Christian Zehnder is a Swiss actor and musician born in 1962 in Chur, Switzerland. He is best known for his roles in Swiss films and television series such as Der Verdingbub (The Foster Boy) and Der Verdingkinder (The Foster Kid).
Christian Zehnder started his career in theater as a child actor in the late 1970s. He performed in many local productions, including plays by renowned Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt. Zehnder then moved on to television and film, appearing in a number of Swiss films and television series. He also began to write and direct his own short films, and has won several awards for his work.
In addition to his film and television work, Zehnder is an accomplished musician. He is an expert in the yodeling and folk music of his native Switzerland. He has performed with several Swiss groups, including Yodelclub and Bündner Rämänische Musig, and has released several solo albums. He also created original music for many of his films.
Christian Zehnder has garnered several awards for his acting, including a Swiss Film Award for his performance in Der Verdingbub. He has also been nominated for several other awards, including an Emmy Award for his work on the television series Der Verdingkinder.
Zehnder has also been involved in several other projects outside of acting. He is a sought-after speaker, giving lectures on film, theater, and music. He is also a teacher, giving acting classes at the Zurich University of the Arts.
Christian Zehnder is a talented and versatile artist whose work has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. He continues to perform and create new works, and remains a beloved figure in Swiss cinema.