Nils Vogt

Also known as: Nils Henning Vogt

Nils Henning Vogt (born April 29 1948) is a Norwegian actor, director and comedian, known for the role of Karl in the three TV sitcoms Mot i brøstet (literally: Courage in the chest) (1993–1997), Karl & Co (1998–2001) and Karl III (2009).

Vogt made his stage debut at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in Molde in 1972, at which he was employed until 1973, and again from 1975 to 1978. He was at The National Stage in 1974–1975, and again from 1982 to 1986. In 1978-82 he worked for Rogaland Theatre, and from 1986 for Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre).


(Objekt ID 32555)
Object type Person
Also known as Nils Henning Vogt
Born April 29, 1948
Functions Director, Actor, Comedian
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

At Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) the productions Nils Vogt took part in included William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and at The National Stage he performed in the piece called Bellmann, Blomsten, Baby og Bruden* (Bellmann, the Flower, Baby and the Bride). At Rogaland Theatre he made his mark as a comedian in productions including Scapino after Molière.

At Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) he has had a large number of comedy roles, including the main part of Woody Allen's Play it again, Sam and in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. He had parts in Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls and Cole Porter's Anything Goes. At Chateau Neuf the productions he has had roles in include Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and the double role of Jerry/Daphne in Jule Styne's Sugar. In 1997 he was central in the farce Funny Money at Chateau Neuf.

In 2007 he directed Run for your wife, which was performed at Chateau Neuf.

Vogt was awarded the honorary award during the Norwegian comedy awards Komiprisen in 2011.


Store Norske Leksikon,, 03.01.2013,

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*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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