Saturn Award nominated actor in the category of Best Supporting Actor on Television for his work on FX's The Strain as Thomas Eichhorst. He portrayed Sgt. Werner Rachtman in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Gettler in Casino Royale.
His acting career began in 1991. He was a truck driver in a movie called The Sect.
He learned to speak five languages fluently: German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.
He has a son and two daughters.