Manuel Steitz, born in Munich in 1994, gave his first performances in several student films. In 2006, he made his movie debut as "Seppel" in the movie adaptation of "Der Räuber Hotzenplotz" ("The Robber Hotzenplotz"). His second movie, Ben Verbong"s "Herr Bello", comes to the cinemas in the spring of 2007. Besides his movie career, Manuel Steitz still goes to school in Munich.