Philipp Hochmair, born 1973 in Vienna.
He studied acting at the famous Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. Taught by Golden Globe – Winner Klaus Maria Brandauer, he finished acting school after 4 years.
From 2003 to 2009 engagement at the Viennese Burgtheater (admitted in the gallery of honor).
From 2009 to 2016 engagement at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg (Germany).
Apart from this, engagements at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Staatstheater Hannover, Volksbühne Berlin and at the Zürich Schauspielhaus.
Most important roles on stage: Mephisto (‚Faust’), Dorfrichter Adam (‚Der zerbrochene Krug’), Jedermann (by Hugo von Hofmannsthal), ‚Torquato Tasso’ (by Goethe) and various premieres of Peter Handke and Elfriede Jelinek.
Starring in numerous movies and TV-films, including Die Manns – ein Jahrhundertroman(directed by Heinrich Breloer), Winterreise (director Hans Steinbichler), Day and Night (directed by Sabine Derflinger), The Fatherless(directed by Marie Kreutzer) and The Shine of the Day (by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel), Die Auslöschung(director: Nicholas Leytner), Tomcat(by Händel Klaus) and Animals(directed by Greg Zglinksi).
His role as secretary Joachim Schnitzler in ORF/ARD TV-series Vorstadtweiberled to increasing public awareness.
In 2018 he was role model for „Know your status“-campaign of Life Ball’s Life + association. Watch the clip here.
In November 2018, Philipp Hochmair and his band, Die Elektrohand Gottes, performed Hochmair’s rock spectacle Jedermann Reloaded at the Viennese St. Stephens Cathedral. All proceeds of this sold out-charity went to a south african aids hospice.
In Blind Ermittelt, a TV crime series, he plays the main character, the blind ex-commissioner, Alexander Haller.
Hochmair tours nationally and internationally with his solo projects Goethe’s Werther!(Goethe), The Trialand The man who disappeared(both by Franz Kafka).
Jedermann Reloadedis Philipp Hochmair’s rock-interpretation of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s original, which he performs together with his band Elektrohand Gottes.
In November 2018, ‚Jedermann Reloaded’ was released on CD, LP, iTunes and Spotify.