Top 50 Polish Actors

by kinoholik | created - 24 Jul 2011 | updated - 29 Aug 2016 | Public

1. Zbigniew Cybulski

Actor | Popiól i diament

Won international fame with the leading role of Maciek Chelmicki in Andrzej Wajda's Ashes and Diamonds (1958). He created a character which was imitated not only in Poland; often compared with James Dean.

Graduated from the Higher State School of Acting in Cracow; also studied journalism. From 1953 ...

2. Gustaw Holoubek

Actor | Lawa. Opowiesc o 'Dziadach' Adama Mickiewicza

Gustaw Holoubek was born on April 21, 1923. He was a Polish actor, director, member of the Polish Sejm, and a senator. Holoubek participated in the September Campaign and was a prisoner of war during the Nazi German Occupation of Poland. His father was a Czech immigrant who settled in Poland after ...

3. Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Actor | Zycie jako smiertelna choroba przenoszona droga plciowa

Zbigniew Zapasiewicz was born on September 13, 1934 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He was an actor and director, known for Zycie jako smiertelna choroba przenoszona droga plciowa (2000), Camouflage (1977) and The Promised Land (1975). He was married to Miroslawa Dubrawska and Olga Sawicka. He died...

4. Tadeusz Lomnicki

Actor | Pan Wolodyjowski

Tadeusz Lomnicki began his education in the theatre arts in 1945 when he enrolled in the Theatre Studio at the Stary Teatr in Krakow. In 1946 he spent a season at the Teatr Slaski in Katowice. He returned to Krakow in 1947, appearing on stage at both the Teatr im. Juliusza Slowackiego and the Stary...

5. Janusz Gajos

Actor | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Janusz Gajos was born on September 23, 1939 in Dabrowa Górnicza, Slaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Three Colors: White (1994), Fuks (1999) and Przesluchanie (1982).

6. Bogumil Kobiela

Actor | Lalka

Bogumil Kobiela was born on May 31, 1931 in Katowice, Slaskie, Poland. He was an actor and writer, known for Lalka (1968), Do widzenia, do jutra... (1960) and Przeprowadzka (1982). He was married to Malgorzata Nowakowska. He died on July 10, 1969 in Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland.

7. Roman Wilhelmi

Actor | Cma

Roman Wilhelmi was born on June 6, 1936 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He was an actor, known for Cma (1980), Zaklete rewiry (1975) and Lalka (1978). He died on November 3, 1991 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

8. Jerzy Stuhr

Actor | Historie milosne

Jerzy Stuhr was born on April 18, 1947 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland as Jerzy Oskar Stuhr. He is an actor and writer, known for Love Stories (1997), Amator (1979) and Tydzien z zycia mezczyzny (1999). He is married to Barbara Stuhr. They have two children.

9. Adolf Dymsza

Actor | Nikodem Dyzma

Adolf Dymsza was born on April 7, 1900 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire as Adolf Baginski. He was an actor, known for Nikodem Dyzma (1956), Sto metrów milosci (1932) and ABC milosci (1935). He died on August 20, 1975 in Góra Kalwaria, Mazowieckie, Poland.

10. Marek Kondrat

Actor | Dzien swira

Marek Kondrat was born on October 18, 1950 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland as Marek Tadeusz Kondrat. He is an actor and director, known for Dzien swira (2002), Prawo ojca (1999) and Wszyscy jestesmy Chrystusami (2006). He has been married to Antonina Turnau since September 19, 2015. He was ...

11. Tadeusz Fijewski

Actor | Prokurator Alicja Horn

Tadeusz Fijewski was born on July 14, 1911 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for District Attorney (1933), My Uncle from America (1933) and Pokolenie (1955). He was married to Helena Makowska. He died on November 12, 1978 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

12. Boguslaw Linda

Actor | Psy

Boguslaw Linda was born on June 27, 1952 in Torun, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. He is an actor and director, known for Psy (1992), Pan Tadeusz (1999) and Blind Chance (1987). He has been married to Lidia Popiel since July 23, 2000. They have one child.

13. Andrzej Seweryn

Actor | Schindler's List

Andrzej Seweryn was born on April 25, 1946 in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Schindler's List (1993), The Last Family (2016) and Prymas. Trzy lata z tysiaca (2000). He has been married to Katarzyna Kubacka since August 30, 2015. He was previously ...

14. Marcin Dorocinski

Actor | Jack Strong

Marcin Dorocinski (born June 22, 1973) is a Polish film, television and stage actor. He is well known for his portrayals of conflicted, troubled characters: Despero in "Pitbull" (2005), Jacek Mroz in "OFFsiders" (2008). Otter in "Manhunt" (2012) as well as his debonair leading man roles, handsome, ...

15. Daniel Olbrychski

Actor | Salt

Daniel Olbrychski was born on February 27, 1945 in Lowicz, Lódzkie, Poland as Daniel Marcel Olbrychski. He is an actor, known for Salt (2010), The Deluge (1974) and The Promised Land (1975). He has been married to Krystyna Demska since October 23, 2003. He was previously married to Zuzanna Lapicka ...

