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Klaus Hoffmann started his career as a singer-songwriter during the late 1960s in the alternative Berlin club culture. After travelling to Afghanistan in 1968, he began training as an actor at the Berlin Max-Reinhardt-Schule für Schauspiel.

Since 1974, Hoffmann has starred in several renowned theatre and television productions. He became famous for his portrayal of Edgar Wibeau in the 1976 film adaptation of Ulrich Plenzdorfs 'Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.', for which performance he won several German film awards.

While working as an actor, Hoffmann continued to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. He released his first album in 1974 and has since recorded more than 30 albums. He regularly performs live and has won several prestigious German music awards.

Together with his wife Malene Steger, Hoffmann lives in his hometown of Berlin.

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