Best known as one of the three Nihilists from "The Big Lebowski" and Dr Lars from Adam Sandler's "Funny People, Torsten has had a string of unusual and very memorable characters in film and TV including productions such as "Deuce Bigalow", "Lords of Salem", "The Piano Room" and "Bullet". Torsten was born 1962 in Germany. He studied acting in Germany and at ACT in San Francisco. Before he came to live in the US, he worked as an actor in one of the biggest repertory companies in Germany. His parents were both lawyers. His 23 year old daughter Lena studies Psychology in Vienna. Torsten now lives with his wife, Ariana Weil, in Los Angeles.