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Terje Formoe

Terje Formoe is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, actor, playwright and author. He is particularly known for Kaptein Sabeltann, a fictional pirate figure which was first presented in a summer musical for children in Kristiansand Zoo in 1990.

Born in Fredrikstad, he was educated as a schoolteacher. He began his career as an artist folk singer, and the first album came in 1975. He worked as marketing and entertainment manager at Kristiansand Zoo from 1984 to 1994.

There performed his own musical family performances each summer, including our animal world and the popular pirate shows with Kaptein Sabeltann 1989. Terje Formoe has released several albums for children, primarily with music from notions of Kaptein Sabeltann, but also "Livet er toppen" 1983 which contained his song about the ape Julius (Julius song). Formoe also made family show "Kjell Pell Pottitskrel"l in 1996 and released the album show unmasked in 2003. He is best known, however, for the character Kaptein Sabeltann (Captain Sabertooth), a figure which has become a huge commercial success.

Efforts Sabertooth gave him cardamom Scholarship in 1992, and it resulted in "Spellemannprisen" 1994 in the class "kids plates" for the album "Kaptein Sabeltann and secret in Kjuttaviga". He was nominated for prizes in 2014 for their album "Den blå planeten". He currently lives in Kristiansand. He was the marketing and entertainment chief at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park in the early 1980s. He became known for his song about the ape Julius, which appeared on his album of 1983.

In the 1990s he become well known for his plays about the pirate Captain Sabertooth (Kaptein Sabeltann), in which he also played the title role for several years.

He is the father of Janne Formoe, an actor and TV personality.


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