Christoph Maria Herbst

Christoph Maria Herbst

Darsteller
*09.02.1966 Wuppertal

Biography

Christoph Maria Herbst, born on February 9, 1966, in Wuppertal, made his first TV appearance as an actor in the comedy series "Sketchup – The Next Generation" in 1997. He then played various roles in TV action series like "Der Clown" or "Alarm für Cobra 11" and in TV movies like "Scharf aufs Leben" and "Solange es Männer gibt" (both 2000). In 2002, Herbst made his break-through performance in the TV comedy series "Ladykracher" alongside Anke Engelke. Since then, Herbst, a very versatile actor, was mainly to be seen in comical roles and starred in sidekick roles in successful productions like "(T)Raumschiff Surprise – Periode 1" and "Der Wixxer" (both 2004). With his performances in Helmut Dietl's "Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe" and in Doris Dörrie's "Der Fischer und seine Frau" ("The Fisherman and his Wife", both 2005), Herbst proved that he is also able to give a poignant touch to his minor roles in more serious films.

Since 2004, Herbst plays the title role in Pro7's comedy series "Stromberg" which won him Bayerischer Filmpreis in 2005 as well as the Grimme Preis in 2006. This cinema season sees Herbst in further comical roles: He stars in "Hui Buh – Das Schlossgespenst", the film version of the radio play classic, in the hospital satire "Offene Wunden", and in the Edgar Wallace crime movie parody "Neues vom Wixxer".

He then played the antagonist in Detlev Buck's children film "Hände weg von Mississippi" and a man confronted with the conflicted history of his family in the drama "Jakobs Bruder". His television roles include parts in the miniseries "Hilfe! Hochzeit! - Die schlimmste Woche meines Lebens" (2007), the scripted skit show "Tramitz & Friends" (2007), and the feature-length TV comedies "Don Quichote - Gib niemals auf!" (2008) and "Zwei Weihnachtsmänner" (2008). In 2009, he starred in the live-action adaptation of the popular animated TV series "Wickie und die starken Männer " (2009), and also returned for the sequel "Wickie auf großer Fahrt" (2011). He went on to play one of the leads in the teen mystery thriller "Das Haus der Krokodile".

He next starred in a string of TV productions, embodying Death itself in Jochen Alexander Freydank's "Und weg bist Du" (2012), playing a Pharao in the sitcom "Götter wie wir" (2012) and reprising his role as peculiar police detective Kreutzer in "Kreutzer kommt…ins Krankenhaus" (2012). He again played a law enforcement officer in Rolf Silber's made-for-TV comedy "Achtung Polizei! Alarm um 11 Uhr 11" (2012).

Herbst then continued his movie career with leading roles in the animated feature "Ritter Rost - Eisenhart & voll verbeult" (2012), Züli Aladag's comedy "300 Worte Deutsch" (2013) and the puppet romp "Geld her oder Autsch'n!". Following turns in the action film "V8 - Du willst der Beste sein" ("V8 – Start your engines", 2013) and the low-budget comedy "King Ping - Tippen Tappen Tödchen" (2013), Herbst returned to his iconic role as insurance company employee Bernd Stromberg for the feature film "Stromberg – Der Film" (2014).

Later that year, the actor starred in the spy film spoof "Die Mamba" as a dogged CIA agent and in the comedy "Männerhort" as a member of a club of frustrated husbands, playing alongside Elyas M'Barek and Detlev Buck. After playing a bit part in "3 Türken & ein Baby" (2015), Herbst was cast as the tormented demigod Loki for the fantasy film "Mara und der Feuerbringer" ("Mara and the Firebringer", 2015).

The TV comedy "Besser als Du" (2015) had Herbst play a double role; a pedantic family man who switches roles with his happy-go-lucky twin brother to make him save his marriage. The film was widely acclaimed by critics who pointed out Herbst's strong performances personifying the opposed characters in particular.

"Die Kleinen und die Bösen" ("The Small And The Wicked", 2015), an offbeat comedy, had Herbst take to his role like a duck to water when he played a frustrated parole officer determined to mess with the life of a petty criminal who has just been released from jail.


Filmography

2017/2018 Liliane Susewind
Cast
 
2017/2018 Der Vorname
Cast
 
2017 Am Boden der Tatsachen
Cast
 
2016/2017 Himmel und Hölle
Cast
 
2016-2018 Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
Cast
 
2016 Kalt ist die Angst
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die letzte Sau
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Dasslers - Pioniere, Brüder und Rivalen
Cast
 
2015-2017 Ritter Rost 2 - Das Schrottkomplott
Voice
 
2014/2015 Er ist wieder da
Cast
 
2014/2015 Die Kleinen und die Bösen
Cast
 
2014/2015 3 Türken & 1 Baby
Cast
 
2014/2015 Highway To Hellas
Cast
 
2013/2014 Männerhort
Cast
 
2013/2014 Die Mamba
Cast
 
2013/2014 Stromberg - Der Film
Cast
 
2013/2014 Mara und der Feuerbringer
Cast
 
2013/2014 V8² - Die Rache der Nitros
Cast
 
2012/2013 V8 – Du willst der Beste sein!
Cast
 
2012/2013 Geld her oder Autsch'n!
Cast
 
2012/2013 King Ping - Tippen Tappen Tödchen
Cast
 
2012-2015 300 Worte Deutsch
Cast
 
2012 Achtung Polizei! Alarm um 11 Uhr 11
Cast
 
2011/2012 Götter wie wir
Cast
 
2011/2012 Das Haus der Krokodile
Cast
 
2010/2011 Wickie auf großer Fahrt
Cast
 
2010/2011 Ein Abend bei Freunden
Cast
 
2010-2012 Ritter Rost
Voice
 
2010 Kreutzer kommt...
Cast
 
2009/2010 Jerry Cotton
Cast
 
2009 Wickie und die starken Männer
Cast
 
2009 Carlotta und die Wolke
Cast
 
2008-2010 Konferenz der Tiere
Voice
 
2008 Jasper und das Limonadenkomplott
Voice
 
2008 Mullewapp - Das große Kinoabenteuer der Freunde
Voice
 
2007/2008 Urmel voll in Fahrt
Voice
 
2007/2008 Jakobs Bruder
Cast
 
2006/2007 Hände weg von Mississippi
Cast
 
2006/2007 Neues vom Wixxer
Cast
 
2006/2007 Die Aufschneider
Cast
 
2005/2006 Wo ist Fred!?
Cast
 
2005/2006 HUI BUH - Das Schlossgespenst
Cast
 
2005/2006 Freunde für immer - Das Leben ist rund
Cast
 
2004/2005 Der Fischer und seine Frau
Cast
 
2004/2005 Der Tod kommt krass
Cast
 
2004/2005 Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe
Cast
 
2004-2006 Urmel aus dem Eis
Voice
 
2004 Aus der Tiefe des Raumes
Cast
 
2003/2004 Sergeant Pepper
Cast
 
2003/2004 (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der Wixxer
Cast
 
2003/2004 Im Dunkeln
Cast
 
2003 Ein seltsames Paar
Cast
 
2003 Dusty, die Hausstaubmilbe: Das Staubfest
Voice
 
2002 Lassie
Cast
 
1999 OA jagt Oberärztin
Cast
 

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