Furmann, Benno 1972– (Benjamin Furmann)

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Furmann, Benno 1972- (Benjamin Furmann)

PERSONAL

Original name, Benjamin Furmann; born January 17, 1972, in Berlin-Kreuzberg, West Germany; children: Zoe. Education: Studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute, 1992-93.

Addresses:

Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Players Agency, Sophienstrasse 21, Berlin 10178 Germany. Manager—D/F, 8607 E. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

Career:

Actor. Previously worked as a waiter and bouncer.

Awards, Honors:

German Television Award, best actor in a movie made for television or miniseries, 1999, for Die Bubi Scholz Story; Bavarian Film Award, best actor, 2001, for Freunde; Adolf Grimme Award in Gold (with others), fiction/entertainment, Golden Camera Award nomination, best German actor, 2005, both for Wolfsburg.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Die Ungewisse lage des paradieses (also known as In Search of Paradise and The Uncertain Situation of Paradise), 1992.

Schueler, Durst, 1993.

Mamba, Einfach nur liebe (also known as Simply Love), 1994.

Grenzganger, 1995.

Carl, Scarmour, 1997.

Ike, The First Time, 1997.

Fabian, Der Eisbaer, Constantin Films, 1998.

John, Kiss My Blood, 1998.

Candy, 1998.

Carlos, Puenktchen und Anton (also known as Annaluise and Anton), Buena Vista International, 1999.

Johnny, St. Pauli Nacht (also known as St. Pauli Night), Buena Vista International, 1999.

Gosbert Klee, 'Ne guenstige Gelegenheit, Warner Bros., 1999.

John, Kiss My Blood, 1999.

Butschma, 1999.

Hein, Anatomie (also known as Anatomy), Columbia Pictures, 2000.

Nils, Freunde (also known as Friends and Trust Me), 2000.

Der Neue, Kanak Attack, Concorde Filmverleih GmbH, 2000.

Bodo, Der Krieger unde die Kaiserin (also known as The Princess and the Warrior, Der Krieger + die Kaiserin, and The Warrior and the Empress), Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Felix, Nackt (also known as Naked), Constantin Film, 2002.

Philipp Gerber, Wolfsburg, Peripher Film, 2003.

(German version) Voice of Sinbad, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, 2003.

William Eden, The Order (also known as The Sin Eater and Sin Eater—Die Seele des bosen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Oliver, Gespenster, Piffl Medien GmbH, 2005.

Nikolaus Sprink, Joyeux Noel (also known as Happy Christmas and Merry Christmas), Sony Pictures Classics, 2005.

Himself, Joyeux Noel: La musique du film (documentary short), 2005.

Lehrer Grunbaum, Die Wilden huhner, Constantin Film, 2006.

Thaddeus, Kruistocht in spijkerbroek (also known as La croisade en jeans, Crusade in Jeans, and Kreuzzug in Jeans), Benelux Film Distribution, 2006.

Lehrer Grunbaum, Die Wilden huhner und die liebe, Constantin Films, 2007.

Steiner, The Mutant Chronicles, Tiglon, 2007.

Freddie, Pornorama, 2007.

Reuven, Survivre avec les Loups, Bac Films, 2007.

Toni Kurz, Nordwand, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Guenni, Und tschuess, 1995.

Karsten Rohde, Sperling, 1996-99.

Boomtown Berlin, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Alphonse, Belle epoque, 1995.

Eric/Siegfried, Ring of the Nibelungs (also known as Curse of the Ring, Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, Die Nibelungen—der fluch des drachen, Die Nibe-lungen, La saga dei Nibelunghi, and Sword of Xanten), 2004, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Little Joe, Schuld war nur der Bossa Nova, 1992.

Knacki, Schicksalsspiel, 1993.

Drago, Tatort—Klassen-Kampf, 1994.

Chet, Toedliches Netz, 1994.

Junkie, Lemgo, 1994.

Guenni Dobrinksi, Und tschuessauf Mallorca, 1995.

Bruno, Tot auf halde, 1995.

Gunni Dobrinski, Und tschuess in Amerika, 1996.

Ringo, Landgang fuer Ringo, 1996.

Ike, Das Erste mal, 1996.

Geerdem, Polizeiruf 110 er Sohn der Kommissarin, 1997.

Gustav "Bubi" Scholz (young), Die Bubi Scholz Story, 1998.

Christian, Mein Freund, der Bulle, 1998.

Lars, Das Staatgeheimnis (also known as High Score and State Secret), 2001.

Werner, My House in Umbria (also known as La mia casa in Umbria), HBO, 2003.

Ulf Weinhold, Kleine Schwester, 2004.

Gigi Parma, Jack und Bob, 2005.

Jurgen Urban, Die Sturmflut, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Joyeux Noel": Making of Promo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Siggi, "Die Zeit der vielen Worte," Die Zweite Heimat—Chronik einer Jugend (also known as 2nd Heimat, The Second Heimat, The Second Homeland: Chronicle of a Youth, and Die Zweite Heimat: Leaving Home), 1993.

"Jugendsuenden," Die Kommissarin, 1994.

Drago Stepanovic, "Klassen-Kampf," Tatort, 1994.

Geerdem, "Der Sohn der kommissarin," Polizeiruf 110, 1997.

Himself, "Ein Herz fur Kinder 1998," Ein Herz fur Kinder, 1998.

Beckmann, 2001.

Anke Late Night, 2004.

"Wetten, dass …? aus Mannheim," Wetten, dass?, 2005.

Ill nach neun (also known as 3nach9), 2005.

Tigerenten Club, 2005.

Also appeared as Gunther "Gunni" Dobrinski, Und tschuss!.