1875 - 1945
The actor Fritz Hoopts was born as Friedrich Arthur Gerhard Hoopts in Oldenburg.
Before he became an actor he worked as a taxman but had give up the occupation again because for health reasons. over the rather unusual way of an amateur theater he was able to gain a foothold in the film business from 1934 - he was already 56 years old.
Already in his first movie "Das alte Recht" (34) he played with his role of captain Freese a sailor - a role type he became predestinated in the next years.
He impersonated sailors but also farmhands and farmers in many other movies.
To his other movies of the 30s belong "Krach um Jolanthe" (34), "Das Mädchen vom Moorhof" (35), "Onkel Bräsig" (36), "Zu neuen Ufern" (37) and "Robert und Bertram" (39).
His last movies came in the 40s into being, among them "Das Mädchen von Fanö" (41), "Ohm Krüger" (41), "Rembrandt" (42), "Tierarzt Dr. Vlimmen" (44) and "Kolberg" (45).
His last movie came in 1953 to the cinema with "Gesprengte Gitter", a production which was already shot in 1945.
Fritz Hoopts died in 1945 when he contracted a pneumonia during a shooting at the Baltic Sea.