Benno Fürmann

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Benno Fürmann at the NRW premiere of Volt , January 2017.

Benjamin "Benno" Fürmann (born January 17, 1972 in Berlin ) is a German actor and voice actor .


Fürmann lost his mother at the age of seven and his father at fifteen. He had a serious accident while surfing the S-Bahn when he was seventeen, which is why he had to spend six weeks in hospital . He finished his school career with secondary school leaving certificate at the boarding school of the Ernst-Kalkuhl-Gymnasium in Bonn, went to New York City in 1991 and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute . In 2000 he made his breakthrough with anatomy alongside Franka Potente . He made his Hollywood debut with Brian Helgeland's Sin Eater in 2003 alongside Heath Ledger .

Fürmann has a daughter and lives in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg .

social commitment

Benno Fürmann was an ambassador for the 2006 World AIDS Day campaign, supports the association Junge Helden to educate people about organ donation , is an Amnesty International activist and says: "Everyone who walks through the world with open eyes will find something every kilometer. that should be improved. When I make a film, I'm often cut off from the world for three or four months, I hardly read the newspaper, and I basically live on another planet. I would like to use the phases in between and not just sit around on the couch. ”Since 2009, Fürmann has also supported the development organization ONE .

Filmography (selection)

Synchronous rollers (selection)

Audiobooks (selection)

Awards and nominations

Web links

Commons : Benno Fürmann  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. 2009: Netzeitung - “Most of me is still relatively usable” ( Memento from March 26, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Interview with Benno Fürmann on the subject of organ donation
  3. Many entries on Fürmann
  4. 2006: Coolness factor USA: The actor Benno Fürmann supports Amnesty International. source
  5. ^ A spot by the ONE organization or by the ONE organization for the 2009 Bundestag election. In: (Video)
  6. ^ "Wolfs-Mädchen" biography, fictitious. In:
  7. Star of the Year 2013 Film: Daniel Harrich and Ulrich Chaussy , Abendzeitung, December 26, 2013.