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Overview (2)

Born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Munich in 1969, Gedeon was raised bilingual (English & German). He was sent to boarding school in England at the age of 8 and transferred to American high school at the age of 12. Gedeon starred in his first movie (Aunt Maria) when he was 10, his second lead role followed one year later in the American / German co-production Blood and Honor (3 part mini series) as Hartmut Keller. By demand of the American and German Producers each scene was shot once in English and once in German, due to his bilingual upbringing, Gedeon was the only actor who did not have to be dubbed in either version.

Gedeon continuously worked in various projects during school vacations until he dropped out of high school after 11th grade. At this time he concentrated on training for 2 years, attending musical school and taking speech and acting classes on the side.

In 1988 Gedeon starred, next to Tony Curtis and Birol Head On by Fathi Akin), in the motion Picture Welcome to Germany which marked the beginning of his career as a grownup. Since then Gedeon has acted in numerous films, including Acting it Out (German film award/ Movie and Bavarian Film award/Actor) by acclaimed German director Wortman, Silence like Glass by Carl Schenkel and Making Up (Student Academy Award USA/German Film Award) by Katja von Garnier. He also starred in the internationally successful television series Detectiv Rex (sold to over 140 territories) and Kobra 11 (Action series, sold to over 120 territories).

in 2006 Gedeon portrayed Henry Neumann, a Jewish boxer trapped in a boxcar with his family on the way to Auschwitz, in the motion picture The last Train. This challenging part, it seems, was the perfect preparation for the biggest opportunity in his career to date, the part of the Jewish Basterd (Will Wicky) in Quentin Tarantino's new movie Inglorious Basterds.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pinnacle PR

Spouse (1)

? (1996 - 1996) ( divorced)

Trivia (14)

Came 3rd in Bild-Zeitung's poll "Germany's Most Erotic Men" in August 1998.
According to the 11 October 2000 issue of German newspaper "Berliner Morgenpost", Burkhard is leaving "Kommissar Rex" when his contract expires in November 2000. His departure probably means the end for the series as he's been criticized much since replacing Tobias Moretti and the producers of the show will probably not be willing to search for a new actor once again. This has not been confirmed up to now though, but it is very unlikely that the show will live on when Burkhard leaves as the ratings have taken a downfall since he made his entry.
Kommissar Rex may have tested a lowering in number of viewers in Austria, after the entrance of Gedeon Burkahrd ; but, on the contrary, Burkhard contributed to make it even more succesful than at the time of Tobias Moretti in a lot of foreign countries like, for instance, Italy!
After attending bording-school in England he attended an American school in Germany.
Did several TV commercials (including a TV commercial for Japan)
October 2000 his contract he signed for the role as Brandtner in Kommissar Rex ended.
He was sent to bording-school in England by his parents when he was 8.
Became father of a daughter, 13 July 2004, her name is Gioia Filomena
He lived in the USA for three years, from 1995 to 1998.
His 1996 marriage lasted only four months.
Great-grandson of the famous Albanian actor in Austrian film and theater Alexander Moissi.
Son of actress Elisabeth von Molo.
German dubbing voice of Joaquin Phoenix in "Brothers Bear" and "Signs".
Taking part in "Ballando con le Stelle" (Dancing with the Stars) on Italian national TV network, RAI. [March 2011]

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