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Known Credits: 30

Birthday: 1957-10-28

Place of Birth: Berlin, Germany

Adult Actor: False

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Also Known As

  • Kristian Berkel

Christian Berkel


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Christian Berkel (born October 28, 1957) is a German actor.

Berkel was born in Berlin, Germany. His father was a military doctor.

From the age of 14 he lived in Paris where he took drama lessons with Jean-Louis Barrault and Pierre Berlin. He then trained at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and appeared on stage in Augsburg, Düsseldorf, Munich, Vienna and at the Schiller Theatre, Berlin.

He has appeared in many German television productions and secured a major role in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall as Doctor Ernst-Günther Schenck. He has followed this with significant roles in the Paul Verhoeven directed Dutch movie Black Book and the big budget United States movies Flightplan, Valkyrie (in which he portrayed Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim) and the Academy Award-nominated Inglourious Basterds.

He lives in Berlin with the actress Andrea Sawatzki, with whom he has two sons. He is also fluent in French and English.

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2014 Elly Beinhorn – Alleinflug as Ernst Udet
2013 Buddy as Dr. Küster
2011 Der Mann mit dem Fagott as Heinrich Bockelmann
2010 The Last Employee as David Böttcher
2009 Inglourious Basterds as Eric
2009 Leningrad as Vinkelmeyer
2008 Valkyrie as Albrecht Ritter Mertz von Quirnheim
2008 Mogadischu as Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt
2008 Flame & Citron as Hoffmann
2007 Attack on Leningrad - (0 episodes)
2006 Der Kriminalist - (14 episodes) as Hauptkommissar Bruno Schumann
2006 Black Book as General Käutner
2006 Storm tide as Innensenator Helmut Schmidt
2005 Hexenküsse as Herbert Zauner
2004 Feuer in der Nacht as Karl Winkler
2004 Guys & Balls as Rudolf
2004 Downfall as Prof. Dr. Ernst-Günter Schenck
2004 Soundless as Lang
2002 Safe Conduct as Alfred Greven
2001 The Experiment as Steinhoff, Häftling Nr. 38
1999 Deine besten Jahre
1997 Simones Entscheidung
1997 Rossini as Weich
1996 Der Mann ohne Schatten - (1 episode) as Bruno Kuhlin
1994 Die Kommissarin - (1 episode) as Walter Neumann
1990 Kommissar Klefisch - (1 episode) as Terboven
1977 The Serpent's Egg as Student
1977 Eine Jugendliebe as Wolfgang
1970 Scene of the Crime - (1 episode) as Uwe Pfandler
1970 Scene of the Crime - (1 episode) as Erik Steinbeck
1900 Die Affäre Semmeling - (0 episodes) as Fred Kiefer