Biography

Miloš Kopecký was a Czech actor, active mainly in the second half of the 20th century.  He was born into the family of craftsmen, Kopecký was involved with music and theater throughout his entire life.  Starting on stage in 1939, as a member of an amateur elocution group, Kopecký performed with numerous young artists during the German occupation of then Czechoslovakia.  Near the end of World War II, Kopecký’s mother was murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp for her Jewish heritage, while Miloš was interned in the labor camp Bystřice u Benešova.  He would later credit these experiences as the cause for his struggle with Bipolar Disorder, then known as Manic-Depressive Disease.   Following the liberation, Kopecký began acting in the avant-garde studio Větrník in 1945, before joining the Vinohrady Theatre in 1965 at the behest of then-director František Pavlíček.  Kopecký  continued to make guest appearances at theaters throughout Prague, working with many notable actors of his era before appearing on film and television.  His first minor role was in the historic film Jan Roháč z Dubé (1947), but he quickly graduated to more important characters and gradually became one of the most popular actors in Czechoslovakia.   He may be best known today as Dr. Štrosmajer in the Czech television series Nemocnice na kraji města.  During his career he played mainly negative roles of traitors, lechers, and villain, which he famously depicted with elegance and esprit.  

In the mid-1980s Kopecký acted in a politically biased documentary film about emigrants, and also presented very critical speech against current communist régimes in May, 1987, at the Fourth Congress of Dramatic Artists.  He was married five times, at one point to Czech actress Stella Zázvorková.

Miloš Kopecký was a Czech actor, active mainly in the second half of the 20th century.  He was born into the family of craftsmen, Kopecký was involved with music and theater throughout his entire life.  Starting on stage in 1939, as a member of an amateur elocution group, Kopecký performed with numerous young artists during the German occupation of then Czechoslovakia.  Near the end of World War II, Kopecký’s mother was murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp for her Jewish heritage, while Miloš was interned in the labor camp Bystřice u Benešova.  He would later credit these experiences as the cause for his struggle with Bipolar Disorder, then known as Manic-Depressive Disease.   Following the liberation, Kopecký began acting in the avant-garde studio Větrník in 1945, before joining the Vinohrady Theatre in 1965 at the behest of then-director František Pavlíček.  Kopecký  continued to make guest appearances at theaters throughout Prague, working with many notable actors of his era before appearing on film and television.  His first minor role was in the historic film Jan Roháč z Dubé (1947), but he quickly graduated to more important characters and gradually became one of the most popular actors in Czechoslovakia.   He may be best known today as Dr. Štrosmajer in the Czech television series Nemocnice na kraji města.  During his career he played mainly negative roles of traitors, lechers, and villain, which he famously depicted with elegance and esprit.  

In the mid-1980s Kopecký acted in a politically biased documentary film about emigrants, and also presented very critical speech against current communist régimes in May, 1987, at the Fourth Congress of Dramatic Artists.  He was married five times, at one point to Czech actress Stella Zázvorková.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1922-08-22

Day of Death 1996-02-16

Place of Birth Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]

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Also Known As

  • Milos Kopecký
  • Milos Kopecky

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Klapzubova jedenáctka (1 episode)
2000 Příběhy slavných (1 episode) as Himself (archive footage)
1996 Kouzelný měšec as Regent
1994 Učitel tance as Granfather of Richard
1994 Angelic Eyes as Krause
1989 Utopím si ho sám as Chouň
1987 O nejchytřejší princezně
1987 Poslední leč Alfonse Karáska
1986 Čarovné dědictví as vetešník
1986 Slavné historky zbojnické (6 episodes) as Narrator
1986 Fair Play as Bayer
1985 Prodloužený čas as Karel Svozil
1985 Růžový Hubert as Lord Henry
1984 The Secret of an Old Attic as Boss
1984 The Three Veterans as skřítek
1984 Bambinot (6 episodes)
1984 Dům na nebesích as otec
1983 Hearty Greetings from the Globe as Prof. Horowitz
1982 Vyhnanství (2 episodes)
1981 The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians as Baron Gorc z Gorců
1981 Zralé víno as Weber
1981 Křtiny as Čirůvka
1980 Escape Home as Dr. Karel Chrástek
1980 How to Dupe a Lawyer as JUDr. Horic
1980 Panenka as Mayer
1979 The Divine Emma as Herold Samuel
1979 Já už budu hodný, dědečku! as herec Theodor "Dóďa" Bergner
1978 Nemocnice na kraji města (20 episodes) as Dr. Štrosmajer
1978 Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet as baron Rupert von Kratzmar
1976 Zítra to roztočíme, drahoušku...! as Novák
1976 To byla svatba, strýčku! as Alfons Karásek
1975 How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer as hlavní český vodník Wassermann
1975 Bohousuv syn as Hostinský
1974 Noc na Karlštejně as vévoda Štěpán
1974 Egyptologové
1972 Six Bears and a Clown as ředitel cirkusu II
1972 Straw Hat as Maurice Fadinard
1971 Vražda v hotelu Excelsior as ředitel hotelu
1971 Svatby pana Voka as Petr Vok z Rožmberka
1971 You Are a Widow, Sir as profesor Somr, majitel sanatoria
1971 Alfons Karásek v lázních as Alfons Karásek
1971 There Was a Miller on a River as Songster (voice)
1970 I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen as Wertheim
1969 I, Mournful God as Adolf
1969 Slasti Otce vlasti as Jan Lucemburský
1969 Prague Nights
1968 Úřad as doktor Campilli
1968 Pučálkovic Amina as vypravěč
1968 Jindřich IV.
1967 When You Have a Holiday Dominique as Nácelník detektivu
1967 Sedm žen Alfonse Karáska
1965 The White Lady as tajemník MNV
1964 Lemonade Joe as Horác Badman alias "Hogofogo"
1963 Král Králů as Izmail
1962 The Fabulous Baron Munchausen as as Baron Munchausen
1962 Kočár nejsvětější svátosti
1962 The Man from the First Century as Josef, calouník
1962 Žárlivost as Jaroslav Holoubek
1960 Konec cesty as Jirák
1960 Zelená ulice
1960 Kočičina as Mr. K
1958 Of Things Supernatural
1957 The Good Soldier Švejk as feldkurát Katz
1957 Legend of Love as Prodavachat na kilimi
1957 Konec jasnovidce as jasnovidec Matěj Šobolín
1956 Přihlašte své televizory as Neplatič
1956 The Windy Mountain as Melichar Hnátek
1956 Dědeček automobil as Albert de Dion
1955 Once Upon a Time, There Was a King... as chytrý princ
1954 The Best Man
1954 Silvery Wind as Gerlic
1952 The Proud Princess as Kancléř
1952 The Emperor and the Golem as An Alchemist
1947 Warriors of Faith as student

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