German actors who were born in 1944

Here are 20 famous actors from Germany were born in 1944:

Udo Kier

Udo Kier (October 14, 1944 Cologne-) a.k.a. Udo Kierspe, 우도 키에르 or Dodo is a German actor and voice actor.

He has appeared in over 200 films, primarily in the horror, comedy, and drama genres. Kier began his career in the late 1960s and gained recognition for his work with director Paul Morrissey in films such as "Flesh for Frankenstein" and "Blood for Dracula."

He later ventured into Hollywood, working with renowned directors such as Gus Van Sant in "My Own Private Idaho" and Lars von Trier in "Dogville" and its sequels. Kier has also lent his voice to numerous animated films and video games, including "Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2" and "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain."

In addition to his acting career, Kier is also known for his fashion sense and has been featured on the runway for designers such as Bernhard Willhelm. Despite his success, he remains humble and dedicated to his craft, often traveling to film festivals and screenings to meet with fans and share his love of cinema.

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Ulli Lommel

Ulli Lommel (December 21, 1944 Sulęcin-) otherwise known as Vittorio Walther, Damin Bessinger, Ulrich Lommel, Green River Band, Buddy Siegel, Max Bolt, Patrick Devereaux, Bianco Pacelli, Ullrich Lommel, Patricia Devereaux, Mario Van Cleef, Steven Sondberg, Rick van Cleef, Ulli Manfred Lommel, Ullrich Manfred Lommel or Pat Devereaux is a German actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, production designer and film score composer.

He was born in Sulęcin, Poland and grew up in Germany. Lommel made his acting debut in the late 1960s and appeared in several movies before transitioning into directing and producing. He is known for directing and co-writing the cult horror film "The Boogeyman" in 1980. Additionally, he directed several other horror movies like "Brainwaves" and "The Devonsville Terror". In the 1990s, Lommel directed a number of crime films and made-for-TV movies. Lommel continued to act in movies and TV shows throughout his career, appearing in over 150 films. He passed away on December 2, 2017 in his home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 72.

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Galsan Tschinag

Galsan Tschinag (December 26, 1944 Bayan-Ölgii Province-) is a German writer, poet and actor.

He is of Mongolian origin, born and raised in the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia, and was originally named Irgit Shynykbai-oglu Dshurukuwaa. He is best known for his novels and poems which often explore the themes of nomadic life, spirituality and environmentalism. Tschinag has won numerous literary awards including the German National Prize and the Bremen Literature Prize. In addition to his writing, he is also a public speaker and advocate for indigenous rights, and has had a successful career as an actor in Germany.

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Volker Lechtenbrink

Volker Lechtenbrink (August 18, 1944 Zelenogradsk-) is a German singer, actor and television director. He has two children, Robert M. Lechtenbrink and Sophie Lechtenbrink.

Lechtenbrink is best known for his music career, which spans over five decades. He started his singing career in the 1960s and quickly gained popularity with hits like "Ich mag" and "Der Macher". He also released several albums throughout the 70s and 80s, including "Lebenszeichen" and "Ich will dich".

Aside from his music career, Lechtenbrink is also a successful actor, having appeared in over 70 films and television shows. He has won several awards for his acting, including the Bambi Award and the Adolf Grimme Award.

In addition to his work in music and acting, Lechtenbrink has also dabbled in television directing. He has directed numerous episodes of popular German TV shows such as "Lindenstraße" and "Tatort".

Despite being in his mid-70s, Lechtenbrink continues to stay active in the entertainment industry and remains a beloved figure in German pop culture.

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Werner Asam

Werner Asam (October 17, 1944 Wallersdorf-) is a German actor, film director and screenwriter.

Asam started his career as an actor in the late 1960s and appeared in several German films and television shows. He later expanded his work as a director and screenwriter and directed several German films including "Der Bulle und das Mädchen" (1985), "Der Madonna-Mann" (1991) and "Der König von St. Pauli" (1998). Asam is known for his portrayal of tough, no-nonsense characters in his films and his work has been recognized with several awards throughout his career. He continues to work in the film industry and has also directed several productions for the theater.

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Thomas Fritsch

Thomas Fritsch (January 16, 1944 Dresden-) is a German actor, voice actor and singer.

He began his acting career in the early 1960s, appearing in various theater productions and German television shows. Fritsch's breakthrough role came in 1966 when he portrayed the lead character Ben in the film "Our Crazy Aunts". He went on to star in a number of other successful films, including "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" (1970) and "Traitor's Gate" (1991).

In addition to his work in film, Fritsch is also well-known for his voice acting roles. He has dubbed the German voices of numerous Hollywood celebrities, including William Shatner, Roger Moore, and Richard Gere.

As a singer, Fritsch has released several albums throughout his career, showcasing his smooth vocals and easy-listening style. He has won multiple awards for his work in both acting and music, cementing his status as a talented performer in the German entertainment industry.

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Michael Ande

Michael Ande (October 5, 1944 Bad Wiessee, Germany-) is a German actor.

He is best known for his role as Kriminalobermeister Gerd Heymann in the German television series "Der Alte" (The Old Fox), a role he played from 1977 to 2012. Ande started his acting career in the 1960s with small roles in German films and TV shows, but it was his role in "Der Alte" that brought him widespread recognition and popularity. He has also appeared in other popular German TV shows such as "Tatort" and "Ein Fall für Zwei". In addition to his acting work, Ande is also a writer and has published several novels and children's books. He was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 1992 for his contributions to German television.

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Gerd Böckmann

Gerd Böckmann (January 11, 1944 Chemnitz-) a.k.a. Gerd Bockmann is a German actor.

He began his acting career in 1967 at the Bochum Theater, and later joined the Schauspielhaus Bochum. Böckmann has appeared in many film and television productions, including "Tatort", "Der Dicke", and "Schimanski". He is also known for his voice acting work, particularly for dubbing the voice of Gandalf in the German versions of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. In addition to his acting career, Böckmann has also worked as a director and producer for various theater productions. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the entertainment industry, including the Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2012.

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Sepp Maier

Sepp Maier (February 28, 1944 Metten-) a.k.a. Josef Dieter Maier, Die Katze or Die Katze von Anzing is a German coach, actor and football player.

Sepp Maier is best known for his career as a goalkeeper for the German national team and Bayern Munich. He began his professional career with Bayern Munich in 1962 and played with the team for over 20 years, winning numerous championships and accolades. Maier also played for the German national team from 1966 to 1979 and helped lead the team to victory in the 1974 World Cup. After retiring from playing, Maier became a coach and worked with various teams in Germany and across the world. In addition to his football career, Maier has also made appearances in several films and television shows as an actor. He is widely considered one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of football.

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Günter Netzer

Günter Netzer (September 14, 1944 Mönchengladbach-) also known as Gunter Netzer or Günter Theodor Netzer is a German football player and actor.

He played as an attacking midfield player for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Real Madrid. Netzer is considered to be one of the most gifted German footballers of all time and one of the key players of the Borussia Mönchengladbach team of the 1970s. During his time at Real Madrid, he won the La Liga title in 1972 and the European Cup in 1973. After retiring from football, Netzer became a successful businessman and later worked as a television commentator for international football matches. He also appeared in several films and television series, including the German comedy "Zwei Nasen tanken Super" in 1984. In 2001, Netzer was inducted into the German Football Hall of Fame.

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Peter Lee Lawrence

Peter Lee Lawrence (February 21, 1944 Lindau-April 20, 1974 Rome) a.k.a. Karl Hirenbach, Arthur Grant or Karl Hyrenbach was a German actor. He had one child, David Hyrenbach.

Peter Lee Lawrence was best known for his roles in Spaghetti Western films, particularly in the 1960s and '70s. He made his debut in the film industry in 1963 with the movie "L'uomo che brucia" (The Man Who Burns) and went on to star in a number of notable films such as "The Four Musketeers", "My Name is Shanghai Joe", and "They Call Me Trinity". Despite his brief career, he was immensely popular among the audience and critics alike for his charming personality and acting skills. Sadly, Peter Lee Lawrence passed away at the young age of 30 due to stomach cancer. Even after his death, his performances continue to be admired by fans of Western cinema.

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Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki (January 9, 1944 Nový Jičín-July 30, 2014 Berlin) also known as H. [video] Farocki, Rosa Mercedes, Mercedes Rossa or Harun El Usman Faroqhi was a German film director, screenwriter, film producer, film editor, actor, cinematographer, author, editor and educator. His children are called Larissa Lu Faroqhi and Annabel Lee Faroqhi.

Farocki was a prolific filmmaker who directed over 120 films, including documentaries, essay films, and experimental films. He was known for his critical and political approach to film, often exploring themes of war, capitalism, and the media. He was also a writer and published numerous essays and books on film theory and criticism. Farocki was a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he taught film and art. His work has been exhibited at major film festivals and museums around the world, including the Venice Biennale and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 70.

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Martin Sperr

Martin Sperr (September 14, 1944 Dingolfing-Landau-April 6, 2002 Landshut) was a German actor, screenwriter and playwright.

Sperr began his acting career in the early 1970s and quickly gained recognition for his talent. He appeared in numerous plays, television shows, and films, including the critically acclaimed film, "Die Verrohung des Franz Blum." In addition to acting, Sperr also wrote several plays and screenplays, including "Saustall," which was turned into a successful film in 1979.

One of Sperr's most notable achievements was co-founding the Off-Broadway-style theater, Theatergalerie, in Munich in 1975. He served as artistic director of the theater for many years and helped to launch the careers of several successful German actors and playwrights.

Throughout his career, Sperr received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to German theater and film. However, in spite of his success, Sperr struggled with alcoholism and died of liver failure in 2002 at the age of 57.

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Michael Mendl

Michael Mendl (April 20, 1944 Lünen-) a.k.a. Michael Sandrock is a German actor.

He is best known for his work in German theater productions, as well as his roles in several German films and television series. Mendl began his acting career in the early 1970s, appearing in a number of theater productions in Germany before transitioning to film and television work. Throughout his career, he has received critical acclaim for his performances, and has won several awards for his work in German cinema. In addition to his acting career, Mendl has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to a number of German-language dubs of foreign films and television shows. In his personal life, he is known for his extensive work as an activist and social advocate, and has been involved in various humanitarian causes throughout his career.

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Paul Koslo

Paul Koslo (June 27, 1944 Germany-) also known as Manfred Koslowski is a German actor.

He is best known for his roles in films such as "The Omega Man" (1971), "The Stone Killer" (1973), and "Vanishing Point" (1971). Koslo began his acting career in the late 1960s and went on to appear in over 100 films and television shows. In addition to acting, he was also a talented musician and played the guitar and harmonica. Koslo passed away on January 9, 2019, at the age of 74, leaving a legacy as a versatile and talented actor.

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Uwe Kockisch

Uwe Kockisch (January 31, 1944 Cottbus-) also known as Uwe Kokisch is a German actor. He has one child, Sascha Kockisch.

Uwe Kockisch had a passion for acting from a very young age, and after studying drama at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, he began his professional acting career in theatre. Later, he landed some prominent roles in film and television, earning critical acclaim and widespread recognition in Germany and beyond. Among his most notable performances are his roles in the films "Die Stille nach dem Schuss" (The Legend of Rita), "Kalt ist der Abendhauch," and "Polizeiruf 110" (Police Call 110), a popular German police procedural TV series. Kockisch has won several awards throughout his illustrious career, including the Vulture Award for Best Actor, the Golden Camera award, and the Bavarian TV Award. Apart from his work in film and TV, Kockisch is also a well-known stage actor and has performed in numerous plays throughout his career.

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Elmar Wepper

Elmar Wepper (April 16, 1944 Augsburg-) is a German actor and voice actor. His child is called Elmar Wepper.

Elmar Wepper began his acting career in the 1970s and has appeared in numerous films and television shows since then. He is perhaps best known for his role in the 1986 film "Zwei Münchner in Hamburg" and his portrayal of the title character in the popular Bavarian crime series "Polizeiinspektion 1".

In addition to his acting work, Wepper is also a successful voice actor, having lent his voice to many German dubbed versions of popular foreign films. He has received multiple awards for his work in both film and television, including the Bavarian Film Award and the German Television Award.

Wepper is known for his strong ties to his Bavarian roots and often portrays characters from the region in his acting work. He is also a dedicated environmental activist and has been involved in efforts to preserve the natural beauty of his home region.

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Niels Skousen

Niels Skousen (January 28, 1944 Cologne-) also known as Skousen, Niels, Niels Skovsen, Skousen-Ingemann, Skousen og Ingemann or Skousen & Ingeman is a German actor, composer, guitarist and film score composer.

Skousen was born in Cologne, Germany to a Danish father and a German mother. He grew up in Denmark where he began his career as a musician and composer in the 1960s, writing songs for popular Danish artists such as Stig Møller and Povl Dissing. In addition to his music career, Skousen is also an accomplished actor and has appeared in several Danish films and television shows.

In the 1970s, Skousen formed the musical duo Skousen & Ingemann with friend and fellow musician Peter Ingemann. The duo released several albums and became known for their blend of rock, folk, and blues music. They also wrote and performed the theme songs for popular Danish TV shows such as "Taxa" and "Rejseholdet."

Skousen has also composed music for films, including the 1987 film "Babette's Feast," which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition, he has composed music for theater productions and has written poetry and novels.

Throughout his career, Skousen has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to Danish music and culture. He continues to perform and compose music to this day.

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Michael Habeck

Michael Habeck (April 23, 1944 Bad Grönenbach-February 4, 2011 Munich) also known as Michael Habek was a German actor and voice actor.

He started his acting career in the 1960s, primarily working in theater. He also appeared in several German films and television shows such as "Tatort" and "Der Bulle von Tölz."

Habeck was highly regarded for his work as a voice actor, lending his voice to numerous characters in films, television, and video games. He is best known for providing the German voice of Ian McKellen's character, Gandalf, in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

In addition to his acting work, Habeck was also a professor of acting at the renowned Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 66.

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Florian Fricke

Florian Fricke (February 23, 1944 Lindau-December 29, 2001 Munich) also known as Fricke, Florian was a German keyboard player, musician, actor and film producer.

He was a founding member of the influential German krautrock band Popol Vuh, which was active from the late 1960s until the early 2000s. Fricke was known for his unique style of playing the piano and synthesizers, and for incorporating elements of world music and spirituality into his music.

Aside from his work with Popol Vuh, Fricke also composed and produced music for several films, including Werner Herzog's "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" and "Nosferatu". He also acted in a few films, including "Marianne and Juliane" and "The Future Is Female".

Fricke passed away in Munich in 2001, but his legacy as a pioneer of krautrock and experimental music continues to be celebrated by fans and musicians around the world.

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