Charles M. Huber

Charles Huber

Member of the Bundestag


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(1956-12-03) 3 December 1956 (age 60)
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
(now Germany)



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Charles M. Huber (born December 3, 1956[1] in Munich as Karl-Heinz Huber) is a German politician and actor, perhaps most notable for playing Henry Johnson in the German crime series Der Alte. He was one of the first two Bundestag members of African ancestry, alongside Karamba Diaby, who were both elected on September 23, 2013. Huber is a member of the Christian Democratic Union,[2] and was elected in the federal state of Hesse whereas he failed to win the Darmstadt constituency.[3]


1 Early life and education
2 Career

2.1 Member of the German Bundestag, 2013–present

3 Publications
4 References
5 External links

Early life and education[edit]
Huber was born in 1956 as the son of a Senegalese father, who was a diplomat, and as the nephew of the former president of Senegal and philosopher Léopold Sédar Senghor, and a German mother in Munich. Huber went through an apprenticeship for a dental technician.
In the German TV series Der Alte, Huber reached fame when he played the part of police superintendent Henry Johnson[4] from 1986 to 1997.
In 2002, Huber founded the organisation Afrika Direkt e. V., which supports, for example, young people, the poor and artists in Senegal. He published an autobiography in 2005.[5]
Since 2009, Huber has been a representative of the international council of the association Austrian Service Abroad, which is also attended by others like Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, György Dalos, Alberto Dines, Gabriela von Habsburg, Beate Klarsfeld, Branko Lustig, Erika Rosenberg and Ben Segenreich.
Member of the German Bundestag, 2013–present[edit]
Huber has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 2013 federal elections. He has since been serving on the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development, which provides parliamentary oversight of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. On the committee, he is his parliamentary group’s rapporteur on West and Central Africa, raw materials and illegal drug trade.
In addition, Huber is the chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the English- and Portuguese-speaking States of West and Central Africa (G