Nico Birnbaum  BFFS

actor, speaker
Nico Birnbaum, actor, speaker, Berlin
Nico Birnbaum, actor, speaker, Berlin
Nico Birnbaum, actor, speaker, Berlin
Nico Birnbaum, actor, speaker, Berlin
Nico Birnbaum, actor, speaker, Berlin
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2014 to 2016 Die Tankstelle | Coaching | Film - TV - Theater (Schauspieltraining bei Sigrid Andersson)
2014 to 2016 Christine Kugler (Sprechtraining nach Linklater)
2012 to 2013 Actors Laboratory I Karin Seven
2009 to 2011 Scuola Nazionale Cinema Indipendente (Florenz)
2009 actorfactory | Johannes Hitzblech
2008 to 2009 Actors Laboratory I Karin Seven

year award
2018 Best Action Film für "Mascarpone" bei den Holly Shorts in L.A.
2018 Engelke Kurzfilmpreis bei Int. Filmfest Emden-Norderney für "Mascarpone"
2018 Best Animation Award für "Mascarpone" beim Zsigmond Vilmos Filmfesztivál in Ungarn
2018 Publikumspreis und Preis für den besten Kurzspielfilm bei den SHORTS in Offenburg für "Mascarpone"
2018 Förderpreis der DEFA-Stiftung auf dem Filmfest Dresden für "Mascarpone"
2017 North Carolina Film Award für "Veras Mantel"
2013 Best Cinematography für «Open Cage», Kurzfilm im Rahmen von «The Berlin 48 hours Film Project»

Projects as actor | 20 of 24 | SHOW ALL
year title movie type director part
2018 Die Spezialisten - Im Namen der Opfer TV Series, ZDF [de] Kai Meyer-Ricks Erwin Schulze [LE]
2018 Legend of Kun Lun TV Series Ji Ji Lu Hao Jewelry Store Owner [SR]
2018   Am Abgrund Showreel Producti... Bodo Fürneisen Christian [L]
2018 Die Frau im Spiegel / Woman in the Mirror Short Feature Fil... Karoline Vielemeyer Monsieur Noir [L]
2018 Rub Me The Right Way Short Feature Fil... Pit Bredimus Iblis [L]
2017 The Bet Short Feature Fil... James A. Delancey Waiter [L]
2017 Dann wenn man lebt Short Feature Fil... Jana-Maria Mayer Dr. Kristian Oster [SR]
2016   Heldt TV Series, ZDF [de] Nina C. Wolfrum Andreas Bruhn [LE]
2016   Kandam Short Feature Fil... Pras Lingam Max Bauer [L]
2016   Berlin Apart (Bewerbungsfilm) Short Feature Fil... Victor De Pachas Vincent Foster [L]
2016 Broken Dreams medium length Fil... Pras Lingam Dr. Christoph Smith [L]
2015   Veras Mantel Indie Feature Fil... Ronald Unterberger Hadek/Stalker [L]
2015 Mascarpone Short Feature Fil... Jonas Riemer Clark Kent & Police Officer Smith [SR]
2015 In Gefahr - Ein verhängnisvoller Moment TV Series, SAT.1 [de] Andy Klein Thomas Bork [LE]
2015 Hitler´s Space Rocket Documentary Andreas Gutzeit Michael Ryde [SR]
2014 Cohausz & Florack - Ideas Image Film Kevin Schmutzler Inventor [L]
2014 Schicksale - und plötzlich ist alles ander... Documentary Serie..., SAT.1 [de] various Simon Kronen [LE]
2014 Forbidden Love TV Series, ARD [de] various Knut Malm [LE]
2014   Forbidden Love TV Series, ARD [de] various Sandro Wollmers [LE]
2014   In Gefahr - Ein verhängnisvoller Moment TV Series, SAT.1 [de] various Tom Kusnack [L]

Projects as dubber / speaker
year title movie type dubbed actor part
2017 Richard the Stork Feature Film Möwe Roberto [SR]

Theater Engagements
year play part director theater
2015  Warning Signs (Monolog) Lucas David Kantounas Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
2014 Einsteins Verrat Simpson Paul Bäcker Schlosspark Theater Berlin und Tournee
2013 WARNING SIGNS Lesung David Kantounas Takt Artist Residency, Berlin
2013 UBIK Joe Chip Katarzyna Maria Noga Brotfabik Berlin und Theater im Kino (TiK)
2009 Herr Kolpert Herr Kolpert Reto Kamberger society players, Theater Hautnah e. V. Berlin
2009 Danny and the deep blue sea Danny Karin Seven Theater Acud
2008 Richard III Richard III Karin Seven Theater Acud

Basic details
self portrayal englishNico Birnbaum was born in Kiel. Although being an actor from the north of Germany, he frequently gravitated towards the more sunnier south of Europe.
He thus studied literature and philosophy in Aix-en-Provence in France, wrote part of his thesis on Franz Kafka in Florence and also lived in Rome where he worked as a translator and German teacher.

He gained his first professional acting experience at the Florentine film school “Scuola Nazionale die Cinema Indipendente”. Here he acted in a number of short films and took part in his first feature film “Reality News” by Salvatore Vitiello.

After accomplishing his PhD with summa cum laude in 2013, he gave up his academic career in favour of pursuing his dream of becoming a professional actor.

He has since played supporting roles in several TV-series. E.g. Martin Hellwing a shady reporter in “Unter Uns” or Sandro Wollmers, a mafia drug dealer in “Verbotene Liebe”.
In between, he went on tour as FBI-agent in a stage play called “Einsteins Verrat” as part of the “Berlin Schlosspark Theatre” crew. He also performed the half-hour English monologue “Warning Signs” by David Kantounas at the Hebbel theatre in Berlin.
height178 cm - 5' 10'' ft/in 
weight74 kg - 163 lb. 
body typeathletic-sporty 
skin type South European, White Central European
hair colourdark brown 
hair lengthshort 
eye colourblue-green 
nationality German
languages German (mother tongue), English (fluently), Spanish (good), Italian (fluently), French (fluently)
Berliners (native)
skills (sports) badminton, basketball, boxing, soccer, handball, kick boxing, track and field, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, ping-pong
experience shooting in foreign countries Southern Europe: Italy
licences B (car) [eu], BE (car with trailer) [eu], C1E (truck (C1) + trailer <= 12t) [eu]
immediate working area Berlin
1st residence Berlin
other possibilities of accommodation Florence, Lübeck, Málaga, Rome
associations Association of German Film & TV Actors [de]