Jacob Matschenz

Jacob Matschenz

Darsteller
*1984 Berlin (Ost)

Biography

Jacob Matschenz, born 1984 in Berlin, became an actor during his school days rather accidentally: Sent by his mother, he applied for a casting but did not land the part. Nevertheless, director Jakob Hilpert gave him a part in his graduation film "Kleine Kreise" ("Circling", 1999). In the following years, the autodidact who never attended drama school appeared in movie and TV productions such as Kai Wessel's "Juls Freundin" (2002) or Norbert Baumgarten's comedy "Befreite Zone" ("Liberated Zone", 2003). In 2005, Matschenz made his breakthrough performance in the leading role of "Das Lächeln der Tiefseefische" ("The Smile of the Monsterfish"). His portrayal of a sensitive teenager living in adverse conditions won Matschenz the award of "Best young actor" at the Max Ophuels film festival.

Matschenz then consolidated his reputation as one of the most promising young actors in German cinema with his parts in the highly praised "Wholetrain", a film about graffiti sprayers, and in the drama "Neandertal" (both 2006). In 2008, he appeared in four different productions: Matschenz starred alongside Nadeshda Brennicke in the TV movie "Unschuld", in the "coming of age" story "Zweier Ohne" ("Coxless Pair"), in Dennis Gansel's star-studded adaptation of the novel "Die Welle" ("The Wave"), and in the omnibus film "Berlin – 1. Mai" ("Berlin – 1st of May") that premiered at the 2008 Berlinale.

Also in 2008, he played a supporting role in Caroline Link's "Im Winter ein Jahr" ("A Year Ago in Winter"). This was followed by appearances in "Die Vorstadtkrokodile" ("The Crocodiles") and the adventure romp "12 Meter ohne Kopf" ("12 Paces Without a Head"). In 2010, Matschenz starred in two productions: In "Renn, wenn Du kannst" ("Run If You Can") he plays a male nurse caught in a love triangle, and in the award-winning drama "Bis aufs Blut – Brüder auf Bewährung" ("Stronger Than Blood"), he portrays a convicted youth struggling to break free from a life of crime.

He next portrayed a troubled youth in the drama "Das System - alles verstehen heißt alles verzeihen" ("The System", 2011), and had a lead role in "Etwas Besseres als den Tod" ("Beats Being Dead"), Christian Petzold's entry in the TV trilogy "Dreileben".

After appearing in Til Schweiger's action film "Schutzengel" ("Guardians") and Dietrich Brüggemann's "3 Zimmer/Küche/Bad" ("Move"), Matschenz starred in the comedy "Großstadtklein" (2013) and was one of the adult leads in the children's film "Sputnik" ("Mission: Sputnik", D/BE/CZ 2013). Following parts in the TV production "Die Pilgerin" (2014) and the drama "Jack", Matschenz played the title character in "Till Eulenspiegel" (2014, TV). He again proved his knack for comedy in the political satire "Heil" (2015), playing a Neo-Nazi who plans to invade Poland.

Filmography

2016/2017 Babylon Berlin
Cast
 
2016/2017 Stau
Cast
 
2016/2017 Magical Mystery
Cast
 
2016 Konstruktion
Cast
 
2015/2016 Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein
Cast
 
2015/2016 Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben
Cast
 
2015-2017 Vorwärts immer!
Cast
 
2014/2015 3 Türken & 1 Baby
Cast
 
2014/2015 Heil
Cast
 
2013/2014 Nachspielzeit
Cast
 
2013/2014 Alle meine Jungs
Cast
 
2013/2014 Jack
Cast
 
2013 Die Pilgerin
Cast
 
2012/2013 Sputnik
Cast
 
2012/2013 Grossstadtklein
Cast
 
2012 Schutzengel
Cast
 
2011/2012 3 Zimmer/Küche/Bad
Cast
 
2011/2012 Finn und der Weg zum Himmel
Cast
 
2010/2011 Wickie auf großer Fahrt
Cast
 
2010/2011 Männerherzen...und die ganz ganz große Liebe
Cast
 
2010/2011 Etwas Besseres als den Tod
Cast
 
2010/2011 Eine Minute Dunkel
Cast
 
2010/2011 Komm' mir nicht nach
Cast
 
2010/2011 Adams Ende
Cast
 
2010/2011 Das System - alles verstehen heißt alles verzeihen
Cast
 
2010 Vorstadtkrokodile 3 - Freunde für immer
Cast
 
2010 Kalte Karibik
Cast
 
2009/2010 Renn, wenn du kannst
Cast
 
2009/2010 Bis aufs Blut - Brüder auf Bewährung
Cast
 
2009 Der gestiefelte Kater
Cast
 
2008/2009 Vorstadtkrokodile
Cast
 
2008/2009 Fliegen
Cast
 
2008/2009 Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf
Cast
 
2008 2er ohne
Cast
 
2008 Tod in der Eifel
Cast
 
2008 Unschuld
Cast
 
2007/2008 Im Winter ein Jahr
Cast
 
2007/2008 Die Welle
Cast
 
2006/2007 An die Grenze
Cast
 
2006/2007 Dreams of Happiness
Cast
 
2006-2008 1. Mai
Cast
 
2005/2006 Ludgers Fall
Cast
 
2005/2006 Nachtwanderer
Cast
 
2005/2006 Neandertal
Cast
 
2005/2006 Tollpension
Cast
 
2005 Rose
Cast
 
2004/2005 Das Lächeln der Tiefseefische
Cast
 
2004-2006 Wholetrain
Cast
 
2004 Fliehendes Land
Cast
 
2004 Zahme Vögel
Cast
 
2002/2003 Befreite Zone
Cast
 
2001/2002 Mutanten
Cast
 
2000 Kleine Kreise
Cast
 

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