Josef Sommer

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Josef Sommer (born June 26, 1934) is an American film actor. He was born Maximilian Josef Sommer in Greifswald, Germany and was raised in North Carolina, the son of Elisabeth and Clemons Sommer, a professor of art history at the University of North Carolina. He studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He has a daughter, Maria. Sommer made his acting debut at the age of nine in a North Carolina production of Watch on the Rhine. He made his film debut in 1971 in Dirty Harry, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind in 1977, and appeared in Witness opposite Harrison Ford (where he played a crooked police officer) and Moonlight and Valentino with Elizabeth Perkins. He appeared as President Gerald Ford opposite Gena Rowlands in the 1987 made-for-TV movie The Betty Ford Story. He has also had starring roles in two short-lived series, Hothouse (1988) and Under Cover (early 1990s). As of 2007, he has appeared, as a character actor, in almost 100 films. Some of his more famous roles have been as a crooked businessman or a corrupt politician.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Josef Sommer (born June 26, 1934) is an American film actor. He was born Maximilian Josef Sommer in Greifswald, Germany and was raised in North Carolina, the son of Elisabeth and Clemons Sommer, a professor of art history at the University of North Carolina. He studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He has a daughter, Maria. Sommer made his acting debut at the age of nine in a North Carolina production of Watch on the Rhine. He made his film debut in 1971 in Dirty Harry, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind in 1977, and appeared in Witness opposite Harrison Ford (where he played a crooked police officer) and Moonlight and Valentino with Elizabeth Perkins. He appeared as President Gerald Ford opposite Gena Rowlands in the 1987 made-for-TV movie The Betty Ford Story. He has also had starring roles in two short-lived series, Hothouse (1988) and Under Cover (early 1990s). As of 2007, he has appeared, as a character actor, in almost 100 films. Some of his more famous roles have been as a crooked businessman or a corrupt politician.

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Birthday 1934-06-26

Place of Birth Greifswald, Germany

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2008 Stop-Loss as Senator Orton Worrell
2007 The Invasion as Dr. Henryk Belicec
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand as The President
2006 The Elephant King as Bill Hunt
2002 Without a Trace(1 episode)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2000 The Next Best Thing as Richard Whittaker
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(2 episodes)
1999 Providence(1 episode)
1998 Patch Adams as Dr. Eaton
1997 Ally McBeal(1 episode)
1996 Mistrial as Nick Mirsky
1996 The Chamber as Phelps Bowen
1996 Early Edition(3 episodes)
1995 Strange Days as Palmer Strickland
1994 Nobody's Fool as Clive Peoples Jr.
1994 Don't Drink the Water as Ambassador Magee
1994 The Enemy Within as Defence Secretary Charles Potter
1993 Malice as Atty. Lester Adams
1992 An American Story as Henry Meade
1992 The Mighty Ducks as Mr. Gerald Ducksworth
1991 Shadows and Fog as Priest
1991 A Woman Named Jackie(3 episodes)
1991 Under Cover(14 episodes) as Stewart Merriman
1990 Hamlet as Polonius
1990 Law & Order(1 episode)
1990 Law & Order(1 episode) as Patrick Rumsey
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts(3 episodes) as Franklin D. Roosevelt
1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway as Waldo Winchester
1989 Forced March as Father
1989 Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman as Charles Estiman
1989 Bridge to Silence as Al Duffield
1989 Chances Are as Judge Fenwick
1988 Dracula's Widow as Lannon
1988 Hothouse(7 episodes)
1987 The Betty Ford Story as President Gerald Ford
1986 Yuri Nosenko KGB as James Angleton
1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham as Jim Neal
1985 The Equalizer(1 episode)
1985 D.A.R.Y.L. as Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
1985 Witness as Chief Paul Schaeffer
1983 Silkwood as Max Richter
1983 Saigon: Year Of The Cat
1983 Sparkling Cyanide as George Barton
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King(1 episode)
1983 Independence Day as Sam Taylor
1982 Still of the Night as George Bynum
1981 Absence of Malice as McAdam
1981 Rollover as Roy Lefcourt
1980 The Henderson Monster as Dr. Martin Grossman
1980 Hide in Plain Sight as Jason R. Reid
1979 The Scarlet Letter as Nathaniel Hawthorne
1979 Too Far to Go as Henry
1978 Oliver's Story as Dr. Dienhart
1978 Mourning Becomes Electra as Ezra Mannon
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind as Larry Butler
1977 The Andros Targets(1 episode)
1971 Dirty Harry as Att. William T. Rothko
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(2 episodes)

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