Born in Linz, Austria, in 1969, as son of Joerg Kahler and Veronica Polagnoli both visual artists. Mathias grew up in Seewalchen at Lake Attersee / Austria. By the age of 12 Mathias moved to Vancouver Canada for some Junior High School years. By the age of 16 Mathias started taking acting classes back in Austria . Early on he got cast for the first theatre productions. In 1989 he took a long term contract with the Baden-Baden theatre in Germany. Since 1993 he worked as a freelance actor. In 1994 he debuted in German TV. Ever since he has been part of numerous successful productions cinematic,TV and stage all over Europe. Recently in international productions in Italy. Today Mathias Kahler-Polagnoli lives in Vienna and Rome.