Known for his role as Zeki Müller in the Fack ju Göhte series. He's starred in several other German-language films such as, Kein System ist sicher, Die Welle, and Der Medicus. He also starred in television series such as Türkisch für Anfänger and Männer sind die beste Medizin.
He made his screen debut in the 2001 comedy film Mädchen, Mädchen.
He won a German Television Award in 2006 for best acting in a series for his role in Türkisch für Anfänger as well as a Jupiter Award in 2023 for best German actor in Heiter bis wolkig.
He and his actor brother, Joseph, were raised in Munich, Germany in a family of Tunisian and Austrian descent.
Between 2001 and 2008, he and Max Riemelt appeared together in three films: Mädchen, Mädchen, Die Welle, and Heiter bis Wolkig.