Did you had the chance to develop a relationship to the dog?
We are lucky that we like each other. He accepts me as a friend and collegue. So we also can
make long shooting within he follows my orders. This is possible because we built up a
relationship. But the main person is always the trainer.
In the serial you are an idol for many people. Are there any sequels when you are in
For me it is a manner of living. It's a part of my life that people begin to talk with me and
I like to live with that. I am glad about it. I am an actor for the audience and without the
audience I can't be an actor. So that's totally allright.
Is it no problem that you have to check your behaviour in public all the time?
Well, when I wonna be relaxed and not recognised in pulic there are many ways to do so. That's
not the problem.
From Inspector Brandner we expect him to have an athletic body. Do you have to train
your body very often?
At the moment it is impossible to have a real training program. But I am fortunated having a
body which does not put on weight. Usually I do funsport like water ski, jetski and also
fitness center, if I have enough energy for it.
Which moments make you really glad and satisfied?
Sometimes it happens, that we have to make scenes I don't like very much or which are not
totally logical. Then I talk to all the others and when I find a good solution I am satisfied
And in private life?
The most important thing in my life is that the people I love are allright and feel fine. And
if everybody is allright I am very pleased.
Once you had two places of residence. Did you leave Los Angeles behind now?
Yes, I closed that book. I live in Vienna and I love to live here.
How did you get such a seldom name like Gedeon?
As my mother was a teenager she visited my grandma in Lago Maggiore. There she fell in love
with a 30 year old hungarian. His name sounded like Gedeon. Till today I wether do know if it
is written correctly nor if this name really exists. I never met a person having the same name..
How have you been in school?
I was kicked out of almost all schools I have been. The teachers were unable to teach. If I was
bored, and I usually was bored, I entertained the whole class. And obviously I could do that
better than the teachers.
And how did you go on?
First I was in a Munich school and then in United Kingdom at the Steiner-School on the
countryside. Then I had to return to Germany. There they wanted to take me into a school for
bad-children - you can't be kicked out there anymore.
Anyway, my parents decided to take me into a private school in Starnberg. But after one year I
had to leave that school again. Afterwards I have been in Munich on an american school and
left it in the 9th class without any graduations.
How did you find a way out of this disaster?
I was young and I didn't do anything. But suddenly I got interested in ballet 'cause of the
great Nurejev. I found a musical school and they took me. I got the education and then I went
to the national Ballet Academy in Munich.
This was a very hard time and my body could not resist the exertions. One day I got an offer
to play in a movie. I recognised that Nurejev is unreachable for me and then I decided to
become an actor.
Is it right that you love cars?
Of course! I tell you something. Recently I made a dream of my childhood come true. I bought a
Go-Cart. At the moment it is on a race track near by Vienna. Since I have the financial
possibilities I sometimes do things like that.
When did you start racing?
I bought the car one year ago. Since I can think I was fascineted by cars. In America I made a
race training. There I also had a big and old cabriolet. It needed far too much petrol.
Did you have good lap times?
Well, for an amateur not so bad!