Timo Jacobs

Timo Jacobs

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Bauten, Kostümbild, Produzent
*1974 Itzehoe

Biography

Timo Jacobs, who was born in Itzehoe in 1974, first learned acting between 2003 and 2006 under the supervision of director Klaus Lemke and later attended several workshops. He made his screen debut in Lemke's 2005 romantic comedy "Träum weiter, Julia", and subsequently appeared in four more films by the director. During the following years, Jacobs had memorable turns in supporting as well as leading roles, for instance in the action film "Pete the Heat" (2009), for which he won  the Montblanc Award at the 2010 Hamburg Film Festival. He garnered the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Rome Film Festival for "L'Uomo che verra" (2009), and was featured in Thomas Arslan's "Im Schatten" and "Carlos – Der Schakal" (both 2010). Apart from film, he also starred in stage productions by Olaf Pockermoehl.

In 2011, Timo Jacobs starred in two films of the "Dreileben" trilogy, Dominik Graf's "Komm mir nicht nach" and Christoph Hochhäusler's "Eine Minute Dunkel", and also played one of the leads in the football drama "Gegengerade".

After a cameo as a security guard in the hip hop comedy "Blutzbrüdaz", Jacobs made his directorial debut with "Klappe Cowboy" (co-directed by Ulf Behrens), an underground film about an aspiring young director who comes to Berlin. Apart from his directing duties, Jacobs also played the lead, acted as producer and worked in the art department. "Klappe Cowboy" premiered at the 2012 Max Ophüls Preis film festival.

Thereafter, Jacobs was focusing on acting again. He played the lead role in the low-budget action comedy "Krasser Move" (2013) and was in a supporting role part of the ensemble of Christian Schwochow's tragic comedy about the fall of the Berlin wall "Bornholmer Straße" (2014, TV). He got nominated for the Deutscher Schauspielerpreis (German Actor Awards) for his small role as a country policeman in the "Tatort" episode "Borowski und der Himmel über Kiel" (2014). Additionally, he had guest appearances in various TV series, such as "Unter Gaunern" (2015), "Die Kanzlei" (2015) and "Helen Dorn" (2016).

In April 2016, the film festival "Achtung Berlin" premiered a total of three films starring Timo Jacobs: "Back to Nothing", a bizarre story shifting between horror and comedy about a group of urban nomads; the love story "Oregon Pine", and first and foremost Jacob's own film "Mann im Spagat: Pace, Cowboy, Pace", a kind of sequel to his debut as a director "Klappe Cowboy". Awarded with the New Berlin Film Award, "Mann im Spagat: Pace, Cowboy, Pace" went on to win prizes at several other international independent film festivals.

In fall 2016, Jacobs took on the permanent main role of a detective inspector in the German TV crime series "Der Kriminalist". In June 2017, "Mann im Spagat: Pace, Cowboy, Pace" was officially released in German cinemas.

Filmography

2017 Jim
Cast
 
2016/2017 Die offene Tür
Cast
 
2016/2017 Der lange Sommer der Theorie
Cast
 
2015/2016 Freddy/Eddy
Cast
 
2015/2016 Back to Nothing
Cast
 
2015/2016 Berlin Metanoia
Cast
 
2014/2015 Das Muli
Cast
 
2014-2016 Reborn
Cast
 
2014 Borowski und der Himmel über Kiel
Cast
 
2014 Bornholmer Straße
Cast
 
2014 Schwarzer Zucker
Cast
 
2013/2014 Geschwisterdiebe
Cast
 
2013-2016 Mann im Spagat - Pace, Cowboy, Pace
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2013 Krasser Move
Cast
 
2013 Auf einmal
Cast
 
2012 Hochzeitsnacht
Cast
 
2011 Blutzbrüdaz
Cast
 
2011 Ganoven
Cast
 
2010/2011 Eine Minute Dunkel
Cast
 
2010/2011 Komm' mir nicht nach
Cast
 
2010/2011 Gegengerade - 20359 St. Pauli
Cast
 
2010-2012 Klappe Cowboy
Cast, Director, Prop master, Costume design, Producer
 
2009/2010 Carlos - Der Schakal
Cast
 
2009/2010 Einer von uns
Cast
 
2009/2010 Im Schatten
Cast
 
2009-2011 Beach Boy
Cast
 
2009 Pete the Heat
Cast
 
2008-2013 Die Geschlechtskriegerinnen
Cast
 
2006/2007 Finale
Cast
 
2005 Träum weiter, Julia!
Cast