16. Andrzej Lapicki

Actor | Epilog norymberski

Andrzej Lapicki was born on November 11, 1924 in Riga, Latvia. He was an actor and director, known for Epilog norymberski (1971), Zbrodnia lorda Artura Savile'a (1968) and The Promised Land (1975). He was married to Kamila Mscichowska and Zofia Chrzaszczewska. He died on July 21, 2012 in Warsaw, ...

17. Tadeusz Janczar

Actor | Zamach stanu

Tadeusz Janczar was born on April 25, 1926 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Tadeusz Musial. He was an actor, known for Zamach stanu (1980), Pokolenie (1955) and Kanal (1957). He was married to Malgorzata Lorentowicz and Elzbieta Habich. He died on October 31, 1997 in Warsaw.

18. Wojciech Pszoniak

Actor | Ziemia obiecana

Wojciech Pszoniak was born on May 2, 1942 in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland as Wojciech Zygmunt Pszoniak. He is an actor, known for The Promised Land (1975), Danton (1983) and Excentrycy, czyli po slonecznej stronie ulicy (2015). He is married to Barbara.

19. Robert Wieckiewicz

Actor | Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei

Robert Wieckiewicz was born on June 30, 1967 in Nowa Ruda, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (2013), Pod mocnym aniolem (2014) and In Darkness (2011). He is married to Adaszynska, Natalia.

20. Wojciech Pokora

Actor | Lalka

Wojciech Pokora was born on October 2, 1934 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is an actor and director, known for Lalka (1978), Rozrywka po staropolsku (1985) and Rejs (1970).

21. Franciszek Pieczka

Actor | Zywot Mateusza

Franciszek Pieczka was born on January 18, 1928 in Godów, Slaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Zywot Mateusza (1968), Jancio Wodnik (1993) and Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965). He is married to Henryka.

22. Zbigniew Zamachowski

Actor | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Zbigniew Zamachowski was born on July 17, 1961 in Brzeziny, Lódzkie, Poland. He is an actor and composer, known for Three Colors: White (1994), Three Colors: Blue (1993) and Three Colors: Red (1994). He has been married to Monika Richardson since May 3, 2014. He was previously married to Aleksandra...

23. Andrzej Chyra

Actor | Wszyscy jestesmy Chrystusami

Andrzej Chyra was born on August 27, 1964 in Gryfów Slaski, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Wszyscy jestesmy Chrystusami (2006), Dlug (1999) and Komornik (2005).

24. Jan Nowicki

Actor | Jeszcze nie wieczór

Jan Nowicki was born on November 5, 1939 in Kowal, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. He is an actor and writer, known for Jeszcze nie wieczór (2008), Sztos (1997) and Lawa. Opowiesc o 'Dziadach' Adama Mickiewicza (1989). He has been married to Malgorzata Potocka since May 2009. He was previously ...

25. Krzysztof Majchrzak

Actor | Inland Empire

Krzysztof Majchrzak was born on March 2, 1948 in Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland. He is an actor and writer, known for Inland Empire (2006), Historia kina w Popielawach (1998) and Pornografia (2003).

26. Tomasz Kot

Actor | Bogowie

Tomasz Kot was born on April 21, 1977 in Legnica, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Bogowie (2014), Skazany na bluesa (2005) and Bikini Blue (2017). He has been married to Agnieszka Kot since September 30, 2006. They have two children.

27. Eugeniusz Bodo

Director | Królowa przedmiescia

Eugeniusz Bodo was born on December 28, 1899 in Geneva, Switzerland as Bohdan Eugène Junod. He was an actor and writer, known for Ghetto Queen (1937), Pietro wyzej (1937) and Glos pustyni (1932). He died on October 7, 1943 in Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia].

28. Jan Kreczmar

Actor | Szyfry

Jan Kreczmar was born on May 6, 1908 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Szyfry (1966), Pilatus und andere - Ein Film für Karfreitag (1972) and Rodzina Milcarków (1962). He was married to Justyna Kreczmar. He died on August 29, 1972 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, ...

29. Marian Dziedziel

Actor | Wesele

Marian Dziedziel was born on August 5, 1947 in Golkowice, Slaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Wesele (2004), Moje córki krowy (2015) and Kret (2011).

30. Borys Szyc

Actor | Kret

Borys Szyc was born on September 4, 1978 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland as Borys Michalak. He is an actor and producer, known for Kret (2011), Wojna polsko-ruska (2009) and Symetria (2003).

31. Antoni Fertner

Actor | Zapomniana melodia

Antoni Fertner was born on May 23, 1874 in Czestochowa, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor and writer, known for Zapomniana melodia (1938), Bedzie lepiej (1936) and Antos pierwszy raz w Warszawie (1908). He died on April 16, 1959 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland.

