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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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Known For

Die Hard
Die Hard James
(1988)
Ghostbusters II
(1989)
Stroszek
Stroszek Souteneur
(1977)

Filmography

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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
 1989 The Package
West Berlin Police Lieutenant (as Wilhelm von Homberg)
 1988 Die Hard
James
 1977 Stroszek
Souteneur
 1970 Die Herren mit der weissen Weste
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 Jericho (TV Series)
German Sergeant
- Panic in the Piazza (1966) ... German Sergeant
 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:

Known to fans as Vigo from Ghostbusters II (1989). See more »

Nickname:

Der Prinz von Homburg

Star Sign:

Virgo

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