Jürgen Prochnow

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Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film The Boat (1981), which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood productions. See full bio »

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The Boat Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte
Dune Duke Leto Atreides
The English Patient Major Muller
Judge Dredd Judge Griffin


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  The Guardian Angel (announced)
Albert Klosser
 2020 Opa hat die Schnauze voll (TV Movie)
 2020 A Handful of Water
Konrad Hausnick
 2019 A Hidden Life
Major Schlegel (uncredited)
 2018 Lore (TV Series documentary)
Andreas Gruber
- Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic (2018) ... Andreas Gruber
 2017 Dengler (TV Series)
Dr. Schweikert
- Die schützende Hand (2017) ... Dr. Schweikert
 2017 Damascus Cover
Franz Ludin
 2017 The Final Journey
Eduard Leander
 1973-2016 Tatort (TV Series)
Kesting / Hans Rodenburg / Klaus Linder / ...
- Schlafende Hunde (2010) ... Hans Rodenburg
- Das Mädchen von gegenüber (1977) ... Klaus Linder
- Jagdrevier (1973) ... Dieter Brodschella
 2016/IV Half Brothers
Herr Ryser
 2015 The Dark Side of the Moon
Pius Ott
 2015/I Remember
Rudy Kurlander #4
 2015 Hitman: Agent 47
 2010-2014 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Mattias Draeger
- The 3rd Choir (2014) ... Mattias Draeger
- Deliverance (2010) ... Mattias Draeger
- Absolution (2010) ... Mattias Draeger
 2013 Die Kinder meiner Tochter (TV Movie)
Ernst Blessing
 2013 Ohne Gnade!
 2013 Company of Heroes (Video)
Luca Gruenewald
 2013 Ein schmaler Grat
Uwe Wolfmann
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
Racetrack Owner
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... Racetrack Owner (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Racetrack Owner (as Juergen Prochnow)
 2012 Die Schuld der Erben (TV Movie)
Kurt Hanson
 2010 Nachtschicht (TV Series)
Friedrich Otto Winterstein
- Das tote Mädchen (2010) ... Friedrich Otto Winterstein
 2010 Amigo (TV Movie)
Fredo Kovacs
 2010 Sinners and Saints
Mr. Rhykin
 2010 24 (TV Series)
Sergei Bazhaev
- Day 8: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Day 8: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Day 8: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Day 8: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Day 8: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
 2010 Spear of Destiny (TV Movie)
Von Hahn
 2009 The Eye
Mr. Hooked
 2008 Merlin and the War of the Dragons (Video)
The Mage
 2008 The Conspiracy
 2008 Hellboy: The Science of Evil (Video Game)
Herman von Klempt (voice)
 2008 Dark Sector (Video Game)
Yargo Mensik (voice)
 2007 A Case for Two (TV Series)
KHK Max Gerber
- Schmutzige Hände (2007) ... KHK Max Gerber
 2007 Ohne einander (TV Movie)
 2007 Nanking
John Rabe
 2007 Primeval
Jacob Krieg
 2006 Schroeder's Wonderful World
John Gregory
 2006 Beerfest
Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (as Juergen Prochnow)
 2006 The Da Vinci Code
Andre Vernet
 2006 The Celestine Prophecy
Jensen (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 2006 Chain Reaction (Video)
Police Officer
 2005 See Arnold Run (TV Movie)
Arnold Schwarzenegger
 2004 Julie, chevalier de Maupin (TV Mini Series)
Le baron de Hengen
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Le baron de Hengen (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 2003 Baltic Storm
Erik Westermark
 2003 The Poet
 2003 House of the Dead
Kirk (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 2002 Checkpoint
 2002 Davon stirbt man nicht (TV Movie)
Everett Burns
 2002 Heart of America
Harold Lewis
 2001 Dark Asylum
Dr. Fallon
 2001 Ripper
Detective Kelso
 2001 Last Run
Andrus Bukarin
 2001/I The Elite
 2001 Jack the Dog
Klaus (as Juergen Prochnow)
 2000 Final Ascent (TV Movie)
 2000 The Last Stop
Fritz (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 2000 Padre Pio (TV Movie)
Visitatore / The Inquisitor
 2000 Poison (TV Movie)
Carl Krieger
 2000 Gunblast Vodka
Sacha Roublev
 1999 Youri
 1999 Die Millennium-Katastrophe - Computer-Crash 2000 (TV Movie)
Hans Hagemann
 1999 Heaven's Fire (TV Movie)
Quentin Darby
 1999 Der blonde Affe (TV Movie)
Jan Vleuten
 1999 Esther (TV Movie)
 1999 Wing Commander
Cdr. Paul Gerald
 1999 The Fall
József Kovács
 1998 Schuldig
 1998 From China with Love
Paul Konen
 1998 Human Bomb (TV Movie)
Gerhardt Dach
 1998 The Replacement Killers
