Jürgen Tarrach (born 17 December 1960 in Geilenkirchen) is a German actor. Jürgen Tarrach grew up in the Boscheln district of Übach-Palenberg in the first years of his life. His parents had an electrical business in Brünestraße. He moved with his parents to Wassenberg. Tarrach attended Cusanus Gymnasium in Erkelenz. In 1980 he played the leading role in Biedermann and the arsonists in the theater group of the school. In 1985 he completed the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna after he had been rejected in Essen, Berlin and Munich. After that he played theatre in Münster, Bonn, Nuremberg and Karlsruhe. In Karlsruhe he played Helmut Qualtinger's one-person play Der Herr Karl.His first television role he had in 1995 in the series Um die 30. An important career step was for Tarrach from 1997 Die Musterknaben. In this unconventional crime series he played as a partner of Oliver Korittke the Cologne drug banner Docker. For the performance the two were awarded with a special prize at the Baden-Badener Tage des Fernsehensspiels in 1999.In 2000 he received the German Television Award as best actor in a supporting role for the title role in the Tatort episode Norbert He also appeared in a number of other episodes of crime scene. For his performance of Walter Sedlmayr in the television film Wambo, Tarrach was awarded another special prize in Baden-Baden in 2001 and in 2002 with director Jo Baier the Adolf Grimme Prize.In 2003 he wrote a cookbook. In the following year he played a urophile opera singer in the Austrian crime satire Silentium. Tarrach was shown in 2006 in a supporting role as Schultz in the 21st James Bond film Casino Royale.In summer 2013, Jürgen Tarrach was on stage as Mammon in the production of Jedermann at the Salzburg Festival.In 2014 he sang Chansons in the bar of every reason. In addition, he impersonated the language therapist Lionel Logue in the play "The King"s Speech at the Schlosspark Theater in Berlin.Since 2016, he has been standing for the ARD TV crime series Der Lisbon-Krimi in front of the camera, where he plays the male leading role as lawyer Eduardo Silva alongside Vidina Popov as his assistant Marcia Amaya. In 2019 he released the Fado-Album Luckily sad. The song Ein Schrei recorded together with film partner Vidina Popov.In 2020 he appeared in the game show Had you known? as an expert on the subject of James Bond.In the film Jürgen Tarrach mainly embodies figures of the somewhat grim kind: corrupt politicians (under suspicion: grey zone), rogue used-car dealers (suddenly millionaire), fraudulent lawyers (tator: yesterday was no day), greedy managers (donna Leon: finally mine), hypocritical lay preacher (prisoner Braun: a sign of God) etc., but as an experienced allrounder he also knows how to convincingly portray all other characters.