Johann Jürgens, born in 1985 in Neubrandenburg, studied acting at the Theaterakademie in Zinnowitz and later at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin. For his role in Push Up he was awarded the 2008 Nachwuchspreis (an award for up-and-coming actors) of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research at the Theatertreffen Deutschsprachiger Schasuspielstudierende (theatre meeting of German-language acting students) in Rostock. From the 2008/09 season up to 2013, he was a permanent member of the ensemble at the Maxim Gorki Theatre. There he performed Valère in The Miser (directed by Jan Bosse) and Charles Bovary in a stage version by Madame Bovary (directed by Nora Schlocker). In 2013/14 Jürgens moved to Schauspiel Stuttgart as a permanent member of the ensemble. There he played Kohlenmunk in Das kalte Herz (director: Armin Petras), Macheath in Brecht/Weill’s The Threepenny Opera (director: Sebastian Baumgarten), the young Eberhard Pfister in Pfisters Mühle (director: Armin Petras), Terry in Breaking the Waves (director: David Bösch) and Sascha in Die lange beschwerliche Reise nach Tschewengur (director: Frank Castorf). In 2017/2018 he played Matti in Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti (directed by Sebastian Baumgarten) and in Die fremde Frau und der Mann unterm Bett (directed by Frank Castorf) at the Schauspielhaus Zürich. Johann Jürgens has also appeared in several TV and cinema film productions, including Die Unsichtbare (directed by Christian Schwochow), Wir wollten aufs Meer and Goethe (directed by Philipp Stölzl). He is also a musician, singer and songwriter. From October 2018, Johann Jürgens can be seen in the ARD series Babylon Berlin and in the TV adaptation of Lutz Seiler’s novel Kruso.