Samuli Edelmann

Samuli Edelmann

Edelmann after a concert at St. Michael's Church, Turku, 2009
Born Samuli Casimir Edelmann
(1968-07-21) 21 July 1968
Pori, Finland

Samuli Casimir Edelmann (born 21 July 1968) is a Finnish actor and singer.

Family and career

Edelmann was born in Pori, Finland, the son of actress Marja-Leena Kouki and composer Toni Edelmann. Edelmann has two children, Venla and Ilmari, with his wife Laura Tuomarila. In the spring of 2006, Samuli Edelmann and his family moved to Malta and in the late of 2015 Edelmann and his family moved back to Finland.[1]


Edelmann graduated from the Theatre Academy of Finland in 1991. Before he graduated, he had already acted in the three movies: Talvisota and two Vääpeli Körmy movies. His role of Vähy in the movie Veturimiehet heiluttaa in 1992, however, was what shot him to fame. Some of his other well-known roles include Patrick in Romanovin kivet (1993), Jussi Murikka in Häjyt (1999), Roope in Levottomat (2000), Aki in Minä ja Morrison (2001) and Tomppa in Rööperi.

In addition to movies, he has also acted in the TV series Vintiöt and Irtiottoja. He has also dubbed numerous series and movies, e.g., Tanoshii Moomin Ikka (TV series) and the part of Shrek in the movie of the same name.

In 2011, he appeared in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in the role of henchman Wistrom.


Edelmann shot to fame as a singer in 1991 with his song "Pienestä kii". The same year, his song, "Peggy", was a candidate for the Eurovision Song Contest; the song, however, did not become the Finnish entry that year. He sang a duet with Sani from Aikakone in 1995 called "Tuhat yötä", which was one of the most successful songs that year. Edelmann has also sung duets with Mikko Kuustonen, Laura Närhi, Cata Mansikka-aho, Mari Rantasila and Irina Björklund. Some of Edelmann's other songs include "(Sinä olet) Aurinko", which is commonly known as Ihana valo, "Kaikki tahtoo" and "Karavaanari".

Edelmann has also published an album by the name of Vaiheet, which has songs that his father, Toni Edelmann, has composed for texts by Hesse, Goethe, Shakespeare and Denisov.

Edelmann has been awarded three Emma awards: New Male Artist of the Year and two Artist of the Year awards. His three platinum and three gold albums make him one of Finland's best-selling male artists.




Chart positions (Finnish Albums Chart) taken from the book Sisältää hitin (Finnish Chart History since 1972) [2] and from[3] Album certification awards information taken from IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) Finland's site [4]


All charts refer to Finnish Charts. Chart positions from Finnish Singles Chart (Top 20 Singles),[2][3] Rumba Magazine's Top 50 Hits Chart (Top 50 Hits)[2] (which was published until 2007), Finnish Download Chart (Top 30 Download) and Music Control's Finnish Airplay Chart (Top 20/Top 100).[2][5]

See also


  2. 1 2 3 4 Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 135. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  3. 1 2 " - Discography Samuli Edelmann". Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  4. "IFPI Finland / Musiikkituottajat - Certification Awards » - Samuli Edelmann". Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  5. Suomen suosituimmat (Music Control -airplay chart)

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