Christoph Maria Herbst
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The actor Christoph Maria Herbst was born in Wuppertal in 1966. He initially completed a banking apprenticeship before deciding to become an actor. This was followed by theatre engagements at the Stadttheater in Bremerhaven, the Metropoltheater in Munich and the Hebbel Theater in Berlin, among others. Christoph Maria Herbst has had major roles and prominent supporting roles in cinema productions such as ‘(T)Raumschiff Surprise – Periode 1’ and ‘Aus der Tiefe des Raumes’. In 2004 came Dörrie’s ‘Der Fischer und seine Frau’, Dietl’s ‘Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe,’ as well as Buck’s ‘Hände weg von Mississippi’. Herbst played the part of Alfons Hatler in the film ‘Der Wixxer’, directed by Tobi Baumann. In 2006 he took on the leading role as King Julius III in ‘Hui Buh – Das Schlossgespenst’ as well as Ronnie, alongside Alexandra Maria Lara and Til Schweiger in ‘Wo ist Fred?’. In 2008 he could be seen in the title role as the legendary Don Quixote de la Mancha, in the two-part production ‘Zwei Weihnachtsmänner’ (both Sat.1) and in Daniel Walta’s family drama ‘Jakobs Bruder’ and Bully Herbig’s ‘Wickie und die starken Männer’. In autumn 2011 the multi-talented actor gave an outstanding performance in the first German 3D live-action adaptation in the second film in the Viking saga ‘Wickie auf grosser Fahrt’, directed by Christian Ditter.
In addition to his film and television roles Christoph Maria Herbst has appeared on stage, as at the very beginning of his acting career, in plays such as ‘Männerhort’, together with Bastian Pastewka and Jürgen Tonkel. Most recently he played Hagen in ‘Das Leben des Siegfried’ at the Nibelung Festival in Worms. As a voice actor he can be heard in the animation films ‘Urmel auf Eis’, ‘Urmel voll in Fahrt’, ‘Horton hört ein Hu!’ and in Dany Boon’s comedy ‘Willkommen bei den Sch’tis’. As an audiobook narrator Christoph Maria Herbst appears in the Tommy Jaud novel ‘Resturlaub’, Ralf Husmann’s ‘Nicht mein Tag’ and Zweig’s ‘The Royal Game’. His most recent audiobook, Timur Verme’s debut novel ‘Er ist wieder da’, took the bestseller list by storm. At the end of 2010 the actor published his own debut novel, ‘Ein Traum von einem Schiff – Eine Art von Roman’. That same year Christoph Maria Herbst could be seen as Inspector Kreutzer in the television series ‘Kreutzer kommt’. A second series in the same format was broadcast in 2012. Other films with Christoph Maria Herbst include: ‘Das Haus der Krokodile’ and ‘Und weg bist du!’ (both 2012). In 2014 Christoph Maria Herbst appeared as Stromberg in ‘Stromberg – der Film’ as well as in Franziska Meyer Price’s successful cinema comedy ‘Männerhort’. Tommy Krappweis’ bestseller film adaptation ‘Mara und der Feuerbringer’, Sinan Akkus’ ‘3 Türken und 1 Baby’, Aron Lehmann’s ‘Highway to Hellas’, Züli Aldag’s ‘300 Worte Deutsch’ and Markus Sehr’s ‘Die Kleinen und die Bösen’, as well as the ARD TV comedy ‘Besser als du’, were screened in 2015. At the beginning of 2016 the versatile actor appeared in the series ‘Hotel Heidelberg’ and in the event two-part production ‘Die Dasslers’ (both ARD).
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