Tim Porath was born in Hamburg in 1975 and attended the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich from 1996 to 2000. During this time, he already appeared several times at the Münchner Kammerspiele and at the Zurich Theatre. From 2000 to 2005 he was an ensemble member of the Hanover Theatre. There, he performed in productions by Sebastian Nübling, Luk Perceval and Elias Perrig. Since 2005 he has been a freelance actor at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, at the Thalia Theater, at the Zurich Theatre and the Bochum and Cologne Theatres. In 2008 he founded the music and comedy trio Nordkvark together with Ben Höppner and Burkhard Niggemeier.