Oliver Alexander Reinhard Petszokat (born 10 August 1978, in Berlin), better known by his stage name Oli.P, is a German singer, actor and television presenter. Petszokat, whose father Reinhard Petszokat was a policeman, began ballroom dancing at the age of ten. His biggest dance success was in 1995 as a participant in the winning team for the Youth Cup team of the Dance Sport Federation of North Rhine-Westphalia eV. In Germany Petszokat became famous as pop singer Oli.P. On German broadcaster RTL he played character Ricky Marquart in the television series Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten. In several television shows he worked as television presenter. In 1999 Petszokat married German actress Tatiani Katrantzi. Together they have one child. In 2007, Petszokat and Katrantzi separated.