32. Jan Frycz

Actor | Pornografia

Jan Frycz was born on May 15, 1954 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Pornografia (2003), The Welts (2004) and Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon Krew i wino (2016).

33. Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Actor | Czlowiek z marmuru

Jerzy Radziwilowicz was born on September 8, 1950 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Czlowiek z marmuru (1977), Man of Iron (1981) and Godard's Passion (1982).

34. Leon Niemczyk

Actor | Nóz w wodzie

Leon Niemczyk was born on December 15, 1923 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Leon Stanislaw Niemczyk. He was an actor, known for Knife in the Water (1962), Inland Empire (2006) and Po sezonie (2005). He was married to Diana and Doroti. He died on November 29, 2006 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland.

35. Krzysztof Globisz

Actor | Krótki film o zabijaniu

Krzysztof Globisz was born on January 16, 1957 in Siemianowice Slaskie, Slaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988), Pan Tadeusz (1999) and Zakochany aniol (2005).

36. Piotr Fronczewski

Actor | Lawa. Opowiesc o 'Dziadach' Adama Mickiewicza

Piotr Fronczewski graduated from PWST (Public Upper School of Theatre) in Warsaw and made himself one of the most popular and skilled actors in Poland. Born in Lodz in 1946, he started very early in Teatr Narodowy where he worked as an extra for one season. His career didn't take off fast but he ...

37. Zdzislaw Maklakiewicz

Actor | Lalka

Zdzislaw Maklakiewicz was born on July 9, 1927 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He was an actor and writer, known for Lalka (1968), Przeprowadzka (1982) and Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965). He died on October 9, 1977 in Warsaw.

38. Olgierd Lukaszewicz

Actor | Seksmisja

Olgierd Lukaszewicz was born on September 7, 1946 in Chorzów, Slaskie, Poland. He is an actor and writer, known for Seksmisja (1984), General Nil (2009) and Wiedzmin (2001). He has been married to Grazyna Marzec since March 13, 1968. They have one child.

39. Michal Zebrowski

Actor | The Pianist

Michal Zebrowski was born on June 17, 1972 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is an actor, known for The Pianist (2002), Wiedzmin (2001) and With Fire and Sword (1999). He has been married to Aleksandra Adamczyk since June 20, 2009.

40. Jakub Gierszal

Actor | Sala samobójców

Jakub Gierszal was born on March 20, 1988 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Sala samobójców (2011), Dracula Untold (2014) and Pokot (2017).

41. Wieslaw Michnikowski

Actor | Seksmisja

Wieslaw Michnikowski was born on June 3, 1922 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Wieslaw Antoni Michnikowski. He was an actor, known for Seksmisja (1984), Hallo Szpicbródka, czyli ostatni wystep króla kasiarzy (1978) and Zona dla Australijczyka (1964). He was married to Maria Sobieszek...

42. Jan Himilsbach

Writer | Fucha

Jan Himilsbach was born on November 30, 1931 in Minsk Mazowiecki, Mazowieckie, Poland. He was an actor and writer, known for Fucha (1984), Rejs (1970) and Monidlo (1971). He was married to Barbara Himilsbach. He died on November 11, 1988 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie.

43. Adam Woronowicz

Actor | Rewers

Adam Woronowicz was born on December 25, 1973 in Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland. He is an actor and producer, known for Rewers (2009), Chrzest (2010) and Demon (2015).

45. Emil Karewicz

Actor | Cien

Emil Karewicz was born on March 13, 1923 in Wilno, Wilenskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Cien (1956), Lalka (1978) and Polonia restituta (1981). He was previously married to Teresa.

46. Dawid Ogrodnik

Actor | Chce sie zyc

Dawid Ogrodnik was born on June 15, 1986 in Wagrowiec, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He is known for his work on Chce sie zyc (2013), Ida (2013) and Cicha noc (2017).

47. Jan Machulski

Actor | Vabank

Jan Machulski was born on July 3, 1928 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland. He was an actor, known for Vabank (1981), Psy (1992) and Vabank II, czyli riposta (1985). He was married to Halina Machulska. He died on November 20, 2008 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

48. Krzysztof Stroinski

Actor | Anatomia zla

Krzysztof Stroinski was born on October 9, 1950 in Pszczyna, Slaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Anatomia zla (2015), Rysa (2008) and Archiv des Todes (1980).

49. Cezary Pazura

Actor | Psy

Cezary Pazura was born on June 13, 1962 in Niewiadów, Lódzkie, Poland. He is an actor and producer, known for Psy (1992), Kiler (1997) and Kroll (1991). He has been married to Edyta Pazura since May 1, 2009. They have two children. He was previously married to Weronika Marczuk-Pazura and Zaneta.

50. Krzysztof Pieczynski

Actor | The Pianist

Krzysztof Pieczynski was born on March 27, 1957 in Opole, Opolskie, Poland. He is known for his work on The Pianist (2002), Chain Reaction (1996) and Jezioro Bodenskie (1986).