Nico Birnbaum | © Urban Ruths 2015 | 07/2018
  • actor
  • speaker
Acting age 30 to 41 Years

Contact

Mobile+49 171 9551619
Phone+49 30 53661397

Showreels

  • Trailer
  • showreel 2018

All videos

  • TRAILER - 2013
  • HELDT - R: Nina C. Wolfrum - 2016 - ZDF
  • AM ABGRUND - R: Bodo Fürneisen - 2018
  • KANDAM - R: Pras Lingam - 2016
  • DU SOLLST NICHT LÜGEN - R: Heiko Aufdermauer - 2013
  • VERAS MANTEL - R: Ronald Unterberger - 2015
  • BERLIN APART (BEWERBUNGSFILM) - R: Victor De Pachas - 2016
  • WARNING SIGNS (MONOLOG AUF ENGLISCH) - R: David Kantounas - 2015
  • BLOOD - R: Heiko Aufdermauer - 2015
  • FRAU SCHWARZ ODER LOUISE? - R: Heiko Aufdermauer - 2013
  • VERBOTENE LIEBE - R: Laurenz Schlüter - 2014 - ARD
  • EN DELIRE - R: Heiko Aufdermauer - 2014
  • UNTER UNS - R: Friedhelm von Aprath - 2013 - RTL
  • IDENTITY, ODER HERR DOKTOR HARTMANN - R: Heiko Aufdermauer - 2013
  • IN GEFAHR - EIN VERHÄNGNISVOLLER MOMENT - R: Andy Klein - 2014 - SAT.1
  • ITALIANO-ITALIENISCH-ITALIAN - 2013
  • ESPANOL-SPANISCH-SPANISH - 2013
  • VERAS MANTEL - R: Ronald Unterberger - 2015

About Nico Birnbaum

Nico 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.

Training

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

Awards

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

Projects as actor

YearTitleGenreDirectorRole
2018Die Spezialisten - Im Namen der OpferTV Series, ZDF [de] Kai Meyer-RicksErwin Schulze [LE]
2018Legend of Kun LunTV SeriesJi Ji Lu HaoJewelry Store Owner [SR]
2018
Am Abgrund
Showreel Production Bodo FürneisenChristian [L]
2018Die Frau im Spiegel / Woman in the MirrorShort Feature Film Karoline VielemeyerMonsieur Noir [L]
2018Rub Me The Right WayShort Feature FilmPit BredimusIblis [L]
2017The BetShort Feature FilmJames A. DelanceyWaiter [L]
2017Dann wenn man lebtShort Feature FilmJana-Maria MayerDr. Kristian Oster [SR]
2016
Heldt
TV Series, ZDF [de] Nina C. WolfrumAndreas Bruhn [LE]
2016
Kandam
Short Feature FilmPras LingamMax Bauer [L]
2016
Berlin Apart (Bewerbungsfilm)
Short Feature FilmVictor De PachasVincent Foster [L]
2016Broken Dreamsmedium length FilmPras LingamDr. Christoph Smith [L]
2015
Veras Mantel
Indie Feature FilmRonald UnterbergerHadek/Stalker [L]
2015MascarponeShort Feature FilmJonas RiemerClark Kent & Police Officer Smith [SR]
2015In Gefahr - Ein verhängnisvoller MomentTV Series, SAT.1 [de]Andy KleinThomas Bork [LE]
2015Hitler´s Space RocketDocumentaryAndreas GutzeitMichael Ryde [SR]
2014Cohausz & Florack - IdeasImage FilmKevin SchmutzlerInventor [L]
2014Schicksale - und plötzlich ist alles andersDocumentary Series, SAT.1 [de]MultipleSimon Kronen [LE]
2014Forbidden LoveTV Series, ARD [de]MultipleKnut Malm [LE]
2014
In Gefahr - Ein verhängnisvoller Moment
TV Series, SAT.1 [de]MultipleTom Kusnack [L]
2014Bosch - KonfettiCommercialJohn GrammaticoHero Engineer [L]

Projects as voice actor / speaker

YearTitleGenreRoleActor
2017Richard the StorkFeature FilmMöwe Roberto [SR]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2015
Warning Signs (Monolog)
LucasDavid KantounasHebbel am Ufer Berlin
2014Einsteins VerratSimpsonPaul BäckerSchlosspark Theater Berlin und Tournee
2013WARNING SIGNSLesungDavid KantounasTakt Artist Residency, Berlin
2013UBIKJoe ChipKatarzyna Maria NogaBrotfabik Berlin und Theater im Kino (TiK)
2009Herr KolpertHerr KolpertReto Kambergersociety players, Theater Hautnah e. V. Berlin
2009Danny and the deep blue seaDannyKarin SevenTheater Acud
2008Richard IIIRichard IIIKarin SevenTheater Acud

Basic data

Height178 cm
Weight74 kg - 163 lb.
Body typeathletic-sporty
Clothing size48
Ethnic appearanceSouth European, White Central European
Hair colourdark brown
Hair lengthshort
Eye colourblue-green
NationalityGerman
LanguagesEnglish (Fluent), French (Fluent), German (Native speaker), Italian (Fluent), Spanish (Good)
DialectsBerliners (Native dialect)
Voice typeBaritone
Skills (sports)badminton (Good), basketball (Good), boxing (Good), handball (Good), horseback riding (Good), kick boxing (Good), ping-pong (Good), soccer (Good), swimming (Good), tennis (Good), track and field (Good)
Experience abroadSouthern Europe: Italy
LicencesB (car) [eu], BE (car with trailer) [eu], C1E (truck (C1) + trailer <= 12t) [eu]
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Berlin
Accommodation possibilitiesFlorence, Lübeck, Málaga, Rome
Associations