Michael Kogan (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1997 Air Force One
General Alexander Radek (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1997 Der Schrei der Liebe (TV Movie)
 1996 Privateer 2: The Darkening (Video Game)
Xavier Shondi (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1996 DNA (Video)
Dr. Carl Wessinger
 1996 The Great War: 1914-1918 (TV Mini Series documentary)
Kaiser Wilhelm II
- War Without End (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
- Slaughter (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
- Total War (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
- Explosion (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
 1996 The English Patient
Major Muller
 1996 On Dangerous Ground (TV Movie)
Carl Morgan
 1996 Alisea and the Dream Prince (TV Series)
- Part 2 (1996) ... Kurdok (as Jurgen Prochnow)
- Part 1 (1996) ... Kurdok (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1995 Tödliche Wahl (TV Series)
Alex Bronner
- Die Feindin (1995) ... Alex Bronner
- Das Opfer (1995) ... Alex Bronner
- Der Gegner (1995) ... Alex Bronner
 1995 Fesseln (TV Movie)
 1995 Judge Dredd
Judge Griffin (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1994 Tales of the Wild (TV Series)
Simon McQuarie
- L'honneur des grandes neiges (1994) ... Simon McQuarie
 1994 Guns of Honor (TV Movie)
Jack Neumann
 1994 In the Mouth of Madness
Sutter Cane (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1994 Trigger Fast
Jack Neumann
 1994 Red Eagle (TV Movie)
 1993 Die Wildnis
 1993 The Last Border
 1993 Der Fall Lucona
Hans Strasser
 1993 The Fire Next Time (TV Mini Series)
Larry Richter
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Larry Richter
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Larry Richter
 1992 Jewels (TV Mini Series)
Joachim von Mannheim
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Joachim von Mannheim
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Joachim von Mannheim
 1992 Body of Evidence
Doctor Alan Paley (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1992 Interceptor
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Woodsman (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1992 Hurricane Smith
Charlie Dowd
 1991 Robin Hood
Sir Miles Folcanet (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1990 The Schoolmaster
 1990 The Man Inside
Gunter Wallraff (as Jurgen Prochnov)
 1990 Kill Cruise
The Skipper
 1990 The Fourth War
Col. Valachev
 1989 A Dry White Season
Captain Stolz (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1988 The Seventh Sign
David Bannon
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
Maxwell Dent
 1987 Devil's Paradise
 1987 Stan Ridgway: End of the Line (Music Video short)
Jürgen Prochnow
 1987 Terminus
Sir / Doctor / Yellow Truck's Driver
 1986 Killing Cars
Ralph Korda
 1985 Murder: By Reason of Insanity (TV Movie)
Adam Berwid
 1985 Der Bulle & das Mädchen
The Cop
 1985 Das Boot (TV Mini Series)
Der Alte
- Part 3 (1985) ... Der Alte
- Part 2 (1985) ... Der Alte
- Part 1 (1985) ... Der Alte
 1984 Forbidden
Fritz Friedländer
 1984 Dune
Duke Leto Atreides
 1983 The Keep
 1983 Love Is Forever (TV Movie)
General Siegfried Kaplan
 1982 War and Peace
 1981 The Boat
Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte
 1980 As Far as the Eye Sees
Alexander Späh
 1980 Under Lock and Key (TV Movie)
 1979 Kotte (TV Movie)
Günther Kotte
 1977 Operation Ganymed (TV Movie)
 1977 The Consequence
Martin Kurath
 1976 Frauensiedlung (TV Movie)
 1976 Hans im Glück (TV Movie)
Hans Schmidtke
 1976 Schaurige Geschichten (TV Series)
- Taxi nach Hamburg (1976) ... Piet
 1976 Shirins Hochzeit (TV Movie)
 1975 The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Ludwig Götten
 1974 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1974 One or the Other
Bernd Ziegenhals
 1973 Tenderness of the Wolves
 1972 Auf Befehl erschossen - Die Brüder Sass, einst Berlins große Ganoven (TV Movie)
Franz Sass (as Juergen Prochnow)
 1972 Knast (TV Movie)
 1972 Alarm (TV Series)
 1972 The Merchant of Four Seasons
Mann Am Stammtisch (uncredited)
 1972 The Hitch of It
 1971 Leb wohl, Judas (TV Movie)
 1970 Unternehmer (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

1968-70 Attached to the Stadttheater Aachen (Germany) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jurgen Prochnov | Juergen Prochnow | Jurgen Prochnow


5' 11½" (1.82 m)


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Dieter Prochnow (sibling)

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