The son of a German father and a French took acting lessons with Willy Reichert and were 19 -year-old made his debut at the State Theatre Stuttgart. After that he played in Heidelberg, Esslingen, Bochum and Cologne. In 1940 he was appointed by Gustaf at the Berlin Staatstheater.
After the war, he served first in Cologne, before an engagement at the theater in Berlin in 1947 took on Schiffbauerdamm, where he worked until 1950. Then he looked at the Schiller Theater and Schlossparktheater in West Berlin, also in Dusseldorf, Recklinghausen, Jagsthausen as well as guest performances.
His roles included Milota in King Ottokar's Fortune and End, KLESEL in a fraternal strife in Habsburg, colonel Henry in The Dreyfus Affair ( by Wilhelm Herzog), Phil Cook in The Country Girl ( Clifford Odets of ) Bolingbroke in Richard II, Vladimir in waiting for Godot, Clarence in Richard III. , Tobias in Twelfth Night, Adam in The Broken Jug, Götz in Götz von Berlichingen and Big Daddy in Cat on a hot Tin Roof. In 1961, he had great success as a father Dolittle in the musical My Fair Lady in Berlin and Hamburg.
Since 1941 Schieske was also seen in movies. He received his most significant role in 1948 in the DEFA strip Affaire Blum as a criminologist Otto Bonte who saves the accused Jews Blum and transferred to the real culprit. In the 60s, he distinguished himself mainly as a television actor in film adaptations such as Who eats once from the tin cup and everyone dies alone with Edith Schultze- Westrum and Anneli Granget, by Hans Fallada. His son Geriet Schieske ( b. 1945 ) was also an actor.
He is buried in the cemetery Zehlendorf.