Ronald Funke was born in Berlin in 1954. After his studies at Staatliche Schauspielschule Rostock he worked, among others, in Eisleben, Greifswald, Schwerin, at Nationaltheater Mannheim, Volkstheater Rostock and Hans Otto-Theater Potsdam. In Frankfurt/Oder he was a member of the cabaret theatre „Die Oderhähne“. From 2005 to 2011 he was a member of the drama company at Theater Heidelberg played, among others, in “Die Räuber”, “Die Nibelungen”, “Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei” und “Dirty Rich”. For his role of the father in the premiere of “Der Mann der die Welt aß” by Nis-Momme Stockmann he was nominated “Actor of the Year” by Theater heute. Since the season of 2011/2012 he is a member of the drama company at Staatstheater Karlsruhe.