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Martin Held (1908–1992)

Martin Held was a leading German film actor of the 1950's and 60's. He attended school in Berlin and then worked for a while as a technician at Siemens. In 1929, he received a stipend to train for acting at the Berlin University of the Arts, graduating in 1931. He then performed at most of the leading theatres in Germany, often in classical roles.... See full bio »


(age 83) in Berlin, Germany

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Known For

The Captain from Köpenick
The Captain from Köpenick Dr. Obermüller
Roses for the Prosecutor
Roses for the Prosecutor Oberstaatsanwalt Dr. Wilhelm Schramm
The Last Witness
The Last Witness Direktor Werner Rameil
Condemned to Sin
Condemned to Sin Hugo Starosta


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 1987 Derrick (TV Series)
Konsul Goos
- Mordfall Goos (1987) ... Konsul Goos
 1983 Einmal Moskau und zurück (TV Movie)
N.M. Tschmutin
 1981 Niemandsland (TV Movie)
 1981 The Old Fox (TV Series)
Werner Martius
- Der Gärtner (1981) ... Werner Martius
 1978 The Pentecost Outing
Heinrich Johannsen
 1978 Unsere kleine Welt (TV Movie)
 1978 Niemandsland (TV Movie)
 1977 Heinrich Zille (TV Movie)
Heinrich Zille
 1977 Unordnung und frühes Leid
Prof. Abel Cornelius
 1974 Strychnin und saure Drops (TV Movie)
 1974 Unter einem Dach (TV Series)
 1973 The Serpent
 1972 Frohe Ostern (TV Movie)
Beno von Stürler
 1972 Main Thing Holidays
Professor Hebbel
 1972 Flint (TV Movie)
Ossian Flint
 1972 Der Kommissar (TV Series)
Herr Halonde
- Die Tote im Park (1972) ... Herr Halonde
 1971 Yvonne, Prinzessin von Burgund (TV Movie)
König Ignaz
 1970 Gentlemen in White Vests
Oberlandesgerichtsrat a. D. Herbert Zänker
 1969 Das letzte Band (TV Movie)
 1969 Spion unter der Haube (TV Movie)
 1969 Rumpelstilz (TV Movie)
Viktor Leu - Gymnasialprofessor
 1969 Der Sturm (TV Movie)
 1969 Dr. Fabian: Laughing Is the Best Medicine
Professor Dr. Dr. Felix Spalke
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
- Pitchi Poi (1967) ... Narrator (voice)
 1967 Fast ein Held
Karl Küppes
 1967 The Oldest Profession
Edouard (segment "Belle époque, La")
 1967 Die Mission (TV Movie)
Professor Heinrich von Benda
 1966 Long Legs, Long Fingers
Baron Holberg
 1966 Gespenster (TV Movie)
Pastor Manders
 1966 Spätsommer (TV Movie)
Röbbe Klingenbarg
 1965 Die Hose (TV Movie)
Theobald Maske
 1965 Michael Kramer (TV Movie)
Michael Kramer
 1964 Condemned to Sin
Hugo Starosta
 1963 Das große Liebesspiel
 1963 Endspurt (TV Movie)
Sam Kinsale mit 80 Jahren
 1963 A Nearly Decent Girl
Robert Steckler
 1963 Liebe will gelernt sein
 1962 Black-White-Red Four Poster
Friedrich de Wehrt
 1962 Terror After Midnight
Charles Elgin
 1962 Der Walzer der Toreros (TV Movie)
 1961 The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi
Frédéric René Saint-Claude
 1960 The Last Witness
Direktor Werner Rameil
 1960 Bumerang
Hauptkommissar Stern
 1959 Roses for the Prosecutor
Oberstaatsanwalt Dr. Wilhelm Schramm
 1959 My Daughter Patricia
Heinz Roland, Apotheker
 1958 Ein Glas Wasser (TV Movie)
Lord Bolingbroke
 1958 Wet Asphalt
Cesar Boyd
 1957 Ein besserer Herr (TV Movie)
 1957 Der Fuchs von Paris
Gen. Quade
 1957 Banktresor 713
Herbert Burkhardt
 1956 Spy for Germany
Erich Gimpel
 1956 Friederike von Barring
 1956 The Captain from Köpenick
Dr. Obermüller
 1956 Before Sundown
Erich Klamroth
 1955 Die Schule der Väter (TV Movie)
 1955 Alibi
Dr. Kurt Overbeck
 1955 Der Biberpelz (TV Movie)
Amtsvorsteher von Wehrhahn
 1952 Heimweh nach dir
Direktor Petermann
 1951 Dark Eyes
Alexander Grabner
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Carl Zuckmayer's play, "The Captain of Kopenick", Samuel Beckett's play, "Krapp's Last Tape", and Friedrich Schiller's play, "Intrigue and Love", in a Schiller Theatre of West Germany production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Carl Raddatz, Klaus Herm, Helmut Wildt and Gerd Böckmann in the cast. ... See more »

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Father of actor Maximilian Held.

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