Peter Kern was born in 1949 in Vienna and was a singer in the famous Vienna Boys Choir. He began working with Fassbinder in 1973 and won a German Film Award in 1978 for his performances in Hitler - Ein Film aus Deutschland and Flammende Herzen. He appeared as an actor in numerous films, including Werner Schroeter's Malina and Monika Treut's Let's Talk About Sex. A selection of his films as as director includes: Die Bootsmaenner von Pagsanjan and Die Wasserlilie blueht nicht mehr (both in co-direction with Karsten Peters, 1980), Crazy Boys (Eine Handvoll Vergnuegen, 1989), Hab ich nur Deine Liebe (1989), Solange ich fliehen kann noch, da schuetze ich mich (1990), Sex, Lear und Schroeter (1990), Street Kid (Gossenkind, 1991), Ein fetter Film (1992), Truth and Dare - Ishmael Bernal (1993), Einer flog uebers Arbeitsamt (TV, 1993), Domenica (1993), Schmetterling im Dunkeln (1995), Der Langsame Tod des... (1996), Kiss, Cuddle and Celebrate (Knutschen, Kuscheln, Jubilieren, 1998), Searching For Life (Suche nach Leben, 1998), Fifty-Fifty (2000), Hamlet - This Is Your Family (2001), and 1. April 2021 (2002), among others.