Philipp Karner

Philipp Karner
Born (1979-07-15) July 15, 1979 (age 40)
Occupation Actor, Writer, Director
Years active 1991-present

Philipp Karner, (born on July 15, 1979 in Vienna, Austria) is an American actor, writer, and director who is best known for starring in the film Kiss the Bride. His directorial debut "Like You Mean It" was released in 2015.


Philipp Karner first appeared as the teenage Johann Strauss in the Austrian-based mini-series Strauss Dynasty. After he came to the US, he then studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Studio in New York.[1] Then in the United States, he appeared in television shows such as What I Like About You, Sex and the City,Will & Grace, The Sopranos, and Without a Trace. He became generally known for starring in the 2007 comedy Kiss the Bride. He also appeared in Corrosion and the 2010 film Fair Game. Philipp co-wrote and produced a film called "Diving Normal" which was released in 2013. It stars Susie Abromeit and Scotty Crowe as well as Philipp.[2] He then directed his first feature film. The film is called "Like You Mean It" and was released in December 2015.[3][4] He plays 'Jack Almond' in the 2019 Drama TV Series "West of Liberty" directed by Barbara Eder, based on spy book's by Thomas Engström.[5][6]


Year Film Role Other notes
2001 The Wind Billy Main Role
2005 Race You to the Bottom Eric
2007 Kiss the Bride Matt Main Role
Corrosion Jay short film
2010 Fair Game Walter
2011 The Price of Happiness Paul
2013 Diving Normal Fulton Writer, Producer
2015 The Morning After Dan
Like You Mean It Mark Writer, Director, Producer
2019 Die Geschichte des Trümmermädchens Charlotte Schumann Miller
Year Television series Role Other notes
1991 Strauss Dynasty Young Johann Strauss Mini-series; uncredited
1999 Sex and the City Salesman Episode: "The Caste System"
2000 The Sopranos Caller #3 Episode: "Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office"
2001 Will & Grace Rocco Episode: "Old-Fashioned Piano Party"
2002 Arli$$ Brandon Episode: "Playing It Safe"
2003 NYPD Blue Tyler Episode: "Keeping Abreast"
What I Like About You Cal Episode: "I'm Sorry, So Sorry"
Without a Trace Rick Highland Episode: "Coming Home"
2004 Everwood Josh Walker Episodes: "Forget Me Not" and "Controlling Interest"
CSI: Miami Adam Kalmenson Episode: "Pirated"
2005 Charmed Bob Episode: "Desperate Housewitches"
2006 The Jake Effect Tennis Stud Episode: "Parent Teacher Conference"
2010 Melissa & Joey Theo Morton Episode: "Moving On"
2011 Castle Jack Sinclair Episode: "Demons"
2014 Mistresses Sean Episode: "Friends with Benefits"
2019 West of Liberty Jack Almond Episode: 6 episodes

Personal life

Philipp Karner came to the U.S. when he was 19, in 1998 after he had finished his year of mandatory service (Conscription) in the Austrian military. His brother also completed a year of mandatory service in 2008.[1] He first lived in New York, but then moved to LA, where he has stayed for over 15 years.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Coco, Guy (26 July 2008). "TIL&GFF 2008: INTERVIEWS: James O'Shea & Philipp Karner". TIL&GFF 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Goldstein, Gary (9 January 2015). "'Diving Normal' explores deep emotional waters". Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Hern, Greg (25 November 2015). "Philipp Karner talks about his outstanding movie "Like You Mean It" which opens in LA on Friday!". Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Farber, Stephen (13 July 2015). "'Like You Mean It': Outfest Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. ^ Pickard, Michael (11 February 2019). "Anagram". Drama Quarterly. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. ^ Avella, Frank J. (9 December 2015). "Like He Means It: Philipp Karner Opens Up About His New Film". EDGE Media Network. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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