top of page


Bernhard Bettermann was born in 1965 in Paris, lives in Zurich and works as a stage and on screen actor in Germany.

He’s a cosmopolitan in every sense of the word - in Film and in the Theatre.


After graduating school, Bettermann studies at the Schauspielakademie Zurich and is discovered by the successful director Robert Wilson, who hires him to play at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg.

Various theatre-engagements follow, at the Residenz-Theater Munich,

at the Schauspiel Bonn and at the Theater am Neumarkt in Zurich to name a few.


Bettermann’s talent doesn't go unnoticed in the world of television as well.

To date he can be seen in more than 60 TV-movies and shows. 

He’s leaving his mark in cinema as well, plays in ‘Straight Shooter’ next to Dennis Hopper and in ‘The Edukators’ directed by Hans Weingartner.

His compelling portrayal of the German Lieutenant-Colonel Clemens Forell in the movie ‘As far as my feet will carry me’, which depicts Forell’s

war-imprisonment and his grand escape, brings him the award as best actor at the film festival Milan in 2002. 

In his most recognisable role, Bettermann plays the empathetic

Dr. Martin Stein in the TV-Show ‘In aller Freundschaft’.


At the Capitoltheater in Dusseldorf he acts and sings in the musical-production ‘Das Mädchen Rosemarie’ in 2004 and in 2012 Bettermann acts as the main male part in a German adaptation of the Broadway-Musical

‘Funny Girl’ at the Staatstheater Nurnberg.

In subsequent years he goes on several theatre-tours, acting in classics such as ‘Amphitryon’ and ‘Sein oder nicht Sein’.

A further professional interest of his are his frequent readings(of Rousseau for example) as well as his engagement in projects as voice artist.

bottom of page