Jürgen Peter Vogel (German pronunciation: ; born 29 April 1968 in Hamburg) is a German actor, screenwriter, film producer and singer. One of the most successful character actors in German cinema, he first broke out in 1992 with his role in Little Sharks.
Jürgen Vogel is the son of a Hamburg waiter and a housewife. He worked as a child model, later had various jobs and visited the Munich drama school for one day. In 1985 he moved to Berlin, where he shared a flat with German actor Richy Müller. He states that he was inspired by the movie Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro. He became famous with the movie Little Sharks (German: Kleine Haie) in 1992. He won the Silver Bear award in 2006 for his work as an actor, co-author, and co-producer for the film The Free Will (German: Der freie Wille). Vogel has a daughter, Maria (born 1988), from a previous relationship and is married to Madeleine Sommerfeld.