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John Wengraf (1897–1974)

A great number of Austrian and German actors were forced to flee their homeland during the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in the late 1930s only to find themselves smack dab in Hollywood pictures playing thoroughly nefarious Gestapo commanders. Viennese performer John Wengraf was one such actor. Born in 1897, his father was a theatre critic ... See full bio »

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 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Dr. Hans Kleinemann
- Invasion (1966) ... Dr. Hans Kleinemann
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Abbot John
- The Monks of St. Thomas Affair (1966) ... Abbot John (as John E. Wengraf)
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
Monseigneur Paul
- A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and POW (1966) ... Monseigneur Paul (as John E. Wengraf)
 1965 Ship of Fools
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
- The Real Russian Caviar (1964) ... Drozhin
 1963 The Prize
Hans Eckhart
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Hans Rovang
- The Last Chapter (1963) ... Hans Rovang
 1961-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Nicolas Viotti / Mr. Duval
- Somewhere There's Music (1962) ... Nicolas Viotti
- The Manchu Formula (1961) ... Mr. Duval
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- The Clocks (1962) ... Werner
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Pop Varchek
- Walk a Crooked Line (1962) ... Pop Varchek
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
Dr. Karl Wieck
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Gus Kleeber / Manning Loder
- Loophole (1961) ... Gus Kleeber
- The Otto Frick Story (1960) ... Manning Loder
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
The King
- The Terrible Clockman (1961) ... The King
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Max Eberhard
- The Hamlet Caper (1961) ... Max Eberhard
 1960 Portrait in Black
Dr. Kessler
 1960 12 to the Moon
Dr. Erich Heinrich
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Dr. Hans Klaus
- Green Hell (1960) ... Dr. Hans Klaus
 1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
- The Gandy Dancers (1960) ... Kozak
 1959-1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Felix Borgner / Ernest
- The Explorer (1960) ... Felix Borgner (as John E. Wengraf)
- Image of Death (1959) ... Ernest
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dr. Anton Strasser
- Desert Justice (1960) ... Dr. Anton Strasser
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Colonel Anders Dorn
- The Desert Ship (1959) ... Colonel Anders Dorn
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Dr. Frohlich
- Death Is to Write About (1959) ... Dr. Frohlich
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
- Confessions of an Honest Man (1959) ... Baron
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mr. Cohen
- Child of Our Time (1959) ... Mr. Cohen
 1959 Grand Jury (TV Series)
- The Woman Who Talked (1959) ... Hambler
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Von Elm
- Flight to Freedom (1958) ... Von Elm
 1958 Panic! (TV Series)
- Fingerprints (1958) ... Consul
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Phillip Frank
- If I Were King (1958) ... Phillip Frank
 1958 The Return of Dracula
John Merriman
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Turn of the Tide (1958) ... Scientist
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- War Against War (1958)
 1955-1958 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Col. Bucar
- Ankara (1958) ... Col. Bucar (as John E. Wengraf)
- Rio de Janeiro (1955)
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
- The Cupcake (1957) ... Leopold
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1957 The Disembodied
Dr. Carl Metz
 1957 Valerie
Mr. Horvat
 1957 The Pride and the Passion
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
Dr. Krauss
 1956 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Victor Waingraft
- My Fair Vocal Coach (1956) ... Victor Waingraft
 1956 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series)
Kovatch / King's Aide
- Hawaiian Hamzah (1956) ... Kovatch
- False Monarch (1956) ... King's Aide
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- The Duke (1956)
 1955-1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Baron Von Weizsaker / Dr. Zimmerman / Doctor
- Hitler Invades Poland (September 1, 1939) (1956) ... Baron Von Weizsaker
- The Final Performance of Sarah Bernhardt (November 30, 1922) (1955) ... Doctor (as John E. Wengraf)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Dr. Kremlov
- The Camp (1956) ... Dr. Kremlov
 1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
1st Customs Officer
- Back from Paris (1956) ... 1st Customs Officer
 1956 Never Say Goodbye
Prof. Zimmelman (as John E. Wengraf)
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
German Bishop Schoffel
- A Bell for Okinawa (1956) ... German Bishop Schoffel
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Consul Philippe Le Petran
- The Treasure (1955) ... Consul Philippe Le Petran
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- Madeira, Madeira (1955) ... Denoir
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Count Victor Turec
- The Charles Lamar Story (1955) ... Count Victor Turec
 1955 The Racers
Dr. Tabor
 1953-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Max von Mayerling / Landau
- The Cruel Time (1953) ... Landau
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Another World (1955) ... Gunther
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
- Decision in Red (1954) ... Krell
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez
Nicholas Cadiz
 1954 Gog
Dr. Zeitman
 1954 Paris Playboys
Vidal (as John E. Wengraf)
 1954 Hell and High Water
Col. Schuman (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Von Schwarz / German Colonel
- Smyrna Incident (1954) ... Von Schwarz
- A Time to Grow (1953)
- The Gingerbread Man (1953) ... German Colonel
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Prince Bruzova
- The Werewolf Story (1954) ... Prince Bruzova
 1953 The French Line
Commodore Renard
 1953 Flight to Tangier
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Wilhelm Kortner
- The Jewel (1953) ... Wilhelm Kortner
 1953 The Desert Rats
German Doctor (uncredited)
 1953 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Waiter (1953)
 1953 Call Me Madam
Ronchin (uncredited)
 1953 Tropic Zone
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
The Man in Black / Dr. Josef Luger
- London Incident (1952) ... The Man in Black
- Gottingen (1952) ... Dr. Josef Luger
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
- The Lagoon Story (1952) ... Keppler
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Andrew Sinclair (uncredited)
 1950 The Magnavox Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 The Lovable Cheat
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1948 Sealed Verdict
German doctor
 1948 Sofia
Peter Goltzen
 1947 T-Men
'Shiv' Triano (uncredited)
 1946 The Razor's Edge
Joseph - Butler
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever
Dr. Ludwig
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home
Big Man (uncredited)
 1945 Hotel Berlin
Wolf von Buelow (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Affair
Rudolph Kruger
 1944 Till We Meet Again
Gestapo Chief (uncredited)
 1944 U-Boat Prisoner
Gunther Rudehoff, Gestapo Agent
 1944 The Seventh Cross
 1944 Song of Russia
Red Army Commander (as John E. Wengraf)
 1943 Paris After Dark
Dr. Mannheim (uncredited)
 1943 The Boy from Stalingrad
German Major
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Polish Ambassador Grzybowski (uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Jordan
Herr Kesselman
 1940 All Hands (Short)
 1940 Three Cockeyed Sailors
German Captain (as Hans Wengraf)
 1940 Night Train to Munich
Concentration Camp Physician (uncredited)
 1940 Convoy
Commander Deutschland (as Hans Wengraf)
 1940 Dangerous Comment (Short)
German Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1938 The Moon in the Yellow River (TV Movie)
Tausch (as Hans Wengraf)
 1938 The White Chateau (TV Movie) (as Hans Wengraf)
 1935 Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten
Paul Rainer (as Hans Wengraf)
 1922 Die Menschen nennen es Liebe... (as Hans Wengraf)
 1922 Frau Tod (as Hans Wengraf)
 1922 Homo sum (as Hans Wengraf)
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Personal Details

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Stage: Appeared (as "Col. Erfurt"; Broadway debut) in "Candle in the Wind" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Maxwell Anderson (also production supervisor). Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Miss Hayes' clothes designed and executed by Valentina. Directed by Alfred Lunt. Shubert Theatre: 22 Oct 1941-10 Jan 1942 (95 performances). ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Hans Wengraf | John E. Wengraf

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