Herman José

Herman José

Real Name:
Hermann Joseph von Krippahl
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Hermann Joseph von Krippahl, known as Herman José (born 19 March 1954 in Lisbon, Portugal), is a well-known Portuguese comedian, though virtually unknown abroad. His career has focused on television.
His mother is Portuguese and his father was German. He is in fact a German citizen: he never acquired dual citizenship, first so he could avoid conscription and the Portuguese Colonial War (1961 to 1974) and secondly because he said he was not interested. He went to Lisbon's German school Deutsche Schule Lissabon for all his schooling and is fluent in Portuguese, German, English, French, and Spanish[citation needed]. He lives in Azeitão, Setúbal, and keeps houses in Lisbon and Vilamoura, Algarve.
Herman José was a singer as a popular one-man-show in the late 1970s and early 1980s, travelling through Portugal and abroad, entertaining groups of Portuguese emigrants. His discs "Saca o Saca-Rolhas" ("Screw the Corkscrew", 1977) and "Canção do Beijinho" ("The Kiss Song", 1980) both reached gold record status.
He owns Café Café and Bastidores, two popular back-to-back restaurants in Lisbon, where he performs stand-up comedy once a week. He is also a partner in the seafood restaurant Jardim do Marisco and the Tivoli Theatre, both also in Lisbon. His expensive tastes include high-end automobiles and motorbikes. He currently owns two Bentleys, a BMW Z4, a BMW Z8, a BMW 7 Series 760, and a Rolls Royce and keeps a large Azimute 55 yacht at the Vilamoura marina.
He is known for destroying scenery and props. On the last broadcast of Wheel of Fortune, in 1993, he fired a shotgun live on air at the scenery and at a TV set. He later justified the act as "just wanting to see what it looks like on the inside". Later shots destroyed a light bulb on the set, and during the credits he pretended to kill some of the onstage staff, saving himself for last.
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Herman José Discography

Albums

2901011 Herman José Canção Do Beijinho(LP, Album) Polydor 2901011 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1775581 Serafim Saudade* Serafim Saudade(LP, Album) EMI 1775581 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
7985751 Herman José Na Telefonia (Sem Fios)(LP, Album) EMI 7985751 Portugal 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SP - 20 165, 20 165 Nicolau Breyner, Herman José e Júlio César (4) Nicolau Breyner, Herman José e Júlio César (4) - Nicolau No País Das Maravilhas(7", Single) Psst! (Portugal), Psst! (Portugal) SP - 20 165, 20 165 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
SP-20.172 Nicolau Breyner, Herman José Nicolau Breyner, Herman José - Sr. Feliz E Sr. Contente(7", Single) Psst! (Portugal) SP-20.172 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
SP 26 013 Herman José Pau - Pau(7", Single) Movieplay SP 26 013 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
SP-26.006 Herman José Saca O Saca-Rolhas(7", Single) Movieplay SP-26.006 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
SP-27.013 Olho Vivo* & Zé D'Olhão* Olho Vivo* & Zé D'Olhão* - Olho Vivo E Zé D'Olhão(7", Single) Movieplay SP-27.013 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
2063045 Herman José Super-Homem Português(7", Single) Polygram Discos SARL 2063045 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
Herman José Canção Do Beijinho (Single) Polydor, Polydor Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2063 062 Herman José Viródisco/Surpresa(7", Single) Polydor 2063 062 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2063 080 Tony Silva* Canta Música Ró(7", Single) Polydor, Polygram Discos Sarl 2063 080 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2063070 Herman José Bailarico(7", EP) Polygram Discos Sarl 2063070 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2063079 Herman José Tôfartudeti(7", Single) Polydor, Polygram Discos Sarl 2063079 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2063 095 Herman José Da Da Da(7") Polydor 2063 095 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
810 891-7 Herman José (A Cor Do Teu) Baton(7", Single) PolyGram 810 891-7 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
815 862-1 Herman José O Tal Canal(12", Maxi) Polygram Discos SARL, Polydor 815 862-1 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
1775537 Serafim Saudade* O Verdadeiro Artista(7") EMI 1775537 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version

Compilations

0946 3 33517 2 1 Herman José És Tão Boa! O Melhor De Herman José(CD, Comp) EMI 0946 3 33517 2 1 Portugal 2005 Sell This Version

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