After training at drama school he Krauss has been engaged at Theater of Courage (1972 /73), Viennese popular theater ( 1974-1976 ), Hamburg's Thalia Theatre ( 1976-1978 ) and since 1978 at the Vienna Burgtheater.
Hackl is since 1996 full professor of design role at the Max -Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. Prior to his artistic career, he completed his studies in business administration at the Vienna University of Economics with a Master Title.
Since 1997, Hackl is married to the Austrian actress Maria Köstlinger. The two have a daughter named Melanie. 2003 him a carcinoma in the brain was found, which was soon removed him then.
In 2008, Hackl tried with their own party as candidates in the Austrian national elections, but failed in advance due to an insufficient number of declarations of support.
Hackl 2009 published the CD " Mei lebn - with songs by Georg Danzer ". It contains mostly unpublished songs by Georg Danzer, he has written for Karlheinz Hackl.
- 2009 - "Laughter makes you healthy "
Theater ( selection)
- Mei lebn - With songs by Georg Danzer; PR90763 - Preiser Records
- Karl Skraup Price
- Kainz Medal
- Title Kammerschauspieler
- Telestar 1992
- Golden Romy in 1994 as a Favorite Actor
- Nestroy nomination for Best Actor in 2002
- Johann Nestroy ring the town of Bad Ischl 2007
- Nestroy Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2012