Famous People from Munich

Over the years, Munich in Germany has been a hotbed for famous and successful people. Here is a look at a mixture of the finest talent and the best up-and-comers that the capital of Bavaria has ever produced.

Jeri RyanA number of Germans have gone on to have successful careers as actors. One of those is Jeri Ryan who is mainly famous for her 103 episodes of Stark Trek Voyager, where she played the role of Seven of Nine and has also appeared in things such as Shark and Law and Order.

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Werner HerzogOne of the world’s predominant filmmakers, Werner Herzog is also from the region. Herzog is famous for taking controversial and bizarre subjects for his documentaries such as Grizzly Man and films such as Bad Lieutenant.

Another actor who is progressing his way through the business is Elyas M’Barek, who has been in a number of successful German films and is now looking to make the move over to Hollywood.

Moritz BleibtreuOne Munich-born actor who has success both sides of the Atlantic is Moritz Bleibtreu who has some real break out performances in things such as Run Lola Run and Das Experiment.

Despite not having a reputation as prolific music makers, there is also blossoming music scene within Germany, with their own domestic brand spanning a variety of genres. One of those is singer-songwriter, Enik whose break out EP was called “Without a Bark” and he has been compared to the likes of Tom Waits and David Bowie.

toby GadOne of the biggest producers in music today also comes from Munich, Toby Gad has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Fergie and Miley Cyrus and also co-write and produced Beyoncé’s international smash, “If I Were a Boy”.

He is not the only successful producer in his family though, as brother Jens Gad is in the same game and has worked with German acts such as Enigma and Sandra.

Another big name from the German music scene is DJ Hell who is Germany’s premier house-techno DJ and also the label boss of International DeeJay Gigolo Records who have produced the likes of Zombie Nation and Tiga.

Claudia Schiffer Munich


Germany has also produced a number of models over the years with the likes of Claudia Schiffer coming from the region. The latest to keep an eye on is , who has worked in campaigns for Gucci, Versace and Hugo Boss.


Julia StegnerIn sporting terms there are a number of players coming through the Bayern Munich youth team such as Emre Can, who is a midfielder with caps up to under-19 level for Germany and Dennis Chessa who plays defence and midfield and is looking to make the step up to the first team.

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