Josef Bierbichler

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Josef Bierbichler (2018)

Josef "Sepp" Bierbichler (born April 26, 1948 in Ambach ) is a German actor and writer .


Josef Bierbichler comes from a farming family from Ambach am Starnberger See . As a toddler, he attended a theater school in the neighboring village of Holzhausen. After his time in elementary school and a ten-year boarding school, including in the boarding school for the boys' real school Heilig Kreuz of the Sacred Cross Missionaries in Donauwörth , he completed the hotel management school.

Bierbichler had his first engagement as an actor in Holzhausen on Lake Starnberg . Pamela Wedekind and Rudolf Noelte discovered him there and brought him to the Munich Residenztheater . He ended the three-year contract halfway through the time. He was able to celebrate a great public success with the play Der Brandner Kaspar und das Ewig 'Leben , which was also staged for television in 1975. In 1976 Josef Bierbichler met the playwright and director Herbert Achternbusch , with whom he founded a shared apartment in Ambach. Together with his sister Annamirl Bierbichler , he was an actor in some of Achternbusch's films. In 1980/81, he went to the co-determination theater at the Schauspiel Frankfurt .

Bierbichler played the main role of the lawyer Friedrich Leonhardt in the film adaptation of six stories from Ferdinand von Schirach's short story book Verbrechen for ZDF . In 2012 he played Joe Hynes in the radio play Ulysses based on James Joyce , which, with a running time of more than 22 hours, is the longest radio play to date on Südwestrundfunk and one of the most elaborate radio play productions on ARD .

In all of his roles, Bierbichler always speaks with the linguistic coloring of his Bavarian native dialect. He writes columns for the magazine Theater der Zeit .

Filmography (selection)

In addition, Bierbichler worked in numerous other television productions and theater productions.

Works (selection)

Josef Bierbichler at the presentation of his book Mittelreich on the Blue Sofa ( Club Bertelsmann , 2011)

Radio plays

Audio books


Film portrait

  • Bierbichler. Portrait, Germany, 2007, 44 minutes, script and director: Regina Schilling, production: zero one film, BR , SWR , theatrical release: March 13, 2008 (90 min.), First broadcast: April 26, 2008 on BR, reviews of Nachtkritik .de.

Web links

Commons : Josef Bierbichler  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Manuel Wenzel: After more than 125 years: The boarding school closes its doors. Augsburger Allgemeine , January 19, 2016, accessed on January 20, 2016 : “What do TV chef Vincent Klink, actor Josef Bierbichler and bank manager Kurt Viermetz have in common? They were all boarding school students in Donauwörth. "
  2. a b Josef Bierbichler: The rodent in us. In: Theater of Time. 10/2016, p. 33.
  3. Alexander Krei: ZDF: Schirach's “Verbrechen” is a new mini-series. on , accessed on September 5, 2011.
  4. ^ BR radio play Pool-Musil, The man without qualities. Remix
  5. ^ DDP: Josef Bierbichler awarded the Berlin Theater Prize 2008 , May 18, 2008, accessed on May 19, 2008.