Born in Zurich in 1953, Markus Graf studied at the city’s theatre academy (now part of the Zurich University of the Arts). Prior to this he had played in various rock and jazz bands. Graf performed at Theater Basel in 1982-83, at Constance’s Municipal Theatre from 1983-1993, and at Schauspiel Hannover between 1993 and 2000. He has played: Jörg in the world premiere production of Dea Loher’s Stranger’s House (directed by Andreas Kriegenburg); Spiegelberg in Armin Petras' production of The Robbers, adapted from Schiller's play; and Eddie in Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings. From 2000 to 2009 Markus Graf was a member of the Thalia Theater ensemble. In Hamburg he worked with directors such as Dimiter Gotscheff, Dea Loher, Stephan Kimmig, Nuran David Calis and Jette Steckel. He frequently collaborated with Michael Thalheimer, appearing in the director’s Thalia Theater productions of Liliom, Intrigue and Love, Woyzeck, Rose Bernd, Lulu and La Ronde. At the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Markus Graf can be seen in Thalheimer’s staging of The Weavers by Gerhart Hauptmann. Graf also appears in two Maxim Gorky plays: Children of the Sun (directed by Stephan Kimmig) and Philistines (directed by Jette Steckel).