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John Karlsen (1919–2017)

John Karlsen was born on October 20, 1919 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), E.T.A. Hoffmanns Der Sandmann (1993) and Requiem for a Secret Agent (1966). He died on July 5, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. See full bio »


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 2007 The Hideout
 2003 The Order
Eden's Manservant
 1999 Screw Loose
Dr. Caputo
 1994 Honey Sweet Love...
Sir John Atherton
 1993 E.T.A. Hoffmanns Der Sandmann
 1993 Killer Rules (TV Movie)
Lord Elston
 1991 Il conte Max
Il maggiordomo
 1990 Stasera a casa di Alice
Il suocero
 1989 Valentina (TV Series)
- Caduta angeli (1989) ... Rolander
 1989 Blue Blood (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Thomas Milton
- Dunkle Pfade (1989) ... Sir Thomas Milton
 1989 The Church
 1988 The Gamble
 1988 The Little Devil
Anziano monsignore
 1988 Stradivari
Grand Chamberlain
 1987 The Devils of Monza
Don Carlo
 1987 I Love N.Y.
 1986 Detective School Dropouts
Museum Guide
 1984 Good King Dagobert
 1984 Waterfront (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Chieri
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Professor Chieri
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Professor Chieri
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Professor Chieri
 1983 La chambre des dames (TV Mini-Series)
Sire Vives Yehel
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Sire Vives Yehel
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Reverend Glenville
- The Storm Breaks (1983) ... Reverend Glenville
 1983 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1983) ... Judge
 1981 The Borgias (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop Francesco Soderini
- Part 7 (1981) ... Bishop Francesco Soderini
 1980 The Warning
Ferdinando Violante
 1980 Sam et Sally (TV Series)
Von Trapp
- Les collectionneurs (1980) ... Von Trapp
 1979 The Black Stallion
Archeologist (as John Karlson)
 1976 Fellini's Casanova
Lord Talou
 1975 The Messiah
 1975 Prete, fai un miracolo
vescovo Ritter
 1975 Footprints on the Moon
Alfredo Laurenti / Alfred Lowenthal (as John Carlsen)
 1975 The Count of Monte-Cristo (TV Movie)
Barrois - De Villefort Servant (uncredited)
 1974 The Kiss of Death
Friedrich (uncredited)
 1973 Polvere di stelle
German Commander (uncredited)
 1972 What?
Man-Servant Edward (uncredited)
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
- Mask of Marcella (1972) ... Werner
 1971 Cold Blooded Beast
Professor Osterman
 1971 Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse, ufficio imposte
Strongbox Seller (uncredited)
 1971 Tre nel mille
 1969 Juliette de Sade
The Marchese
 1969 Fellini Satyricon
Man in Litter (uncredited)
 1969 Carnal Circuit
Fletcher (uncredited)
 1969 Vedo nudo
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1968 Galileo
 1968 Spirits of the Dead
Schoolmaster in Yard (segment "William Wilson") (uncredited)
 1968 L'oro di Londra
 1967 Your Turn to Die
Photographer in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1967 I barbieri di Sicilia
German Chemist (uncredited)
 1967 Face to Face
University Dean (uncredited)
 1967 Mission Stardust
 1966 El Greco
 1966 Our Men in Bagdad
 1966 Agent 3S3, Massacre in the Sun
Mikhailovic's Boss
 1966 Francis of Assisi (TV Movie)
 1966 Modesty Blaise
 1966 She Beast
Count Von Helsing
 1966 Me, Me, Me... and the Others
Producer (as Charles John Karlsen)
 1965 The Amazing Doctor G
 1965 Crack in the World
Dr. Reynolds
 1965 The Dolls
Husband (segment "La minestra")
 1964 A Quiet Business
 1964 Crypt of the Vampire
Franz Karnstein (uncredited)
 1963 The Boom
 1963 Cleopatra
High Priest (uncredited)
Un uomo in auto (uncredited)
 1962 The Seventh Sword
The Old Actor (uncredited)
 1962 Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin
Nazist (uncredited)
 1962 It Happened in Athens
King of Greece (uncredited)
 1962 The Witch's Curse
 1962 Pontius Pilate
Roman Senator
 1961 A Difficult Life
Smoking University Professor (uncredited)
 1961 Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory
Old Man (uncredited)
 1961 Battle of the Worlds
United Commission Leader (uncredited)
 1961 Francis of Assisi
Friar (uncredited)
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Second Sentry
- The Battle of the Bridge (1959) ... Second Sentry
 1958 The Naked Maja
 1958 Le bellissime gambe di Sabrina
The Security Guard at Jeweller's Shop (uncredited)
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John Carlsen | Charles John Karlsen | John Karlson

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