Television host known for his work with the German Tagesschau news network. He hosted such programs as the Deutsche Schlagerparade and the 1996 German qualifying competition for the Eurovision Song Contest.
He served for several years in the German Democratic Republic's National People's Army.
In the early 1990s, he worked as a voice actor.
He was raised in Lubben, Brandenburg, Germany.
He and Jurgen von der Lippe both had careers as television hosts in Germany.