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Rudolph Anders (1895–1987)

Rudolph Anders was born on December 17, 1895 in Waldkirch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Rudolph F. Amendt. He is known for his work on The Great Dictator (1940), Magnificent Obsession (1954) and The Prize (1963). He died on March 27, 1987 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Great Dictator
The Great Dictator Tomanian Commandant at Osterlich
Magnificent Obsession
The Prize
The Prize Mr. Rolfe Bergh
She Demons
She Demons Col. Karl Osler


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 1976 30 prípadu majora Zemana (TV Series)
- Lod do Hamburku - 1952 (1976) ... (as Rudolf Anders)
 1968 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Field Marshal Hauser
- The Big Lie (1968) ... Field Marshal Hauser
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Major Hartman
- The Gurnius Affair (1967) ... Major Hartman
 1964 36 Hours
Dr. Winterstein (uncredited)
 1963 Decision at Midnight
 1963 The Prize
Mr. Rolfe Bergh
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Gen. Otto Mergener
- Commando (1963) ... Gen. Otto Mergener (as Rudolf Anders)
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Otto Masuis
- New Lead Berlin (1963) ... Otto Masuis
 1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome
Oberst Krafft
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Martin Banning
- No Escape (1961) ... Martin Banning
 1961 On the Double
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Jozsef Jaszi
- Spark of Freedom (1960) ... Jozsef Jaszi
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
- Sundance and the Cattlemen (1960) ... Barnaby
 1959-1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Dr. Heinrick Swansen / Josef / German Radio Announcer
- The Explorer (1960) ... Dr. Heinrick Swansen
- The Lovers (1960) ... Josef
- Reunion (1959) ... German Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Frank Gottwald
- Land (1960) ... Frank Gottwald
 1959 A Private's Affair
Dr. Leyden
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Perilous (1959)
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
- A Question of Price (1959) ... Ritter
 1958 Frankenstein 1970
Wilhelm Gottfried
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
- The Candlestick (1957) ... Kalisch
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- Susanna Strikes Oil (1957) ... Strasser
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Cafe Host
- The Legacy (1956) ... Cafe Host
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- The Threshold (1956) ... Joseph
 1955 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series)
Otto Kortmann
- Night Visitors (1955) ... Otto Kortmann
 1955 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
- Small Hotel (1955) ... McNally
 1954 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Doctor Van Meter / Dr. Van Meter
- The Exploding Stars (1954) ... Doctor Van Meter
- The Pirate's Escape (1954) ... Dr. Van Meter
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Mr. Slagle
- Letters from Aaron Burr (1954) ... Mr. Slagle
 1954 The Snow Creature
Dr. Louis Dupont
 1954 A Star Is Born
Mr. Ettinger (uncredited)
 1954 Jungle Gents
Dr. Goebel
 1954 King Richard and the Crusaders
Austrian Knight (uncredited)
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
Dr. Loran
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter III (1954) ... Dr. Loran
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter II (1954) ... Dr. Loran (uncredited)
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter I (1954) ... Dr. Loran
 1953-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Return (1953)
 1954 Magnificent Obsession
Dr. Fuss
 1952-1954 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Glasses / Dr. Rudolf Albrecht
- Lady in Black (1954) ... Glasses
- Double Trouble (1952) ... Dr. Rudolf Albrecht
 1954 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
- Casablanca (1954) ... Bender
 1953 Captain Scarface
Dr. Yeager
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Harry Sturner
- Sale Value (1953) ... Harry Sturner
 1953 South Sea Woman
Capt. van Dorck
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Colonel Chabert (1953)
 1953 Phantom from Space
Dr. Wyatt
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Jules Fridel
- Mona Lisa (1952) ... Jules Fridel
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Otto Lachsley (segment "Actor's Blood")
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
- The Missing Diplomat Story (1952) ... Gelba
 1951 Target Unknown
Doctor (uncredited)
