Nico Birnbaum

Nico Birnbaum

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About me

Nico Birnbaum was born in Kiel. Although being an actor from the north of Germany, he frequently gravitated towards the more sunnier south of Europe. He thus studied literature and philosophy in Aix-en-Provence in France, wrote part of his thesis on Franz Kafka in Florence and also lived in Rome where he worked as a translator and German teacher.

He gained his first professional acting experience at the Florentine film school Scuola Nazionale die Cinema Indipendente. Here he acted in a number of short films and took part in his first feature film Reality News by Salvatore Vitiello. After accomplishing his PhD with summa cum laude in 2013, he gave up his academic career in favor of pursuing his dream of becoming a professional actor. He has since played supporting roles in several German TV-series such as Heldt, Die Spezialisten - Im Namen der Opfer or SOKO Wismar. He further took part among others in Babylon Berlin or Auris - Die Frequenz des Todes, he played the lead as a drag queen in Nihat - Alles auf Anfang and had another leading part in the feature film Furioso alongside Jan Josef Liefers and Katharina Thalbach. Nico Birnbaum portrayed the role Alexis von Roenne in the Hollywood movie Operation Mincemeat by John Madden and he was working with Thomas Kail in the historical miniseries We Were The Lucky Ones alongside Logan Lerman and Joey King. The series premiered in March 28th 2024 on hulu.

Information

Acting age
36-46 years
Year of birth
1977 (46 years)
Place of birth
Kiel
Height (cm)
178
Weight (in kg)
75
Eye color
blue green
Hair color
dark brown
Hair length
Short
Place of residence
Berlin (DE), Marbella (ES)
Housing options
Málaga (ES), Lübeck (DE)
Nationality
German
Languages
German(native-language)EnglishFrenchItalianSpanish
Dialects
Berlin German(native dialect)
Accents
FrenchItalian
Sport
FitnessBasketballHorse ridingKickboxingPistol shootingRifle shootingSoccerSport of runningSwimTennisAthleticsBoxingTable tennis
Profession
Actor, Dubbing actor
Pitch
Baritone
Driver's licenses
B - Car, BE - Car with trailer, C1E - C1 with trailers up to 12t

Credits

Professional background

2009 - 2011 Scuola Nazionale di Cinema Indipendente, Florenz, Schauspielunterricht

Other professional training

Movision Berlin - Stunttraining und Kampfchoreografie
Sicherheitsinstitution Berlin - Tactical Combat Training
Sprechtraining nach Linklater bei Christine Kugler
Die Tankstelle, Schauspieltraining bei Sigrid Andersson
Actorfactory bei Johannes Hitzblech
Actors Laboratory bei Karin Seven, Berlin

Awards

Best Supporting Actor in a Short beim Twisted Dreams Festival für "Rub Me The Right Way"
Best Action Film für "Mascarpone" bei den Holly Shorts in L.A.
Engelke Kurzfilmpreis bei Int. Filmfest Emden-Norderney für "Mascarpone"
Best Animation Award für "Mascarpone" beim Zsigmond Vilmos Filmfesztivál in Ungarn
Publikumspreis und Preis für den besten Kurzspielfilm bei den SHORTS in Offenburg für "Mascarpone"
Förderpreis der DEFA-Stiftung auf dem Filmfest Dresden für "Mascarpone"
North Carolina Film Award für "Veras Mantel"
Best Cinematography für «Open Cage», Kurzfilm im Rahmen von «The Berlin 48 hours Film Project»

