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Wilhelm von Homburg (1940–2004)

Wilhelm Von Homburg (A.K.A. Norbert Grupe) was born in Berlin, Germany. He started out his career as a wrestler during the fifties in Germany where he earned his fame. He also toured the States. Homburg's stage name was Prinz Wilhelm Von Homburg. In the early sixties, he shifted from wrestling to boxing. Between 1962 and 1970, he was in the light ... See full bio »

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Die Hard
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Ghostbusters II
Stroszek Souteneur


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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
 1991 Night of the Warrior
 1989 The Package
West Berlin Police Lieutenant (as Wilhelm von Homberg)
 1988 Die Hard
 1977 Stroszek
 1970 Gentlemen in White Vests
Boxer Max Graf (as Norbert Grupe)
 1968 The Wrecking Crew
 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
 1968 The Devil's Brigade
Fritz (as Wilhelm Von Homburg)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Alien Patient
- Labyrinth (1967) ... Alien Patient
 1967 Pension Clausewitz
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
German Sergeant
- Panic in the Piazza (1966) ... German Sergeant
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
- To Kill a Priest (1966) ... Tony
 1966 Torn Curtain
Blonde Twin in Bus (uncredited)
 1965 Morituri
Crew Member (uncredited)
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- 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.

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Alternate Names:

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


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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His dialogue in Ghostbusters II was dubbed by Max von Sydow. He had no idea that he was going to be dubbed until he went to see a screening of the movie. Afterward, he stormed out of the screening. See more »


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