Biography

Karlheinz Böhm  (born 16 March 1928 in Darmstadt, Germany) is an Austrian actor. The son of conductor Karl Böhm, he is best known internationally for his role as Mark, the psychopathic protagonist of Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell. Before that, he had played the young Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in the three Sissi movies. He made three notable U.S. films in 1962. He played Jakob Grimm in the 1962 MGM-Cinerama spectacular The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and Ludwig van Beethoven in the Walt Disney film The Magnificent Rebel. (The latter film was made especially for the Disney anthology television series, but was released theatrically in Europe.) He appeared in a villainous role as the Nazi-sympathizing son of Paul Lukas in the MGM film Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a Technicolor, widescreen remake of the 1921 silent Rudolph Valentino film. Between 1974 and 1975, Böhm appeared prominently in four consecutive films from prolific New German Cinema director Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Martha, Effi Briest, Faustrecht der Freiheit (aka Fistfight of Freedom or Fox and His Friends), and Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (Mother Küsters' Trip to Heaven). In 2009 he provided the German voice for Charles Muntz, villain in Pixar's tenth animated feature Up. Since 1981, when he founded Menschen für Menschen ("Humans for Humans"), Böhm has been actively involved in charitable work in Ethiopia, for which in 2007 he was awarded the Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood among Peoples. Karlheinz Böhm has been married to Almaz Böhm, a native of Ethiopia, since 1991. They have two children, Nicolas (born 1990) and Aida (born 1993). Böhm has five more children from previous marriages, among them, the actress Katharina Böhm (born 1964). In 2011 Almaz and Karlheinz Böhm were awarded the Essl Social Prize for the project Menschen für Menschen

Description above from the Wikipedia article Karlheinz Böhm, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Karlheinz Böhm  (born 16 March 1928 in Darmstadt, Germany) is an Austrian actor. The son of conductor Karl Böhm, he is best known internationally for his role as Mark, the psychopathic protagonist of Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell. Before that, he had played the young Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in the three Sissi movies. He made three notable U.S. films in 1962. He played Jakob Grimm in the 1962 MGM-Cinerama spectacular The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and Ludwig van Beethoven in the Walt Disney film The Magnificent Rebel. (The latter film was made especially for the Disney anthology television series, but was released theatrically in Europe.) He appeared in a villainous role as the Nazi-sympathizing son of Paul Lukas in the MGM film Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a Technicolor, widescreen remake of the 1921 silent Rudolph Valentino film. Between 1974 and 1975, Böhm appeared prominently in four consecutive films from prolific New German Cinema director Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Martha, Effi Briest, Faustrecht der Freiheit (aka Fistfight of Freedom or Fox and His Friends), and Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (Mother Küsters' Trip to Heaven). In 2009 he provided the German voice for Charles Muntz, villain in Pixar's tenth animated feature Up. Since 1981, when he founded Menschen für Menschen ("Humans for Humans"), Böhm has been actively involved in charitable work in Ethiopia, for which in 2007 he was awarded the Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood among Peoples. Karlheinz Böhm has been married to Almaz Böhm, a native of Ethiopia, since 1991. They have two children, Nicolas (born 1990) and Aida (born 1993). Böhm has five more children from previous marriages, among them, the actress Katharina Böhm (born 1964). In 2011 Almaz and Karlheinz Böhm were awarded the Essl Social Prize for the project Menschen für Menschen

Description above from the Wikipedia article Karlheinz Böhm, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1928-03-16

Day of Death 2014-05-29

Place of Birth Darmstadt, Germany

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • -

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 Everything is Love as Kaiser Franz Joseph (Archivaufnahmen)
2008 Dieter Hallervorden - Mit dem Gesicht
2008 Mister Karl as Himself
2003 Menschen bei Maischberger (1 episode)
1998 Sabine Christiansen (1 episode)
1993 I Don't Just Want You to Love Me as Himself
1992 Der Bergdoktor (1 episode)
1983 Inflation im Paradies
1981 Die Laurents (10 episodes) as Theodore Laurent
1981 Wanna bet, that..? (5 episodes) (1 episode) as Gast
1980 Ringstraßenpalais (27 episodes) as Bernie Artenberg
1980 Heut' abend (1 episode)
1979 Kur in Travemünde as Manfred Angenendt
1976 Die Tannerhütte
1976 Seniorenschweiz
1975 Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven as Karl Tillmann
1975 Fox and His Friends as Max
1975 Im Hause des Kommerzienrates as Dr. Bruck
1974 Effi Briest as Wullersdorf
1974 Martha as Helmut
1974 Motiv Liebe (1 episode) as Vater
1973 Schloß Hubertus as Tassilo
1973 Immobilien as Rainer
1972 Verdacht gegen Barry Croft as Barry Croft
1972 Magic Graz as -
1971 Dalli Dalli (1 episode)
1970 Scene of the Crime (1 episode) as Dr. Ferdinand Prelinger
1969 Traumnovelle as Fridolin
1967 The Venetian Affair as Robert Wahl
1966 Ein idealer Gatte as Lord Goring
1965 L'heure de la vérité as Hans Wernet
1964 Gut gefragt ist halb gewonnen (1 episode)
1964 Einer wird gewinnen (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 Rififi in Tokyo as Carl Mersen
1963 Come Fly With Me
1962 The Magnificent Rebel as Ludwig van Beethoven
1962 Combat! (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm as Jacob Grimm
1962 Sissi - Forever My Love as Emperor Franz Josef
1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as Heinrich von Hartrott
1960 Too Hot to Handle as Robert Jouvel
1960 Peeping Tom as Mark Lewis
1960 Crook and the Cross as Father Steiner
1959 La Paloma as Robert Dahlberg
1959 Stars in der Manege (2 episodes)
1959 Court Martial as Oberleutnant Düren
1958 The House of the Three Girls as Franz Schubert
1958 Das haut einen Seemann doch nicht um as Peter Hille
1958 Man müßte nochmal zwanzig sein as Dr. Paul Degenhard
1958 The Stowaway as Jean
1958 Examen des Lebens as Paul Gardiner
1957 Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress as Franz Joseph, Kaiser von Österreich
1957 Castle in Tyrol as Thomas Stegmann
1957 Blaue Jungs as Alfred Hanstein
1956 Sissi: The Young Empress as Franz Joseph, Kaiser von Österreich
1956 Nina as Frank Wilson
1956 Kitty and the Great Big World as Robert Ashlin
1956 Die Ehe des Dr. med. Danwitz as Dr. med. Danwitz
1955 Dunja as Mitja
1955 Sissi as Kaiser Franz Joseph
1955 Schwedenmädel as Klaus Richter
1955 Unternehmen Schlafsack as Kanonier Gravenhorst
1955 Ich war ein häßliches Mädchen as Thomas
1954 The Golden Plague as Karl Hellmer
1954 Salto Mortale as Manfred
1954 The Witch
1954 ...und ewig bleibt die Liebe as Georg
1954 Die heilige Lüge
1954 Die Sonne von St. Moritz as Dr. Robert Frank
1953 Hochzeit auf Reisen as Dr. Walter Delius
1953 Der unsterbliche Lump as Johannes Ritter / Petroni
1953 Arlette erobert Paris as Gérard Laurent
1952 Der Weibertausch as Lorenz Holler
1952 Der Tag vor der Hochzeit
1952 Alraune as Frank Braun
1952 Haus des Lebens as Pit Harlacher
1952 Viennese Women as Walter
1951 Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) (1 episode) as himself
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (3 episodes) as himself
1948 The Angel with the Trumpet as Franz Alt jun.

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page