Christoph Maria Herbst

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Christoph Maria Herbst
Born (1966-02-09) 9 February 1966 (age 53)
Occupationactor and comedian
Years active1989-Present

Christoph Maria Herbst (born 9 February 1966 in Wuppertal) is a German actor and comedian.

Life and theatre career[edit]

After passing the Abitur, Herbst became a banker apprentice and was active at the free theatre scene in Wuppertal at the same time. In 1986, he was a founding member of the private Theater in Cronenberg and its acting school. He's still performing in German theatres. Most recently, he performed "Männerhort" (Men nursery) at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm in Berlin together with Bastian Pastewka, Michael Kessler and Jürgen Tonkel.


Herbst made his first appearance in German television in the show Sketchup - The next generation in 1997. From 2002 to 2004, he performed as a supporting actor in Ladykracher. In 2004, he had his first leading role in the ProSieben series Stromberg. In October 2006, the work on the third season of Stromberg began, airing in early 2007. Herbst also appeared in the Sesamstraße in 2006, and in Anke Engelke's show Ladyland. In 2007, his 7-piece series Die schlimmste Woche meines Lebens, an adaptation of the British Series The Worst Week of My Life, was broadcast.


Herbst's movie career began in 1998 in the movie Der wirklich letzte Junggeselle (The last bachelor). His star roles were together with Michael Herbig, Rick Kavanian and Christian Tramitz in (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 in 2003 as well as his appearance as the butler Alfons Hatler in the 2004 movie Der Wixxer together with Oliver Kalkofe, Thomas Fritsch, Oliver Welke and other leading German comedians. In 2006, Herbst teamed up again with Michael Herbig in the movie Hui-Buh, das Schlossgespenst, starring as King Julius, the 111th. His more prominent role was in the movie Look Who's Back as Christoph Sensenbrink.

Herbst appeared in these movies and series:

  • 1998 Der wirklich letzte Junggeselle
  • 2003 (T)Raumschiff Surprise – Periode 1
  • 2004 Stromberg Staffel 1 (TV series)
  • 2004 Der WiXXer
  • 2004 Erkan & Stefan in Der Tod kommt krass [de]
  • 2005 Stromberg Staffel 2 (TV series)
  • 2005 Der Fischer und seine Frau
  • 2006 Hui Buh – Das Schlossgespenst
  • 2006 Pastewka (TV series)
  • 2006 Wo ist Fred!?
  • 2006 Urmel aus dem Eis (voice)
  • 2007 Stromberg Staffel 3 (TV series)
  • 2007 Die Aufschneider
  • 2007 Neues vom WiXXer
  • 2007 Hilfe! Hochzeit! - Die schlimmste Woche meines Lebens (TV series)
  • 2007 Hände weg von Mississippi
  • 2007 Tramitz & Friends (TV series)
  • 2007 Jakobs Bruder
  • 2008 Mord Mit Aussicht (TV series)
  • 2008 Don Quichote - Gib niemals auf! (TV movie)
  • 2008 Urmel voll in Fahrt (voice)
  • 2008 2 Weihnachtsmänner
  • 2009 Stromberg Staffel 4 (TV series)
  • 2009 Vicky the Viking
  • 2010 Kreutzer kommt
  • 2011 Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods
  • 2014 Stromberg – Der Film
  • 2015 Highway to Hellas
  • 2015 Er Ist Wieder Da
  • 2018 Der Vorname


  • 2002: Deutscher Comedypreis as Best Supporting Actor in Ladykracher
  • 2005: Bayerischer Fernsehpreis for Stromberg
  • 2005: Deutscher Comedypreis as Best Actor for Stromberg
  • 2005: Goldener Gong for Stromberg
  • 2005: Jupiter-Filmpreis as Best TV Actor
  • 2006: Adolf-Grimme-Preis for Stromberg
  • 2006: Deutscher Comedypreis as Best Actor in a Comedy series for Stromberg
  • 2006: GQ - Man of the year in the category TV
  • 2006: Sony Music - Triple-Platinum for over 150000 sold Stromberg-DVDs
  • 2007: Deutscher Comedypreis as Best Actor (in a Comedy series) for Stromberg

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