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Udo Kier

Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when the hospital was bombed. He and his mother were ... See full bio »

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Downsizing Joris
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 2017 Haymaker (filming)
 2017 Downsizing (post-production)
 2016 Courier X
Nathan Vogel
 2016 Seances
 2016 Broer
Frank Solek
 2015/II Zero
The lord of the world
 2015 Coconut Hero
Mr. Morrow (Therapist)
 2015 Golan the Insatiable (TV Series)
Dylan Beekler's Backpack
- Pilot (2015) ... Dylan Beekler's Backpack (voice)
 2015 Major Lazer (TV Series)
Head Vampire Vampire
- Vampire Weekend (2015) ... Head Vampire Vampire (voice)
 2015 Johnny Walker
Fyodor (voice)
 2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
- Heads Will Roll (2015) ... Warden (voice)
 2015 The Forbidden Room
Count Yugh / The Butler / The Dead Father / ...
 2014 Beethoven's Treasure Tail (Video)
The real Fritz Bruchschnauser
 2013-2014 Beware the Batman (TV Series)
Mister Toad
- Doppleganger (2014) ... Mister Toad (voice)
- Reckoning (2014) ... Mister Toad (voice)
- Instinct (2013) ... Mister Toad (voice)
- Hunted (2013) ... Mister Toad (voice)
 2014 The Editor
Dr. Casini
 2013 Heather's Dream (Short)
 2012 10 PM Lincoln Boulevard (Video)
 2012 Unlocking Passages (Short)
The Actor
 2012 The Lords of Salem
Witchhunter (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)
 2011 UFO in Her Eyes
Steve Frost
 2011 Keyhole
Dr. Lemke
 2011 The Theatre Bizarre
Peg Poett (framing segments)
 2011 Görünmeyen
 2011 Der Himmel hat vier Ecken
Graf Karpatovicz
 2010 Das Leben ist zu lang
 2010 Dimension 1991-2024 (Video short)
 2010 Chuck (TV Series)
Otto Van Vogel
- Chuck Versus the Role Models (2010) ... Otto Van Vogel
 2009 House of Boys
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video)
Udo (segments "Erotica" - "Deeper and Deeper")
 2009 Metropia
Ivan Bahn (voice)
 2007 Pars: Kiraz operasyonu
Klaus Kayman
 2007 Grindhouse
Franz Hess (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
 2006 Kruistocht in spijkerbroek
Dr. Lawerence
 2006 Bukow and König (TV Series)
Heinrich Zermahlen
- Mit anderen Augen (2006) ... Heinrich Zermahlen
 2006 Holly
 2006 13 Graves (TV Movie)
 2005 Wit's End
The Stranger
 2004 Sawtooth
Reverend Cain
 2004 The Batman (TV Series)
Herbert Ziegler
- Q & A (2004) ... Herbert Ziegler (voice)
 2004 Evil Eyes
 2004 Jargo
Jargos Vater
 2003 Gate to Heaven
Joachim Nowak
 2003 Love Object
 2003 Montewood Hollyverità (Video short)
Erich Mühsam
 2002 Betty - Schön wie der Tod (TV Movie)
Georg Wasserberg
 2002 He Sees You When You're Sleeping (TV Movie)
Hans Kramer
 2002 Pigs Will Fly
Onkel Max
 2002 Mrs. Meitlemeihr (Short)
Hitler / Mrs. Meitlemeihr
 2002 Justice League (TV Series)
The Music Master
- Legends: Part II (2002) ... The Music Master (voice)
- Legends (2002) ... The Music Master (voice)
 2001 Auf Herz und Nieren
 2001 All the Queen's Men
General Landssdorf
 2001 Double Deception
 2001 Critical Mass
 2001 Die Gottesanbeterin
Julius Quellenreich
 2000 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (Video Game)
 2000 Just One Night
Walter Lert
 2000 Doomsdayer
Max Gast
 1999 Die Diebin (TV Movie)
 1999 Final Run (TV Movie)
Reddick, Train Control Supervisor
 1999 Unter den Palmen
 1999 The Debtors
 1996-1999 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Klaus Zeller
- Ice Man (1996) ... Klaus Zeller
 1999 Besat
 1999 Killer Deal (TV Movie)
Dr. Roland Parker
 1998 Schuldig
 1998 Simon Says
Stuart Moss
 1998 Ice (TV Movie)
Dr. Norman Kistler
 1998 Stingers
 1998 V.I.P. (TV Series)
Viktor Balek
- What to Do with Vallery When You're Dead (1998) ... Viktor Balek
 1998 Blade
 1998 Modern Vampires (TV Movie)
 1998 Viper (TV Series)
Erich Geiger
- Double Team (1998) ... Erich Geiger
 1994-1997 Riget (TV Mini-Series)
Lillebror / Age Krüger
- Trækfugle (1997) ... Lillebror
- Mors in Tabula (1997) ... Lillebror
 1997 Die 120 Tage von Bottrop
Udo KIer
 1997 Die Gang (TV Series)
Kapitän Schmidt
- Piraten (1997) ... Kapitän Schmidt
 1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio (Video Game)
 1996 Lea
 1996 Duke of Groove (TV Short)
 1996 Barb Wire
