Perhaps most well known for his starring role as Achim in the acclaimed German film Sommersturm (2004), he is also notable for his work in the films Grossstadtklein (2013); A Most Wanted Man (2014); and 3 Turken & ein Baby (2015).
Early in his career, he performed at Germany's Winterhuder Fahrhaus and Ernst-Deutsch-Theater companies and went on to make his television debut in an episode of the German series Alphateam.
He appeared in the 2006, Golden Leopard Award-winning film Verfolgt.
He was born and raised in Hamburg, West Germany, and he had a long-term relationship with German actress Janin Reinhardt.
He voiced Elijah Wood's character in the German-language version of the animated series Over the Garden Wall.