Got his nickname "Bully" during the time he played soccer in Munich because there were too many Michaels in the team and he always wore a shirt written "Die Bullen" on it.
His film Manitou's Shoe (2001), the second feature film he directed, became the most successful movie in Germany and Austria ever.
German voice of "Kusco" on The Emperor's New Groove (2000), "Buu" on Boo, Zino & the Snurks (2004) and "Fender" on Robots (2005).
Often works together with his good friends Christian Tramitz and Rick Kavanian since their common days on "Radio Energy" in Munich.
He's the German voice of Woody in 'Toy Story 3'.
In 2015, he replaced Thomas Gottschalk as the celebrity testimonial for the Haribo commercials.