German voice actor and well-known film actor Ben Becker was born on January 15, 1969, in Bremen. Becker’s career in the entertainment sector appeared to be predestined given that his family has a strong history in the performing profession. His reputation as a versatile and competent actor has been cemented by his tremendous body of work, which includes both stage and cinema roles.
At an early age, Becker began his path into the world of acting. He participated in radio plays when he was young and even landed a few bit parts in movies. But between 1985 and 1987, he received professional instruction in acting at the Berliner Schaubühne. His first job after finishing his training took him to the Ernst Deutsch Theater in Hamburg.
Becker then became a member of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, where he created a lasting impact when portraying Ferdinand in Schiller’s “Intrigue and Love” from 1991 to 1992. He was drawn to the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus by his brilliance and adaptability, and there he played Tybalt in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at the Deutschen Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.
While building a reputation in theater, Becker’s big break in film came in 1991 when he portrayed the haughty German lover of the Serbian heroine who was pregnant in the movie “The Serbian Girl.” His breakout performance occurred in 1995 when he played Peter, a man who falls in love with another man, in Joseph Vilsmaier’s “Schlafes Bruder.” Becker became a rising star in German cinema as a result of his critically lauded performance.
He played the singer Robert Biberti in the movie “Comedian Harmonists,” demonstrating his versatility by playing a variety of personas. In 1995, Becker ventured into producing, working with his sister Meret on the “Sid & Nancy” movie.
He proceeded to broaden his repertoire with parts in movies like Rosa von Praunheim’s “The Einstein of Sex” (1999) and the Maxim Gorki Theater version of Alfred Döblin’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz” in 1999. He starred in “Just an Ordinary Jew,” which was mostly a monologue, in 2005 and had a distinctive character.
Who are Meret Becker’s Parents?
The list of Ben Becker’s ancestors in the German entertainment industry is extensive. He is the son of the well-known actors Rolf Becker and Monika Hansen. The Beckers are a genuine acting dynasty because Meret Becker, his sister, is also a well-known performer. Ben’s stepfather was the renowned Otto Sander, a well-known character in German theater and film, which was an additional factor.
His Jewish genealogy, which he acquired via his maternal grandmother Claire Schlichting’s father, a Jewish trader from Wuppertal, is an intriguing component of Becker’s heritage.