He was born in Vienna and was first actor and director in theater. From 1971, he worked in various theaters and in TV, as an actor. In 1978, he started direction in theater; he made adaptations of Shakespeare, Isben among others and also worked on Piaf, The rocky Horror picture Show and Elvis. In 1985, he founded the Theater im Kopf. His first full length film for TV was made of 4 short films.