Leading actor Ben Becker has found success on stage, screen, and television in his native Germany. Born in Bremen but raised in Berlin, the son of actress Monika Hansen, Becker launched his own acting career at the Ernst Deutsch Theater after working behind the scenes and then studying acting. He has since appeared regularly on-stage. On television and in features, Becker is frequently cast as a villain. His role as an eccentric young musician in tune with the sounds of nature in the gay drama Schlafes Bruder (Brother of Sleep) (1995) is a notable exception.