Timo Eränkö
Humanist of the day

Timo Eränkö

In his long career, Timo Eränkö has been an actor, screenwriter and musician. He started in the Students’ Theatre, continued with a street band and has made thousands of performances. Eränkö writes controversial and provocative music and plays. He is best known as a founding member of the Lapinlahden Linnut band (‘The Rampton Birds’).

Timo Eränkö

Timo Olavi Eränkö
Born September 2, 1952, Helsinki

BA 1981 (Comparative Literature), University of Helsinki

Freelance musician, actor and screenwriter
Founder of the Timo Eränkö Zeppelin band, 2015
Founding member of the Puujumalat band, 2010
Founding member and singer-saxophonist of the Lapinlahden Linnut band, 1983
Actor in the Joensuu City Theatre, 1981–82
Actor/screenwriter at the Helsinki Students’ Theatre, 1971–86
Founder of Echoboy Ltd., 2014
Founder of Echoquiz Ltd., 2000

Venla Award (television) for Lappinlahden Linnut’s Maalilman kahdeksan ihmettä (‘The eighth wonders of the world’)

Photo: Lapinlahden Linnut photo archive
Written by Tomas Sjöblom
Translated by
Joe McVeigh

My main dream is to get a dog named Fiude. My previous assistant, who was part Cairn Terrier and part Highland Terrier, got called to that bone ranch upstairs. Now I need to get a new assistant who I can carry on with.

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