 1950 Kill or Be Killed
Gregory Marek
 1949 Act of Violence
German (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Dangerous Millions
Rudolph Busch
 1946 Her Sister's Secret
 1946 Under Nevada Skies
 1945 Escape in the Desert
 1945 Counter-Attack
 1944 The Hitler Gang
Dr. Stenglein (uncredited)
 1943 Watch on the Rhine
Oberdorff (as Robert O. Davis)
 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais
German Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Orderly (uncredited)
 1943 They Got Me Covered
Gerhardt (uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas
Mounted Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Braun (uncredited)
 1942 The Great Impersonation
Karl Hofmann (as Robert O. Davis)
 1942 Junior Army
Horner - Nazi Saboteur (as Robert O. Davis)
 1942 The Devil with Hitler (Short)
Nazi Officer at Hitler's filmed Speech (uncredited)
 1942 Desperate Journey
Kruse (as Robert O. Davis)
 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Schieler - Nazi at Church (uncredited)
 1942 The Secret Code
Rudi Thysson (as Robert O. Davis)
 1942 Berlin Correspondent
Guard at Airport (uncredited)
 1942 The Pied Piper
Lieutenant (as Robert O.Davis)
 1942 Riders of the Northland
Agent (as Robert O. Davis)
 1942 Eagle Squadron
German Squad Leader (uncredited)
 1942 The Phantom Plainsmen
Colonel Eric Hartwig (as Robert O. Davis)
 1942 Spy Smasher
Dungeon Col. Von Kohr [Ch. 1] (as Robert O. Davis)
 1942 Nazi Agent
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
His Excellency [Chs. 1,3,6,10-12] (as Robert O. Davis)
 1941 A Dangerous Game
Dr. Fleming (as Robert O. Davis)
 1941 Down in San Diego
Henry Schrode
 1941 Underground
Official (uncredited)
 1941 Shining Victory
Police Officer Exiling Paul (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
Butler (uncredited)
 1940 Meet the Wildcat
Feral--Henchman (as Robert O. Davis)
 1940 Arise, My Love
Prussian Officer (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Dictator
Tomanian Commandant at Osterlich (as Robert O. Davis)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Elder in Norway (uncredited)
 1940 The Man I Married
Storm Trooper (uncredited)
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Gestapo Official Hartman (uncredited)
 1940 Four Sons
Hempel (as Robert O. Davis)
 1939 Escape to Paradise
Alexander Komac
 1939 The Mad Empress
Hertzfield (as Rudolf Amendt)
 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles
Von Richtman (uncredited)
 1939 Espionage Agent
Paul Strawn (as Robert O. Davis)
 1939 Conspiracy
Machine Gunner (uncredited)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Captain Straubel (as Robert Davis)
 1938 That Mothers Might Live (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 I Met Him in Paris
Romantic Waiter (scenes deleted, as Rudolph Amendt)
 1937 Thin Ice
German Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 We're in the Legion Now
Sgt. Groeber (as Rudolph Amenut)
 1936 No Place Like Rome (Short)
Roman Bachelor (uncredited)
 1936 Girls' Dormitory
Minor Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1936 The Golden Arrow
Lord Max (uncredited)
 1935 Last of the Pagans
Superintendant's Assistant (uncredited)
 1935 De la sartén al fuego
Sargento Groebner (as Rudolph Amendt)
 1935 Rendezvous
Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1935 I Live My Life
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1935 Here's to Romance
Violinist (uncredited)
 1934 Hell in the Heavens
Lt. Schroeder (as Rudolph Amendt)
 1934 Las fronteras del amor
Otto Van Ritter (as Rudolf Amendt)
 1934 The Fountain
Geof Van Leyden (as Rudolph Amendt)
 1934 Stamboul Quest
Karl (as Rudolph Amendt)
 1934 La ciudad de cartón
Primer director
 1933 Ladies Must Love
Wallace - Bill's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 When Strangers Marry
Von Arnheim
 1933 Primavera en otoño
Tristán (as Rudolph Amendt)
 1930 Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern
Diener (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Rudolf Amendt | Rudolph Amendt | Rudolph Amenut | Rudolf Anders | Robert O. Davies | Robert O. Davis | Robert Davis | Robert O.Davis

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The Teutonic actor began acting in German films billed as Rudolph Amendt and continued to use his real name after moving to Hollywood in the early 1930s. In 1938 he changed his moniker to Robert O. Davis, for obvious reasons, and used it throughout WWII playing a series of Nazi spies and officers. He changed his name once again to Rudolph Anders in post-war years. See more »

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