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      Josef Sommer

      Josef Sommer

      Highest Rated: 93% Witness (1985)

      Lowest Rated: 11% The Proposition (1998)

      Birthday: Jun 26, 1934

      Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany

      Sturdy, stage-trained character actor who made his debut as the district attorney in "Dirty Harry" (1971) and went on to lend solid support to a number of excellent productions, including "The Front" (1976), "Reds" (1981), "Silkwood" (1983) and "Witness" (1985).

      Highest rated movies

      Witness
      Nobody's Fool
      Absence of Malice
      Silkwood
      Searching for Paradise
      Rollover
      The Front
      Strange Days

      Photos

      D.A.R.Y.L., Ron Frazier Josef Sommer, Kathryn Walker, 1985. ©Paramount X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, (aka X-MEN 3), Kelsey Grammer, Josef Sommer, 2006, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. TARGET, Josef Sommer, Matt Dillon, Gene Hackman, 1985 D.A.R.Y.L., Barret Oliver, Michael McKean, Josef Sommer, Marybeth Hurt, 1985. ©Paramount INDEPENDENCE DAY, Josef Sommer, 1983, (c) Warner Brothers THE NEXT BEST THING, Josef Sommer, 2000, (c)Paramount STILL OF THE NIGHT, from left: Meryl Streep, Josef Sommer, 1982, © United Artists

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      20% 40% The Invasion Dr. Henryk Belicec (Character) $15.1M 2007
      18% 64% The Elephant King Bill Hunt (Character) - 2006
      71% 33% Searching for Paradise Carl Greenslate (Character) - 2002
      59% 49% The Sum of All Fears Senator Jessup (Character) $118.5M 2002
      53% 67% The Family Man Lassiter (Character) $75.8M 2000
      67% 41% Shaft Curt Fleming (Character) $70.3M 2000
      19% 35% The Next Best Thing Richard Whittaker (Character) $15.0M 2000
      11% 50% The Proposition Father Dryer (Character) $121.9K 1998
      21% 73% Patch Adams Dr. Eaton (Character) $135.0M 1998
      No Score Yet 69% Hidden in America Edward Millerton (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 5% Mistrial Nick Mirsky (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kansas Joseph "Joe" Farley (Character) - 1995
      15% 51% Moonlight and Valentino Thomas Trager (Character) $2.1M 1995
      68% 73% Strange Days Palmer Strickland (Character) $7.3M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to My Killer Martin Prescott (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 34% The Enemy Within Defence Secretary Charles Potter (Character) - 1994
      91% 81% Nobody's Fool Clive Peoples, Jr. (Character) $38.3M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cultivating Charlie Prescott Putney (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 27% Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Col. Morrow (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 67% Hostages Tom Sutherland (Character) - 1993
      57% 46% Malice Atty. Lester Adams (Character) $46.0M 1993
      No Score Yet 62% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: The Winds of Change Woodrow Wilson (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 61% Citizen Cohn Albert Cohn (Character) - 1992
      54% 55% Shadows and Fog Priest (Character) $2.4M 1992
      23% 65% The Mighty Ducks Mr. Gerald Ducksworth (Character) $50.7M 1992
      No Score Yet 80% An American Story Henry Meade (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Cover Stewart Merriman (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Will I Be Loved? Martin Ransil (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 56% Bridge to Silence Al Duffield (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced March Father (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 22% Bloodhounds of Broadway Waldo Winchester (Character) $25.8K 1989
      66% 65% Chances Are Judge Fenwick (Character) $15.7M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Money, Power, Murder Jack Finley (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 24% Dracula's Widow Lannon (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 36% The Rosary Murders Lieutenant Koznicki (Character) $1.7M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Betty Ford Story President Gerald Ford (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yuri Nosenko, KGB James Angleton (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherly Love Mr. Rafferty (Character) - 1985
      53% 55% D.A.R.Y.L. Dr. Jeffrey Stewart (Character) - 1985
      64% 35% Target Taber (Character) $9.0M 1985
      93% 80% Witness Chief Paul Schaeffer (Character) $65.3M 1985
      No Score Yet 48% Iceman Whitman (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 56% Independence Day Sam Taylor (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 44% Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide George Barton (Character) - 1983
      76% 79% Silkwood Max Richter (Character) - 1983
      63% 48% Still of the Night George Bynum (Character) - 1982
      45% 31% Hanky Panky Adrian Pruitt (Character) - 1982
      76% 85% Sophie's Choice Narrator - 1982
      81% 63% Absence of Malice McAdam (Character) - 1981
      70% 33% Rollover Roy Lefcourt (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Henderson Monster Dr. Martin Grossman (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Franken Mr. Parker (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Far to Go Henry (Character) - 1979
      25% 24% Oliver's Story Dr. Dienhart (Character) - 1978
      69% 74% The Front Committee Chairman (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 11% Man on a Swing Pete Russell (Character) - 1974

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 2000
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Patrick Rumsey (Guest Star) 2000
      88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      78% 87% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Ernest Rasher (Guest Star) 1989