Oliver Simon, born in 1975 in Berlin, studied at the Berlin Academy of Dramatic Arts »Ernst Busch« where he worked together with Peter Zadek. Subsequently, after graduating he was engaged at the Kölner Schauspiel. Since 2004 he has been a member of the independent theatre company »fliegende fische« (»flying fish«) with which he toured through India and Nepal for eight months. Two productions of »fliegende fische« were shown in Germany: »Götter Guru Germany« and »Heimgesucht – ein Stück Deutschland«. Guest engagements took him, among others, to the Theater Baden-Baden and the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin. In addition to his activities as an actor, he works with young people and drama students in theatre education and university contexts. In 2010 Oliver Simon joined the ensemble of Staatstheater Braunschweig where he appeared, among others, in the world premiere of »Aller Tage schwarzer Kater«, as Wurm in »Kabale und Liebe«, as Ariel in William Shakespeare’s »The Tempest«, all directed by Daniela Löffner.