Jarl Goli artist

Jarl Einar Goli (born 23 April 1957) is a Norwegian actor and television personality. He enrolled at the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre in 1978, and started a career in acting. He was a stage actor at Den Nationale Scene before appearing on television for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. He quickly made his breakthrough with Eli Rygg in the children's show Portveien 2 in the mid-1980s.[1] In 1985 Goli was awarded the Se og Hør readers' TV personality of the year award.[2] He left Portveien 2 after about 70 episodes, and hosted the 1986 Melodi Grand Prix as well as the radio programs Norsktoppen and Reiseradioen. In the 1990s he appeared on other channels, as host of Super-Quick in 1993 on TV Norge and Våg og vinn in 1997 on TV3. He also had a short time as program director for TV3 in 1995, and was a journalist for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's district branch in Oppland from 1995 to 1996. His acting career continued with roles in Offshore in 1996, Hotel Cæsar in 2009 and Taxi in 2010. Filmography include Adjø solidaritet (1985) and Orion's Belt (1987). He has also been a restauranteer and had his own stock company. In 2000 he had a brief tenure as municipal director of culture in Ullensaker.