He was born on 13th April, 1936, in Toruń. He is a theatre, film, and television actor.
In 1964, he graduated from the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow. That same year, he signed a five-year contract with the Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń, where he debuted as a policeman in the play ‘The Government Inspector’ written by Nikolai Gogol and directed by Hugon Moryciński. In 1969, he was employed by the Juliusz Osterwa Theatre in Lublin, where he continued to work until 2001.
Piotr Wysocki is also a film actor. He worked with some of the most important Polish film directors. In 1965, he was cast to play the Duke Jan Gintułt in the drama ‘Popioły / The Ashes’ directed by Andrzej Wajda, which was based on a script written by Aleksander Ścibor-Rylski. In 1968, he played Feliks Bukin, one of the main characters in the heart-breaking drama ‘Wniebowstąpienie / Ascension Day’ directed by Jan Rybkowski. That same year, he once again worked with Andrzej Wajda in his ‘Przekładaniec / Layer Cake’, for which the script was written by Stanisław Lem. In the years 1969-1970, he was cast to play in the super popular television series ‘Czterej Pancerni i Pies / Four Tank-Men and a Dog’, for example in episode 16 called ‘Daleki patrol’ (Long Patrol), which was shot on locations in Bydgoszcz. In 1971, he played Brother Bernard in the film ‘Tylko Beatrycze / Only Beatrice’, an adaptation of the novel under the same title, directed by Stefan Szlachtycz. The main character in the film was played by Jan Nowicki, a native of the town of Kowal. After that, she played in such films as: ‘Lalka / The Doll’ (1977) directed by Ryszard Ber, ‘Granica / The Limit’ (1977) and ‘Rodzina Połanieckich / The Połaniecki Family’ (1977) – both directed by Jan Rybkowski, ‘Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy / The Career of Nikodem Dyzma’ (1980) directed by Jan Rybkowski and Marek Nowicki, ‘Ojcowizna / Patrimony’ (1986) directed by Franciszek Trzeciak, and in ‘Królewskie sny / Royal Dreams’ (1988) directed by Grzegorz Warchoł. Then, the actor took a longer break in acting, only to return in 2001 in the film ‘Chopin. Pragnienie miłości / Chopin: Desire for Love’ directed by Jerzy Antczak. Later on, he also played in the film ‘Panie Dulskie’ (2015) directed by FIlip Bajon.
In his private life, Piotr Wysocki is the father of another Piotr Wysocki, a famous drummer from the bands Kobranocka and Atrakcyjny Kazimierz.
1977: Honorary badge ‘Meritorious Activist of Culture’; 1979: Silver Cross of Merit; 1992: Honorary Award of the Lublin branch of the Polish Actors Association (ZASP); 2006: Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis