Krzysztof Kolberger studied at Warsaw Academy of Dramatic Arts (PWST) and graduated in 1972. He débuted at the Theatre of Silesia. After a period involved in the Upper Silesian National Theatre in Warsaw (Teatr Narodowy w Warszawie), where he starred in such plays as Dziady (Forefathers' Eve), Wacława dzieje (The History of Wenceslas) and Wesele (The Wedding), and also served as narrator for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Krzysztof Kolberger had for many years suffered from renal cell carcinoma. He ultimately died January 7, 2011, of heart failure.