Additional Names: Andreas Frege (Geburtsname)
*22.06.1962 Düsseldorf


Campino (real name: Andreas Frege), born June 22, 1962, in Düsseldorf, grew up in Mettmann and Düsseldorf, and was the singer of the punk band ZK from 1978 to 1982. After ZK broke up, he immediately formed the punk rock band "Die Toten Hosen" together with five friends, one of them his friend from secondary school, Michael Breitkopf.

After several smaller hits with songs like "Eisgekühlter Bommerlunder", the band made its commercial breakthrough in 1988 with the album "Ein kleines bisschen Horrorschau". During the 1990s and 2000s, "Die Toten Hosen" became one of the most popular and successful German rock bands. So far, the band has released 14 studio albums, dozens of singles, as well as several live albums and compilations. The band"s concerts crowd exhibition halls and football stadiums.

Besides his music career, Campino has occasionally appeared as an actor on the TV and on the movie screen, and also on stage. He made his acting debut in 1987 in a supporting role in Bernd Schadewald"s TV movie "Verlierer". Five years later, he played a leading role alongside Gisela Schneeberger in Hans Christian Müller"s comedy "Langer Samstag" ("Longer Saturday"). His theatre work includes performances in the musical stage adaptation of "A Clockwork Orange" (1988; Campino was also in charge of the music), and the role of Mackie Messer in a production of Brecht"s "Die Dreigroschenoper" ("The Threepenny-Opera", 2006), directed by Klaus Maria Brandauer at Berlin"s Admiralspalast.

In 2008, Campino returned to the movie screen for the leading role in Wim Wenders" poetic drama "Palermo Shooting". In 2009, he will be seen in the movie adaptation of the TV classic "Die Vorstadtkrokodile".


2016/2017 You'll never walk alone
2007/2008 Palermo Shooting
2003 Mensch, Grönemeyer
1992 Langer Samstag
1987/1988 Die Beute