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Name: Stefan Raab  
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Date of Birth: 20th October 1966
Place of Birth: Cologne, Germany
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Stefan Raab (born Stefan Konrad Raab on October 20, 1966 in Cologne, Germany) is a German entertainer and comedian.

Stefan Raab became popular as a VJ for the German music TV channel VIVA in 1996. Since 1999 he has hosted his own show TV total on the channel ProSieben. While TV total started as a comedy format, it soon turned into a late night show with musical performances, remotely similar to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Raab's often sarcastic comments on a number of German celebrities even led to rapper Moses Pelham breaking Raab's nose in 1997.

Musical career

Raab began working as a freelance producer and composer of Jingles and Radio commercials in 1990 at his own studio in Cologne.

He wrote the music for the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1998, Guildo Horn's Guildo hat Euch Lieb, and in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 he performed himself with the nonsense song Wadde Hadde Dudde Da. Other famous songs include Maschendrahtzaun, Gebt das Hanf frei! (Legalize cannabis, feat. Shaggy) and Wir kiffen (We smoke weed).

Raab cast the German entry for the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest on his show in a competition he called SSDSGPS (Stefan sucht den Super-Grand-Prix-Star, Stefan seeks the super Grand-Prix star). The winner of this casting, Maximilian Mutzke, came in 8th place.

Bored with the Eurovision Song Contest, Raab came up with the Bundesvision Song Contest in 2005 (Germany officially being the Bundesrepublik Deutschland). The contest featured representatives from each of the 16 states (Bundesländer) of Germany and stipulated that their song had to be (at least partly) in German. The contest was won by the band Juli from Hessen.

He is an autodidact, playing various instruments, such as piano, guitar, ukelele, bass and some wind instruments.

TV total

Stefan Raab can be called the inventor of Wok Racing, when in November 2003 he initiated the first "official" World Wok Championships in Winterberg, Germany. While Raab won the title in 2003, he subsequently lost to Olympic luger Georg Hackl in 2004 and 2005. Special Guest since 2004 is the Jamaican Bobsled Team, which became famous through the film Cool Runnings.

Private Life

There is hardly anything known about Raab's private life, which he successfully keeps private from the media at all times. He has a girlfriend who is 8 years younger and a daughter, who was born April 17, 2004.

He likes sailing and American Country music.

External link

  • Official TV total website features clips from past shows (in German)
  • All series and films he played in (in English, IMDB

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