died when he was three years old. He first attended a comprehensive school in Hamburg, but later switched to boarding school in Büsum, where he attended the grammar school branch. After successfully graduating from high school, he sought training as a concrete worker and was involved in the work on the new Elbe tunnel.
He completed his military service from 1973 as a radio teletypewriter. His comedic side came to the fore during his time in the German Armed Forces.
After completing his military service, he began studying architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg while living in Norderstedt. During his studies Krüger had his first stage performances. Among other things, he performed in a folklore club called Danny’s Pan in Hamburg, where he received a wage of 80 marks per evening. With his first record success “Mein Gott, Walther” he gave up his studies in 1975 and toured Germany with his stage program.
Nationwide, he gained greater notoriety in the entertainment show “Am Running Band” moderated by Rudi Carrell by presenting his title “Mein Gott, Walther”. He then started his career on television in 1986 with his program “Vier gegen Willi”, which was shown on the Saturday evening program of the first for three years. In 1991 he had several appearances in the series “Ein Schloss am Wöhrtersee”, where he played the role of Bob Sager. In the years 1991 to 1993 he had his own program named after him “The Mike Krüger Show” on SAT.1. A show on ZDF called “Losing millions” followed, which was quickly canceled. Then came 150 episodes of the show “Point Point Point” and the show “Krüger sees everything”. At the German broadcaster RTL, Mike Krüger was part of the regular cast of the show “7 days, 7 heads” moderated by Rudi Carrell. From 2005 to 2006 he moderated the show “Frei Schnauze” and at the end of 2006 he succeeded Wolgang Völz in the show “Sag the Truth” on SWR television. Other guest appearances and moderations followed.
Krüger also advertised the coffee brand of the same name and the hardware store chain Hagebau.
The four parts of the commercially successful entertainment film series “Die Supernasen” with Thomas Gottschalk are clearly the highlights of his career. In addition, Krüger also appeared in other German comedies as a leading actor. For example in “Money or Liver!” as a criminal or in “Side Stitch” as a pregnant man.
In addition, the musical successes are clearly among the highlights of his career. He has achieved several chart placements, which contribute a significant part to his Net Worth.
Mike Krüger has produced some very funny quotes in his long career.
“I think it’s good that the smoker’s cough exists, because for many this is the only physical movement.”
“Ignorance does not protect against knowledge.”
“Adultery is when two wrong people do the right thing.”
Mike Krüger experienced a lot of violence in his childhood. His mother died early and his relationship with his father was distant. It is all the more astonishing that he came up with the idea of simply taking the whole thing with humour. He quickly found that he could make people laugh and make more friends than the big, strong ones who beat everyone else up. He himself says that life is much easier to get through with a sense of humor.
He wrote his hit “Mein Gott, Walther” at the age of just 15 when he was bored on vacation with his parents in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, and decided to teach himself to play the guitar. That’s why this title has only two handles.