b. Vienna, Jan. 30, 1963, author of books for children. Won international fame especially with his series of books "Die Knickerbockerbande", "Tom Turbo" and "Bronti Super-Saurier". The series "Die Knickerbockerbande" in particular, which was adapted for the screen, made him the most successful contemporary Austrian author of children´s books. B. also presents TV shows for children, writes songs and film scripts. Awarded the Grand Austrian Youth Prize for the script of the television puppet series "Tim, Tom und Dominik".