Joe Bausch doesn’t think about quitting in Cologne’s “crime scene”.

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Actor Joe Bausch (69) would like to be the forensic doctor in Cologne’s “crime scene” for a few more years.


“As long as I can still kneel down by the corpse and get back up alone without the help of others, I want to do it,” he told the German Press Agency. This year, the “crime scene” celebrates 25 years with investigators Max Ballauf (Klaus J. Behrendt) and Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Bär). “I think the two boys still want to, they still want to. And as long as they’re there and a forensic doctor is needed, I’ll tap around with them,” said Bausch.

Joe Bausch has been a part of the crime scene in Cologne since 1997

The role of dr. He still likes Joseph Roth. “I like doing it, otherwise I wouldn’t do it for so many years.” It is clear to him that few actors are “on the road in such a prominent story” for so long.

“The role, I found it. And the role found me.”

Bausch was a prison doctor at Werl Correctional Facility in Westphalia for 32 years. At the end of November 2018 he retired there at the age of 65. He has also made a name for himself as an author. With his recently published book “Maxima Culpa – Every crime begins in the mind” he at the Crime Festival “Tatort Eifel” expected on September 20th in Daun in the Vulkaneifel.



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