Michael Brandner, born in 1951, is a trained carpenter, technical draftsman and interior designer. Before his breakthrough as a television actor in the Ruhrpott saga Rote Erde (1983-1989), he was a member of the ensemble at the Dortmund City Theater. Since 1990 Michael Brandner has starred in well over 150 television films and series. Whether in Tatort , in Polizeiruf 110 , or at the side of George Clooney in Monuments Men , Michael Brandner works brilliantly in each of his roles. Since 2011 Michael Brandner has been in his prime role as (meanwhile degraded) police advisor Reimund Girwidz in the early evening series Hubert ohne Staller.