as the old man

His life: diverse and never monotonous. His year of birth: 1925. His many jobs include authorized signatory, circus artist, best boy, solo accordionist, stage designer, interior decorator, exhibition designer, and art dealer.

He founded the First Vienna Children's Theater (“Erste Wiener Kinderbühne") and in 1954 he opened the jazz club Studio1 in Vienna (today: Porgy und Bess).

In 1979 he is discovered as an actor. He plays one of the leading roles in “Alpensaga“ by Dieter Berner. Since then he has played in more than 120 films in Austria and Germany.

In 1990 he is awarded the Federico Fellini Prize for Best Artistic Performance in the film Earthbound by Oliver Herbrich. In 2007 he receives the Prandtauer Prize awarded by the city of St. Pölten for his life's work.

He lives in the countryside and, like his character in the movie, he too plays the accordion.