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Wolfgang Herzog
- Aloha Nash (1996) ... Wolfgang Herzog
 1996 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Death (1996) ... Chauffeur
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
- Total War (1996) ... (voice)
- Collapse (1996) ... (voice)
 1995 Ausgestorben (Short)
York Cortex
 1995 Dog Daze (Short)
Erich von Stroheim
 1995 Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky
Max Skladanowsky
 1995 Unter Druck (TV Movie)
 1995 Nur über meine Leiche
 1994 Tod eines Weltstars (TV Movie)
 1994 Rosa Roth (TV Series)
- In Liebe und Tod (1994) ... Ommer
 1994 Rotwang muß weg!
Arthur Eigenrauch
 1994 Doppelter Einsatz (TV Series)
- Feuerzauber (1994) ... König
 1994 Der unbekannte Deserteur (Short)
Der Alte
 1993 Die Männer vom K3 (TV Series)
Heini Wohlers
- Tanz auf dem Seil (1993) ... Heini Wohlers
 1993 Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Movie)
Giles Marquette
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Dr. Guy Peche
- Give Me Liberte (1993) ... Dr. Guy Peche
 1993 Three Shake-a-Leg Steps to Heaven
Edouard Müllendorf
 1993 For Love or Money
Mr. Himmelman
 1993 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
Fashion Designer
- Runway (1993) ... Fashion Designer
 1992 Madonna: Deeper and Deeper (Video short)
 1991 Europa
Lawrence Hartmann
 1990 Blackest Heart
 1988 Mutters Maske
Herr Seidler
 1988 Another Way: D-Kikan-Joho
 1988 Medea (TV Movie)
 1986 Die Schlacht der Idioten (Short)
 1986 Egomania - Insel ohne Hoffnung
Baron Tante Teufel
 1986 Kir Royal (TV Series)
- Adieu Claire (1986) ... Holger
 1986 Der Fahnder (TV Series)
Uli Weber
- Ein König ohne Reich (1986) ... Uli Weber
 1985 Der Unbesiegbare
 1985 Die Einsteiger
Graf Frackstein
 1985 Gespenstergeschichten (TV Series)
 1984 The Last Trip to Harrisburg (Short)
Man and Woman in Train
 1984 Moscow on the Hudson
Gay Man on Street (uncredited)
 1983 The Roaring Fifties
 1981 Lola
Waiter (uncredited)
 1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz (TV Mini-Series)
Junger Mann an der Bar
- Merke - Einen Schwur kann man amputieren (1980) ... Junger Mann an der Bar
 1980 Nárcisz és Psyché
Nárcisz - Laci Tóth
 1979 Allegro barbaro
 1979 Magyar rapszódia
 1979 The Third Generation
Edgar Gast
 1979 Victor (TV Movie)
Ein Popstar
 1978 Krétakör (TV Movie)
Pao Cseng
 1978 Das fünfte Gebot
Peter Dümmel
 1977 Katonák (TV Movie)
 1977 Bolwieser (TV Movie)
 1976 Spermula
 1976 Goldflocken
 1975 The Story of O
 1975 Gestern gelesen (TV Series)
Ingo Rippel
- Solo für keine Stimme (1975) ... Ingo Rippel
 1975 Der letzte Schrei
 1974 Dr. med. Mark Wedmann - Detektiv inbegriffen (TV Series)
Roberto Agostino
- Roberto und Julia (1974) ... Roberto Agostino
 1973-1974 Joseph Balsamo (TV Mini-Series)
- Die Intrige (1974) ... Gilbert
- Episode #1.7 (1973) ... Gilbert
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Gilbert
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Gilbert
- No Title (1973) ... Gilbert
 1973 Olifant (TV Movie)
Olifant / Edwin
 1973 Pan
Pilgrim of Death
 1973 Oi erotomaneis
Tonis Theodorou
 1973 Sonderdezernat K1 (TV Series)
Harry Gätjens
- Kassensturz um Mitternacht (1973) ... Harry Gätjens
 1972 Proklisis
 1970 Mark of the Devil
Count Christian von Meruh
 1969 La stagione dei sensi
 1968 Schamlos
Alexander Pohlmann
 1966 Road to Saint Tropez (Short)
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Music video: Appeared in "Die Schöne und das Biest" video by German band Rauhfaser. See more »

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(2010) Shadow of the Vampire was a film we shot in Luxembourg with Willem Dafoe, and Malkovich playing Murnau, and I played the producer, Albin Grau. It was with Eddie Izzard, some very interesting British actors in it. Personally, I'm not an ensemble actor, because it's always a lot of ego when you're all together in the scene. It's kind of intellectual fighting for something. But it was very ... See more »


He was the subject of indie band Half Eye's seven-album repertoire: the first letter of the album names spell out his name: U.D.O. K. I. E. R. See more »


Often plays leading or secondary villains that ends up in horrible death See more »

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