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|Michael Bully Herbig|
Herbig at the Berliner Press presentation of Lissi und der wilde Kaiser, 2007.
29 April 1968
|Occupation||film director, actor, author|
Michael Herbig (29 April 1968 in Munich) is a German film director, actor and author. His nickname "Bully" (a German word with a meaning quite different from English) became integral part of his stage name as Michael Bully Herbig as a comedian.
Life and work
His career began in 1992 with regular appearances on radio (more than 800), leading to appearances on various television shows. He gained wider fame as writer, actor and director of the comedy show "Bullyparade". The show featured him as the host, his good friend Rick Kavanian, Christian Tramitz and Diana Herold as a dancer and occasional actress in the skits. The show featured many different themes, including stereotypical gay archetypes in a Star Trek parody, an homage to westerns, and of the Austrian royal, Elisabeth of Bavaria, known as Sissi. On the show, he let the audience vote which theme to use for each of his movies based upon characters from the show. The first, the 2001 Der Schuh des Manitu (Manitou's Shoe) was seen by over 11.7 million people, one of the most successful German films to date. His second film, (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004) was also a commercial success, cementing his career.
|1997||Easy Bully (TV)||Director, Produced, Writer and Starring|
|1997–2002||Bullyparade (TV)||Director, Produced, Writer and Starring|
|1999||Die Bademeister – Weiber, saufen, Leben retten (TV)||Starring|
|2000||Erkan & Stefan||Director|
|2001||Manitou's Shoe||Director, Produced, Writer and Starring|
|The Emperor's New Groove||German voice of Kuzco|
|2004–2007||Bully & Rick (TV)||Director, Produced, Writer and Starring|
|2004||Boo, Zino & the Snurks||Voice of Buu|
|Traumschiff Surprise - Periode 1||Director, Produced, Writer and Starring|
|2005||Robots||German voice of Fender|
|2006||Hui Buh – Das Schlossgespenst||Voice and model for the CGI main character|
|2007||Lissi and the Wild Emperor||Writer, Director and Starring|
|2008||Asterix at the Olympic Games||Supporting|
|Bully sucht die starken Männer! (TV)||Judge in casting show for the movie "Vicky [...]"|
|Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar||Starring|
|2009||Vicky the Viking||Director and Starring|
|2010||Toy Story 3||German voice of Woody|
|2013||The Incredible Burt Wonderstone||Supporting|
|2017||Bullyparade - The Movie||Director, Produced, Writer and Starring|
- Meza, Ed (January 7, 2008). "Herbig to direct 'Vicky the Viking'". Variety. Reed Elsevier. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
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