He was much more than just Jan Böhmermann’s sidekick: William Cohn was an actor, singer and author. He has now died at the age of 65.
Millions of television viewers knew William Cohn as announcer and sidekick of entertainer Jan Böhmermann. He was in almost every episode of the then ZDFneo show “Neo Magazin Royale”.
In the talk format “Roche
His manager Gerd Fischer recalled Cohn’s TV career: “His ugly sweater, his nerdy glasses and his pointed texts helped him as a sidekick from Jan Böhmermann (…) to his breakthrough.” And further: «His showpiece remained the role of the scheming arms dealer Kaspar in the successful musical “Ludwig²” throughout his life as an artist. Since the world premiere in Füssen’s Festspielhaus in 2005, he has given the role character, voice and volume in well over 600 shows. Now he has left the stage that meant so much to him forever.”