Der Clown is a German television series that aired between 21 April 1998 and 11 October 2001. It ran for 46 episodes and starred Sven Martinek, Diana Frank, Thomas Anzenhofer, and Volkmar Kleinert.[1][2]

Der Clown
StarringSven Martinek
Diana Frank
Thomas Anzenhofer
Volkmar Kleinert
No. of episodes46
Original release21 April 1998 (1998-04-21) –
11 October 2001 (2001-10-11)


The story is about Max Zander, an agent from WIPA (World Intelligence Police Agency). When his friend dies in car bomb meant for him, Max decides to fake his own death and live as a phantom, known only as "The Clown", and fight crime. He gets help from his friends, journalist Claudia Diehl (Diana Frank), pilot Tobias "Dobbs" Steiger (Thomas Anzenhofer), and lawyer Joseph Ludowski (Volkmar Kleinert).


On 24 March 2005, the movie The Clown: Payday [fr], a film sequel to the TV series, was released in German cinemas.


  1. ^ "Serien - Der Clown" [Series - The Clown]. (in German). Archived from the original on 2009-08-08. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Le Clown" [The Clown]. (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2020.

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