Michael Kranz

Michael Kranz

  • Born on
    • April 17th, 1983
Since his father was the senior physician of a ward in the Bad Schussenried Centre for Psychiatry, he grew up with his three siblings in a service flat on the former hospital grounds. He attended the Studienkolleg St.Johann Blönried and graduated from there in 2003. At the age of 17, he lived for one year on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where he graduated from Red Cloud High School in 2001. In 2008 he completed his acting education at the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich. He studied at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München and graduated there in March 2018 with a diploma in documentary film directing and television journalism. Internationally, Kranz was seen in the drama The White Ribbon (2009) by Michael Haneke, in Quentin Tarantino's war film Inglourious Basterds and in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. He became known to a wider television audience with the series Hindafing, in which he plays the city priest Kraus. The series was awarded the Austrian film prize Romy in 2018. His spot myBorder's joyFence was awarded the First Steps Award and the Porsche Award in 2018.

Starring Michael Kranz on Plex

  • Heidi
    Herr Kardidat


Acting (14 Credits)

202112 Tage Sommer as Henning / Reinhold / Corvin
2020Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood as Alfons Urban
2019The Goldfish
2017Welcome to Hindafing as Pfarrer Kraus
2016Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank as Jan Hartog
2015Heidi as Herr Kardidat
201513 Minutes as Franz Xaver Lechner
2013The Fifth Estate as Otto
2012Rommel as Karl Daniel
2012The Pursuit of Unhappiness as Moritz
2011War Horse as Junior German Officer
2010Nanga Parbat as Hans Saler
2009The White Ribbon as The Tutor
2009Inglourious Basterds as Herrman #3

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