Biography

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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.

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

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.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 120

Birthday 1957-10-28

Place of Birth Berlin, Germany

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Kristian Berkel

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2020 Die Wolf-Gäng as Louis Ziffer
2019 Criminal: Germany (1 episode)
2018 Beat (7 episodes) as Richard Diemer
2018 Scheidung für Anfänger as Christoph
2018 What Doesn't Kill Us as Mark
2017 In Wahrheit - Mord am Engelsgraben as Erich Kupka
2017 Redemption Road (2 episodes) as Jonathan Roth
2016 Die Superpauker (1 episode) as himself
2016 Elle as Robert
2016 Ein gefährliches Angebot as Michael Dithardt
2016 NSU German History X (1 episode) as Amor
2015 Trumbo as Otto Preminger
2015 Quizduell-Olymp (3 episodes) as himself
2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as Udo
2015 Wer weiß denn sowas? (5 episodes) as himself
2015 Dreamgirls as Herr Hegemann
2015 Anti-Social as Philip
2014 Business as Usual: The Prophet's on Board
2014 Quizduell (2 episodes) as himself
2014 Elly Beinhorn – Alleinflug as Ernst Udet
2013 Buddy as Dr. Küster
2013 Totenengel - Van Leeuwens zweiter Fall as Dr. van der Meer
2013 Grill den Henssler (1 episode)
2012 Im Leben von … (1 episode)
2012 Roche & Böhmermann (1 episode)
2012 Gottschalk Live (1 episode)
2011 Das dunkle Nest as Pfarrer Dr. Gabriel Reinberg
2011 Der Mann mit dem Fagott as Heinrich Bockelmann
2011 Günther Jauch (1 episode)
2010 The Last Employee as David Böttcher
2009 Inglourious Basterds as Proprietor Eric
2009 Leningrad as Vinkelmeyer
2008 Valkyrie as Albrecht Ritter Mertz von Quirnheim
2008 Mogadischu as Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt
2008 Miracle at St. Anna as Hauptmann Eichholz
2008 Haber as Fritz Shimon Haber
2008 Flame & Citron as Hoffmann
2007 Attack on Leningrad (4 episodes)
2007 Der andere Junge as Jakob Wagner
2006 Der Kriminalist (103 episodes) as Hauptkommissar Bruno Schumann
2006 Helen, Fred und Ted as Eduard 'Ted' Fröhlich
2006 Black Book as General Käutner
2006 Eine Frage des Gewissens as Martin Beltz
2006 Storm tide as Innensenator Helmut Schmidt
2005 Der Vater meiner Schwester as Dr. Klaus Merbold
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 Der Unbestechliche as Harald Kittler
2002 Das Paradies ist eine Falle
2002 Safe Conduct as Alfred Greven
2002 Die Affäre Semmeling (1 episode) as Fred Kiefer
2002 Erste Liebe as Rolf Drost
2001 The Experiment as Steinhoff, Häftling Nr. 38
2000 Verzweiflung
2000 Blondine sucht Millionär fürs Leben as Dietrich
2000 Halt mich fest! as Axel
1999 Your Best Years as Arzt
1999 Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht as Richard
1999 Volle Kanne (4 episodes) as himself
1999 Sweet Little Sixteen as Thomas Reiner
1998 Tod auf Amrum as Rolf Spiekermann
1998 Der letzte Zeuge (1 episode) as Helmut Gittel (1 episode) as Hans Leinen
1998 Single sucht Nachwuchs
1998 Die Cleveren (1 episode) as Alfons Kleiber
1998 Die Johannes B. Kerner Show (1 episode) as Gast
1998 Vickys Alptraum as John
1997 Simones Entscheidung
1997 Rossini as Weich
1997 Lea Katz - Die Kriminalpsychologin: Einer von uns as Stelzer
1996 Lautlose Schritte as Simon Sundermann
1996 Das Tor des Feuers as Dr. Sander
1996 Zimmer frei! (1 episode)
1996 Der Mann ohne Schatten (14 episodes) as Bruno Kuhlin
1995 Spur eines Zweifels as Jens Kolberg
1995 A.S. Gefahr ist sein Geschäft (1 episode) as Lefevre
1995 Ein Herz für Laura
1995 Ich, der Boss as Victor Mazza
1995 Drei Frauen und (k)ein Mann as Patrick Lajonne
1994 Alfredissimo! - Kochen mit Bio (1 episode)
1994 Kommissar Rex (1 episode) as Gregor Schell
1994 Rosa Roth (1 episode) as Maiwald
1994 Die Kommissarin (1 episode) as Walter Neumann
1994 Doppelter Einsatz (1 episode) as Sebastian van Leuyen
1994 Air Albatros (2 episodes)
1994 Die Gerichtsreporterin (1 episode) as Dr. Wegener
1994 Gute Referenzen
1994 Ein starkes Team (1 episode) as Gerhard Brock
1994 Bella Block (1 episode) as Thomas Engler
1994 Mutter, ich will nicht sterben! as Walter Gebhard
1993 Ein unvergeßliches Wochenende (1 episode)
1993 Hecht & Haie (1 episode) as Dr. Frenkel
1993 Das Schicksal der Lilian H as Josef
1993 The Devil Kissed from Behind
1992 Riverboat (1 episode) as himself
1990 Kommissar Klefisch (1 episode) as Terboven
1989 Der Bastard as Felix Dennison
1988 Münchhausens letzte Liebe as Wilhelm
1987 Wallenstein as Schwedischer Hauptmann
1985 Wind von Südost as Gernot
1984 Das schöne irre Judenmädchen as Friedrich, Graf von Schwerin
1982 Frau Jenny Treibel as Leopold Treibel
1982 Steckbriefe (1 episode) as Gerhard Hartung
1981 A case for two (1 episode) as Bernd Marquart
1981 Wanna bet, that..? (1 episode)
1978 New Year's Eve
1978 SOKO 5113 (1 episode)
1977 The Serpent's Egg as Student
1977 Eine Jugendliebe as Wolfgang
1977 Der Mädchenkrieg as Karol Djudko
1977 Der Alte (1 episode) as Harry Westphal (1 episode) as Hausmann (1 episode) as Erik Falter (1 episode) as Peter Aulan (1 episode) as Peter Larsen (1 episode) as Werner Kuziemsky (1 episode) as Hans Fänger (1 episode) as Thilo Müller (1 episode) as Mano Deller
1974 Derrick (1 episode) as Dixi (1 episode) as Andy Stein (1 episode) as Psychopath (1 episode) as Alex Sierich (1 episode) as Rolf Laduhn (1 episode) as Jürgen Klose (1 episode) as Lussmann (1 episode) as Manfred Kessler
1971 Polizeiruf 110 (1 episode) as Max Ortheil
1971 Dalli Dalli (1 episode) as himself
1970 Scene of the Crime (1 episode) as Doc Decker (1 episode) as Dr. Alfred Waller (1 episode) as Rainer Wenisch (1 episode) as Erik Steinbeck (1 episode) as Uwe Pfandler
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as Laudatio (1 episode) as himself
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (3 episodes) as himself

Writing

1991 Ein toter Spieler verläßt den Tisch Writer

Directing

1991 Ein toter Spieler verläßt den Tisch Director

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