Gained fame as a pianist for the German electronic group Rammstein, a Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) band.
He worked as a toolmaker for a short period in his teens.
He was first a member of Feeling B.
He fathered three children with his first wife. After his divorce, he married Jenny Rosemeyer in 2008.
He performed many songs with Rammstein singer Till Lindemann.