The actor Max Tobien was only seldom active in the film business.
In his first role he played a head waiter in "Pension Trudchen" (17) directed by William Karfiol with Julius Falkenstein, Rita Clermont, Kurt Vespermann, Paul Westermeier and Erna Albert in the title role.
In his last silent movie "Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland" (28) directed by Max Mack he impersonated a sergeant at the side of Leo Peukert, Grete Reinwald, Ernst Rückert, Alexander Granach, Carl Auen and Charles Willy Kayser.
His first sound film was "Künstlerliebe" (35) where he played an offical. His co-stars were Wolfgang Liebeneiner, Olga Tschechowa, Hans Brausewetter, Harald Paulsen, Genia Nikolaieva, Ilse Fürstenberg, Josefine Dora, Klaus Pohl and Paul Rehkopf.
Afterwards it lasted 25 years before Max Tobien acted again in front of the camera, this time for a TV production.
Under the direction of Rolf Hädrich he took part in "Die Friedhöfe" (60) with René Deltgen, Bum Krüger, Benno Sterzenbach, Sigfrit Steiner, Heinz Reincke, Herbert Mensching and Hans Helmut Dickow.