Helmut Mooshammer was born in Styria, Austria in 1955 and studied to be a biology and German teacher. In 1977 – while working as a high school teacher – he began his acting training at the Brückner Conservatory in Linz. Mooshammer performed at the Münster City Stages (1980-1987), Constance’s Municipal Theatre (1987-1991), the Kassel State Theatre (1991-1996) and Düsseldorf’s Playhouse (1996-2000). As of the 2000/2001 season, Helmut Mooshammer was a member of the Thalia Theater ensemble, where he regularly worked with directors such as Andreas Kriegenburg, Stephan Kimmig, Dimiter Gotscheff and Alize Zandvijk. He also taught at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. Helmut Mooshammer joined the Deutsches Theater’s ensemble cast in the 2009/2010 season. Here he performs in The Misanthrope and Dea Loher’s Thieves (both directed by Andreas Kriegenburg), and in Max Frisch’s Biography: A Game (directed by Bastian Kraft). Mooshammer can also be seen in Robert Wilson’s adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck (directed by Jorinde Dröse).