Capital: € 3 million
Age: 38
Born: 28/02/1982
Country of origin: Wuppertal, Germany
Source of wealth: Actor, director, voice actor and comedian
Last updated: 2023

Short introduction

Axel Stein is a German actor, director, voice actor and comedian from Wuppertal in North Rhine-Westphalia, who achieved national fame in particular due to his role as Tommie in the TV series “Hausmeister Krause”.

Early life

Axel Stein was born on February 28, 1982 in Wuppertal, where he grew up with his older brother Michael and his parents. The actor and comedian started his television career at the tender age of just twelve. Initially, Axel Stein appeared in a number of commercials until he became interested in larger and more permanent roles. Axel Stein entered the television and series industry with appearances in the series “Die Wache”, where he could be seen in four episodes. The actor only achieved national fame with his role as Tommie in the series “Hausmeister Krause”.


The shooting for the sitcom “Hausmeister Krause” began in 1998 and represented Axel Stein’s first permanent role in the German-speaking television landscape. Axel Stein played Tommie, the overweight and “simply knitted” son of the main character Dieter Krause, played by 79 in a total of 79 episodes Tom Gerhardt. The series enjoyed great popularity from 1999 to 2010 thanks to the well-written and played characters and the parody of the middle class.

Axel Stein’s first film appearance was in 2000 with the teen comedy “Harte Jungs”, where he made the audience laugh alongside Tobias Schenke. Due to the success of the film, the producers decided to continue, namely “Knallharte Jungs” (2002), in which the character “Red Bull” portrayed by Axel Stein could not be missing and which was no less successful. Also in 2002, Axel Stein was engaged for the German film “Feuer, Eis & Dosenbier”.

Since Axel Stein describes himself as a very ambitious person, the series and cinema success was not enough for him and he decided to found his own series format “Axel”, in which he played the main role from 2002 to 2004. A further development of the series ran from 2004 and 2006 under the name “Axel! wants to know ”on the television station Sat.1.

Even if his appearances and the characters portrayed by Axel Stein often have a clumsy touch, Axel Stein is reluctant to put himself in this drawer. In the film “Die Goldfische”, published in 2019, Axel Stein alongside Tom Schilling convinced with his portrayal of an autistic flatmate and once again shows that he is a much more diverse actor than the actor says after his portrayal of the caretaker Krause’s son.

Axel Stein also works as a director. He made his debut at the 2014 Berlinale, where he showed the horror film “Tape_13”, which he directed.

Axel Stein is not only professionally successful behind the camera in front of us, he also successfully lends his voice to animated characters. He dubbed the character “Dino” in the animated film “Bolt” in 2009, the character “Ray” in “Sammy’s Adventure” in 2010 and the character “Squishy” in “The Monster Uni” in 2013.

Career highlights

The sitcom “Hausmeister Krause” was the springboard for Axel Stein, with whose help he catapulted himself upwards and since then the German comedy landscape has become indispensable. In terms of awards, 2002 was the most successful year for Axel Stein. This year Axel Stein won the German Comedy Award in the categories Best Comedy Series (“Hausmeister Krause”), Best Newcomer and Best Cinema Film (“Knallharte Jungs”). In 2003, Axel Stein won the Jupiter Film Award for Best Young Actor in 2002 and was nominated for the Best Sitcom in the international television award “Rose d’Or”.

Famous quotes

“Hey man, I’m going crazy, ey!” – Thomas “Tommie” Krause

“For a roll, I would put on another 50 kilos.” – Axel Stein after losing 45 kg in weight

“I’m pretty stuffy. I live a very solid life and am very keen to secure my future. With my own house and things like that. I don’t squander my money. ”” – Axel Stein when asked what he spent his money on

Amazing facts

Axel Stein is a very big motorsport fan and likes to drive auto races himself. In 2006 Axel Stein took part in two car races organized as part of the “Mini Challenge” Germany. Axel Stein was able to demonstrate his skills acquired during this hobby at the “TV Total Stock Car Challenge”, where he won a total of five competitions from 2006 to 2013.

Since his time as Tommie Krause, Axel Stein has lost 45 kilograms.

Axel Stein’s big brother Michael represented him as manager and died in August 2015.


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