is an actor, musician, cabaret artist and author. He is known to cinema goers for his roles in 'Maikäfer flieg!', 'Hotel Rock´n´Roll' and 'Kater', among others, and has featured in numerous television series, including 'Schlawiner', 'Schnell ermittelt' and 'SOKO Donau'. He is currently on stage at the Rabenhoftheater in a production of Christine Nöstlinger's 'Iba de gaunz oamen Leit'. Votava is a guitarist in the bands 'Familie Lässig' and 'Die Jolly Friends', and has worked as a radio host for FM4 (to 2009) and Ö3 (to 1999). For his work with the 'Projekt X' cabaret group, Votava received the Austrian film and TV prize "Romy" and the "Salzburger Stier" art award.