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Kurt Katch (1896–1958)

Former player in Yiddish theater who became a Hollywood character actor of the 40's and 50's, often in sinister roles. See full bio »

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 1958 When Hell Broke Loose
German 'Werewolf' (uncredited)
 1958 The Young Lions
Camp Commandant (uncredited)
 1958 The Beast of Budapest
Sgt. Geza
 1958 The Gift of Love
Lecturing Professor (uncredited)
 1958 Sally (TV Series)
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Gustav Hauser
- The Alligator (1957) ... Gustav Hauser
 1956-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Willigott / Jan Polachek
- The Fighting Fig (1957) ... Willigott
- The Plebe (1956) ... Jan Polachek
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Rookie Sheriff (1957) ... Old Man
 1957 Pharaoh's Curse
Hans Brecht
 1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Major Siegfried Kurtz
- The Lost Puppy (1956) ... Major Siegfried Kurtz
 1956 Hot Cars
Otto, chop-shop supervisor
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Polish Ambasador
- Hitler Invades Poland (September 1, 1939) (1956) ... Polish Ambasador
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- Way Station to Hope (1956) ... Lapkoff
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
German Officer / Storekeeper Bauer / Herr Lasseman
- The General's Escape (1956) ... German Officer
- Courage (1956) ... Storekeeper Bauer
- Comrade Lindemann's Conscience (1955) ... Herr Lasseman
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Provocateur (1956)
 1956 Never Say Goodbye
Landlord (uncredited)
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
King Fat
- Bamboo Cross (1955) ... King Fat
 1955 Casablanca (TV Series)
- Hand of Fate (1955) ... Ozmajian
 1955 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
- Hand of Fate (1955) ... Ozmajian
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
 1954-1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Le Chiffre's Henchman
- Casino Royale (1954) ... Le Chiffre's Henchman
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Dr. Gustav Zoomer
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Bitter Grapes (1955) ... Vincenzo
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
- The Case of the Iron Curtain (1955) ... Novak
 1955 Space Patrol (TV Series)
- Collapse of the Spider's Web (1955) ... Arachna
- The Web of Arachna (1955) ... Arachna
- Lair of the Space Spider (1955) ... Arachna
 1955 Secret File, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Man with the Derby
- Mission Rhino (1955) ... Man with the Derby
 1954 The Adventures of Hajji Baba
Caoush (uncredited)
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Joe Angel / Curt Samish
- The Case of the Deadly Welcome (1954) ... Joe Angel
- A Drug on the Market (1954) ... Curt Samish
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Dr. Juliet (1954) ... Robert
 1954 Secret of the Incas
Man with Rifle
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Capt. Guseva
- Cap'n Christopher (1954) ... Capt. Guseva
 1953 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Spy-Flugelmeyer Sketch
- Flugelmeyer's Secret Formula (1953) ... Spy-Flugelmeyer Sketch
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Dr. Mark Renart
- Zombie Terror (1953) ... Dr. Mark Renart
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Capt. Blucher
- The Sheffield Story (1952) ... Capt. Blucher
- The Law-Abiding (1952)
- Those in Favor (1952)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Crooked Frame (1952) ... Boris
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- The Secret Front (1951)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
The Man
- And Adam Begot (1951) ... The Man
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Oberkriminalsekretar Kurz
- Wintertime (1951) ... Oberkriminalsekretar Kurz
 1950 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Hugo Mueller
- The Hanging Acrobat (1950) ... Hugo Mueller
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Canton Story (1950)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- The Caller (1950)
 1947 Song of Love
 1946 Strange Journey
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Warden in Hell (uncredited)
 1946 Rendezvous 24
Dr. Heligmann
 1945 Salome Where She Danced
Count Von Bismarck
 1944 The Mummy's Curse
Cajun Joe
 1944 The Conspirators
Otto Lutzke
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
Herr von Ritter
 1943 The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler
Corp. Karl Frobe
 1943 Watch on the Rhine
Herr Blecher
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa
Kurt Hauptmann [Ch. 1]
 1943 Background to Danger
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
 1943 Edge of Darkness
German Captain (uncredited)
 1943 The Purple V
Johann Keller
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Eric Pahsen
 1942 Desperate Journey
Hesse (uncredited)
 1942 Counter-Espionage
Gustav Soessel
 1942 Berlin Correspondent
 1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer
Capt. Schmutnick (uncredited)
 1942 Secret Agent of Japan
 1942 Don Winslow of the Navy
The Scorpion
 1941 Man at Large
Hans Brinker, First Victim
 1938 Ludzie Wisly (as Kurt Katsch)
 1937 The Vow
Mendl Feld (as Kurt Katsch)
 1936 Al khet
Prof. Levin (as Kurt Katsch)
 1929 Der Bund der Drei
Morris (as Kurt Katsch)
 1929 Bride 68
Goldminer (as Kurt Katsch)
 1924 Dudu, ein Menschenschicksal (as Kurt Katsch)
 1923 Der Sohn des Galeerensträftlings
Der Dicke (as Kurt Katsch)
 1923 Quarantäne
 1922 Zwischen Tag und Traum
Mac Duffre
 1921 Das Gasthaus von Chicago
 1920 Ihr tollster Trick
Tom Gibson, Maler
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Kurt Katsch

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Bald character actor, a Polish Jew, who acquired the skills of his trade under the tutelage of Max Reinhardt in Vienna. Though he was often destined to be cast in Hollywood as monocled Nazis, he himself left Poland after Hitler's rise to power and found his way to the U.S. in 1937.

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