Heinrich Schmieder was born in 1970 as the son of Albanian immigrants banatdeutscher. In the years 1991-1994 he studied acting at the private Zinner Studio in Munich. He has worked alongside numerous theater roles, especially as an actor for movies and feature film productions.
From 1999 to 2001 Schmieder took over the role of the Commissioner Tobias of Saxony in the scene of the broadcaster Radio Bremen. In addition to Heino Ferch and Sebastian Koch he was seen in 2001, directed by Roland Suso Richter in the internationally successful television movie The tunnel in the role of Theo Lohmann. In 2003, the actor was nominated for the German Television Award. In 2004, he was directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel in the role of Rochus Misch to the occupation of the Oscar-nominated movie Downfall. From 2005 he was a member of the German Film Academy.
Schmieder died in the night from 20 to 21 July 2010 at the age of 40 in a hotel in Livigno, Italy, where he had stayed as a participant of the Bike Transalp. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
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