Born in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Tobias Moretti
was born Tobias Bloeb
, but took his mother's name of Moretti
for professional reasons. He is the eldest of four brothers. His brothers are named Tomas, Cristoph and Gregor. Since 1997 he has been married to Julia Wilhem, an oboist. They have two children, a daughter Antonia (born August 1998) and a son Lenz Valentino (born February 2000).
Moretti studied composition at the Vienna University of Music and Applied Arts, then went to Munich to train for the stage at the renowned Otto-Falckenberg Schule. After graduating he became a permanent member of the Bayrische Staatsschauspiel ensemble (Frank Baumbauer) and played the Munich Kammerspiele (Dieter Dorn) from 1985 to 1995 where he earned critical praise in a sweeping variety of productions, appearing in Brecht's Man is Man, Achternbusch's Der Frosch (The Frog) and playing the lead role in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.
appeared in the TV series Kommissar Rex from 1993 to 1997 which gained him worldwide recognition. For each episode of Kommissar Rex, Moretti received approximately 50,000 mark (25,000 dollars). Despite his success, Moretti has always been cautious to remain true to himself, not letting the media, fame and fortune corrupt his character.
He plays the piano, accordion, violin, guitar, clarinet and many other instruments. In 2001, he made his debut as a director with Mozart's Don Giovanni at Bregenz.
He has his own production company.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt says about Moretti
, "Moretti is a person with a great feel for music, whom you can talk to like to a musician. He is married to a musician who presumably talks primarily about music and farming with him. And if a person is so connected to nature like him, music is very close."
He has a house in Vienna, a 400-year-old alpine residence (farm) since 1997 in Innsbruck and grape farm in Tuscany, Italy. Tobias Moretti
lives with his family on a farm in Innsbruck. He has a 40 hectare estate, which is a natural habitat for his 25 cows. "I don't want to live without agriculture and I can't live without acting," he says.
Tobias Moretti is no dropout and his farm is neither an idyll nor an oasis for him. This place is his home.
"Every vegetarian would envy me for the huge variety of grass on my meadow," he says jokingly.
He speaks German, English and Italian (his mother was Italian and father Austrian).
Tobias loves being on his organic farm, riding on his motorbike and Porsche, canoeing,ski-ing and cycling and climbing. He has a German sheepdog named: Pico.
Janu Nakts (2006) (pre-production) .... Peteris
Liebeswunsch, Der (2006) (post-production) .... Leonhard
"Speer und er" (2005) (mini) TV Series .... Adolf Hitler ... aka Speer and Hitler: The Devil's Architect (UK)
Käthchens Traum (2004) (TV) .... Wetter vom Strahl
Jedermann (2004) (TV) .... Jedermanns guter Gesell/Teufel
The Return of the Dancing Master (2004) (TV) .... Stefan Lindman ... aka Rückkehr des Tanzlehrers, Die (Germany)
Schwabenkinder (2003) (TV) .... Kooperator
"Julius Caesar" (2002) (mini) TV Series .... Caius Cassius ... aka Caesar (USA) ... aka Giulio Cesare (Italy) ... aka Julius Caesar (Germany)
Hund kam in die Küche, Ein (2002) (TV) .... Stefan Schuster
Gefährliche Nähe und du ahnst nichts (2002) (TV) .... Harry Möllemann
Andreas Hofer 1809 - Die Freiheit des Adlers (2002) (TV) .... Andreas Hofer
All Around the Town (2002) (TV) .... Billy Hawkins aka Bic ... aka Nous n'irons plus au bois (Canada: French title) (France) ... aka Mary Higgins Clark's 'All Around the Town' (USA: complete title)
Narr und seine Frau heute Abend in Pancomedia, Der (2002) (TV) .... Zacharias Werner ... aka Fou et sa femme ce soir dans Pancomédia, Le (France)
Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker, Der (2001) (TV) .... Georg Kufbach
Tattoo - Tödliche Zeichen, Das (2000) (TV) .... Karl
Wenn Männer Frauen trauen (2000) (TV) .... Paul ... aka Trivial Pursuit (Germany)
Deine besten Jahre (1999) (TV) .... Manfred Minke
Ombre (1999) (TV) .... Davide Berger ... aka Mörder verfallen - Eine Frau in Gefahr, Dem (Germany) ... aka Shadows (Europe: English title)
Alphamann: Amok (1999) (TV) .... Martin Buchmüller
Giuseppe di Nazareth (1999) (TV) .... Joseph ... aka Joseph of Nazareth (USA)
Cristallo di rocca (1999) (TV) .... Joseph
Nichte und der Tod, Die (1999) (TV) .... Jeff Meltzer
Todfeinde - Die falsche Entscheidung (1998) (TV) .... Nico Möller ... aka Mortal Friends (Germany: promotional title)
Clarissa (1998) (TV) .... Gottfried ... aka Clarissa - Tränen der Zärtlichkeit (Germany)
Krambambuli (1998) (TV) .... Wolf Pachler
"Mia, Liebe meines Lebens" (1998) (mini) TV Series .... Johnny Ryan ... aka Mia per sempre (Italy)
Ewige Lied, Das (1997) (TV) .... Pastor Joseph Mohr ... aka Silent Night (Germany)
Bernauerin, Die (1997) (TV) .... Herzog
Herz wird wieder jung, Ein (1997) .... Paul
Mein Opa und die 13 Stühle (1997) (TV) .... Ohr
Workaholic (1996) .... Max
Nacht der Nächte, Die (1995) (TV) ... aka Night of Nights
Unser Opa ist der Beste (1995) (TV) .... Wolfgang Ohr
"Kommissar Rex" (1994) TV Series .... Richard Moser (1994-1998) ... aka Inspector Rex (Australia) ... aka Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (UK)
"Piefke-Saga, Die" (1990) (mini) TV Series .... Josef 'Joe' Rotter
Rausschmeißer, Der (1990) .... Harry
Fluch, Der (1988) .... Mountain rescue service
Wilhelm Busch (1986) (TV) .... Young Wilhelm Busch
Bavarian TV Awards - for: Kommissar Rex (1995), for: Schwabenkinder (2004)
German Television Awards - for: Kommissar Rex (1996),for: The Return of the Dancing Master(2004)
Adolf Grimme Awards, Germany - for: Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker, (2002), for: Krambambuli (1999)
Golden Cable, Germany - for: Kommissar Rex (1996)
Golden Lion Awards - for: Kommissar Rex (1996)
Romy Gala, Austria - for: Favorite Actor(Beliebtester Schauspieler)(2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005)
Italian Telegatto - for: Kommissar Rex (1998)
Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring - for: König Ottokars Glück und Ende (festival in Salzburg)
Critics say: "Even the most jealous person has to admit that Moretti´s stardom is based on a very solid work ethic that is consecrated in the highest professional attitude towards the theatre."