Oliver Nägele, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1957, trained at the Westfälische Schaupielschule. In 1996 he joined the Munich Kammerspiele and moved on to the Munich Residenztheater in 2001. Since 1991 Oliver Nägele has appeared in several films directed by Doris Dörrie. He can also regularly be seen on German TV, but his focus remains on the stage. He is joining the Burgtheater ensemble as of the 2019/20 season.