Known for his jobs in such German motion pictures as Das Shoe and Schtonk!, this well-known professional also starred within a tv miniseries entitled Frank Herbert’s Dune. He was the 1999 receiver of a Bavarian Film Prize for Best Professional. Early in his profession, he played little jobs in the 1978 film Das Ding and in the 1983 film Büro, Büro. He performed the function of Victor in the 1990 sports activities movie Fire, Glaciers and Dynamite. His relationship to celebrity Natascha Ochsenknecht led to three kids, including two sons, Jimi and Wilson Ochsenknecht, who also got careers as stars. He and fellow German professional Jurgen Prochnow both made an appearance in the 1981 battle movie Das Shoe.