Christian Steyer

Christian Steyer

Darsteller, Schnitt, Musik
*06.12.1946 Falkenstein (Vogtland)

Biography

Christian Steyer was born December 6, 1946, in Falkenstein, Saxony, as the son of a minister. As a child his father taught him to play the piano and the organ. At the age of 13, he started to attend a special class at Leipzig Musik-Konservatorium. From 1965 to 1970, Steyer studied music in Leipzig and in Dresden where he majored on the piano. He graduated with a diploma and subsequently also studied acting at Ernst Busch's drama school in Berlin. After two years of actor's training, Steyer received his acting diploma in 1972 and subsequently worked as a freelance singer, composer, pianist, and actor.

Still in 1972, Steyer made his debut in front of the camera as student Tommy in Lothar Warneke's film "Es ist eine alte Geschichte" ("It Is an Old Story"). In Heiner Carow's film "Die Legende von Paul und Paula" ("The Legend of Paul and Paula"), he was seen as fairground villain Colly. Furthermore, Steyer starred in the role of weird Lutz in the film "Für die Liebe noch zu mager?" ("Too Skinny for Love") and appeared in the "Polizeiruf 110"-episode "Konzert für einen Außenseiter". With these films, Steyer strengthened his role image as a charming, yet careless young man with curly hair.

During the mid-1970s, Steyer also started to write music for movie and TV productions. He wrote his first film score for the children's film "Der Untergang der Emma", directed by Helmut Dziuba. During the following years, he wrote the scores for several children's films, as well as for several "Polizeiruf 110" episodes. Steyer wrote his first orchestra score for Dieter Scharfenberg's fantasy film "Die vertauschte Königin". In the film, he also took over a role as an actor. For the following years, Steyer appeared as an actor, for instance, in "Der Traum vom Elch" (1986), in Lothar Warneke"s film "Blonder Tango" (1985), or in "Die Schauspielerin" ("The Actress", 1988), and likewise worked as a film score composer. He, for instance, wrote the film score for Helmut Dziuba's youth film "Verbotene Liebe" ("Forbidden Love", 1989).

After the German reunification, Steyer continued his career as actor, musician, and composer. He mainly appeared in TV productions during the 1990s and wrote several film scores for movie productions, including "Kinderspiele" ("Child’s Play", 1992), "Das Leben ist eine Baustelle" ("Life Is All You Get", 1997), both directed by Wolfgang Becker, or "Zugvögel… Einmal nach Inari" ("Trains "n" Roses", 1996). In Matthias Keilich's graduation film "Nicht Fisch Nicht Fleisch" ("Neither Fish, Nor Fowl", 2002), Steyer played the German adoptive father of the protagonist.

In 2004, Steyer wrote the film scores for Bernd Sahling's award-winning children"s film "Die Blindgänger" ("The Blind Flyers") and for Peter Lichtefeld's film "Playa del Futuro". In recent years, Christian Steyer has increasingly focused on writing music. Still, he played a supporting role in Matthias Keilich's film "Könige der Nutzholzgewinnung" ("Lumber Kings").

Filmography

2016/2017 Dark
Cast
 
2014/2015 Neue Natur - Art Girls intern
Cast
 
2013 Die kleine Meerjungfrau
Cast
 
2011/2012 Zwei Leben
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn
Cast
 
2011-2013 Art Girls
Cast
 
2009/2010 Drei
Cast
 
2007 Grenze
Cast
 
2005/2006 Die Könige der Nutzholzgewinnung
Cast
 
2005/2006 Hänsel und Gretel
Cast
 
2005 Zu wenig Zucker
Music
 
2004 Playa del Futuro
Music
 
2003/2004 Aus Liebe zum Volk
Music
 
2003/2004 Die Blindgänger
Music
 
2001/2002 Nicht Fisch Nicht Fleisch
Cast
 
2001 Der Handstand
Music
 
2000/2001 Drei Stern Rot
Cast
 
2000 Stundenhotel
Editing, Music
 
1999 Drei Gauner, ein Baby und die Liebe
Cast
 
1998/1999 Sumpf
Cast
 
1998/1999 Drachenland
Voice
 
1996/1997 Zugvögel - Einmal nach Inari
Music
 
1995-1997 Das Leben ist eine Baustelle
Music
 
1994/1995 Die Vergebung
Cast
 
1992 Tod aus der Vergangenheit
Music
 
1991/1992 Jana und Jan
Music
 
1991/1992 Ein Fall für Ehrlicher
Music
 
1991/1992 Kinderspiele
Music
 
1989/1990 Verbotene Liebe
Music
 
1988/1989 Der Magdalenenbaum
Cast
 
1987/1988 Die Schauspielerin
Cast
 
1985/1986 Der Traum vom Elch
Cast
 
1985/1986 Fahrschule
Music
 
1985/1986 Blonder Tango
Cast
 
1985/1986 Jan auf der Zille
Music
 
1984/1985 Außenseiter
Cast
 
1984 Die vertauschte Königin
Cast, Music
 
1983/1984 Erscheinen Pflicht
Music
 
1983 Taubenjule
Music
 
1982 Melanie van der Straaten
Cast
 
1981/1982 Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre
Music
 
1981/1982 Das Konzert
Cast
 
1980/1981 Bürgschaft für ein Jahr
Cast
 
1980/1981 Unser kurzes Leben
Cast
 
1980 Als Unku Edes Freundin war...
Music
 
1980 Gevatter Tod
Cast
 
1979/1980 Johann Sebastian Bachs vergebliche Reise in den Ruhm
Cast
 
1979/1980 Der Spiegel des großen Magus
Music
 
1978/1979 Am Abgrund
Cast
 
1978 Rotschlipse
Music
 
1977/1978 Nach Jahr und Tag
Cast, Music
 
1977 Ein unbequemer Zeuge
Music
 
1973/1974 Der Untergang der Emma
Music
 
1973/1974 Für die Liebe noch zu mager?
Cast
 
1973/1974 Konzert für einen Außenseiter
Cast
 
1972/1973 Die Legende von Paul und Paula
Cast
 
1972/1973 Die Taube auf dem Dach
Cast
 
1971/1972 Es ist eine alte Geschichte
Cast