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      Thomas Kretschmann

      Thomas Kretschmann

      Highest Rated: 100% The Windermere Children (2020)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Sep 8, 1962

      Birthplace: Dessau, German Democratic Republic

      There's one thing that actors don't like: being typecast. German actor Thomas Kretschmann had to dig himself out of that potential rut, having played a Nazi or Nazi sympathizer over 10 times in his career. Kretschmann, who was born on Sept. 8, 1962, took to the camera late, since he was actually training to be an Olympic swimmer first. Growing up in East Germany in the days before the Berlin Wall was torn down, he actually defected to West Germany and wound up losing part of a finger due to frostbite in the process; it was saved and reattached. After appearing in German movies and TV shows, he got his first Hollywood break appearing in "U-571" (2000) as a German submarine captain. After several more German TV movies, he appeared in a couple of campy North American TV shows where his Teutonic good looks were appreciated: the adventure series "Relic Hunter" (CTV1999-2002) with Tia Carrera and the thriller "V.I.P." (Syndication 1998-2002) with Pamela Anderson. His film career spanned an impressive range, from popcorn fare including the action hero franchise "Blade II" (2002) with Wesley Snipes and Peter Jackson's "King Kong" (2005) to more somber period fare like Roman Polanski's "The Pianist" (2002) and the Tom Cruise Nazi thriller "Valkyrie" (2008). He even had a voice role in the Pixar sequel "Cars 2" (2011). He became a regular feature on American television with his key role as Abraham Van Helsing on the atmospheric horror series "Dracula" (NBC 2013-).

      Highest rated movies

      The Windermere Children
      A Taxi Driver
      The Pianist
      Transsiberian
      Downfall
      Infinity Pool King Kong
      Queen Margot

