Michael Herbig

Michael Herbig

Weitere Namen: Michael "Bully" Herbig (Weiterer Name)
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Sonstiges, Produzent
*29.04.1968 München

Biografie

Michael Herbig, born in Munich on April 29, 1968, was trained as a photographer. 1992-96 he created the comedy character of "Bully" for Radio GONG and Radio Energy. At the same time Herbig played in 800 episodes of the radio series "Die Bayerncops". Then he directed, produced, wrote and played in the TV series "Bullyparade" (1997-2002) and "Bully & Rick" (2004).

His feature film debut "Der Schuh des Manitu" ("Manitou's shoe", 2001), recipient of numerous awards, was the greatest boxoffice hit in post-war Germany. "(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1" ("Dreamship Surprise") attracted more viewers than any other German film in 2004.

After playing the title role in the ghost comedy "Hui Buh – Das Schlossgespenst" ("Hui Buh – The Goofy Ghost"), that also featured his longtime friends and fellow comedians Rick Kavanian and Christoph Maria Herbst, Herbig turned to another movie project. But the animation film "Lissi und der wilde Kaiser" ("Lissi and the Wild Emperor"), a parody of the "Sissi" films of the 1950s, did not meet the box office expectations and was not received as well by critics as his former genre parodies.

In 2008, Herbig played the Grim Reaper in Joseph Vilsmaier's "Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar" (2008). He also started his next movie project, a feature film for the big screen of Runer Jonsson's "Wickie und die starken Männer" ("Vicky the Viking"), that is once again an adaptation of an pop culture classic.

Herbig then primarily focused on acting. After a cameo in Dani Levy's "Das Leben ist zu lang" (2010), he starred in Leander Haußmann's tragicomedy "Hotel Lux" (2011) and Helmut Dietl's "Zettl" (2012). In 2013, he featured alongside Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey in the showbiz comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" (US).

Also in 2013, he ran a six-part TV comedy program called "Bully macht Buddy", a (fictitious) making-off of his (real) feature film "Buddy" which was released at the end of the same year. In the comedy about a hapless guardian angel, Herbig was director, author, producer and star at the same time. Although the film turned out a respectable success, selling almost 800,000 admissions, it could not match Herbig's box office hits that preceded it.

Over the next years, Michael Herbig withdrew from the big screen with the exception of guest features in the horror film "Unknown User" (US 2014) and in the comedy "Traumfrauen" (2015). It was only by the end of 2016 that he returned in a starring role, playing a sacked bank consultant in Wolfgang Petersen's crime caper "Vier gegen die Bank". The same year, in the summer, he had already begun shooting "Bullyparade – Der Film", which is scheduled for a release in the summer of 2017, when the correspondent TV comedy series celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Filmografie

2017/2018 Der Ballon
Regie
 
2017 Death is so permanent
Darsteller
 
2016/2017 Bullyparade - Der Film
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
 
2016-2018 Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
Sprecher
 
2015/2016 Vier gegen die Bank
Darsteller
 
2013 Buddy
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
 
2012 Der Bernd
Mitwirkung
 
2010/2011 Hotel Lux
Darsteller, Co-Produzent
 
2010/2011 Zettl
Darsteller
 
2009/2010 Goethe!
Co-Produzent
 
2009/2010 Das Leben ist zu lang
Darsteller
 
2009 Wickie und die starken Männer
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Casting, Produzent
 
2009 Horst Schlämmer - Isch kandidiere!
Darsteller
 
2008 Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar
Darsteller
 
2006/2007 Lissi und der wilde Kaiser
Sprecher, Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
 
2006-2008 Asterix bei den Olympischen Spielen
Darsteller
 
2005/2006 HUI BUH - Das Schlossgespenst
Darsteller
 
2003/2004 (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
 
2001/2002 Knallharte Jungs
Darsteller
 
2001-2004 Back to Gaya
Sprecher
 
2001 The Emperor's new Groove
Synchronsprecher
 
2000/2001 Der Schuh des Manitu
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
 
1999/2000 Erkan & Stefan
Regie