Torsten was born 1962 in Germany. He studied acting in Germany and at ACT in San Francisco. Before he came to live in the US, he worked as an actor in one of the biggest repertory companies in Germany. His parents were both lawyers. His 23 year old daughter Lena studies Psychology in Vienna. Torsten now lives with his wife, Ariana Weil, in Los Angeles. He is best known for his roles in the Big Lebowski, Funny People and two Rob Zombie Movies: Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem as Count Gorgann and Death-Head in 31.