Actor Gerald Pichovetz dies | DiePresse.com

Gerald Pichowetz is 59 years old. He played Francie Mayerhofer, known as “Funfer” in the cult series “Kaisermühlen Blues”.

Gerald Pichowetz became known throughout Austria as “Funfer” in the “Kaisermühlen Blues” series. In the cult series he played Francie Mayerhofer, a young man with a disability and interest in trams. The actor has now died at the age of 59. Information regarding “Kronen Zeitung” (online) was confirmed on Tuesday by the management of the Gloria Theater directed by Pichowetz. Cause of death not reported. Pichovetz would have turned 60 on August 1.

Pichovetz attended the Krause Drama School in Vienna at the age of 17, and later took lessons from Lola Braxton in the Stanislavsky Method. His professional positions include speaking roles at the Theater in der Josefstadt and the Volksoper, from drama to comedy and musical theater productions.

“Dancing Star” and almost director Mörbisch

He also founded the theater “Bühne 21”, which he ran for 20 years. The Gloria Theater continued in 2001, where he worked as a director and actor, and in 2011 he published a Comptroller’s Office report on excessive debt in the media. In 2013, the actor danced in “Dancing Stars” on ORF with Rozvita Vailand. The actor also worked as an advertising and dubbing speaker.

Pichowetz made his debut as the new Mörbisch director in October 2016. He was to succeed Dagmar Schellenberger in 2018. However, in late May 2017, it was announced that he would not be taking office. Different opinions have given reasons for Mörbisch’s restoration of art. Pichovetz filed a complaint and the parties settled in 2018. (APA/Red.)

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