Michael Knöfler, actor, Hamburg
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  • Actor

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish French German Spanish
DialectsBerliners, Saxonian
SingingChanson Choir Rock/Pop Schlager
Skills (dance)Contact Improvisation Historical Dance Latin-American Mambo Standard
Skills (sports)acrobatics aikido fencing (stage) swimming track and field
Immediate working areaHamburg
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Hamburg
LicencesB (car) [eu]



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About Michael Knöfler

* 1989 in Halle (Saale), he played in the youth club of the Nordharzerstädtebund Theater and was a member of an improvisational theater group. After numerous stays abroad in Ecuador, Benin, South Africa, etc. he gained further experience as an assistant director of various productions of the Nordharzer Städtebündtheater. He also worked as an assistant to the casting company Berlin, while he applied for his acting studies. In 2012 he started his acting education at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen / Bochum.
During his studies, he participated in the Folkwang Physical Theater Festival 2013, was invited to work with Extraschicht Essen and played at the LAB Festival 2014. He also participated in various film projects in cooperation with the FH Dortmund, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Institut for music and media, Dusseldorf. In 2014 he participated in the theater collage "14/18 - The World on Fire" (directed by Johannes Klaus / Adolf Winkelmann), which was performed in the coking plant of the Zollverein colliery, as well as in Ramallah, Jenin and Bethlehem. In 2015 he was part of the "Grauland" ensemble, the director's diploma of Laura Natalie Junghanns. With this piece he toured in 2016 through Stuttgart, Cologne, Frankfurt Bochum, Essen and also appeared with "Grauland" in the Thalia Theater, Hamburg, at the "Körber Studio Young Director". Michael Knöfler also appeared in front of the camera for various TV productions and web productions in 2016 and has been represented by the agency Lucky Punch Berlin since 2016. Together with the Folkwang directorial graduate Laura N. Junghanns and the cinematographer Ian Siepmann Baum, he founded the film production company lostgarden in 2016.
Lostgarden realized u.a. the music videos "One Life", "OUT" and "Naked" for the GlamPop artist Matthew Wood Michael Knöfler directed several image clips, music videos and short films and directs more than 100 shoots for the Masterplan e-learning platform. com and has been supporting the content team since 2017 as Creative Director.
Since 2013 he has appeared as a part of the "Zimmer Frei!" Acting ensemble on WDR. Since 2006 he also appeared in various film and television productions.


2012/4 to 2016/4Folkwang Universität der Künste

Projects as actor

2019Vivie Ann - EuphoriaMusic VideoMultiplediverse [L]
2019Nach gestern NachtShort FilmHannah WolnyOskar [SR]
2018Der letzte BulleFeature FilmPeter Thorwarth.. [SR]
2018Memórias - Erinnerungen (Encephalon) (WT)Indie Feature FilmLuis Arellano GomesVoltar [BP]
Meine heile Welt
TV Series, RBB [de]Marc SchlegelN.N. [SRE]
2017BlockbustazTV Series, ZDFneo [de]MultipleZeugenmann [SRE]
2017Matthew Wood - OutMusic VideoMultipleDer letzte gast [SR]
2017Ewald Dörken AG - 125 Jahre. Keep MovingCorporate FilmFabian KahlMann [BP]
2017Ich sterbe jede Nacht (WT)Short FilmSergej WaldratJoseph [L]
Tommy Finke - Halt dich an deiner Liebe fest
Music VideoLaura Natalie JunghannsGeorg [L]
Short FilmTobias BlankJacob [L]
2017Body (WT)Education/Training ProductionJeff SchaulMann [L]
2017Champ (WT)Short FilmTomislav VujcicStefan [SR]
2017Tagträumer (Bewerbungsfilm)Short FilmJannik SchornBen [L]
2017Die Vergewaltigung (Bewerbungsfilm) (WT)Short FilmSimon MeßlingerGregor [L]
2017LifegenreShort FilmTim ErnstingJan [L]
Blinde Liebe
Short FilmBidzina 'Buba' GogiberidzeMax [L]
Valentin (WT)
Short FilmJonas BaumannEugen [SR]
Friesland - Irrfeuer
TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Markus SehrNaturschützer [SR]
Ein starkes Team - Vergiftet
TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Jörg LühdorffSimon [SR]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2016 - 2017Das Mädchen aus der StreichholzfabrikArne, Vater, Mutter, ErzählerSimina GermanFreies Werkstatt Theater
2015 - 2016GraulandLokalpolitiker, Metzger, verschiedene RollenLaura Natalie JunghansFolkwang Theaterzentrum
2015 - 2016Im Westen nichts NeuesVerschiedeneHenner KallmeyerSchauspielhaus Bochum
201414/18 - Die Welt in BrandVerschiedeneJohannes Klaus/ Adolf WinkelmannZeche Zollverein Essen
2013Nicht Aufstehen ist auch keine LösungMannJasper SchmitzPina Bausch Theater
2012 - 2013Die Welt ein RollenspielbordellMitjaAndreas Rother, Benjamin Werner, Michael KnöflerFolkwang Theaterzentrum

Basic data

Height179 cm
Weight66 kg - 145 lb.
Body typeathletic-sporty
Clothing sizeS/M 44/46
Ethnic appearanceWhite Central European
Hair colourdark blond
Hair lengthshort
Eye colourblue
LanguagesEnglish French German Spanish
DialectsBerliners, Saxonian
Voice typeTenor
SingingChanson Choir Rock/Pop Schlager
Skills (dance)Contact Improvisation Historical Dance Latin-American Mambo Standard
Skills (sports)acrobatics aikido fencing (stage) swimming track and field
Experience abroadMiddle East: Palestine
South Africa: South Africa
South America: Ecuador
West Africa: Benin
LicencesB (car) [eu]
Immediate working areaHamburg
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Hamburg
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Bochum, Cologne, Essen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Vienna