Salvatore Cancemi was born near Cologne (Germany). He grew up both German and Italian and is fluent in German, Italian and English.

After a completed apprenticeship as travel agent and working for several years in an agency he decided to participate in a casting for the historical movie "The Physician (Der Medicus)", where he got an extra role as a medical student alongside Ben Kingsley.

Later Salvatore is seen in successful German & Italian series and films with small speaking roles: "Alarm für Cobra 11", "Gomorra - La Serie", "Volltreffer", "Einstein" & "Heldt".

He works and lives in Germany.