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Wilhelm von Homburg (1940–2004)

Norbert Grupe started his career as a wrestler in the fifties. He also toured the States where the blonde hulk and loudmouth appeared as the 'ugly German'. For obvious marketing reasons (his birth name was pronounced 'Groupie' in the States) he assumed the pseudonym of Wilhelm von Homburg, sometimes also calling himself Prinz Wilhelm von Homburg, ... See full bio »

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 2000 Rosa Roth (TV Series)
Schorsch, die 'Dogge'
- Tod eines Bullen (2000) ... Schorsch, die 'Dogge'
 1994 The Silence of the Hams
Maitre D'
 1992 Diggstown
Charles Macum Diggs
 1991 Eye of the Storm
Killer
 1991 Night of the Warrior
Bike
 1990 Midnight Cabaret
Juan Carlos
 1989 The Package
West Berlin Police Lieutenant (as Wilhelm von Homberg)
 1988 Die Hard
James
 1977 Stroszek
Souteneur
 1976 The Swiss Conspiracy
Hit Man in Santa Claus Costume (uncredited)
 1970 Gentlemen in White Vests
Boxer Max Graf (as Norbert Grupe)
 1968 The Wrecking Crew
Gregor
 1967-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Herr Hess / Abel Garrison / Gunther Pearse
- The Night of the Big Blackmail (1968) ... Herr Hess
- The Night of the Iron Fist (1967) ... Abel Garrison
- The Night of the Tottering Tontine (1967) ... Gunther Pearse
 1968 The Hell with Heroes
Hans
 1968 The Devil's Brigade
Fritz (as Wilhelm Von Homburg)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Alien Patient
- Labyrinth (1967) ... Alien Patient
 1967 Pension Clausewitz
American
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Tony
- To Kill a Priest (1966) ... Tony
 1966 Torn Curtain
Blonde Twin in Bus (uncredited)
 1965 Morituri
Crew Member (uncredited)
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Otto
- The Promoter (1964) ... Otto
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Was a German and European boxing champion in the sixties, fighting under his birth name Norbert Grupe.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Norbert Grupe | Wilhelm Von Homburg | Wilhelm von Homberg | Prinz Wilhelm von Homburg | Prinz von Homburg

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Trivia:

The regional superior court of Hamburg sentenced him to two years and three month for bodily injury and aiding prostitution in 1985. Overall he spent five years of his life behind bars. See more »

Nickname:

Der Prinz von Homburg

Star Sign:

Virgo

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