      Photos

      House Lightroom Exercise 1 Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann (L), Tom Reed (C), Yusra Warsama (R), 'Goblin Merchant Men', Season 1, Ep. #3, 11/08/2013, ©NBC MY FATHER (RUA ALGUEM 5555), Thomas Kretschmann, 2002 MY FATHER (RUA ALGUEM 5555), Thomas Kretschmann, Charlton Heston, 2002 MY FATHER, Charlton Heston, Thomas Kretschmann, 2002 THE PIANIST, (aka LE PIANISTE), Thomas Kretschmann, 2002. ©Focus Features DRACULA 3D, from left: Thomas Kretschmann, Asia Argento, 2012. ©Film Export Group THE PIANIST, (aka LE PIANISTE), Thomas Kretschmann, 2002. ©Focus Features THE DOWNFALL, (aka DER UNTERGANG), Ulrich Noethen, Thomas Kretschmann, 2004, (c) Newmarket THE DOWNFALL, (aka DER UNTERGANG), Thomas Kretschmann, Ulrich Noethen, 2004, (c) Newmarket Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'Goblin Merchant Men', Season 1, Ep. #3, 11/08/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'The Blood Is The Life', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/25/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'A Whiff Of Sulfer', Season 1, Ep. #2, 11/01/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'Goblin Merchant Men', Season 1, Ep. #3, 11/08/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'Goblin Merchant Men', Season 1, Ep. #3, 11/08/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'Goblin Merchant Men', Season 1, Ep. #3, 11/08/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'Goblin Merchant Men', Season 1, Ep. #3, 11/08/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann (L), Alec Newman (C), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (R), 'From Darkness To Light', Season 1, Ep. #4, 11/15/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'From Darkness To Light', Season 1, Ep. #4, 11/15/2013, ©NBC Dracula, Thomas Kretschmann, 'The Devils's Waltz', Season 1, Ep. #5, 11/29/2013, ©NBC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      78% 69% Upgraded Unknown (Character) - 2024
      75% 47% American Star Thomas (Character) $9.4K 2024
      65% 66% Deliver Us Father Saul (Character) $3.3K 2023
      70% 88% Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Colonel Weber (Character) $174.5M 2023
      33% 29% Last Contact Hendrichs (Character) - 2023
      87% 52% Infinity Pool Detective Thresh (Character) $5.1M 2023
      18% 33% American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally Joseph Goebbels (Character) - 2021
      43% 57% Waiting for Anya Korporal (Character) - 2020
      100% No Score Yet The Windermere Children Unknown (Character) - 2020
      70% 84% Balloon Seidel (Character) $32.0K 2018
      76% 67% Dragged Across Concrete Lorentz Vogelmann (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 0% Discarnate Dr. Andre Mason (Character) - 2018
      0% 21% Stratton Grigory Barovsky (Character) - 2017
      61% 59% Jungle Karl (Character) - 2017
      97% 84% A Taxi Driver Peter (Character) $1.5M 2017
      No Score Yet 33% The Saint Rayt Marius (Character) - 2017
      71% 62% Central Intelligence The Buyer (Character) $127.4M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emperor Jacob Fugger (Character) - 2016
      8% 40% Hitman: Agent 47 Le Clerq (Character) $22.4M 2015
      76% 82% Avengers: Age of Ultron Strucker (Character) $459.0M 2015
      0% 12% United Passions Horst Dassler (Character) - 2014
      14% 33% Plastic Marcel (Character) - 2014
      83% 62% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Friedrich Ritter (Voice) $247.2K 2014
      51% 42% Stalingrad Peter Kahn (Character) $1.0M 2013
      22% 39% Open Grave Lukas (Character) - 2013
      17% 14% Argento's Dracula Dracula (Character) $3.1K 2012
      28% 51% Resident Evil: Retribution Major Tom Cain (Voice) $42.3M 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What a Man Jens (Character) - 2011
      67% 20% Hostel Part III Flemming (Character) - 2011
      40% 49% Cars 2 Professor Zündapp (Voice) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cars 2 3D Professor Zündapp (Voice) - 2011
      No Score Yet 83% Jungle Child Vater Klaus Kuegler (Character) - 2011
      19% 25% The Big Bang Det. Frizer (Character) - 2010
      76% 74% The Young Victoria King Leopold (Character) $11.0M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Romy Harry Meyen (Character) - 2009
      80% 31% Separation City Klaus Becker (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 38% In Tranzit Max (Character) - 2008
      62% 65% Valkyrie Otto Ernst Remer (Character) $83.1M 2008
      91% 65% Transsiberian Kolzak (Character) $2.2M 2008
      71% 69% Wanted Cross (Character) $134.3M 2008
      No Score Yet 77% Mogadischu Kapitän Jürgen Schumann (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Wolf Wolf Larssen (Character) - 2008
      38% 26% Eichmann Adolf Eichmann (Character) - 2007
      28% 53% Next Mr. Smith (Character) $18.0M 2007
      No Score Yet 36% Grimm Love Oliver Hartwin (Character) - 2006
      4% 54% The Celestine Prophecy Wil (Character) $1.0M 2006
      No Score Yet 44% Butterfly---A Grimm Love Story Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II (Character) - 2005
      84% 50% King Kong Cap. Englehorn (Character) $218.1M 2005
      No Score Yet 75% Schneeland (Snowland) Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 25% Frankenstein Victor Helios (Character) - 2004
      90% 94% Downfall SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein (Character) $5.5M 2004
      19% 60% Resident Evil: Apocalypse Major Cain (Character) - 2004
      16% 61% Head in the Clouds Maj. Franz Bietrich (Character) $398.2K 2004
      No Score Yet 46% In Enemy Hands 1st Watch Officer Ludwig Cremer (Character) - 2004
      0% 24% SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Roscoe (Character) $9.1M 2004
      38% 53% Immortal (Ad Vitam) Nikopol (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 Hermann M. (Character) - 2003
      95% 96% The Pianist Captain Wilm Hosenfeld (Character) $32.5M 2002
      57% 68% Blade II Damaskinos (Character) $81.6M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Knights of the Quest Vanni delle Rondini (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kights of the Quest Vanni delle Rondini (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostile Takeover Robert Fernau (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Sails Robert Fowler (Character) - 2000
      68% 62% U-571 Kapitanlieutenant Wassner (Character) $77.1M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poison Johnny Krieger (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 79% Esther King Ahasuerus (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 30% Total Reality Commander Tunis (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 24% Prince Valiant Thagnar (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La principessa e il povero Unknown (Character) - 1997
      75% 51% The Stendhal Syndrome Alfredo Grossi (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cuemaster Cristopher (Character) - 1996
      82% 88% Queen Margot Nançay (Character) $11.3K 1994
      No Score Yet 87% Stalingrad Lt. Hans von Witzland (Character) - 1992

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 72% Das Boot Berger (Character) 2020
      69% 46% Lore Inspector Georg Reingruber (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 86% Berlin Station Otto Ganz (Character) 2017
      53% 74% Dracula Abraham Van Helsing (Character) 2013-2014
      63% 60% The River Captain Kurt Brynildson (Character) 2012
      41% 46% The Cape Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      80% 77% FlashForward Stefan Krieger (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
      95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      87% 87% 24 Max (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 54% Relic Hunter Kurt Reiner (Guest Star) 1999-2000
      33% No Score Yet Total Recall 2070 Unknown (Guest Star) 1999