Film

Happy Landing
Chris Federico Peduzzi Station: Federico Peduzzi Produktion
Thru
Kidnap Driver Michelle Ragay Station: Michelle Ragay Productions
Un Jeu
Ben Victoria Licht Station: Dot on Point Productions
OPERATION MINCEMEAT (Cinema film)
Alexis von Roenne John Madden Distribution: Kinofilm Casting Director: Jina Jay Casting (UK)
FURIOSO (Cinema film)
Anton Bremgartner Marcel Rudigkeit Distribution: Kinofilm
BETTGESCHICHTEN (Short film)
Leading role Mariana Mo Jäger Distribution: Kurzfilm
DER ÜBERS MEER KAM (Short film)
Leading role Jonas Riemer Distribution: Kurzfilm
RUB ME THE RIGHT WAY (Short film)
Iblis der Flaschengeist Pit Bredimus, Jefferson Jung Distribution: Kurzfilm
AM ABGRUND (Short film)
Leading role Bodo Fürneisen Distribution: Kurzfilm
THE BET (Short film)
James A. Delancey Distribution: Kurzfilm
DANN WENN MAN LEBT (Short film)
Jana-Maria Mayer Distribution: Kurzfilm
BERLIN APART (Short film)
Victor De Pachas Distribution: Kurzfilm
KANDAM (Cinema film)
Max Bauer Pras Lingam Distribution: Kinofilm
BROKEN DREAMS (Cinema film)
Pras Lingam Distribution: Kinofilm
MASCARPONE DIE GANGSTER-HOMMAGE (Short film)
Clark Kent / Police Officer Smith Jonas Riemer Distribution: Abschlussfilm der Konrad Wolf, Kurzfilm
VERAS MANTEL (Cinema film)
Hadek / Stalker Ronald Unterberger Distribution: Kinofilm
FORGIVENESS (Short film)
Fabio Mota Distribution: Kurzfilm
5 JAHRE (Cinema film)
Rodriguez Stefan Schaller Distribution: Kinofilm
REALITY NEWS (Cinema film)
Salvatore Vitiello Distribution: Kinofilm
A QUALCUNO PIACE CASTO (Short film)
Mirko Caricato Distribution: Kurzfilm
IL TRAGITTO DELLA MENTE (Short film)
Camilla Daldoss Distribution: Kurzfilm
MORNING WAVE (Short film)
Federico T. Borghesi Distribution: Kurzfilm

Television

We Were The Lucky Ones
French Administrator Thomas Kail Station: Hulu Casting Director: Fiona Weir
Auris - Die Frequenz des Todes
Justin Schneider Georg Schnitzler Station: Ziegler Film Casting Director: Anja Dihrberg
I Racconti Della Domenica
Sergente Albert Maier Giovanni Virgilio Station: RAI Casting Director: Ornella Morsilli
Nihat - Alles auf Anfang
Matthias / Madita Christian Singh Station: TV Now / RTL Casting Director: Tina Böckenhauer
BABYLON BERLIN
Schupo Gerhardt Achim von Borries, Tom Tykwer Station: ARD, Sky Casting Director: Simone Bär
GUTEN ZEITEN SCHLECHTE ZEITEN
Lorenz Bader Janka Venus Station: RTL
SOKO WISMAR - Zucht und Ordnung
Tibor Müller Dirk Pientka Station: ZDF
BETTGEFLÜSTER
Kort Domenico Distilo Station: Kess Film GmbH
TELL ME WHY (storytelling video game)
Tyler Ronan Teppei Takehana / Talal Selhami Station: Dontnod Entertainment / Microsoft
WOMAN IN THE MIRROR
Monsieur Noir Karoline Vielemeyer Station: Annett Hildebrand Produktion
LEGEND OF KUN LUN (TV series)
Supporting role Ji Ji Lu Hao Station: TV-Serie
DIE SPEZIALISTEN - IM NAMEN DER OPFER
Erwin Schulze Kai Meyer-Ricks Station: ZDF
HELDT
Andreas Bruhn Nina C. Wolfrum Station: ZDF
HITLER´S SPACE ROCKET (Documentary)
Andreas Gutzeit Station: Dokumentarfilm
MANUELA - GEGEN DEN STROM
Patrick Freiheit Station: Sat.1
IN GEFAHR
Andy Klein
ZEICHEN DER SCHANDE
Kirim Schiller Station: Sat.1
VERBOTENE LIEBE
Sandro Wollmers Diverse Station: ARD
SCHICKSALE
Patrick Freiheit Station: Sat.1
UNTER UNS
Martin Hellwing Claudia Danne Station: RTL
OPEN CAGE
Fabio Mota Station: ausgezeichnet mit best cinematography berlin 48 h

Theater

WARNING SIGNS
david kantounas Theater: hebbel am ufer berlin
EINSTEINS VERRAT
paul bäcker Theater: schlosspark theater berlin, tournee
UBIK
katarzyna maria noga Theater: brotfabrik, berlin
HERR KOLPERT
reto kamberger Theater: theater hautnah e.v. berlin
DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
karin seven Theater: theater acud, berlin
RICHARD III
karin seven Theater: theater acud, berlin